California Boho is a fairly new phrase, applied to some very classic aesthetics.You might ask, what does this word pairing really mean? How does one california-ize their boho? Of course the concept of bohemia has never been far in people’s minds from California. The ideologies of both words conjure other words- surf, sand, salt-soft. Waves in the ocean, waves in your hair. Waves in the patterns of your textiles. Still, this is not your standard Haight/Ashbury fan fare. We’re talking sleek lines. Were talking sophisticated neutrals dusted with specific, sparkling odes to boho; ethic patterns, layered textures, organic materials, nature inspired pieces. Regular old hippie dippie style can exist anywhere. The key to California Boho is modernization. Heres how to get to the land of chic: Steer with great restraint away from over doing it with the boho part, take a slight left at minimalism, and straight on till morning through mid century modern.
1.A Vibrant, Tribal inspired Rug
A rug is a great first step. You can choose one to compliment the furniture you already have, or if you’re starting from scratch, you can choose whatever you want and design the rest of the room around the rug. Flat weaves are great for this look, and the Kilim is at the top of the list.
2.Mid Century Modern
Look for low profile neutrals to offset the bright colors and busy patterns of your boho pieces.
3.Poufs, Pillows, and Boho Accents
Here’s the place to go crazy! Since you have kept it neutral with the larger items, the interchangeable accents can be some what of a free-for-all without compromising sophistication. You are encouraged to layer patterns and textures, which will give dimension and warmth.
Live edge furniture is a great way to introduce nature inspired themes into your decor, without turning your living room into a summer camp log cabin. you can keep it simple with a small stump used as a stool or side table, or make a statement with a larger piece.
5.Unique, Antique or One of a Kind Pieces
This step is important for adding character and authenticity to your space.