Layered textiles, loads of plantlife, and worn woods are the building blocks to bohemian style. But recently, I’ve noticed one more twist: The dark bohemian.
Ok, so this corner might be a bit over-dramatic, but it’s the perfect example of what I’m talking about. Layers, and layers, and layers of textiles. Wall hangings. Plants. See? Quintessential bohemian, with a dark twist.
My new fascination with this style started with this living room moment. I love the styling – a great mix of textiles on the sofa and a huge rug, some mid-century modern moments, and eclectic art.
Wanna bring this look into the dining room? Set the tone with black floors (gorgeous) and plenty of wood and leather. If you really want to go for it, throw shearling or other textiles over the chairs too.
If you’re a little too type A to be a total boho babe (me) then consider this look – fresh and styled, but still nice and layered… and dark, of course. I love the way the macrame pops on that wall!
Oh yes. And then there’s the boho babe. If you’re lucky enough to find an amazing crib like this one, by all means style your nursery accordingly!
And here’s how we’d get the look!
1. bamboo pendant // 2. dark macrame wall hanging // 3. ‘bridal rug’ settee // 4. black cabinet // 5. woven pillow with tassels // 6. hmong pillow // 7. indigo floor cushion // 8. vintage wicker chair // 9. woven leather rag rug
The key to this look is to balance the dark with light, and make sure you’ve got plenty of texture too. I love the wicker chair for this purpose! It lightens things up nicely. And how amazing is that sofa?!? Seriously. That and the black cabinet are on my permanent wishlist.
Also, there’s got to be true vintage mixed in with the new to keep things feeling authentic, which is why I love those old textiles made new in pillows and floor cushions. Need a few more pieces of inspiration? Check these out…