Enviably Eclectic: The Bohemian Interior Design Trend

Feb 14, 2020

For the jet-setter, the ever eclectic bohemian interior design trend is anything but ordinary. A treasure trove filled with global inspired homeware, this vibrant trend is artfully laidback yet superbly sophisticated if done right. Is it time to be a little more adventurous in the home? Let us show you how…

Embrace Earthy Tones

Bohemian bedroom
As seen in the Sunday Express

Neutral color palettes are a fabulous base for the bohemian interior design trend which can then be brought to life by layering rich, earthy tones. So keep walls and large furniture pieces in fresh white, soft beige or warm gray then add earthy tones through soft furnishings and small furniture items. Think the warm terracottas, rich browns and leafy greens found throughout the natural world.

Add Some Vibrancy

pom pom pillows on a bench
Sun lounger with orange accessories

Once you have your earthy base, it’s time to ramp up the color palette even more. Still mirroring shades of nature, add some drama with touches of bold pinks and oranges or dramatic black. Use these vibrant shades subtly so your bohemian decor doesn’t creep into the loud and proud maximalist trend (unless that’s the look you’re going for). Bright pom pom or tassel detailing on throws or pillows or a colorful rug are all you need to finish this inviting color scheme.

Travel Inspired Design

Bohemian dining room
As seen in Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living

The beauty of bohemian design is it doesn’t live in any one time or place. It borrows influences from different decades and far off places, bringing them together harmoniously. One of the easiest ways to do this is to add some travel inspired touches. If you’re lucky enough to have collected pieces from your explorations around the globe, now’s the time to let them shine. If not, opt for unique looking objects and patterns, from ikats to animal prints, to add that jet-setting feel.

Artisanal Finishing Touches

Bohemian table setting
African inspired table setting

Bohemian design is all about the unique. This uniqueness comes from the artisanal feel these travel inspired elements have. From perfectly imperfect shapes to artful weaves and beading, the look emits a handcrafted feel at every turn. Keep an eye out for delicately carved wooden boards full of knots and grain to bring rustic elegance to your table top, or charmingly woven textiles to add a tactile touch to beds or sofas. And never underestimate the power of a statement handmade vase filled with fresh foliage.

Bohemian serveware

If you’re looking to add a little global style to your home, A by Amara's new Explorer collection is full of travel inspired bohemian design pieces. A sophisticated take on the eclectic bohemian look, it’s filled with earthy shades, unique objects and patterns from around the wold.