Dreaming about a boho living room? Looking for the perfect decor ideas to breathe some fresh air into your boring living space? This article has everything you need to plan bohemian living rooms makeover!
Jump into our roundup of the perfect decor pieces for boho living rooms, or read our tips on where to get started below.
For the Love of Boho
Boho home decor has taken over Pinterest and Instagram and everyone is keen to get their house or apartment looking cosy and Insta-friendly. If you would like to create a boho space on your own, the great news is that it’s easy to start and you don’t have to spend a fortune.
This home decor style doesn’t require any designer furniture and with a few clever tips you can do it pretty much on any budget.
Think of adding some cosy-looking pillows to the sofa, adding a fuzzy blanket and quirky pots for your plants. Even swapping out your old cabinet handles for some new cabinet knobs will add texture and style, without breaking the bank.
The boho style is the perfect blend of vintage, modern, and somehow luxury styles.
It is a free-spirited style that brings calmness, thanks to the earthy color palette, and crafted elements inspired by exotic places.
Bohemian Decorating: Our Top Tips
Here are some quick tips and tricks you can use to create a boho living room that gives a fresh, fun, and super cosy feeling:
- Use warm, earthy tones for textiles you bring into the space, throw pillows and throw blankets are the perfect start
- Use rattan furniture, lightening, and decor elements, but don’t overdo it – with rattan less is often more, especially if you have a small space to decorate
- Use pampas grass instead of artificial plants
- If you fancy splashing out on some new furniture, an accent chair is a great and functional addition to the room to complete your bohemian look
- Keep your coffee table uncluttered and functional by decorating it with stylish books
- Before you play with textiles and textures, choose a simple neutral color scheme and stick to it
- Add an ottoman or a puff pillow to the floor
- Wall art is a simple and effective way to instantly transform the place
- Update your area rugs with something that fits your new bohemian style
- Don’t be scared of colors – bohemian doesn’t mean everything should be in washed-out tones! Orange and other bright colors look fabulous and make the space look instantly happy
Get Inspired by these Boho Living Room Ideas
Roll up your sleeves and let’s run through some inspiration for the best boho living room ideas!
1. Macrame Hanger
Macrame is a really affordable way to add an instant boho vibe to any room.
Depending on the size, you can stretch your budget as much as needed, or if you’re skilled enough, make one yourself.
The most popular ones are small macrame pot hangers which come in all shapes and sizes and have the additional benefit of being a beautiful home for your plants too.
2. Black Prints
Boho living rooms are usually in very neutral beige tones but there is no rule against going very dark either.
Start with a neutral focal point like a reclining sofa which you can always change up depending on the season or your current style.
Adding black & white framed prints behind your sofa along with some dark blankets and a patterned carpet is a really easy and cheap way to style up your boho living room.
3. Farmhouse Boho Living Room
A stylish rug and a brown leather sofa are always good starting point if you want to change up your living room without having to invest in a lot of other accessories.
4. Textiles with Texture
Texture in boho style is super important and there is a really easy way to make it work.
Carpets can be expensive depending on their size, but you can always go for something smaller to start with and upgrade later.
Another great way to add texture to your room is pillow covers and blankets.
5. Swing On
Who wouldn’t want to have a swing in the living room?
If you have the space for it (and your ceiling will take the weight), go all in!
6. Don’t Be Scared of Color
Pink can be a bit frightening to use especially if you’re aiming for boho vibes, but it works wonders when paired with neutral accessories and warm wood tones.
7. Let There Be Light
Atmosphere lighting, candles, and multiple light sources are a must for a cozy feeling in your living room.
8. Minimalist Approach
Even as something small as adding natural material accessories can instantly change the look of your living room.
Add a few finishing touches like boho cushions and a big feature plant to pull of the boho look in one go.
9. Statement Gallery Wall
The wall behind your sofa should be your private gallery display. Order your favorite prints online and mix them up with your family pictures.
No need to worry about sizes and frame colors – mix them up to create an artistic feel to your display.
10. Shades of Grey
Do you love boho style but want to keep it sophisticated? Opt for shades of grey with a pop of color.
Works wonders with dark-green plants like this huge cactus and beautiful simplistic prints for the walls.
11. Small Room Solutions
Even the smallest living room could be transformed into a boho paradise with a few decor touches.
Think plants, extra lights, and mirrors to reflect light and make the room optically bigger.
12. Statement Plant
If your living room needs one thing, it’s certainly a statement plant.
The bigger the better.
Do your research and make sure you get an indoor plant that will thrive in the location where you want to put it in – some plants like the one below need a lot of natural light so won’t do well in a dark corner of the room.
13. Fill the Corners with Terrariums
We’re back with macrame, this time in form of these gorgeous terrarium holders – aren’t they gorgeous?
14. Use Mirrors to Reflect Light
Mirrors are a great way to make your room look bigger than it really is and also to reflect light to dark corners of the home.
15. Jungle Corner
Dreaming about an exotic vacation? Why not create a little jungle at home?
All it takes is a few carefully chosen palm plants strategically placed around your favorite corner or sofa.
16. Abstract Gallery Wall
If you’re not keen on black and white prints or photos of your family, abstract artworks also really well when blended into boho decor.
17. Make the Most out of Light Sources
Light can really transform a room so if you’re lucky enough to have big windows, ensure that they are not blocked by dark heavy curtains.
18. Boho Pillows
Instant boho makeover? Buy pillow covers!
They come in all shapes and sizes and changing the covers is the fastest way to achieve a different look without buying any extra furniture.
19. Simple & Stylish
An art print can really set the tone for the room – in this case, the neutral canvas of the print adds a feeling of serenity to this minimalist living room.
20. Statement Furniture
Choose a focal point in your living room and make it the star of the show – this shelf display is the perfect example. Ideally use rattan materials if possible to bring in more natural elements.
21. Books as Side Table
Improvise with your furniture – books make great side tables or plant pot holders.
22. Scandi Boho Look
The minimalists among us will adore this look – simple tones without too much distractions, yet boho enough to tick all the boxes.
23. Private Jungle
Mix plants and wall shelves to create a cozy yet super stylish backdrop in your living room.
Elevate your plants on higher stands to add a bit of height to your space and fill in blank corners in the room.
24. Dramatic Dark Walls
Don’t be afraid of color, especially on walls. The example here shows how beautifully you can blend dark walls with greenery and simple furniture.
25.Vintage + Pink
If you have some vintage furniture pieces in your living room, make them stand out by providing a colorful backdrop.
26. Stylish Curtains
Need a little privacy? Boho curtains won’t make your windows look heavy while providing a bit of protection against the views from the street. Alternatively, plants make a great replacement for curtains while making your place feel like a lush oasis.
27. White Couch
If there is anything that really sets the tone for your living room, it must be your couch. Make the most out of it!
If you want to have the flexibility to change your style around the year, use a white couch as your neutral canvas and add accessories to style it up.
A simple change like a different blanket and cushion covers will allow you to change up the look without investing in a new couch each time.
28. Boho Living Room With A Farmhouse Touch
Make your home a happy place, where you can express your style. Boho style with a mix of farmhouse touches brings warmth and cosiness.
29. Bring Earth Tones
Natural earth tones make your living room more homely and welcome. You can add more of these colors thanks to throwing pillows and textiles on your couch.
30. Aztec Pattern
Aztec patterns indicate the daily and annual rate of the sun. They are widely spread in all boho decoration elements. You can incorporate Aztec accents in your boho living room with a piece of rug.
31. Pampas Grass
A vase with pampas grass is a smart way to add more boho vibes into your living room.
Light beige and white hues give the feeling of purity, where positive vibes can circulate.
33. Rattan Furniture
You can have an exotic reading corner with a rattan piece of furniture.
34. Wall Basket Display
Give your living room wall more life with a basket display. It gives charming boho vibes to your home.
35. Bold Colors
Express your freedom by combining bright, bold colors. Sometimes electric, unexpected mixes bring the real boho spirit.
36. Boho Ottoman
Here you can choose from textures, colors, and sizes. A boho ottoman is perfect as an additional sitting place, you can stretch your legs on, or use it as a side table.