i remember my first apartment in college. i considered myself fancy, but broke so walmart and kirklands were my go to spots for home interior. i ended up with palm trees and wicker everywhere. it wasn’t a good look.
what i was trying (and failing miserably) to create was a bohemian vibe. one that’s both unique and functional.
years later, i finally found my groove with a home that includes items literally from around the world. our little spot is pretty eclectic.
top tips for creating a bohemian vibe:
- your home doesn’t have to match. chances are you’re drawn to certain patterns and colors. well, there’s no rule that says you can’t include them all into your home at the same time. the more you mix and match what you love, the more your home reflects your style and interests.
- decorate with what you love. i love to read and my partner is a musician. we use her instruments and my books as part of our decor. again, it creates a lived in vibe that’s authentic and unique.
- don’t be afraid of a diy project. refurbished furniture and simply diys are great ways to give your place a personal edge without spending lots of money.
overall, what i learned is to give myself time to create the perfect vibe. it would be impossible to recreate our home overnight.
for example, i scored the handwoven navajo rug at a flea market. we created the painting above our bed together on our first anniversary. it’s about memories, not the material objects.