Similar to our “Iconic Style” image from the Furniture Village S/S 2016 collection, “Boho Chic” bucks this season’s trend for darker neutrals and bursts of colour, keeping the palette clean and simple to ensure this look is contemporary and fresh.
This new twist on boho offers a subtle glance of classic bohemia but is given an update with a nod to minimalism not seen in past versions of the look. Whether you want to make use of your hallway, a box room, or set aside a corner of your bedroom, this area should be your place to unwind. “Boho Chic” invites you to sit down, grab a book and relax.
Follow our guidance to inject some casual calm into your home.
Use a chair as your focal point
As this look is about finding a space to wind down, make an inviting chair the key feature of your room. To retain the pared-back, relaxed boho vibe, limit furniture to one or two pieces, allowing your statement chair to stand out. The light wood, and mid-century style of the Ercol Originals Loveseat works perfectly here, but if you would prefer a cushioned chair, choose a wider snuggler style sofa in a neutral shade.
Keep it neutral
We've opted to keep colour to a minimum, keeping the walls a clean off-white and adding a touch of darker grey and charcoal to offer contrast. If you want to however, you can incorporate traditional jewel tones and desert colours through your choice of accessories; keep in mind that any colour used should subtly complement the overall look and not draw focus.
To truly pay homage to this casual, eclectic look, make use of quirky, off-beat accessories to draw upon elements of the traditional artistic style - hang interesting Moroccan-inspired ceramic pieces to break up the white wall, and display plants in oversized vases. Patterned cushions and simple neutral textiles finish off the look.
Make use of a statement rug
Patterned rugs have been prominent within 2016 interiors, a trend you can see throughout our current lookbook, and are this season's “accent wall”. What we love about a statement rug is that it breaks up the room perfectly, in the same way a bold feature wall would, but draws the eye to the floor instead of the wall, giving the room the illusion of space. The thick pile of this rug also serves to add warmth and comfort to the room.