When I think of a Boho bedroom, I imagine a carefully curated mix of textures, colors and unique decor.
It’s the bedroom of someone with varied interests; travelling, reading, collecting. And all of those interests are usually reflected in the boho bedroom.
There’s an easy melding of different styles where nothing matches, but everything goes together harmoniously.
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Elements of a Boho Bedroom
A Boho bedroom, like every bedroom, is made of 5 elements.
- Accent Pieces
Linens are textured and patterned and usually colorful. You’ll find tapestries as wall hangings and also just thrown across the bed.
You can also do white or cream bed linens, but you might want something with some tassels or pom poms or some other type of texture to keep the Boho vibe strong.
The furniture in a boho bedroom looks like a gem that was salvaged from the flea market and lovingly restored or shipped home from an overseas trip.
This dresser is an amazing example of the Boho look. It looks like someone scored a gorgeous second hand dresser and then made it even more beautiful. Luckily you don’t have to have any skills for this, just a credit card because you can buy that from Etsy!
The lighting is soft and bright lights are dampened with dark shades. Gauzy window coverings filter in sunlight. It’s a great place to recover from a hangover.
Tassels are always a great little touch and really help to create some softness in the room.
The accent pieces tell the story of the person living in the room. They are collected, gifted or passed down. Every item is special in some way. And there are always plants that give life to the room.
This handmade macrame hanging shelf from Etsy is great example of an accessory you’d find in a Boho bedroom. It might not have been made by your hands, but it is handmade.
Jewel tones are beautiful in a Boho bedroom, but you can also do layers of creams with a bit of glinting gold.
You can do jewel tones on the walls, emerald green or sapphire blue would be gorgeous, or you can add touches of them in your decor like this beautiful wall hanging.
8 Boho Bedrooms for Inspiration
It’s a lot easier to see Boho in action, right? Here are some amazing examples of Boho Bedrooms to inspire you.
This is a beautiful example of Boho style from Etsy with a muted color palette. There’s color here, but it’s soft, earthy tones that make you feel a little lazy, I think.
All of the other Boho elements are here. Natural wood is something you’ll see often and it’s here in that great leaning bookcase.
The image really captures that sort of hazy feeling of a Boho room, too. This is a great example of what to expect when someone says they are going for “Boho”.
If you’re kind of on the fence between Farmhouse style and Boho, don’t worry, you can have both.
This room from Wayfair’s Pinterest leans into Boho with all of those lush green plants above the headboard and the natural rattan basket and hanging light.
Black & White Boho
Black & White in any room is difficult to pull off. But this Boho bedroom from Hunker pulls it off perfectly because it’s mixing in so many natural elements like wood, plants and good old sunlight.
See that patterned pillow on the bed? Very Boho. And the chunky tassels on the blanket? You guessed it, Boho.
This room from Bethany Carmichael is crossing between Modern and Boho, but the mix of textiles keeps it Boho. (The clean lines and black accent wall keep it also Modern).
You’ve got a little leather in that pillow, super shaggy cozy rug and a throw blanket that is probably chenille but looks very luxurious in that deep tan color.
You’ve also got those light, gauzy sheers as window coverings giving the room that muted sunlit feel.
This is really Boho. If you really want a Boho bedroom, this room from Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow is what you want to emulate.
Wicker chair + Wicker headboard could go disastrously wrong if you don’t go all in on the Boho feel here.
Luckily, this is all in. Shaggy rug, jewel toned bed linens and that bedside table? If that doesn’t say “collected”, I don’t know what does.
It can be difficult to pull off Boho in a big room like this. Boho is layers and well, it can be a little cluttery, in a good way. And this giant room from Hunter Premo is spread out.
But, that big beautiful faded out rug, right next to the woven straw rug helps to pull the room together.
Not to mention the black accent wall behind the bed. That kind of draws you right into the room and forget the expanse of the whole thing.
Tapestry for Instant Boho
You can’t just grab any tapestry and expect the room to suddenly be Boho. But if you pick the right tapestry, you’ll be close. On your way, at least.
This room obviously has lots of other Boho elements like the DIY pallet bed, the macrame wall hanging and the beautiful mix of colors.
It definitely has the “collected” vibe going. You can find some of these elements at Overstock.
Plants Are a Must
Did we talk about plants yet? If you scroll back, I’m pretty sure there have been at least SOME plants in every Boho bedroom we’ve looked at.
This room from Domino is a plant menagerie. I’ll warn you, this is going to be a room that requires some work, because those are some serious plants.
But if you’re going for Boho, you’re probably going to want some plants and if you can get big, wonky looking overgrown plants, all the better.
Dark & Moody Boho
Handmade elements stand out in a Boho room. Like this macrame wall hanging.
If you’re not up for making one yourself, you can always try Etsy. They have an amazing community of makers and you can still say it’s “handmade”.
I love the painted wood floors in this room. There’s a lot of texture for what is really a pretty minimal room and that is what makes this Boho.
Bright & Fun Boho
Here’s a great example of a Boho bedroom that has that collected feeling.
There’s a lot going on here, old things, hand made things, soft things and plants, but the color palette keeps everything cohesive.
There’s a bit of those warm orange colors and then the blonde wood and white. So even though there is a lot happening in here, it doesn’t feel cluttered or overly busy.
Are You Ready To Build Your Boho Bedroom?
It can be hard to get started creating a boho inspired room because the room should be collected and curated.
But if you’re dreaming of a macrame wall hanging and a tapestry to lay across your low platform, then this post on Boho Bedroom decor should be your next stop.