While the late 60’s and 70’s gave us to the hippie movement, it seems the relaxed, laid back vibe of bohemian interiors has never truly gone out of style. We’re seeing a new kind of boho chic emerge in interiors now, with a subtle glance to the homes of past decades.

Now I do love boho interiors – the piles of fabrics and patterns, the touch-me textiles, the invitation to kick your shoes off and relax. Textiles play a very important role in perfecting this look and utilising every opportunity to combine textures and patterns in a multitude of colours – from jewel tones to the colours of the desert – and it’s that pattern play and layer upon layer of interesting objects that seems to get my attention.

I’m sharing a pared back version of boho today which I’ve called ‘Modern Boho’, it combines an element of modernity – the unfussy lines of mid-century designs – to compliment so beautifully the casual, understated chic of bohemia. It’s a great look for those like me, who love the look of boho but fear it may be slightly overwhelming if not tamed.

If you’re loving this look as well, here are my top tips for recreating the beauty of boho with the practicality of everyday stylish living.


What do you think of this look? Are you ready to embrace modern boho in your interiors or perhaps you already have? I’d love to hear from you!


By Kimberly Duran on 02.07.14

Guest Contributor

One response to “6 Tips to Create a Modern Boho Interior”

  1. Carol May says:

    I love it. I have a spare bedroom which I am making into a sewing room and am trying all these Moroccan type designs, very colourful using paint pots of different colours, postcards and posters. There are some great ideas here which I will try out

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