Previously, I shared my adoration for eclectic and worldly bohemian interiors, and while there are never hard and fast rules to this decorative style (which is its most endearing quality!), I created a list of items any boho diehard would love to have in their home. And since, as is the case with this more-is-more design philosophy, there are still so many lust-worthy objects that aficionados of the style may not want to live without. So I’ve wrangled up a few more to keep your eye out while on the hunt for gorgeous things to gussy up your bohemian casa.
Pom Poms and Tassels
Among all the descriptions you could use to describe a bohemian home, “clean lined” would probably not be one of them. So why not deck the edges of your ottoman, pillows, and drapes with a touch of pom pom or tassel trim? Or hang them on door knobs. It’s one of those little extra touches that really make a difference to the overall sensibility.
Suzani textiles are beautiful embroidered fabrics from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. They frequently feature motifs like flora, fruits, or suns and moons. Traditionally colourful and intricately patterned, they help achieve the richness bohemian homes are known for having. Simply drape them over your bed or headboard.
This traditional Turkish style usually boasts a more geometric pattern and typically makes use of earthy hues. Layering up floor coverings with Kilim rugs — especially in combination with other styles like Moroccan, Persian, or Navajo — offers that mix-and-match, well-travelled style.
Moroccan Wedding Blanket
As the name suggests, these handmade, embellished bed coverings are traditionally used in wedding ceremonies. Like bridal gowns, Moroccan wedding blankets are typically white or off-white, so they’re great if you prefer to have your sleep sanctuary a bit more minimalist in colour.
A toran is an Indian valance that can add a colourful accent to doorways, and can also help amp up simple window treatments.
Think of it as a more grown up tie-dye. Indigo-dyed pillows are created from traditional Shibori style, which can have intricate patterns utilising the negative space where the dye hasn’t reached. The result is beautiful and quintessentially boho.
Indian Wood Printing Blocks
Patterns (particularly on fabrics) made by stamping dye on a wood printing block are standard in Indian culture. Brave — and creative — souls can try creating their own or hunt for an authentic version, either of which can be hung as art on a wall, or tossed over a less-than-stunning piece of furniture to give it a new life.
Mood is crucial in a bohemian home. In addition to giving a Moroccan vibe, using these lanterns as an actual light source offers a romantic glow.
I can’t stress enough the importance of making your bed a dreamy space to lay your head. That said, what could make the place you rest more cosy and inviting than a bohemian bed canopy to envelop you and lull you to sleep? Plus it creates a bit of drama in the bedroom — can’t complain about that!
Used as a partition in a studio apartment, or in lieu of a door where you don’t need as much privacy, a beaded curtain feels sexy and fun