Bohemian Chic: Or, Nothing Really Matches but it Looks Great Anyway
I had a lightbulb moment some time ago when I realized that “bohemian” was a legitimate decorating style. With new inspiration and search keywords in hand, I discovered the interior design style I think any busy family on a budget could embrace with ease. We have never bought a new piece of furniture, and 90% of our furniture has been free, but I get complements on our style all the time. Textiles with a lot of varied textures, floor friendly seating arrangements, colorful rugs, lots of handmade items, beautiful baskets or cloth bins to organize the clutter of life, and lots of plants are the hallmarks of bohemian style. Most of these also translate to kid friendly and low maintenance. Still not sure what I mean? Here’s some inspiration I pulled together from Pinterest:
I know it won’t appeal to everyone, but if any of these look like homes you’d like to curl up and read a book in, bohemian interior design might just be your style. Thinking back to the homes I have loved visiting throughout my life, none of the cleanest, most organized, well-coordinated ones make the list. As we settle into our still-newish home (we’ve been here less than a year) I try to remind myself of that. On our current budget, new furniture is nowhere near attainable, and it’s incredibly freeing to have found a design style that works with our thrifted/gifted/free on the side of the road/Craigslist finds. Do you have a guiding style to your home? Do you wish you did but don’t know how to get started? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.