We are delighted to welcome on our blog, Ciara Rees of Rees Design, an upholstery and interior design consultancy from Wicklow. Here she shares her tips on creating a contemporary bohemian abode.
We've seen the 70s vibe trickle back into our wardrobes in the past year and now it's making its way through the entire home. I'm so happy to see the bohemian vibe swaying into our homes. It means we can be colourful, relaxed and cosy. Even a little cluttered, if that's your thing! I'm convinced I was born in the wrong era and the wrong climate so I'm ready to embrace bare feet on warm rugs and fill my home with quirky handmade fairtrade accessories.
To get that boho vibe and still have your home looking chic, try lots of cushions, layering rugs and bursts of warm colours. Be playful with clashing patterns, natural materials, houseplants, crafting such as macramé and channel your inner Kate Moss!
Here's some pieces I've picked to help you on your bohemian way.
botanical and geometric cushion collections: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Try layering colourful rugs for warmth and texture. This beautiful handmade, fair trade rug is the epitome of boho style.
Add some natural materials for that earthy, hippy vibe such as metals, woods, cotton, lace and wool. Aim towards the warmer metals such as brass, copper and gold. Chrome and steel can appear too cold for a bohemian interior.
And finally, style your boho home with lots of quirky accessories. Combine clusters of objects with varying heights and textures. This will create interest and draw the eye around the room. Try putting fairylights and tealights in lanterns, and decorating with fresh flowers.
Embrace your hippy side and create a calm, warm home.
For more bohemian decor inspiration, have a look at our eclectic and boho Pinterest board here: