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Bohemian Style Furniture

Bohemian style has been a popular interior design style for the past several years, and for a good reason. It’s a full-of-life, relaxed, and livable style that not only looks gorgeous, it’s also versatile. Popular bohemian interior design, also known as boho decor, often includes old and new materials. But what exactly is the bohemian style, and how can you incorporate it into your home?

Bohemian Style Furniture: What is it?

As one of the most popular interior design styles, bohemian started in the 19th century in Paris, France. It was founded by artists, writers, performers, and even nomads who believed that creativity was more important than money. It intended to overturn beauty standards by tossing out design rules and embracing unconventional interiors. 

Bohemian style is known for being carefree and lacking structure. Patterns, textures, and colors are all used openly to create a personal style. Because nomads founded it, the bohemian style mirrors a traveler’s life by featuring colors, objects, and patterns from different parts of the world. Though the rooms will have similar features, no two will look alike. 

So what is bohemian style furniture? The answer may surprise you. All types of furniture work in the bohemian aesthetic, as the style is more about creating an atmosphere that you will enjoy.

Guapa Green Modern Rocking Chair with Leather Seat
Vintage Leather Sofa from San Francisco Design: Brown Leather sofa

Features of Bohemian Decor

While it’s true that the rules are relaxed with bohemian style furniture and decor, there are several things that the design has in common. Warm, earthy jewel tones are standard colors. For example, many use deep browns, grays, and greens for base colors on furniture while accessorizing with pops of color like orange or blue. Metallic fixture finishes and bright colors are also part of this signature look.

You can choose to go for a bold style, a clean look, or somewhere in the middle. Bohemian style is less about creating shapes and focuses more on choosing and layering patterns that you’d like. The bohemian style also incorporates original art pieces such as flea market finds and unique art pieces. Wood, wicker, rattan, and plush furniture are often included.

Bohemian Style Inspiration Around the Home

With Bohemian being such an open and carefree design style, how do you know what decor and furniture pieces will work together? Here are a few ideas for adding bohemian style to your home.

Bohemian Office Furniture Ideas

Office design tends to lean a little more contemporary. Make it quirky by incorporating The Modica Office Desk into your office space. Adding a plant, an interesting sculpture, or even a little globe will keep things bohemian and light. 

The Guapa Rocking Chair is the perfect addition to any bohemian office space. This leather meshed chair adds a pop of color, design, and comfort. Use it as a desk chair or simply a lounging chair with a woven or fur pillow.

The Modica Office Desk
The Guapa Rocking Chair
The Marlon Bed Frame

Bohemian Bedroom Furniture Ideas

Tufted furniture looks great in any bohemian-styled room. The Marlon Leather Bed Frame is a beautiful leather statement piece and comes in many colors. Decorate with a jewel-toned comforter, a chunky-knit throw, brightly colored pillows, and bohemian-style rugs to achieve the style.

Bohemian Living Room Furniture Ideas

Add this cozy The Verona I LSeries Recliner to any bohemian-styled living room for an instant pop of color. This jewel-toned recliner is comfortable but stylish enough to look fantastic in any room. A patterned pillow or a small throw would be great additions to this recliner.

The Parker Sofa is a tight back, tight seat sofa that leans a little more modern with its look. Make this a bohemian-style couch by adding some brightly-colored, Middle-Eastern inspired pillows and your favorite knitted blanket.

The Verona I L Series Recliner
The Parker Sofa

Interior Design for Your Unique Taste

While the interior design team at San Francisco Design focuses on modern and contemporary furniture, any of our pieces can fit into rooms with bohemian style. Take some inspiration from the examples listed in this article or discover more to love in our online store. 

Want to see what our beautiful furniture looks like in person? Stop by one of our locations in Salt Lake City or Park City. Our talented team of designers is ready to help pick the perfect piece of furniture for your bohemian design in each location.

When you buy furniture from San Francisco Design, you’ll know you’re purchasing an incredibly well-made and unique item of furniture. You can customize the fabric and color of many pieces to fit into your space. With each furniture purchase, you’ll receive a free design consultation. We also offer full-service design consultations if you want to start with your interior design plan completely. 

If you don’t want to leave your living room but want an entirely new design, check out our e-design feature. This process allows you to design an interior space entirely online. It’s perfect for those who aren’t in Utah but would like to utilize our design services. At San Francisco Design, we help you with all your interior design needs. Contact us today to get started.

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