Holi, the festival of colours marks the beginning of the summer season in India. If you’re looking for a colourful, bright upgrade to your home, now is the best time. Bohemian or boho decorating is a great way to introduce some colour whilst giving it a fun, free-spirited vibe. From a crowded room bursting with colour to a more toned-down look and feel, there is a boho room for every preference and liking.
If you’re ready for a colourful room upgrade this Holi, from wall paint design to interesting patterns, here’s some boho inspiration for you:
While there are no rules when it comes to bohemian colours, warm and earthy tones are common and so are accent tones in metallic and jewel tones. Think deep terracotta browns, greens and grey as base colours and then accessorising it with fiery orange or deep blue. For wall design ideas, combining unique colours makes this decorating style feel so personal and unique. Use white strategically to bring a visual contrast into the equation. Mix colours and different patterns like Ikat or damask or go Indi-boho with bandhani prints.
In boho decorating style, less is never more. As opposite to sleek, minimalistic, modern decor, boho decor follows a “more is more” philosophy. The key to decorating with materials in this style is to mix and match. Fringe, macramé and pompoms in pillows, throw-rugs, curtains combine to make it a cosy, eclectic space. Dreamcatchers and macramé plant hangers are signature boho decorative materials.
Bohemian furniture is not found in a store. Vintage and second-hand items are right at home here. Each piece of furniture is special and tells a story. Explore flea markets and vintage shops in your town and choose pieces that you love. For couches, opt for saturated, jewel tones. Use rugs and oversized pillows for a welcoming atmosphere. Choose comfortable and relaxed pieces like daybeds, lounges and recliners in rattan and bamboo.