Bohemian style, also known as boho, is a relaxed and unconventional style that is inspired by free-spirited artists and travelers. It's a style that celebrates individuality and creativity, and can easily be incorporated into any home, campervan or campsite, affording a beautiful, natural and supremely comfortable theme to your life.
To start with, we'll go through some tips on how to make your home a bohemian escape, then further down we look into making the home away from home a bohemian paradise, whether it's a campervan or a campsite, there are a few simple principles to follow.
Styling The Bohemian Home
Mix and Match Textures
Bohemian style is all about mixing and matching textures, patterns, and colours. Use different materials such as rattan, wicker, and macrame to create a unique and eclectic look.
Plants are a great way to add life and colour to any space. Choose plants with large, lush leaves, such as palm trees, fiddle leaf figs, or snake plants, and place them in decorative planters around your home.
Layering rugs is a great way to add texture and warmth to any room. Mix and match different patterns and colours to create a unique and bohemian look. We have some amazing recycled plastic rugs which are made from yarn that has been spun to look and feel exactly like wool. You can check them out here.
Use Bright Colours
Bohemian style is all about embracing colour. Use bold and bright colours in your furniture, decor, and textiles to add a pop of personality to your home.
Collections of art, books, or vintage items are a great way to showcase your personal style and add character to your home. Display them on open shelves, bookcases, or vintage cabinets.
Mix Vintage and Modern
Mixing vintage and modern pieces is a hallmark of bohemian style. Incorporate vintage furniture or accessories with modern pieces to create a unique and eclectic look.
Use Ethnic-Inspired Decor
Ethnic-inspired decor, such as Moroccan lanterns or Indian textiles, are a great way to add an exotic and global feel to your home.
Bohemian style is all about creativity and individuality, so embrace DIY projects to add your own personal touch to your home. Create your own macrame wall hanging, dye your own textiles, or paint your own art to make your home truly unique. Check out some of our ideas in this article: Glamping on a Budget
Creating a Bohemian Campsite
Creating a bohemian campsite is a great way to add a relaxed and creative vibe to your camping experience. Here are some tips on how to make your campsite bohemian.
Use a Tapestry as a Tent Wall
Instead of using a plain tent, hang a colourful tapestry on one or more of the tent walls to add a bohemian touch. This will also create a cozy and intimate atmosphere inside the tent.
Add Lots of Pillows
Use colourful and patterned pillows to create a comfortable and cozy seating area around your campsite. This will also add a bohemian touch to your outdoor space. We offer a selection of these types of cushions right here.
Use String Lights
String lights are a great way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere at your campsite. Hang them from trees, around your tent, or use them to illuminate your seating area. Festoon lights are much bigger and create a more classy feel than fairy lights, but both produce a really magical atmosphere.
Bringing plants to your campsite will add a natural touch and create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. You can use potted plants or even hang plants from trees.
Use a Rug or Blanket
A rug or blanket can add a comfortable seating area on the ground and can be used for picnics or as a meditation space, especially when layered. Choose one with bold patterns or colors to add a bohemian touch. Check out some of our options here in our Blankets and Throws Collection
Use Unique Seating
Look for unique seating options, such as hammocks, floor cushions, thai triangle pillows, or even tree stumps. This will create a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is perfect for a bohemian campsite.
Display Art and Decorations
Hang tapestries, dream catchers, or other art pieces to add personality to your campsite. You can also use candles or lanterns to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Use a Portable Fire Pit
A portable fire pit is a great way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere at your campsite. You can use it to cook meals, stay warm, or even to make s'mores.
Creating a bohemian space, whether it's a home, room, camper, campsite or tent is all about embracing creativity and individuality and creating a relaxed atmosphere. By mixing and matching cushions and blankets with different textures, patterns and colours, along with using string lights where you can, you start to gain a strongly atmospheric environment very quickly.
Then, using plants and ethnic-inspired decor or decorations, and embracing DIY projects, finding unique seating and lounging options, you can create a unique and eclectic bohemian space that reflects your personal style.