Are you wanting to bring some boho flair into your home but aren’t sure how to do it? I love to incorporate touches here and there in an effort to bridge the gap between minimalism and maximalism, and blend my just right happy medium of “in-the-middleism” that I talked about HERE on Wednesday.
One of my favorite ways to incorporate the boho trend is by layering items I already have to give my space an easy, carefree, relaxed, lived-in look. Today we’ll look at three ways to let your boho side shine by layering.
Rugs on Rugs
I love the look of layered area rugs. It adds a casual, boho flair to my spaces. It says cool and fun without being too stuffy or serious. I love to do this with faux sheepskin rugs I got from IKEA (sadly, I don’t think they sell the same faux ones anymore). In my living room I layered one near an accent chair, where it sits on the corner of my FLOR area rug tiles. And in my soon-to-be-revealed bathroom, I have another one layered over a patterned woven throw rug. I love the look and also how soft they are under my feet. Win, win!
Rugs on Furniture
It’s also fun and very trendy to add faux sheepskins on stools, chairs or even on your sofa. Maybe not technically layering, but since we were talking about sheepskins, I figured I’d throw it into the mix.
Rugs on Carpet
I also like the look of layering area rugs and/or smaller throw rugs over plain wall to wall carpeting, as long as it’s a short pile and not something patterned or too busy. It adds a nice texture and depth that sometimes you lack with just a neutral carpet from wall to wall.
Throw blankets are a fun, easy and relatively inexpensive way to incorporate the boho trend into your decor. Find a cool pattern or color, something with a yummy texture or tassels and boom: instant appeal. To use them to achieve the layered look just take a blanket, throw it over the corner of your couch, layer a couple of accent pillows and viola! Or add one to the end of your bed for some texture and additional visual interest in your bedroom. But there are other ways to incorporate throw blankets that are less obvious, like wrapping couch cushions to give your sofa a two-tone, casual vibe. This is a great way to up the bold, fun factor without investing in a piece of furniture in a bold color or pattern that you may get tired of. With a throw (or even a piece of fabric) you can change it up as the spirit moves you! Easy peasy.
Artwork & Accessories
The third easy way I like to add the boho look into my home decor is by layering artwork and accessories. I do this on picture ledges, on bookcases, or even on the floor leaning up against the wall. I like to make large framed prints look more casual by just leaning them against the wall, layered with smaller prints or plants. Same goes for bookshelves, layering smaller prints or photos behind short stacks of books and trinkets/mementos. Creating little layered vignettes makes a much more casual vibe than having a single piece of art alone on display. It adds importance to the grouping and the correlation between the items rather than any one single piece.
With any of these tips, if you’re aiming for just a touch of boho without going full tilt, it’s best to limit yourself to 2 or 3 layers.
And if you’re feeling ambitious and maybe wan’t a little more boho flair, you can combine more than one of these tips. Some inspiration below! Please click the image source links to pin from the original source.