Bohemian style was originally characterized by its colorful and maximalist embrace of the eclectic and the eccentric. These days, boho style interiors are often mixed with popular styles such as Scandinavian, or interpreted with a minimalist touch using neutral palettes and choice accessories that introduce a subtle dose of boho design in otherwise simple modern rooms.
San Francisco-based French expat Siham Mazouz, author of the home decor book How the French Live, says that the ideal boho style decor "layers colors, textures and artistic, travel or repurposed objects to ultimately create, almost in a happy accident, an unconventional, colorful, quirky, and outside-of-the-box decor. It’s about repurposing the old and mixing meaningful objects gathered through your personal experience, the countries you visited or lived in, and creating from scratch a personal scene that reflects who you are, and how unique your personal experiences are. It tells your story."
Check out these stylish spaces for inspiration on how to add some boho chic design touches to your bedroom.
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Add a French Touch
Mazouz combined white walls and nostalgic vintage elements to create what she describes as a "fresh, simple, quirky, and inviting" boho style decor with a French touch by layering a 1960’s-inspired shaggy rug with striped linen pillowcases, a silk blush pink pillow, a vintage Kantha throw, and a painting on the wall by her daughter Inès.Continue to 2 of 42 below.
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Make It Look Effortless
This London bedroom from Emilie Fournet Interiors has a soft neutral palette punctuated with shades of blue, with boho style decor elements like a woven pendant light and a macrame wall hanging over the bed. Edison bulb pendant lights with long cords are suspended from simple wood brackets on either side of the bed for an effortless look.Continue to 3 of 42 below.
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Add an En Suite
This Ibiza bedroom en suite from Fantastic Frank has vacation vibes and clean lines with boho style touches like woven pendant lights, casual rumpled linens on the bed, and a decorative ladder leaning against the bathroom wall.Continue to 5 of 42 below.
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Use Black Accents
Home Consultant used black accents including a dark macrame wall hanging to create a minimalist boho style vibe in this simple L.A. bedroom decorated in neutral and wood tones.Continue to 6 of 42 below.
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Brighten It Up
A dramatic, airy vintage-style rattan bed frame and kilim rug, a trio of hanging plants, and vibrant yellow wallpaper in a bold pattern lends this guest bedroom from A Beautiful Mess a dose of bright and modern boho style.Continue to 8 of 42 below.
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Erin Williamson Design turned a Texas lake house A-frame primary bedroom into a moody oasis with boho style, mixing dark paint and patterned wallpaper on the walls and ceiling. A carved wood Moroccan-style room divider, a Moroccan handira wedding blanket draped across the foot of the bed, and a vase of tall pampas grass create a layered look.Continue to 9 of 42 below.
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Add a Canopy
Emily Henderson Design added a gauzy white tasseled canopy around a rattan bed frame of this light-flooded bedroom to create some boho style vibes, swapping one of the nightstands for a collection of plants.Continue to 12 of 42 below.
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Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop added patterned textiles in warm tones, a tall wood and upholstery headboard, and industrial bedside lamps to give some very subtle boho style vibes to this polished, ultra-comfortable bedroom with soft white wall paint and matching floor-to-ceiling drapes.Continue to 14 of 42 below.
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K Shan Design mixed patterned black and white textiles; a vintage chest of drawers; a vintage wicker lamp; colorful art; and a quirky metal arrow hung on the wall above the bed to create a warm and relaxing boho-style guest room.Continue to 15 of 42 below.
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Choose a Statement Piece
This bedroom corner reading nook from A Beautiful Mess is anchored by a tall vintage-style rattan chair that sets the tone.Continue to 16 of 42 below.
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Renovate a Vintage Camper
Blanco Bungalow turned a vintage camper into a laid-back modern boho style getaway with a sleeping area as stylish as any full-size bedroom. Clean white walls and warm mid-tone wood floors are layered generously with soft neutral textiles: a mix of simple navy and white striped linens; a jumble of leather, embroidered and Moroccan pillows; a cozy wool blanket; a woven basket; and straw hats and woven bags hung up on the wall.Continue to 17 of 42 below.
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Make It Kid-Friendly
A vintage rattan chair, colorful wall art, and textiles in a mix of bright colors and patterns adds a sweet boho style feel to this cheerful kids room from California-based Mindy Gayer Design Co.Continue to 18 of 42 below.
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Skip the Headboard
This Mallorca bedroom from Fantastic Frank has an indoor outdoor feel and a casual boho design style that fits the Spanish island setting, with a headboard-free bed layered with textiles in natural fabrics and soft tones, and wood and woven accents.Continue to 19 of 42 below.
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Toughen It Up
This bedroom from Erin Williamson Design combines industrial lighting and shades of gray with an exposed stone wall, a potted palm plant, and a mix of patterned textiles in shades of red and black to create a streamlined bedroom with a tough boho style edge.Continue to 20 of 42 below.
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This romantic boho style bedroom from French Country Cottage is decorated with simple vintage linens in shades of white, with an antique French chair, ornate chandelier, and rustic wooden bench at the foot of the bed. White paint on the walls and ceiling and gauzy white curtains create a light and airy feel, while straw hats nonchalantly hung over the bed sub in for a headboard.Continue to 21 of 42 below.
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Prioritize Natural Textures
An exposed brick fireplace styled with books, woven textures, casual linen bedding, and whitewashed floorboards give this London bedroom from Emilie Fournet Interiors a dose of Scandi-boho style.Continue to 22 of 42 below.
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Use Warm Colors
Dazey Den used warm orange and yellows to create a colorful, feel-good midcentury-meets-boho style bedroom.Continue to 25 of 42 below.
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Make It Monochrome
This ethereal all-white bedroom from El Ramla Hamra highlights the soaring ceilings and airy proportions with a Scandi-Moroccan boho style design scheme. Layered monochromatic textiles, from a Beni Ourain rug to a makeshift canopy using natural wood and large ribbons of fabric, to the layered Moroccan blankets and pillows create an inviting and cozy bed.Continue to 26 of 42 below.
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Keep It Symmetrical
This bedroom from Blanco Bungalow has white walls, wood floors, matching midcentury-style nightstands and bedside plants, with a few choice textile accents to add a boho-style feel, like the wall hanging, throw pillows, and Moroccan leather pouf at the foot of the bed.Continue to 27 of 42 below.
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Blanco Bungalow decorated this nursery and future kids room with shades of bright white, wood accents, and patterned textiles, to create a modern boho style room for baby that fits in with the casual decor style of the rest of the home.Continue to 28 of 42 below.
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Add Tassels and Pompoms
This primary bedroom from A Beautiful Mess includes blushing pink walls, a tasseled hand-woven wall hanging, pompoms on the curtains, and a Moroccan blanket at the foot of the bed to give it a soft boho style feel.Continue to 29 of 42 below.
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This London Victorian bedroom from Emilie Fournet Interiors has a period fireplace that is painted black and complemented with deep blue walls, a collection of quirky art, and a bed layered in a motley assortment of textures and patterns for a lived-in, bohemian style feel.Continue to 31 of 42 below.
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Float the Bed
JL Design gave this airy bedroom a dose of boho style irreverence by suspending the bed from ropes attached to the tall pitched ceilings.Continue to 32 of 42 below.
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Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop added layers of textiles in soft neutral tones that complement the off white walls and wood accents and add a whisper of boho style that makes it feel effortless.Continue to 34 of 42 below.
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Add Botanical Prints
K Shan Design hung a color photograph of palm trees and patterned botanical print wallpaper in shades of green on the wall behind a wood-and-cane headboard to add some abstract flora to the boho style bedroom.Continue to 35 of 42 below.
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In this easy, minimalist take on boho style from blogger Sara Toufali, crisp white walls and curtains contrast with warm medium-toned furniture and linens. The room is accessorized with a rattan ceiling light, a patterned rug, and plenty of fresh, natural greenery.Continue to 36 of 42 below.
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This spacious primary bedroom suite from Home Consultant has a minimalist feel, with black and white textiles, natural woven accents, and a pair of rattan chairs that add a touch of boho style.Continue to 37 of 42 below.
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Dress It Up
Opposite the bed, blogger Sara Toufali dressed up her double dresser corner with plants and decorative objects in natural tones to carry the light and airy boho style theme throughout the room.Continue to 38 of 42 below.
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Loosen It Up
JL Design finished an otherwise luxe and spacious bedroom decorated in understated neutral tones with some eye-catching, casual boho style touches like a vibrant throw pillow, patterned wall art, and a pair of pendant lights in place of bedside lamps.Continue to 39 of 42 below.
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White It Out
Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop painted a vintage-style rattan headboard and hanging chair white to fit with the white, rose, and black palette of the room, retaining a subtle boho style vibe that is reinforced with a textural wall hanging and patterned rug.Continue to 40 of 42 below.
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Add Midcentury Vibes
Dazey Den used a bold retro color palette of orange, yellow, and blue, a mix of textiles, and vintage style nightstands and lighting in this kitschy take on boho meets midcentury style.Continue to 41 of 42 below.
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Keep It Open
This open en suite bedroom from @houseofharvee has a neutral palette and a cozy cottage feel that includes a bathtub located a few feet from the bed.Continue to 42 of 42 below.
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Embrace Flower Power
K Shan Design added a flower power rattan headboard to give some unmistakable boho design vibes to this neutral-toned bedroom, with matching vintage lamps and casual bedding.