Love the look of boho home decor, but find it a bit too much at times? Here’s how to create a modern boho living room, which balances the funky boho vibe with clean lines and neutral colors.
Modern boho living rooms are full of color, natural elements, textures, ethnic patterns, and eclectic vibes, but it’s all about finding the right balance for your taste.
This time I’m bringing you a modern boho living room, which lives somewhere in the space between cozy and minimalist. I would say modern boho is much closer to my personal style than full-out bohemian! 🙂
In this guide, we’ll outline essential design ideas for capturing the modern bohemian look in your living space so you can create a look and feel that’s uniquely you. Whatever you decide, you’ll have fun combining colors, patterns, and objects that embrace this eye-catching aesthetic.
One last note, the products I’ve selected aren’t exactly the same as the rooms I’ve added to this post for inspiration. Because, above all, boho home decor is unique!
Brown Sofa Couch
This modern bohemian living room has one central focal point that is the perfect mixture of modern and bohemian: brown leather sofa. The clean lines are very modern, with a touch of mid century, while the high texture and pop of chic color scream bohemian. Anchoring the room with one statement piece of modern boho furniture goes a long way in setting the tone for the rest of the room.
Baskets are not only pretty – they’re also extremely useful and versatile. You could use this woven basket from Pier 1 as a plant pot, for extra blankets and throw pillows, for toy storage, for magazines – and on and on!
There are two main reasons why you should consider Rattan and bamboo as materials when it comes to your living room furniture as well as decorative items and accents: they’re natural and result in eye-catching patterns or textures, which is ideal for your boho inspiration. Especially this modern hand-woven cylinder hassock ottoman which can creates a comfy seating structure in your modern boho living room
Gallery Wall Decor
With creativity being such an important element in boho interiors, it’s no wonder that large pictures and artwork can help you reinforce them. Rather than mass-produced pieces, showcase your favorite unique designs and put them right in the spotlight by turning one of them into your main focal point.
While the living room in the inspiration photo above has more of a modern light fixture, I still feel like there’s a place for a bamboo pendant in a modern boho living room. Especially one as simple as this one from Ashley’s Furniture made out of a repurposed natural rattan which is a great way to add bohemian charm and warmth to your home
Cozy Throw Blanket
Updated boho accent in chic neutral tones, This cozy throw is knitted of 100% cotton yarns in a cable knit pattern and feature textural fringe detailing for a warm and cozy feel. A Throw blanket is a must for every living room! Does it?
Jacinta Throw Blanket
Rich with raised texture and brimming with earthy color, the Jacinta throw takes boho-chic styling to another level. With its cotton/chenille weave, this casual chic throw will have you wrapped in warmth and coolness.
A graceful marriage of beauty & practicality adds a gorgeous touch anywhere creates an aura of old world charm. This vintage candle lantern with flickering LED pillar candle make your living room eye-catching looks fantastic DAY & NIGHT.
Nothing like a neutral-coloured sofa to anchor a room. A solid grey, white or off-white couch – like the Park Sectional Sofa from Albany Park – will keep your modern boho living room feeling calm instead of busy. Plus, it gives you a blank canvas to then add patterns and colors to in the form of throw pillows and blankets. Speaking of throw pillows…
Winstead Throw Pillow
Throw pillows and throw blankets are another popular choice for bohemian decorating. Arrange them on your sofa, chairs, and even on the floor. Feel free to mix textures and patterns and experiment with combining styles that don’t conventionally go together. You can never have too many throw pillows and blankets in a boho living room.
Why do modern boho living rooms need shelves? Of course, put all your funky but cool artwork on it. Even make your walls more artistic and classic with this special set of three solid wood floating shelves from Pier 1
When introducing new furniture pieces or decorative and accent items, be bold: don’t let anything hold you back if you truly want to emphasize your most creative boho inspiration. For example, doesn’t this Mid century-Modern accent chair look divine in between those blue couch and colorful rug?
Brown Leather Bohemian Pouf
As well as your main seating solutions, you could consider some smaller ones like pouf and ottomans. Not only are they ideal to reinforce the casual and spontaneous vibes of this style, but they can be a strategic choice in rooms where space isn’t a luxury.
Macrame Wall Hanging
Even though we are talking about modern vibe in bohemian living rooms, but if you like macrame wall hanging, I would say – go for it! Macrame can still be modern as long as it isn’t overdone, which is why this pretty – yet simple.
Modern Retro Side Table
This Rectangular 2-Door with drawer Accent Cabinet boasts stunning Modern-inspired design with round gold-colored knobs. With a natural finish and slanted legs, this alluring cabinet is perfect for adding warmth to any boho living room. You’ll also enjoy storage space with two interior shelves behind each door in addition to the spacious tabletop.
Boho Accent Area Rug
Your rug can become the star of your modern boho living room. For more of a modern focus, choose geometric patterns, lines, and neutral or warm colors. For a boho effect, create some vibrant contrast, experiment with exotic patterns, and opt for noticeable textures. This Neutral Rugs from Rugs USA can help you achieve it!
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