The Bohemian (or Boho) /eclectic design captures the carefree and experimental essence of the lifestyle it characterizes and borrows from several other styles, evoking a sense of imagination with unexpected contrasts. This style is THE one to watch for 2016 as its carefree, “collected” vibe is one everyone is gravitating to for today’s modern living and is the one style that evokes a sense of ones own personal style. It’s not simply throwing together everything and anything, but rather relies on the building blocks of design (color, pattern, texture, composition) to make the space look cohesive and well put together. The key is to carefully present a purposefully “messy” look, layering on textiles (throws, pillows, rugs, tapestry) for a warm, collected feeling.
To get things started for this look, check out Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters Home. You can even find some pieces at flea markets, consignment stores and antique stores. Also some of the resources sited in the Mid Century Modern style blog are a good starting point of some of the main pieces such as couches, tables and chairs.
This bedroom shows how you can layer color and texture in your textiles to achieve a clean and modern Boho chic styled bedroom. Keeping the surroundings like the floor, walls and doors a neutral white, the star of the bedroom is the bed and the collected feel of the bedding.
This living room has a more rustic feel yet still showcases an eclectic style with the varying indigo colored textiles used in the pillows, carpet, wall art, and very textured fabric used on the seat. This room shows how you can still get the Boho/eclectic style using one main color as the basis for the design and how you can mix different wood textures to achieve the look.
This idea board shows all the elements needed to create the Boho chic/Eclectic style design look in your own home.