Popular in today’s interiors, the bohemian look is one that’s steeped in rich cultural history. The French referred to the Romani gypsies who relocated to France hundreds of years ago as bohémiens, but the term later came to encompass writers, actors, painters, and others who embody the free-spirited, artistic lifestyle.
Teeming with texture, filled with color and pattern, and featuring finds from all over the world, bohemian interiors embrace this aesthetic. Read on to see our favorite bohemian spaces—and get ready to bring the well-traveled look home.
Colorful Spanish tiles and a Moravian star pendant set a statement-making scene in the entryway. Photo by Nicole LaMotte.
Subtle pops of color, an edited mix of dinnerware, and a spray of fresh tree branches help this kitchen embrace bohemian flair. Photo by Nicole LaMotte.
From rich woods to cozy sheepskins, the bohemian look is all about incorporating a variety of natural textures. Photo by Nicole LaMotte.
New and vintage, rustic and modern, bright and neutral: Bohemian style celebrates the art of the mix. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez.
Bold tiles and bespoke fixtures are a surefire way to nail the boho look in the bathroom. Accessorize with eclectic art and texture-rich accents to finish the look. Photo by Shayna Fontana.
A collected gallery wall, a handful of worldly patterns, texture of every type: Here, more is more. Photo by Tony Vu.
Whether in the form of rugs or textiles, extra layers are the perfect way to channel the lush bohemian look. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez.
A headboard covered in a large-scale suzani—along with a collection of trinkets from all over the globe—brings worldly flair to the bedroom. Photo by Lesley Unruh.
Vintage rugs aren’t just for the floors. Try using them as blankets or have them sewn into pillows for an especially eclectic look. Photo by Lesley Unruh.
The collected and colorful vibe of the bohemian look makes it an easy way to bring fun flair to a kids’ room. Photo by Shayna Fontana.
Featuring an Aztec tepee, an Otomi pillow, and an African waxed-cloth floor pillow, this space proves an eclectic mix of prints and hues can work together in perfect harmony. Photo by Lesley Unruh.
A sleek neutral sofa balances out the riot of color and pattern in the pillows on top—many of which were crafted from vintage rugs. Photo by Nicole LaMotte.