With the re-emergence of the retro maxi-dress and it sustained place at the height of fashion for several years straight, it was just a matter of time before the boho hippie chic style spilled over into home decorating.
The boho hippie chic style of decorating isn’t much different than the clothing style. With the clothing style described as personal, retro, distressed, and comfortable, the decorating is style is sure to follow the same lines. Boho hippie chic decorating uses the best colors and fabrics from the past, and combines it with comfortable, well-seasoned pieces with personal meaning.
If you would like to try the boho hippie chic decorating style, here are some ideas you can try:
Fabrics for boho hippie chic decorating: Look for plush fabrics with strong colors and patterns from the 1960’s and 70’s flower-child era. Mix in Mediterranean prints and colors for contrast and a luxurious feel. More fabric equals more comfort, so use these rich fabrics to create pillows for the beds and sofas, and to make curtains for windows, doorways, and bed canopies.
Artwork for boho hippie chic decorating: Bypass traditional artwork in exchange for hanging items of meaning on the wall. Decorative trays and hand painted plates will make a great collage when combined with mirrors and framed fabric samples and metal wall grills. Consider framing beautiful wallpapers, wrapping paper, and fabric remnants in place of traditional paintings.
Accessories for boho hippie chic decorating: Steal items from your jewelry box to help decorate your boho hippie chic rooms. Pin vintage broaches to draperies, lampshades, and fabric covered storage boxes. Look for decorative items that you remember your mom having. Beaded door curtains, macrame plant holders, and a table runner made from vintage napkins and handkerchiefs will give the room that antiqued look.
Furniture for boho hippie chic decorating: Go antiquing to bring a few well-worn classic items into your home. Look for sofa tables, end tables, lamps, old suitcases and trunks that you can use as occasional furniture in your home, giving it a well-lived in look.
Execution for boho hippie chic decorating: Don’t go overboard when creating a boho hippie chic room. Choose one or two of these ideas and liberally use them in your rooms. You want your decorating to be comfortable, not overstimulating. Remember, too much of a good thing can be just too much. Instead, start with a neutral palette and build off of that.