Get the Look-Bohemian Style. Global Bohemian style edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design inspired by one of a kind fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit

Get the Look- Bohemian Style

Bohemian style is a global design style. Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures,  and use patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter. Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the world each piece is from. Antiques mix with modern pieces, and natural objects such as animal horns, plants and rocks add to the charm. While global design styles are eclectic and may mix and match items from a variety of countries, you may be drawn to the colors and cultural artifacts of some countries more than others.

If you are drawn to Bohemian style, you probably like warm earthy colors, metals and jewel tones. Bohemian decor often uses deep browns, greens, grays or other neutral colors for base colors, then accessorizes with saturated purple, fiery orange, and electric blue and other jewel tones.

You are carefree, dislike rules and want to follow your heart’s desire!

You probably like vintage furniture and light fixtures, globally inspired textiles and rugs, and love displaying your collections of cool things found at markets. thrift stores and in your travels.

You like to be comfortable and relaxed and don’t mind mixing glamorous fabrics, lighting and accessories with well-worn items, antiques or cool pieces from other styles. Anything goes if it makes you happy. More is more!

Bohemian Style characteristics and elements by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design #bohemian #boho #designstyle #globalstyle #interiordesignstyle

Bohemian Style- Get the Look

So how do you get this look and pull it all together?  You could go all out and incorporate all the elements of Bohemian Interior Design, or you can add some key elements to your existing decor.

Try  lamps, pillows or rugs or art incorporating jewel tones. Try furniture, accessories or rugs from various countries, incorporating different textures and patterns.  Include some soft and sumptuous fabrics like velvet. Incorporate various metals. Mix modern and vintage pieces. Show off your treasures and memories, so your decor tells stories of your travels, adventures and your life.

Think about the end result you want. Although Bohemian style often epitomizes “more is more” with interesting objects everywhere, the key to a great end result that does not look cluttered is to curate your results a bit and be a little selective, giving space around key objects so they have a chance to shine and really tell their story. A more curated and elegant look is often described as “Haute Bohemian”. This is the look I personally prefer.

Here is an example of a recent Edesign I did for a Bohemian style living room and my thought process on what I included and why.

Bohemian style living room by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design inspired by one of a kind fractal art created for the design by Mary Ann Benoit.
Bohemian style living room by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design inspired by one of a kind fractal art created for the design by Mary Ann Benoit.

Inspiration

I started with the art which I wanted to make a focal point for the room. The three main pieces are fractal art pieces I designed and with the beautiful jewel tones, I thought they would be perfect for Bohemian design.

SSP Studio and Gallery. Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project! #fractalart #digitalart #interiordesign #oneofakind#colorfuldecor
Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project
SSP Studio and Gallery. Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project! #fractalart #digitalart #interiordesign #oneofakind#colorfuldecor
Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project

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Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project. Available online at SSP Studio and Gallery in Anchorage Alaska.
Fractal art by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Staging and Design. One of a kind art for your Interior Design project

Here are some of the other products I used in the design you might like. Click on any of the pictures to find out more.   Some contain affiliate links, which means if you purchase, they give me a small commission but it does not change your price.

Bohemian style living room. Edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

The next inspiration piece was this gorgeous turquoise rug, which inspired the color of the sofa.

 

Turquoise Printed Persian Overdyed Vintage Ashlina Area Rug
Turquoise Printed Persian Overdyed Vintage Ashlina Area Rug

 

Go green with this eco-friendly sofa from Stem Furniture and get a 5% discount using code NLS5 at checkout.  I always  try  to use  eco-friendly  products  in  my  designs when possible.To provide contrast and continue with the theme of using rich jewel tones, I selected these pieces from Interior Define.

I loved this beautiful chaise and chair in a soft velvet fabric from Interior Define.

Frame 6 of "Sloan stand alone chaise"
Sloan Chaise- Interior Define
Frame 29 of "Rose chair"
Rose chair from Interior Define

This beautiful folk art ceramic pottery from Mexico pulls in the colors of the fractal art  and copper table above.

Mata Ortiz Pottery Collection - Mata Ortiz Vaseby Martha de Quezada - MTO015 #affiliate
Mata Ortiz Pottery Collection – Mata Ortiz Vaseby Martha de Quezada – MTO015

These lamps incorporate beautiful jewel tones in blue.

Aqua Cascade Table Lamp | Pacific Coast Lighting
Aqua Cascade Table Lamp | Pacific Coast Lighting

These pillows, designed by me use fractal art and jewel tones to create a perfect bohemian look and match the colors in the fractal wall art.

Buy Magical Throw Pillow by northernlightsstaging. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.
Magical Throw Pillow by northernlightsstaging at Society6
Magical Floor Pillow
Magical Floor Pillow by northernlightsstaging at Society6

 

This beautiful copper table from Mexico is unique and adds metallic elements.

Round Copenhagen Coffee Table #affiliate
Round Copenhagen Coffee Table. Photo from La Fuente.

The beautiful eco-friendly side tables are made at Medley. Get 5% off anything on their site with code NLS5 at check out.

Voya Side Table
Voya Side Table. Photo from Medley Furniture.

This beautiful handcrafted mirror from Mexico pulls in some of the beautiful blues and reds from the art and the beautiful red chaise and side chair.

Painted Wooden Mirrors - Apache Mirror - KAR15 #affiliate
Painted Wooden Mirrors – Apache Mirror – KAR1 from La Fuente

These beautiful side tables are made in India with traditional Indian motifs.

Floral Painted Wood 2 Drawer Accent Table - v1 #affiliate
Floral Painted Wood 2 Drawer Accent Table

 

Round Red Hand Painted Floral Accent Table - v1 #affiliate
Round Red Hand Painted Floral Accent Table

I love this sculpture, which looks like dancers from an exotic land.

Ring Dance Sculpture- Hayneedle
Ring Dance Sculpture- Hayneedle

This beautiful glass bowl  was selected for the rich jewel tone colors.

Woodstock Bowl | Cyan Design- Hayneedle
Woodstock Bowl | Cyan Design- Hayneedle

These are just a few ideas of how to capture this beautiful style in your home. For help creating your own Bohemian style room, or other Interior Design or color needs, call 907-362-0065 today for a design consultation or check out my Online and Edesign Services.

Edesign and Online Services. Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. #interiordesign #edesign #onlinedesign #interiordecorating #colorconsulting #homestaging #globaldesign #bohemian
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For daily inspiration, check out your custom Pinterest board on Bohemian Interior Design. I update it weekly with new ideas.


Wondering what your Global Design Style is? Take the quiz and find out!

What's Your Global Design Style? Take this fun quiz to find out. Northern Lights Home Staging and Design #globalstyle #designstyle #interiordesign #onlinedesign #stylequiz #interiordesignquiz #interiorstylequiz


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4 thoughts on “Get the Look- Bohemian Style”

    1. Thank you Janet! The fractal art is a joy to make and I love being able to create designs and then home decor for specific projects! The over-dyed rugs really are beautiful, I love how rich the colors are. And they are sustainable too, as they are created to give new life to a vintage rug in many cases. Thanks for reading!

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