Bohemian Chic Interiors

The word “Chic” is a great adjective we use in the industry to describe many different trends.  This particular word can be combined with almost any style, a few examples: “Bohemian- Chic”, “Sleek-Chic”, and “Arsty-Chic”.   As younger designers start to make statements with their design choices, they develop a jargon to describe certain stylistic characteristics for the general public.  The words created are usually drawn from fashion trends, art-movements, and everyday sayings.  I recently read an article about fabric patterns and how the trend is gearing towards a “boho-chic (bohemian chic)” look which made me smile. So I’m sharing it with you!

 What is Bohemian Chic?  How do I create this look for my home?

Bohemian Chic Room

Bohemian Chic Room

To understand what the term “Bohemian Chic” means, you must understand the term “bohemian” first!  A bohemian person is described as “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.”   When decorating with this style in mind, you may see many patterns that look tribal.  Common patterns that are seen today are Ikats and Kilim designs.  These particular patterns have often been seen in blankets, carpets, and textiles of indigenous lifestyles.  They are still seen in dwellings, but are usually associated with accent furniture.

Traditional Ikat Pattern

Traditional Ikat Pattern

Traditional Kilim Pattern

Traditional Kilim Pattern

Although traditional colors were often symbolic of dyes made from the earth, muted in tone, modern day patterns of these traditional designs are enhanced with vibrant color pallets.  These brighter colors project both energy and youthfulness in a room.  Whether you are someone who has a taste for tranquil designs or  are more drawn to whimsical interiors, this look comes in a wide arrange of options that allow you to find your niche.  I have provided examples of both looks below:

Tranquil Ikat Pattern Inspired Room

Tranquil Ikat Pattern Inspired Room

Bohemian Contemporary Room

Bohemian Contemporary Room

Staying current in trends is sometimes hard, because  trends are frequently changing as the design world will not tolerate becoming stagnant.  This look is good for the average person because it allows the individual to gather everyday trinkets and group them together with  favorite colors.  If you are worried about investing in furniture with this look because you feel that it will change too quickly, then a suggestion would be to create a pillow from  old skirts, shirts, or  scarves with these patterns in them. It’s a great way to stay “green” and up-to-date with your interior style!  Another plus for using this style is that it is  asymmetrical and allows  for one-of-a-kind items that don’t necessarily “match” the entire room. Because of this you are able to incorporate both old and new when creating that perfect bohemian atmosphere!

Many of the current fabric lines carry lots of these patterns in a wide variety of colors. At Fabrics and Frames we are always willing to help you create a room or single piece in whatever style you are currently drawn to.  So if you want to add a new piece of  “bohemia” to your room or transform an older piece into this style come visit us for the most current patterns available!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog, and or follow us on Facebook!

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir


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