Feeling uninspired by the Scandi whitewash that’s defined the last decade? We have just the thing. Boho is back – and it’s had a contemporary upgrade. We’re skipping 70s wall-to-wall print in favour of something altogether more restful; think blush, grey and natural wood brought to life with pops of Eastern-inspired print. The one hard and fast rule? You can never have too many plants.
In the living room
If the idea of a home infused with a ‘joyful’ blend of print and colour fills you with dread, don’t despair. Instead, try mixing and matching textures in unexpected ways for a subtle nod to that relaxed bohemian mood.
In this airy, modern space, white floorboards and rustic wood accents are warmed up by velvet and subtle embellishment, like fringing. The result? An inviting space that feels perfectly balanced.
A pop of print
A conversation-starting chair is an easy way to upgrade a neglected corner. Forget the heavy and upholstered in favour of boho favourites like rattan, wicker and natural wood in rounded shapes – think light, contemporary and perfectly portable.
Add a cushion or two in your favourite global-inspired prints – we love ikat, tribal or paisley - and you’ve transformed a tired space into a chill-out zone.
In the Kitchen
Forgo the formal – layered white plates will feel too ‘wedding’ – and look for delicate patterns in muted tones.
These stoneware Mikki printed plates are just the thing. Alternate relaxed, organic shapes in earthy tones with the prints for a casual look that still feels considered. Keep finishing touches simple; a few sprigs of eucalyptus is a stylist-approved shortcut to an elegant autumn table.
A feature shelf is a fun and functional way to display show-stopping dinnerware and keep everyday essentials at arm’s reach. Build up from the basics – stacks of saucers, bowls and mugs – with vases, bottles, trinket boxes and whatever else takes your fancy.
A few simple tricks will keep your collection feeling curated; play with scale to add height, use glass to reflect light and move smaller objects to the front. Bring it all to life with a splash of fragrant greenery – herbs, succulents or sprigs of foliage.
In the Bedroom
Put down those pots of earthy ochre and terra cotta, because blue is our new go-to. The right tone is restful, refreshing and works wonderfully with natural wood, so naturally it’s the perfect palette for any bohemian sanctuary.
Layer pretty pastel hues with white and grey, and look to Eastern-inspired embroidery for a soft and subtle way to introduce print to the bedroom.
Artisanal textiles are a fast track to bohemian style and an easy way to liven up your layers. Less of a commitment than a patterned rug or a wall tapestry, a statement throw will inject some interest and warm you come winter nights (just don’t tell anyone how long we spent artfully draping it).
The devil’s in the detail, so look for fun embellishments, like tassels, pom poms and fringing.