There are so many aspects of Bohemian chic style that appeal to me--from well-traveled accessories, Turkish kilims, and Native American art, to plants, vintage finds, mid-century furniture and my favorite -- color. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of all my favorite design elements -- and then some.
I also think our homes go through an evolutionary process just like design does, so it is perfectly natural to find one's style gravitating toward something fresh and new, and that's where a little sprinkling of Bohemian chic comes in.
It has been a pretty natural progression for me to add back into my decor some of the things I had not used in years--because they didn't "go" with my style or theme. That eclectic mix is what I'm loving so much this season in my home, and it just happened that I ended up with a little Boho flair:-)
Instead of typical fall fabrics or accessories, I welcomed the season in our living area with colorful Turkish kilim pillows, warm throws, and more Native and South American art.
Colorful candles in a brass tray from India also add to the warm seasonal palette without being overtly "fall."
As I mentioned in a previous post, all things Native American speak "autumn" to me. Maybe it's from growing up with the Thanksgiving stories and tales of "Indians and Pilgrims" sharing a meal that first Thanksgiving, or the abundance of Cherokee culture here, which seems to really come alive this time of year. Whatever it is, I have always loved it and am enjoying spreading my collection of art, etc., around the house again.
Mix in some mid-century items like this lamp painted by my grandmother, an iridescent carnival glass vase, a sculpture from Bolivia, and the Nisqually Indian basket from Washington state, and the Bohemian style really starts to take shape.
A mid-century whip-stitched fiberglass lamp shade is a favorite of mine, and is paired with an antique floor lamp.
This is the room we hang out in as a family, so there are plenty of warm throws and pillows for the kids to use while they play or watch TV--and for my Sunday afternoon nap:-)
This one was a recent find in my parents' attic, and was actually made by my mother. It is large, comfy and warm -- perfect for those cool, fall Sunday afternoons.
Animal prints seem to go with anything, and paired with the hot pink Chinese silk pillow, this leopard throw brings in yet another aspect of Bohemian style.
One of my *favorite* finds recently was this mid-century "guitar pick" table. I remember this table well from my grandmother's house, and it originally had a table lamp attached. My dad had taken the legs off and stored it, so I resurrected it by restaining the legs in dark walnut and cleaning it up a bit. Oddly enough, I had no idea what this kind of table was called until my husband said it looked like a guitar pick. After a little research, I found out the guitarist in the family was actually right. He always is.
I've had so many different tables here, but really love the addition of the clean, mid-century lines and style it adds to the mix.
As the weather turns colder, we will naturally be spending more time indoors, so making this space comfy is really important. I think we have a warm, inviting room all ready for fall and the holidays ahead.
...but most importantly, a space to enjoy as a family.
It is so easy to add little touches of Bohemian chic to your decor--whatever your style is, plus, it's a great way to spice things up using different textures and colors, and you really can't go wrong with it:-)
I'll be joining: