A simplistically beautiful home decorating trend that is taking over southern California is the chic Boho Luxe style. This style sits at the cross section of sleek Malibu beach house and boho bungalow. The trend is suffused with casual elegance and laid-back atmospheres. It has been referred to as “effortless, insanely chic” and has been hailed as the “messy bun” of home interiors. Home Decorator Guru.com has listed Boho Luxe as one of the most up-and-coming design aesthetics. The website has outlined 8 tips for including this new stylish flare in your home.
- Think Bohemian and Hippie
When you design your home you want your choices to say something about who you are as a person or a family, this eclectic style will speak volumes to your visitors from the moment they walk in the door. Opting for this flare means that instead of mass-produced items that sit on millions of bookshelves or coffee tables, you will opt for items that stand out and make a bold statement. There are no definitive rules that you must follow, just stick to what screams bohemian chic.
- Top-shelf Goods
The second rule of Boho Luxe design is to set a high standard in design choices. Each choice should be purposeful and deliberate. If you have a desire to keep some of your old treasures from a previous design style, you do not need to cut these items from your new style. Instead mix the old with the new. Feel free to blend eclectic, and pair the things you love most.
- Abundance of Layers
The central idea when balancing glam-boho is combining woody, natural elements with modern counterparts to construct a cohesive and collected appeal. To keep within these parameters, choose a few signature items and repeat them in one carefully selected space. By layering these features you can create a greater sense of depth and character in your space.
- Green is In
In order to keep your home from bending too much towards an overpowering feminine outcome, add some woody elements that will balance the overall look. By adding an opulent, organic piece to your décor, such as wood or bamboo you are mixing the rustic with glam touches. This will allow the space to emit a rich, layered feeling.
- Focus on What is Glamorous and Trendy
Including contemporary, luxurious pieces is an important element in the Boho Luxe lifestyle. Pairing bohemian items with lavishing, over-the-top decor, adds strength to glamor. These elements should be bold and powerful but not gaudy.
- Natural Color Palette
One of the most important elements of Bohemian Design is cohesiveness. While there are rarely true pairs of any design element, everything still works together effortlessly. In Boho Luxe styling, bright, vivid and vibrant tones are the ones first considered. However, maintaining a balance of subtle, neutral colors keeps the look fresh and mature. Adding warm, muted tones to your walls and accessories helps to maintain the stylishness of the Boho-Lux trend.
- Make a Statement
One excellent way to give your Boho Luxe space even more personal character is to create a statement piece. This could be a focal wall with pictures of friends and family or a bookshelf full of rare or personal books or photo albums. Anything that makes a statement about you or your family would be a great statement piece for your design.
- DIY Projects
If you are fortunate to be blessed with a talent for building or crafting (or know someone who is), this is a great way to put a personal stamp on your space. Because unique items are a hallmark of the Boho Luxe style, something handmade would be perfect!
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