Our Nashville home was featured in one of my all-time favorite interiors & home decor magazines. Ouiiiii! I spent weeks and weeks preparing for that photoshoot, and now we're sharing tips on how to boho up your own space. I shared a behind the scenes tour of our home and enlisted Susanna to put together a quick tip sheet to show you guys how to add a little boho flair to your own home:
What is it about walking into a friend’s gorgeous bohemian-style house, or getting lost in the stunning imagery of those fascinating homes on instagram that really makes us want to capture a little of that boho spark for ourselves?
A boho atmosphere is dreamy, carefree, and wildly magical. It’s the kind of dwelling where you feel your creativity come alive, surrounded in your peaceful, artist sanctuary. Here are a few tips on creating some boho magic in your own home - or adding to the bohemian style you’re already building.
For an instant magical feel, try adding some string lights to a room (or two!) in your house. Whether they’re tiny fairy lights, or larger edison bulbs, when these lights are twinkling at night, you’ll instantly feel like you’re in your own fantasy world.
Patterns & Colors
The great thing about a boho style is you can mix and match colors and patterns. This is one style where you don’t have to coordinate. In fact, the more colors, the more brilliant your home will shine. Throw a bunch of patterned pillows and large comfy blankets together and nestle down with your friends - or relax alone and let your imagination run wild!
When you fill your home with plants, not only does it give you a wildchild look, but watching your “babies” grow can bring such peace to your home. Some great houseplants to start out with include english ivy (perfect for creating clean air!), spider plants, aloe vera, various succulents, air plants, etc. Gather together some colorful decorative pots, and you’ve got an interesting boho element going on.
Your phone and Alexa provide music at your fingertips, but there’s something extra special about the vintage charm of record players. They add a fun, unique look to your home, and collecting records is an exciting hobby on its own. So turn on your string lights, sit back on that couch full of colorful pillows, and enjoy the vintage experience only a record player can truly bring.
Objects from Nature
Sometimes, some of the best touches to your boho home are free. Connect with nature and bring a little of that spirit inside with you. Some shells from your trip to the beach on your nightstand, dried flowers in a vase, a collection of unique rocks, that perfect piece of driftwood...keep your eyes open on your next outdoor adventure and you just might find a new decoration or two.
Upgrade your candles with a few worldly lanterns and watch your rooms glow from various tables and shelves.
Unique Wall Art
Fiber art, elaborate mirrors, tapestries, travel maps - even baskets - anything that catches your eye is sure to always have you feeling happy and free spirited each time you look at them. Think of your bohemian decor as if each element serves to tell a story.
Most importantly, every boho girl knows that some of her most valuable decorations are her treasures picked up on travels. Each place you go, grab something special that speaks to you. That way, everywhere you look in your home, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful memories.
Cheat Sheet by Susanna.
Susanna Williams is a creative writer in a variety of media. Spending years in the independent film industry in Los Angeles, she worked in screenwriting before becoming a distributor of festival winning films.
When she's not working with her start up production company in New Orleans, she writes fiction and raises orphaned baby wildlife. 🐒🐻🐱
She's a huge travel enthusiast with a love for art, fashion, and beauty. (p.s. she wore baby blue velvet booties to her ouiwegirl.com interview. so between that and the baby animal love, clearly, she wins at life.)