If you are over 60 you probably remember making macramé wall hangings in the late 60’s and early 70’s. If you are into Bohemian décor, these are probably hanging in your bedroom today. You are also one who thinks a little outside the box, prefers a carefree lifestyle and eclectic groupings of furniture. You probably broke a rule or two growing up. And you had fun.
While Bohemian style, in its infancy, never hesitated to tangle every style and color together, more recently it has evolved to be more earthy, adventurous and warm. Bringing together a piece from India, one from Morocco and several from the local thrift store compliments all the hand-made art and fabrics. Candles and lanterns light the space. Everything melds into a sense of relaxation and invites you to sink into the layers. Words like over-stuffed, lavish, plush, original, organic and textured describe the elements. There are almost always live plants, although fewer spider plants and creeping-charlies than in 1970. There are also a few hand-me-downs that you cherish.
Boho rooms gather objects from around the world, play with fanciful colors and have patterned rugs everywhere. In the midst of all of that there is a playful calm drawn out through earth-based colors and tones; deep browns, greens and blues. Texture and pattern mix freely.
However a Bohemian room comes together, in the end it is truly yours, a reflection of the distinct, worldly, inclusive and egalitarian outlook you exude and cherish. And did we say – it’s fun.