Modern Boho Bedroom - A Guide To The Essentials

modern boho bedroom

The bedroom is, without a doubt, one of the most important rooms in the house. A human being spends roughly one-third of his or her life in the bedroom. It is one of the most private and intimate spaces, and it should serve as a haven for rest and relaxation. It is where we recharge both physically and mentally.

It is partly achieved by how you style and use bedroom decor. The most important thing to note is that no matter what color scheme or furniture, it is a space that is entirely your own and encourages healing and rest.

What is Boho?

The boho style is distinguished by an unconventional approach to life that frequently contradicts modern sensibilities. The bohemian look started to gain recognition and popularity between the 60s and 70s and the love and appreciation for the style and what it stands for has not died out.

It has evolved from just being seen on clothes and accessories to being the focal point of how entire spaces are created. The bohemian design adheres to a "more is more" styling philosophy, in which there is no problem mixing and matching different textures, patterns, and boho colours to achieve the desired relaxed look and feel.

Modern Boho Chic Bedroom - The Basics

Before we go into boho bedroom ideas, let us establish the essentials to achieving the effortless yet beautiful bohemian vibe.

Paint Color - The Foundation

A bohemian bedroom does not have a set colour scheme that you must adhere to. The paint colour you choose can be anything you want, from bright colours to the more muted white walls of a scandi boho look, or even an entire feature wall.

Remember that whatever colour or pattern you choose will serve as the foundation for everything else in your boho-themed bedroom. It serves as a canvas on which you can paint with whatever furniture and decor you choose. 

The Bed Itself

rattan bed frame

Arguably the main element in boho style bedrooms, the bed doesn't have to just feel great; it also needs to look the part. Natural textures and materials, like wood or rattan are preferred for the bed frame. They give off down-to-earth vibes that are a staple in any boho look.

When it comes to the bed design, there are plenty to choose from, but the most popular are low profile and platform beds. For those with a more extravagant personal style, a four-poster bed creates a more dramatic look and can be perfect for fairy lights or draping.

Rugs - A must-have!

bohemian rugs

A patterned rug is a must in a bohemian-style bedroom! A rug can completely change the look of a room by complementing various elements.

You do not have to limit yourself to just one rug for the boho look. Layer them on top of each other (even if they aren't the same pattern!) They can also provide additional seats when you add some scatter cushions to them.

Accessories - To complete the Look

boho accessories in bedroom

Last but not least - accessorise! Beautiful rooms do not just have great furniture; they also contain bits and pieces needed to achieve the perfect bohemian chic bedroom.

Stay true to earthy tones and natural elements by adding plants – a must for a complete boho vibe. Whether you opt for floor or hanging plants, they are a great way to incorporate nature into the bedroom. 

Throw pillows are another excellent bedroom accessory. To add character and complexity, contrast tassel and striped cushions. Window treatments when it comes to a boho look are usually made of light materials, giving an airy feel and allowing natural light into the bedroom.

Boho Bedroom Ideas from The World in Cushions Team

Bohemian-style bedrooms are ideal for people who want to express their personalities and experiences in their own space.

Bohemian decor can include a variety of items such as brightly coloured textured linens, a patterned rug, macrame plant hangers, and even rattan furniture.

Here are some tips from The World in Cushions team on how to create your dream boho bedroom!

Bohemian Cushions

large black cactus silk lumbar cushions


If you're not sure where to begin, the World in Cushions team suggests starting small. Boho cushions are a great way to add a boho touch without going overboard. They give a plain canvas character and depth.

Ethnic Accents

turkish lanterns

Ethnic accents are important in creating a bohemian atmosphere because the term "boho" has historically been used to describe artists who break the mould and wander in search of their purpose. A Buddha statue, Turkish lanterns, and tribal prints can all help create a bohemian vibe in your home. Bring back souvenirs from your travels to start a collection that you can show off.

Gallery/Feature Wall

gallery wall

Creating a gallery wall of photos and artwork can be a great solution if you rent and are unable to repaint the walls in your home. Either of these choices will inject personality and life into the space. 

Makeshift Canopy

makeshift canopy bed

A canopy bed can be pricey, but if you want the same look, you can recreate the elements with some fabric suspended from the ceiling. Combine that with tasseled bedding and a patterned rug to create the boho vibe. 

The boho style has no strict rules or colour schemes to adhere to. From here, you can easily create your own bohemian-style bedroom.

The World In Cushions team has a wide range of beautiful cushions from Tweed to Ikat, bringing the finest fabrics and textiles from all over the world to your sofa. Check out our collections! 

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