Create your escape with these 7 boho bedroom ideas - Coaster

August 29, 2021

Create your escape with these 7 boho bedroom ideas

These boho bedroom ideas can help you create a cozy, inviting space that you’ll love waking up to every morning.

These boho bedroom ideas can help you create a cozy, inviting space that you’ll love waking up to every morning.

If you spend any time looking at interior designs and home styles these days, you know how popular boho decor is. It’s rare to see a home decor board, website, or magazine without beautiful, eclectic bohemian decor making an appearance. This popular style isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so you’re in luck if you love the look. 

Creating a bohemian-style bedroom is easier than you might think, and there are no complex rules. Influenced by 1970s design, boho decorating generally includes a casual feel with layered, colorful textiles and exciting textures — and don’t forget the natural elements. It all comes together to create a warm, lived-in space that feels effortlessly stylish, relaxed, and inviting.

In this guide, we’ll help you transform your bedroom into a boho-style escape. We’ve highlighted our favorite boho bedroom ideas and essentials to make it easier for you to capture this look. 

How to style boho decor 

Boho bedroom ideas: modern bedroom design

Unlike many other home decor trends that come and go, the eclectic and free-spirited boho look has staying power. It offers endless possibilities and versatility, and there are no rules, only guidelines. Depending on your preferences, there are a couple of ways you can approach boho style in your space:

  1. All In: With this approach, you don’t hold back. Mix any color, pattern, and texture to your heart’s content. It’ll look fabulous and authentic, whether you do an entire boho-inspired home or just a bedroom. 
  2. Subtle: Here, you pick and choose a few bohemian touches to add to your space. Think of it as a nod to boho decor instead of going all in. A subtle approach is often used to create Insta-worthy boho-chic spaces, but it also works well with mid-century modern and Scandi decorating. 

Either of these methods can make your living space feel super relaxed, inviting, and welcoming. The bohemian vibe especially comes to life when you go all in. When you use a subtle approach with a few wild patterns or accents, the result is usually elegant and super chic. 

One of the best ways to decide what you want to add to your space: examine the essentials as you browse boho decor ideas. From there, you can use what you love, skip what you don’t care for, and add what is uniquely your own. 

Boho bedroom ideas and essentials

We said it before, and we’ll say it again: creating a bohemian escape in your bedroom doesn’t need to be challenging. Styling a space can feel a bit overwhelming though, so we’ve broken down the essential elements of boho home decor. 

Whether you opt for just one or two of these ideas or go all in, you’re sure to create a welcoming and relaxing bedroom oasis. 

1. Choose the right bed

Boho bedroom ideas: Laughton California King Hand-Woven Banana Leaf Bed Amber

The bed is the main element in any bedroom. And in bohemian decor, beds made from natural materials like rattan and wood are popular for their organic style. Look for wooden bed frames or something with a natural texture like the Woven Banana Leaf Bed above. 

Vintage-style metal bed frames can also look fabulous in a boho bedroom, and they’re often more manageable for people who move around frequently. Another style commonly seen in boho bedrooms is the low-profile or platform bed.

Canopy beds and four-poster beds have experienced a resurgence in boho decor as well. They provide an elegant structure that allows you to hang string lights, plants, and flowing fabrics, all of which are perfect for styling boho bedrooms. 

If you’re trying to keep things budget-friendly, work with what you have. Even if you don’t have a bed, a DIY option made from pallets (yes, pallets) can work beautifully.

For those without a headboard, try hanging a tapestry or quilt with bright colors and beautiful patterns in its place. Pick something with size and weight to ensure it looks beautiful instead of looking like a dorm room, and you’re good to go. 

2. Think about your wall color 

Coastal boho bedroom ideas

The walls in your home form the basis for your color palette and room decor. And since we’re talking boho style, feel free to paint your walls any color you want! But if you’d like a photo-ready modern boho bedroom, white walls are where it’s at, especially if your bedroom has natural lighting. 

A fresh and clean white room creates a beautiful backdrop for wall art, greenery, patterned throw pillows, intricate rugs, rattan furniture, and more. Of course, pure white is an excellent choice, but if you have the option, try white with slightly warm undertones. The added warmth from the paint color can bring wood accents and layered textiles to life. 

3. Make your bedding cozy

Rustic boho bedroom ideas

Now we’re getting to the fun stuff. First, a bohemian bedroom doesn’t need perfect bedding, so you can breathe easier knowing you won’t need to be fussy about your bed. Now, we’re not saying that you should stop making your bed, but bohemian bedding ideally looks a bit “undone” and nap-ready. 

Start with a basic, covered duvet that spills over the edges of your bed. Look for interesting texture and patterns, from ruffles and ruching to crushed velvet and beyond. Tasseled bedding is super boho too, but you could even capture a modern boho look with a linen duvet. Whatever the case, the more volume your bedding has, the better. 

Add layers 

Once you have your duvet, it’s time for layers. Try a throw blanket with tassels or pom-poms, a Moroccan blanket, or a chunky knit quilt across the bottom half. Faux fur also makes a great boho touch for layered bedding. If you can’t choose just one, pick two.

Add pillows 

Finally, to get an authentic boho look for your bed, you’ll need pillows. They’re the icing on the cake, so have fun with it. Boho bedrooms should be inviting, so choose soft, luxurious, big pillows. 

The base pillows might match your duvet, but it’s the extra throw pillows that can add more personality. Opt for bright colors, patterns, tassels, and textures with throw pillows. Or choose a few large lumbar pillows if you’re not into moving a bunch of pillows off the bed before you sleep. Either option will look great.

If you have a color scheme for your room, you’ll probably want your pillow arrangement to coordinate. But remember, a boho space has no rules, so you can use whatever colors you’d like. 

4. Have fun with rugs 

Boho bedroom ideas: Bohemian themed bedroom

No list of boho room ideas and essentials is complete without area rugs. Bohemian decor means you don’t need stunning hardwood floors to capture the look. The focus is on the rugs, not your flooring. Whether you have carpet, hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring, area rugs will play a big role in making your boho bedroom feel cozy and inviting. 

If you’re not sure which rugs to choose, look at Moroccan and Persian area rugs. Start with a rug under your bed, as is common in typical interior design. Standard placement is under the bottom two-thirds of your bed, with the rug extending around 18 inches on the sides and foot of the bed. The size of rug that you’ll need will vary based on your bed size. 

Add layers

Once you have one rug, add more! Layering is one of the great bohemian decorating ideas. Pick rugs in different colors and patterns, but use your inner interior designer’s eye to make sure they play well together. 

You might layer runners on either side of the bed in colors that coordinate with the main rug. Or you might layer with large jute or sisal rugs as the base with ornate area rugs on top. 

5. Add personality with wall decor and artwork 

Boho style bedroom

Boho walls shouldn’t be bare. Whether you’d like to create a gallery wall, hang a giant dream catcher, add macrame wall hangings, or stick with large art prints from Amazon, it’ll all help create a boho vibe. 

You can even hang hats, like in the image above, or woven baskets on the wall — it’s about whatever speaks to you. Don’t forget about mirrors, particularly those with ornate or wooden frames. 

Artwork is personal and everyone has different tastes. So, don’t look for boho-style art per se just hang what pleases you. If you’re sticking with a color palette, you might even try picking a large art print and basing your entire room’s color scheme off of that. 

6. Plants, plants, and more plants

Bedroom with plants

Most modern boho homes have plants everywhere, from the living room and dining room to the bedroom. They make excellent bedroom decor, add color, and give your home an effortless “jungle” bohemian chic vibe. Plus, houseplants are good for your health. When paired with boho bedroom decor, they can make your space feel romantic and relaxing. 

Hanging plants add tons of visual interest, especially using macrame hangers to create extra texture and a decidedly bohemian design. Hanging plants also allow you to create an out-of-the-way urban jungle that doesn’t clutter or crowd your bedroom design. 

Cacti and succulents are also popular in boho chic bedrooms, and they’re often easier to keep alive in low-light or dry areas. If you love cacti and succulents, you might choose a brightly colored coffee table by the window to create a modern bohemian display. 

For those who prefer minimalist design ideas for houseplants, two or three tall tropical plants can make it feel like your entire space got a makeover. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can do any of these ideas with faux plants.

7. Add the finishing touches

Hammock chair indoors

The right finishing touches are dependent on the size of your bedroom and your preferences. Check out the list below and pick a few things that fit your style and what you want from your boho bedroom: 

  • Pillow and poufs: Floor pillows and poufs can help create a relaxed seating area for reading or sipping tea. They pair nicely with colorful low side tables or coffee tables. 
  • Beautiful lighting: Rattan chandeliers, pendant lights, and Moroccan lanterns create mood lighting that can make your bedroom feel cozy and romantic. If you can’t change the room’s primary light source, lamp sets have the same effect. A good mix of different light sources feels very boho. 
  • Hammocks: A hammock or hammock chair in the corner of your master bedroom can add an alternate seating area. Hammocks are also great for those who don’t like to keep piles of pillows on the floor. 
  • Antique charm: Vintage or handmade accents are classic in boho decor. Don’t be shy about introducing something to create a vintage vibe if you have a favorite piece from your local antique shop. 
  • Fragrance: Incense, scented candles, oil burners, and any other way to add fragrance to your bedroom can make it feel more relaxing and vacation-like. You might try displaying an incense holder or electric oil warmer among your plants, for example. 

It’s time to create your boho escape

Boho decor in your bedroom can transform it into an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Since most boho bedroom ideas are all about what you love with no rules, you can express yourself through your decor more freely. But you’ll still want to plan your purchases and put thought into your decor. 

For more bedroom ideas, browse the Coaster Furniture catalog and head over to our store locator when you’re ready to buy.

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