If you are aiming for creating a unique, cozy, free-spirited sleep sanctuary, you should seriously consider a bohemian bedroom. Boho or bohemian style (you can call it whatever you want) fills the room with a diversity of colors, patterns, textures, materials and decorations that can make a truly aesthetic space. Take a glance at these Bohemian bedroom ideas to get yourself some inspirations to make a mystical, colorful, warm and comfy personal room.
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Main concept of Bohemian style
Bohemian is a word commonly used in the West for the last two centuries. It means a person who lives an unconventional lifestyle, often with few permanent ties. When applied into architecture and interior designing, Bohemian style delivers a free-spirit aesthetic mixed with many different cultures around the world that emphasize on natural and organic elements.
To start decorating your bedroom with Boho style, you can refer to these basic features:
- Colors: Range from basic neutrals to tan or beige
- Shapes: Not attached to any specific shapes, only focus on layering and creating patterns.
- Material: Natural material such as rattan, jute, bamboo or metallics like gold, silver, brass, chrome or iron.
- Decor: Original and hand-made art crafts with plenty of pillows and throws.
Best Boho bedroom design ideas
Go for suzanis textile
Suzanis is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Central Asian countries. The color and pattern of these decorations really make the room pop out as Betsy Burnham from California has stated. It can be used as a floor carpet, a decorative fabric cloth on the bed. Moreover, you can hang it on the wall or maybe cover the headboard if you’re getting bored with an upholstered one.
Decorate with large headboard
Add a large headboard as a centerpiece of your boho vibes bedroom. It can be made from metal or wood depending on which style you like. This design below takes advantage of a rattan headboard giving the room that free spirit vibe while still durable for many years.
All-in with soft materials
Thanks to soothing colors with soft and plush materials throughout the room, this bedroom design has nailed bohemian look. With furry rug, fabric and velvet throw pillow and wooden bedside table make all necessities for a bedroom.
Using a pallet bed
A simple and rustic look of the pallet bed frame makes a perfect vibe of a bohemian bedroom. For example in this design, the vintage tones of the wood pairs nicely with the pink fainted pink damped-pattern wall and the red on the windowsill.
Play with lighting
Lighting plays a vital role in every bedroom and includes a boho vibe bedroom. Natural lighting not only brings energy into the room but also makes all the furniture of the room pops-out. In this design from Justina Blakeney, she takes advantage of the sun lighting by using a glass sliding door. The damask bed cover, and light yellow of the wall with the blue of the portrait are highlighted delivering a freedom into this bohemian style bedroom.
Bring in the greenery
A bohemian sleep sanctuary needs some plants in different shapes and sizes to tie up everything within the room. This greenery, besides the magical effect of helping you sleep better and refreshing the air, can also be used as a part of the color scheme of boho vibes. To follow the freedom of bohemian style, instead of simple plant placing on the ground, it can’t be wrong if you go for hanging plants just like this design from Boho queen – Justina Blakeney.
Blends with metals
While delivering a cozy and careless vibe, a boho bedroom can still get along with metallic elements. There’s nothing wrong with a brass lampshade, copper sconce or bronze headboard. Moreover, you can bring some creative artworks like in this bedroom designed by Kelly Hohla. While the whole room’s main idea is by using layers of textiles, a bronze pointed-U-shape artwork is hung on the wall as a contrast that makes the wall stand-out.
Hang botanical wall arts
With just 600 square feet, Schuyler Samperton brings in this bohemian bedroom a refreshing tropical vibe with these “flourishing” botanical wall art. This sophisticated design is completed by a teal blue wall combining with a colorful triangle-pattern bed cover giving a wonderful laid-back moment.
Use items in different ways
When looking for ornament linking with a boho bedroom, you should think outside of the box and go for something that can be used for different purposes. For example, you can buy a wooden trunk and place it beside the bed and use it as an original nightstand just like what D.L.Rhein did with his bedroom.
Turn your room into a tent
Below is an eccentric way of designing Bohemian bedroom space that Sean Scherer has made. The room follows a more classic Boho vibe with a retro floral curtain and traditional damask pattern bed. The space is covered by the retro curtain that was stretched and hung from a wooden rod to make you feel like you are inside a tent. Now, every time you go back home from outside, you will want to kick your feet up and snuggle in this cozy, private space.
Tone up with warm woody hue
Wood is not only a signature material of boho style but its color can be used to tone up the whole space. Like this all-white bedroom design from Sara Combs, those white elements can pair perfectly with oak finish. It goes down from the curtain rods to the blinds, the bed frame and shelves as well as the nightstand. It’s all combined with white bed, furry rug, linen curtain and wall color to make a peaceful and calm Bohemian sleepy space.
Mix with modern elements
Who says that boho style can’t get along with modern elements? Here we have a dark black wall with the mixing of natural textures such as a furry throw, a saddle leather upholstered bed and a linen rug and make the modern bohemian bedroom.
Mix with minimalism
While many Bohemian bedrooms take advantage of tons of interiors, you can make a simple cozy, free-spirit space with minimalist touches. You can’t go wrong with elegant white tone and elements such as natural fabric, sunlight, oak woods while keeping everything as simple as possible.
Chill with ceiling swing
To create a relaxing and more open-minded feeling of a Bohemian room, a woven swing is a perfect extra corner. The orange hues with rattan swing oozes freedom and energy into this cohesive Boho bedroom.