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Best Boho Bedroom Decor: Our Top Furniture & Styling Tips, plus Where to Get it All

Creating the perfect bohemian style bedroom isn’t as easy as it looks, so in this post I wanted to give you some tips on how to pull it all together, and also where to get all the boho bedroom decor from.

The soothing boho vibe is a great aesthetic to implement across your whole home, but it’s especially amazing in a bedroom because it evokes calm. And who doesn’t want the space where they sleep to feel like the perfect resting place? 

Scroll on as I delve into all of the furniture and decor you’ll need to transform your bedroom into a stunning boho space for free spirits to kick back and relax! And the good news: these ideas will work in a master bedroom, guest bedroom, or even a teenager’s space.

One of the best things about these boho bedroom ideas is that they all mix and match. Choose a piece from a mood board below and it’s going to work with a piece from another board perfectly. 

wooden bohemian headboard in boho bedroom with shag floor rug
via decorated life

Bohemian Bedroom Colours

It’s fair to say that a bohemian space is free of vibrant colours. I know, in the past the true boho style has been a little bright and bold, but the look we’re channelling here is that calming white and beige vibe. You know, the one with loads of natural elements, earthy tones and a touch of coastal influence.

With that in mind, a white colour scheme is your friend. If you’re painting your bedroom, gravitate toward warm white paint colours, not cold ones. Options like Dulux Natural White, Taubmans Cradle White, or Tint Old School are all perfect. These will form the foundation to lay over accent tones.

In terms of accent colours, a boho style bedroom shines when creams, beiges, camel and tan tones, and barely-there greys play together atop the white base palette. These will all be on a much smaller scale, but you want a medley of these colours to create a cosy feel, and a chic feel.

Feel free to weave in a few pastel colours as well, but be careful. You want a blush shade, not a hot pink. You want a sage, not a forest green. Tone is everything!

boho rattan headboard in bohemian bedroom with cushions on bed
via domain

Bohemian Bedroom Textures and Materials

Organic elements are at the forefront of boho style rooms. Regardless if it’s a large space or small one, master or guest room, you’ll want furniture styles that celebrate natural materials.

When I say that, I mean timber furniture and flooring where the grain is visible. You want leather that feels worn and aged. You want rattan and jute that’s woven; with a sense of handmade craftsmanship. Furniture that works in a boho design has less polish, and less clean lines.

That’s why some vintage pieces of furniture in light timber tones can work really well in a boho bedroom; it’s that sense of age and character you’re looking for. Things can be a little weathered.

The same goes for softer textures; you want to keep it organic in feel; crushed linens on the bed, rope on walls, jute or wool rugs on the floor, and wool in carpet if you can’t do hard flooring.

boho bedroom decor headboards for a bohemian bedroom

Shop The Boho Headboards: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Boho Style Bed Frames and Headboards

You’ll notice a number of great options above on the bedhead front. These are all a perfect example of styles that’ll work, and what’s so great about them is that they’re not all expected. You can do a leather headboard, you can do a fabric. Of course timber is a no-brainer, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

Also have a think about the relationship between the hard materials in your room. Particularly the bed frame/headboard, bedside tables, and flooring. You don’t want all three in a hard timber. You want something soft in there. If you don’t give some variance to the room, the space feels quite unwelcoming really quickly.

A shaggy rug will help on hard flooring in terms of warming it up (some rug options further down for you), but you won’t need one if the room is carpeted.

boho rope and timber headboard in all white bohemian bedroom
via jessi eve

Bohemian Bedside Tables / Nightstands

You want the bohemian vibe to carry from your bed to the bedside tables or nightstands, but you don’t want them to match exactly. I always like to give some tonal variance between the two. Think a oak timber bed frame with white tables beside it, or a white bed frame with round rattan tables.

A bohemian bedroom is all about creating an airy feel, so don’t go too heavy with your bedside tables. Opt for options with gaps in them; pockets where air can travel through. That’s why woven rattan options work so well. They give you lots of texture without it feeling suffocating. But timber options on thin legs work just as well too.

Because a bohemian bedroom is so relaxed and less formal, don’t feel like your bedside tables have to be actual bedside tables either. You could easily choose a side table you’d normally put in a living room if you don’t need the storage.

boho headboard and throw pillows in bohemian bedroom
via naturally cane
boho style decor hanging chair in bedroom with vj panels
via ivory and deene. click to shop

Boho Bedding, Cushions and Throw Blankets

Nobody wants their room look to head in a predictable direction, which is why I think bed styling is the best. It gives you the ability to create your very own bohemian look that nobody else will have, mixing a number of individual pieces together on your bedscape.

White bedding is an obvious choice in terms of sheets and pillow covers, but don’t be afraid to look to quilts in beige, soothing grey, or design patterns that mix a few neutral tones together. A beige and white stripe on bedding would be perfect, for example. Or why not bring in a tufted design in a block colour, where certain sections are raised?

When it comes to cushions, a throw blanket or throw pillows, look to designs that have loads of texture like a pom pom feature, some fringing around the edge, or tassels on corners. Any and all of these are great embellishments. Tribal prints will work well on cushions too, but just make sure they aren’t too dark.

Floor pillows and beanbags also work incredibly well in a bohemian bedroom. They’ll help make your boho room super cosy. Although the latter probably works best in a teenager’s room, not an adult space.

bohemian bedroom with bodo decor and diamond shag rug four poster bed
via jessi eve

Bohemian Style Rugs for a Bedroom

As I mentioned earlier, wool carpet in a boho bedroom is a delicious idea because it really turns up the warm and cosy feels. But if you’re working with hard flooring you’ll want to lay down a floor rug. Even in a small space you’ll want to pop down a rug. Round rugs in small boho bedrooms will work a treat.

A Turkish rug, a vintage rug, or a subdued rug with a diamond pattern on it will all work really well on your bedroom floor. Just make sure, again, you avoid bright colours. Shaggy styles are great too. You can’t have too much cosiness in a bohemian style bedroom, so the more texture in boho decor you can introduce, the better.

Another crazy idea for a chic bedroom in a boho style is to place a rug on a wall. Accent walls are so often created with a loud paint colour or wallpaper. But trust me, a lightweight boho rug on a wall above your bed can be a real show-stopper!

boho decor bedroom bohemian table lamps pendants

Shop the Bohemian Lamps: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Lamps for a Boho Bedroom

When it comes to lighting your bohemian bedroom, you’ll want a variety of mood lighting. That means table lamps on your bedsides, and a floor lamp across from your bed if you can work it in.

Don’t be too strict when it comes to lamps. On tables, it’s nice to have the base of the lamp in an alternative material to the table it’s sitting on. For example, a timber table with a ceramic lamp base. Or a rattan table with a timber base. Try and mix up the materials if you can.

When it comes to the lampshade, there are a few options. The first is a fabric drum shade in a white or beige. The second is a rattan style shade with holes in it that the light can shine through. And the third is a beaded lampshade made from clay (a very on-trend choice right now).

heatherley design light tan leather headboards boho decor bedroom
via Heatherley Design

Boho Bedroom Decor and Art

When shopping for bohemian bedroom decor, natural colours are your friend, but also consider pops of colour in subtle tones. You don’t want it to be an all white room with no eclectic accessorising.

In terms of wall decorations, look to macrame wall hangings, string lights and textured wall art. Or, why not install a thin shelf on the back wall behind your bed and style lots of different boho decor pieces and fairy lights across it? 

There are some great and affordable artworks that are subtle in tone but have carved sections in them as well. Outside of those, artworks that depict nature (like landscapes) in muted colours are great too. 

boho decor bedroom styling drief fake flowers
via jessi eve

Boho Bedroom Plants and Flowers

If you’re a true boho enthusiast, you’ll want to channel nature through indoor plants and flowers. When it comes to green plants, I’d look for species with leaves in subtle tones rather than bright ones. Macrame plant hangers are not only encouraged, but highly recommended. 

Dried flowers are a no brainer too. They give the room a natural look and feel, as well as a sense of chic style. You can get faux varieties already made up in a vase if you love an easy solution, or you can get individual stems and reeds to create your own personalised arrangement.

I hope you found all of these interior design ideas on boho bedroom decor inspiring. Drop me a comment below if you need any more pointers when it comes to boho bedroom decor and I can sort you out. Or if you have a great idea you’d like to share, feel free to drop it below too!

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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. I’m exploring a bedhead, so thanks for the selection you have highlighted here (specifically, the Xander Teak Woven and the Temple & Webster Woven Leather). Do you think bedheads suit a VJ wall behind it? And if so, is a full wall or half wall better?

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