How to Make a Room Unique & Boho

According to HGTV's Emily Henderson, boho decor combines vintage color with a modern edge to create an eclectic and playful feel. Boho stands for "Bohemian," a term that today refers to creative individuals who live unconventional lives, such as artists and musicians. By incorporating original items such as family photographs into the room design, you'll create a room unlike any other.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Paint pan
  • Wool area rugs
  • Rug pad
  • Candles
  • Velvet pillows
  • Chenille throw
  • Silk curtains
  • Crystal or beaded candleholders


  1. Instructions

    • 1

      Select a color scheme. Boho rooms are known for their infusion of bright jewel tones. Pick two or three colors that you want to use as accents.

    • 2

      Paint the walls with a neutral white or cream. You want to anchor the room with a clean background that will accentuate brightly colored accents.

    • 3

      Hang window treatments. These treatments should be in the one of the accent colors you've selected. Silk curtains add a touch of romantic charm.

    • 4

      Place a rug pad on the area where you want to lay the rug. Roll the wool area rug over the rug pad.

    • 5

      Create a personal artwork wall. Frame a collection of family photographs. Vary the size, shape and color of the frames to increase visual appeal.

    • 6

      Hang a vintage chandelier. Match metal accessories to the chandelier to create cohesion. Black metals work best because they allow focus to remain on the light and the room's bright accents.

    • 7

      Place candles into the candleholders. Place the candleholders around the room, such as atop a coffee table, on a nightstand or on a windowsill.

    • 8

      Accessorize the room with bright, textured accent pieces. Add velvet pillows and a chenille throw to a sofa, chair or bed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Shop vintage and secondhand shops looking for interesting pieces of furniture and accents. Coffee tables, chairs, sofas, headboards and desks can all add interest while fulfilling a specific function in your room.
  • Never leave lit candles unattended.
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