A layered look that marries western with the orient is the epitome of a Boho inspired interior. This is a palette that oozes in flea-market finds and vintage classics. Here we show you how to get the look on a shoestring budget.


Free Spirited


The boho home is a heavenly marriage of flea-market discoveries and vintage design. It’s a look that focuses on eclecticism and perfect mismatch. It’s also a strong decorating scheme that is universally admired and totally unique and inspiring.


A symphony of bold colour, warm textures and a mix of global finds all mingle well to create the perfect boho-luxe vibe.




Bohemian style is all about mixing and matching, reviving conventional style rules for a backdrop that channels a cool artistic ambience. Take cues from widely diverse worlds and embrace the timeworn to your swanky space.


For instance, seek out oriental pieces that conjure up thoughts of luxury and decadence. They work well in most interiors and have the advantage of being both modern and timeless. Alternatively, join the nomadic movement and liven up your décor with Indian dhurrie rugs – from their graphic patterning to chic stripes, they are the perfect foil for a homespun interior.


In the details


You may ask – how do I achieve a perfect mismatched and eclectic look that is at the same time balanced and coordinated?


The key to success is to embrace restraint and with an eye for detail you will have the freedom to decorate at your leisure. Research is essential in creating a space, equal in importance is the curation – how you will amalgamate the ‘bits and pieces’ is vital when it comes to pulling off a boho look. If a room is too matchy-matchy it will look manufactured, instead arrange furniture with a casual connection to create their own cohesion.


Remember, boho style is one that doesn’t take itself too seriously - play around and revel in mixing different configurations.


Dream Destination


Entertain your inner gypsy with décor and homewares that reflect an adventurous statement. By mixing interesting art, fabrics and vintage pieces, you can effortlessly transform a space with a touch of warmth and sophistication.


Introducing the wow factor to a room via the details will provide visual punctuation and personality. Look around you – source heirlooms that call out for love and attention.


Alternatively, consider ceramics and paintings to provide definition in a room. Decorating well with your accessories means taking time to carefully consider and devise the tone for how you want your space to feel.



Get the look...

• Making a statement is very much apart of boho style.

• Furnish with found objects and flea market finds….this look celebrates all that is wonderfully shabby and chic.

• Place importance on the details and items that make an emotional connection with you.

• Experiment with wildly patterned fabrics that are decadent and poetic yet at the same time provide an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere.


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Written by:

Bec Bardoel – Milan Direct