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Because We're All About That Boho: How to Get the Global Chic Look in Your Home
Worldly accents that will transform your space...and maybe even perk up your aura.
I’ve got to admit, I love a little boho. It started with a pouf, then another, plus some Moroccan pillows, a throw…Before long my Pinterest had morphed into an explosion of vibrant rugs and art, rattan chairs, nomadic treasures and eccentric-looking houseplants. There’s just something so appealing about the texture and warmth of these objects, a soulful, one-of a-kind quality. And they add a dash of color and intrigue to any space, whether your style is toned-down and spare or bold and eclectic.
So why has boho all of a sudden become the rage? Justina Blakeney literally wrote the book on bohmenian decor, and her super popular blog, The Jungalow, chronicles trends in this earthy design movement. She attributes the shift to a reaction to sterile minimalism. “People got tired of austerity and restraint and now instead want to lean into just being creative and having fun—oh, and COLOR!” And let's not forget comfort and usability, too (just like we saw in this week's Cyrus vs. Cyrus Design to Conquer).
How to get the look? Top on Justina’s list of boho must haves are botanical wallpaper, colorful rugs, peacock chairs, textile art, pillows with tassels and plants —but most importantly “following your heart and getting a little bit wild!”
Here are some covetable items to start with…
A stylish take to the traditional Moroccan pouf and a cornerstone of boho style.
Painted Dessert Rug
You don’t need to go to Coachella to get that desert vibe going, this dazzling rug will do it for you.
BUY FROM: Lulu & Georgia, $200-$1,068
Zahra Peacock Chair
A chic, heirloom-quality update on the iconic peacock chair (that my really hip grandmother had, no lie).
BUY FROM: Cost Plus World Market, $279.99
Kids toy bin? Entryway catchall? Laundry hamper? How about planter basket? So versatile, so adorable. I think I need three!
Plush and gorgeously crafted pillows that ooze global cool.
BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $78-$128
Linnea’s Lights Moroccan Rose Candle
Infuse your space with a touch of exoticism with this rose petal, atlas cedar and musk scented candle.
Agate Coaster Set
Agate was once thought to protect its owners from danger. We not sure about that, but we do know these gorgeous coasters will protect your coffee table from water rings!
Small Assorted Live Potted Succulents
A few moments with these pretty babies and you’ll be well on your way to #succulove.
BUY FROM: Cost Plus World Market, $17.99, set of three
Rattan Wicker Wall Art Set
Hang them as art or use to display your postcards and notes.
Spirit Eye Trinket Dish
Keep away the bad juju and handily store your lovely baubles all at the same time—call it boho multitasking!
Framed Watercolor Palm Leaf
One can never have too many botanical prints. Even better in a wall collage with this and this.
Elephant Garden Stool
This handsome fellow is at home in any habitat and might even bring good luck. Great for the garden or inside as an accent table or stool.
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Pom poms are to bead curtains what the '70s are to right about now!
BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $79
Daniella Floral Removable Wallpaper
Bring a bit of the outdoors in with this lush peel-and-stick wallpaper.
BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $39 per roll
Iris Reversible Ikat Print Floor Pillow
A reversible, pile-friendly floor pillow to add some laid-back ambience to your living room.
BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $49
Mindie Fringed Ankle Bracelet
Because what good is a floor pillow without a little ankle bling?