Thanks to layers and layers of soft textiles, bohemian spaces are made for lounging. So it would stand to reason that bedrooms styled in a bohemian decor kind of way are extra cozy and relaxing. Not to mention stunning. And the soothing and dreamy boho bedrooms below are some of the most beautiful in the world.
"Don't try to do what you think you should do. Create a space that you enjoy and that's a reflection of you and your family. We're crazy, colorful, vibrant, and fun so we created a home that makes us feel happy! Gather things that you love and be surrounded by them in your home! Don't follow trends. Be yourself."
"Blend colors and fabrics with abandon. Tend happy plants and use asymmetry while decorating walls whenever possible. Buy fresh flowers. Hang rainbow-creating crystals in windows. Leave floor space for dancing."
"I remember the moment we saw our home, I started crying because I just couldn't believe I get to call this place home! The view from our front porch is like no mountains I had ever seen! It was a blank space, with new textures, tones, and style. I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty in decorating! It's our happy place. Our place of rest and comfort."
"Take your time! When we first moved in we rushed to fill all of the rooms with some not so great stuff. Over time we figured out how we wanted each room to feel and how we use the spaces. Take the time to find unique pieces you love so that your house feels unique."
"My favorite room is our bedroom! My husband and I have been married for seven years and have moved around quite a bit before our forever home. Whenever we moved into a new place, our bedroom was always on the back burner and never got done. Now, as parents in our new home, we really wanted a space for ourselves and made our bedroom a priority and it's the best thing we've ever done."
The couple used their eclectic, mid-century modern sensibilities and acute attention to detail to furnish each room in the home, all without compromising the rustic feel of the space's original 1949 construction. They have worked to highlight the space's already-shining features with thoughtful design choices and, in the process, have put together a home that exudes warmth from the moment one steps through the front door.
Mel and Ryan Tonkins' home is filled with light, color, pattern, and such warmth that it is very easy to forget that you are actually standing in a shed. Mel has such a beautiful eye for all things design-related, and that is reflected in every single corner of this family home.
Irene Burg has a preference for the bright and clean Scandinavian look, but has also developed a strong liking for global features. She and her family have spent many holidays on the island of Ibiza (Spain) and the relaxed boho vibes have become a source of inspiration. "Ibiza might be known for its party culture, but it's a beautiful island with gorgeous nature. It's a great place for long walks, something we've done quite a lot."
"We all have different styles, so we'd say our house has elements of 1970s Bohemia, with bold mid-century pieces and family heirlooms thrown into the mix."
Walking into Lindsay Hollinger's home is like walking into a desert landscape of whites and cacti and hues that just make you feel good. Lindsay felt these same good vibes when she first visited the desert, deciding to make it her home. The dreamy desert look came naturally once she moved in and began to decorate. So inspired is she by her natural surroundings, that she doesn't just live in her home—she spreads creativity through workshops and retreats.
Janaé, an artist herself, describes her style as bohemian and prefers to decorate her space with objects that she finds herself connected to. When showing me her apartment, she had a story to tell about each piece of furniture. She is currently studying Anthropology and Ethnomusicology, so it isn't surprising that she finds a lot of her interior design inspiration from music and stories!
Flamboyant French actor/artist Karen Racicot emphasizes the use of bold colors in every aspect of her style, right down to her hot pink Brita water filter. As an extensive world traveller, jewelry designer and painter, she set out to create a vibrant "living jewelry box" with her Westside condo. The endless colored glass ornaments, lampshades and wall hangings are the widest collection of treasures one could imagine under one roof—and not a single one comes without a tale of adventure.
"Surround yourself with people and things you love, and don't overwater your plants."
"Be patient. Combine old and new. Embrace textiles. Don't be afraid of plants—they're good for the air in your house. Our homes can be the place that we can take our time with and invest in pieces that are made to last. In this world of fashion and things that are made to be disposable, I believe that the home is a place we can buy things that we plan to hold onto. So many of our pieces are hand-me-downs from friends that we re-purposed. Or they're from random stores that we walked into, which seemingly vanished behind us as we exited. Take chances! Stop your car and pop in that store you've always seen while driving; get up early on a Sunday and hit the flea markets."
"You can fix any room with plants and lighting. I'm not a big fan of overhead lighting, so having small lamps like a Himalayan salt lamp or a hanging light in the corner can give any room a nice dreamy glow."
Inspired by vintage thrift stores and various bohemian style blogs, the couple have put together a stylish home that can accommodate Maggie Servais' love for plants while showcasing items that remind them of family and their homes. The butterflies at the entry are from Peru, where Jose was born, while some furniture pieces are hand-me-downs from Maggie's mom. All of these elements coming together provide the couple with a cozy home that is just as vibrant as their personalities.
"My Style: Very eclectic. It ranges anywhere from 1960s Danish Modern, to '70s flower child, to modern day vintage industrial. Nearly everything in our home is second-hand, and we buy what we like without worrying about how it will fit in with the rest."
About half of the furniture in Alex McCabe's house is vintage. There's a "deliciously worn" 1970s brown leather lotus couch, a 1950s Danish dining table set and some super comfortable vintage armchairs. There are 1960s papier mâché pots from India, miniature corn ceramic men from the Rose Bowl Flea Market, and vintage German pottery.
"Favorite Element: Our bedroom. Every morning when we wake up, the dogs jump on the bed, our son Phoenix plays, and we talk about what our day will look like. Everyone is excited and happy and it's that moment where I can see our little family together and just feel grateful for it all."
"Inspiration: Craft, Design, and Nature. We are inspired both by the things people create, and the things they've left alone."