If you love minimalist living rooms but find them slightly boring, inject some bohemian flair for the best of both worlds. A minimalist bohemian living room takes the fuss-free minimalist aesthetic and gives it a fun, artistic edge that feels cozy yet still clean-lined. Read on for ideas.
Understanding the Minimalist Bohemian Style
Minimalist bohemian design is unique because it brings together two different trends; the calming simplicity of minimalism meets the eclectic, colorful world of bohemianism.
It's all about having a clean, uncluttered living space that also includes artistic and culturally diverse elements — showing off your unique personality.
Some of the key elements in a boho living room include:
- Color Scheme: Begin with a mostly neutral palette, letting shades like brown, cream or gray dominate. You can then add a few bright colors to give the room an exciting twist.
- Materials and Textures: Use natural materials like wood, jute, and rattan, and weave in a variety of textures such as macramé or clay to add depth and warmth.
- Décor: A bohemian living room is a melting pot of cultures and art forms. Use handcrafted items, antique pieces, and striking artwork to really give it that boho vibe.
How To Create Your Minimalist Bohemian Living Room
If you've been wondering how to marry the minimalism concept of 'less is more', to the bohemian interior design bursting with color, textures, and life — worry no more.
Here are some boho living room ideas to help you out:
Keep it Clean and Simple
Embrace the minimalist principle of avoiding clutter and maintaining simplicity. Only select décor items that reflect the bohemian aesthetic and carry personal significance.
Mix Up Patterns and Textures
Bring more life to a simple room with different patterns and textures that give off a bohemian feeling — for instance by choosing a striking wallpaper design from Mitchell Black.
Add Attention-Grabbing Pieces
A few pieces of artwork can work wonders in creating a minimalist bohemian aesthetic in the living room.
Use eccentric items you might come across in thrift shops. These could be anything from an old lamp to a unique tapestry.
Feature Unique Architectural Elements
If your living room has unique structural elements, let them take center stage in your room's design.
For example, a whitewashed wood-paneled ceiling, stone fireplace, or hardwood flooring can bring natural, bohemian vibes into your minimalist décor.
Maintain Clear Walls
Keep the walls simple, preferably white, with natural light pouring in. Add some texture with various fabrics and prints on throw pillows and a neutral-colored rug.
A clean and simple wall allows your furniture and décor to become the star of your minimalist living room.
Consider Indoor Plants
Bringing a touch of nature indoors is both a minimalist and bohemian hallmark. Besides aesthetic appeal, plants improve air quality and add an element of tranquility to your boho living room décor.
Showcase Other Natural Elements
Incorporate seating options like wicker chairs and stylish side tables in your living area. You can use cushions to add more character.
Natural materials like jute, rattan, or linen can add texture and depth to the space without overwhelming it.
Use Boho-Style Rugs
Boho-style rugs can add color and texture to your minimalist bohemian living room. They are a brilliant way to make a statement and anchor the room's furniture without adding clutter.
For the most cohesive interior design, try Mitchell Black's stylish floor mats.
Purposeful Focal Point
Have a focal point in the room that's beautifully understated; an abstract art piece over a creamy fireplace could be a good choice.
This focal point should draw the eye but also blend seamlessly with the rest of your boho room décor.
Lighting With a Twist
Go unconventional with your lighting options. A wicker lamp gives off a boho vibe while a sleek floor lamp leans towards minimalism.
Different types of lighting can create distinct moods in your living room, enhancing the overall aesthetic.
Create your own décor pieces to lend a personal touch to your boho-minimalist space. It shows the bohemian love for all things handmade and the minimalist love for uniqueness and simplicity.
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Whether you're hunting for a colorful wallpaper to add character to a stark wall or a chic floor mat to bring warmth into a minimalist setup — we offer it all. Our designs are unique, just like you, and bring out the best in any boho living room.
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