What is Bohemian Living Room Decor and Its Furniture?

Are you falling in love with Bohemian design? This article will discuss the history of Bohemian design and 6 simple ideas to create Bohemian living room decor.

What is Bohemian Design?
Bohémiens referred to the Romani or Gypsy population from France, called as such because they were believed to have come from Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic. In reality, the Romani people have their origins in India.

After the French Revolution, many artists were plunged into poverty and as a result, lived below their means, dressing in unfashionable or worn out clothes. Tired and frustrated from being confined within the materialistic ideals of the bourgeois, they embraced creativity and imagination.

The word "BOHO" means "Bohemian Homeless". Boho Chic is a style for the creative, laidback and carefree. 

Bohemian Living Room Decor Ideas
Here is the list of Bohemian decor ideas based on furnishing items available on Amazon.com

1. Don't Shy Away from Patterns
It is a mixture of textural patterns – this Bohemian style bench is upholstered in loud and bold prints of different textures or patchwork fabrics. Furniture like this is said to have originated from East Asia, are chosen because of its comfort.

2. Always Include Something Vintage
The Bohemian lifestyle is carefree and laidback so it makes sense that Bohemian living room design is either on the floor or hanging down from the ceiling. This vintage style egg chair is designed with a relaxed vibe in mind.

3. Include Lots of Layers
Beautifully chaotic – the right term to describe the Bohemian living room design, not for the faint-hearted, the neat freak and certainly not for the minimalists. This Bohemian style stool is free-spirited and unconventional. It is unusual, yet carefree and relaxed. Weird and strange but still beautiful, nonetheless.

4. Don't be Afraid to Mix and Match
It is soft and relaxed – Bohemian living room decor always looks relaxed. This Bohemian style orange ottoman makes the room feels inviting and warm thanks to the cozy look.

5. Asymmetry Can Be Beautiful
It looks disheveled – Although more contemporary Bohemian style living room decor makes use of innovative furniture, disheveled furniture like this Bohemian style accent table will always be one of the hallmarks of the Bohemian style.

6. Include Different Cultures
Floor lounging was also influenced not only by the laidback lifestyle but also because of the different cultures that promote comfortably sitting on the floor. The Bohemian style patterned rug like this is a must for Bohemian living room decor.


What are things that you love about these Bohemian living room decor ideas and why?

Reference
- Gestalten."Bohemian Residence: Metropolitan Apartments and Interior Design."

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Last review and update: September 1, 2018

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Patty Benjabutr is an interior design enthusiast. She loves to write about actionable home decor knowledge because she believes interior design content is something much more than a collection of beautiful photos. You can contact Patty via e-mail.