décor for the free-spirited home
by Danielle Urbina
Exotic, colorful, and all about texture, it’s no wonder bohemian style has remained popular over the years. Boho is eclectic, carefree, and chic—a fun design style that includes a little bit of everything, from natural elements and antique touches to artistic patterns and décor with worldly influences. In fact, the word “bohemian” is associated with a laid-back, unconventional lifestyle that often reflects the more creative side of someone’s personality. Boho design breaks all the stuffy, traditional rules of most other styles because it’s all about you and your interests. Here are a few of our favorite boho-inspired picks this season.
Yerbamala Designs Plant Hangers
Alexis Oliva and Yanira Lopez, the designers behind Yerbamala Designs, take great care when it comes to making unique, handcrafted décor featuring influences from their hometown of Havana, Cuba. Their plant hangers—made to order—make it easy to add a natural touch to your interiors with small potted plants and succulents. Available in black, white, gray, mustard, and sage, the hangers are made using traditional macramé techniques and can accommodate planters 5 to 8 eight inches in diameter.
$60, West Elm, westelm.com
Kalco Lighting Jardin 18-inch Pendant
On the more boho glam (yes, that’s a thing!) side of things, metallic light fixtures make a major statement. With a carved leaf pattern finished in oxidized gold, this pendant by Kalco Lighting brings a botanical vibe to any space. Decorative accents like this fixture are great for adding a shimmery element to a boho space and can be paired to complement jewel tones and patterned pieces. Also available in a 24-inch pendant and as a sconce.
Price upon request, Designer’s Mart, designers-mart.com
Kirkland’s Mystic Macramé Pouf
There’s a reason boho homes look so comfy—they’re all about different kinds of texture. This macramé pouf can be used to layer different textures and patterns in a living room, and thanks to its neutral color, is the perfect match for all hues, from moody to vibrant. The crochet design is crafted with thick, knotted rope in an intricate diamond pattern and filled with comfy cotton.
$90, Kirkland’s, kirklands.com
World Market Boho Kilim Nagar Indoor Outdoor Rug
Rugs—especially patterned and worldly style rugs—immediately draw the eye to the focal point of a living room or bedroom. Even in kitchens, rugs can lend warmth and texture and make the space feel more put together. This handwoven features a bold pattern, but its softer colors are a great complement to neutral tones. Crafted by Indian artists, the rug is eco-friendly and made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s soft underfoot and a breeze to clean up in case of any spills. Available in standard rug sizes and as a runner.
$150–$450, World Market, worldmarket.com