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Current Crush: the Moody Bohemian Interior Trend

I love a traditional Bohemian interior. That probably comes as no surprise because I love every interior style I come across. I’m yet to find one I’m not keen on, actually.

But there’s something about Boho style that appeals to me a lot. It’s so effortlessly chill. It’s got a relaxed, not-trying-at-all look to it that I really do love.

I showed you in this post how amazing boho can look when you mix it with coastal design, but in today’s post the look I’m showcasing is going in a different direction.

It’s a darker direction. A more moody and masculine direction. And predictably, I’m smitten!

Vittoria Gilbert Front Cover masculine bohemian living room with faux fur throw

The Moody Bohemian Interior Trend

You could almost call this look boHIMian, because it does have a manly vibe to it. Everything you know and love about boho is there, but the dial has been turned a little.

It’s still relaxed. It’s still chilled out. It still feels effortless. And it’s still packed with texture upon texture upon texture. That cosy, rustic vibe is still ever-present, but there’s an injection of colour. Muddy and muted colours, to be precise (like in this trend).

There are great brands like Sage and Clare who do boho with a colourful, Indian twist. But this look is different. It’s earthy and more grounded. Even a bit native Australian, come to think of it.

Baha Sofa Occasional Chair & Side Tables from Globewest with black geometric wallpaper

Rustic, Handcrafted, and Less White

The classic Bohemian interior is very rustic, but quite coastal in aesthetic and quite white in its colour origins. This new look features a tonne more colour, so feel free to introduce deep blues, tans, terracottas, mustard and charcoal greys.

And in terms of textures, think leather, wicker, suede and velvet. Keep the weathered woods you’d see in a classic bohemian interior, but make them darker and more industrial.

With accessories, look to pieces that look hand-crafted, like bowls and vases in interesting shapes. A mix of matte and glazed finishes will keep the look interesting.

Soft furnishings with embellishments like pom poms will do the trick too, as seen in the mood board below.

Bohemian interior design mood board with tan furniturebohemian interior design mood board with tan velvet sofa

Are you Hooked on Moody Bohemian?

All of the images and the pieces in the mood board above come courtesy of my friends at Globewest. They don’t sell to the public but you can click here to find your nearest stockist.

As an interior stylist and decorator, I do have access to all pieces from Globewest, so if you’d like to work on a room makeover together, hit me up!


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. Love this article Moody Boho interior trends! Stylish, lax, rustic, effortless and comfortable. I think this is the trend a lot of people will catch on to, it sets a mood that makes you feel relaxed in your own home.

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