A Bohemian take on Rustic Interiors
It is a culturally dominant fact that when you hear the term ‘bohemian’ you mind automatically wanders to the term ‘tree hugger.’ Well, that may be a socially inaccurate interpretation but even more so when it comes to designing. Bohemian actually refers to the idea of ‘unconventional.’ It is a nonconformity, where you take something conventional and bend it in shape in a completely beatnik way. The term ‘breaking out of the box’ would be an appropriate idiom for this concept. The idea of bohemian embraces artistic, experimental and idiosyncratic ideas – the ideas that do not have a name, ideas that break in a dichotomy, ideas that do not fit into any particular box. It is avant garde, if not exceptionally radical. There are several ways to achieve the bohemian aesthetic and below, we have a breakdown of this concept into several interior formations for better understanding.
Several styles of architecture and interior design are represented by relevant color schemes. The color scheme decides what is rich, what is ostentatious, what is playful, and what is unique. Many earthy tones are used to show restraint, while the bright colors take on the role of vibrancy and exuberance. When it comes to a bohemian color scheme, you have to find the perfect balance between earthy and vibrant – only then will the interior embrace a proper, eloquent articulation of this style. The image below is a perfect reference scheme – the browns and greys make a dissimilar but pleasing amalgam with yellows and reds.
The material palate is always important – it can be consolidated with the color scheme, or it can have a life of its own, giving the interior space a bit of panache and a lot of chic. A bohemian interior style would definitely take on a more organic material scheme – one that can embrace the spontaneity of its design, as well as emulate the idiosyncratic essence of its base concepts.
Not only does this refer to appropriate selection of furniture, but also its amalgamation with perfectly relevant upholstery that can emulate the required color scheme. Aside from that, you need to be able to select a plethora of baubles and trinkets that would adequately articulate this concept into the space. This could include pragmatic incorporations like bracket fans, or it can be decorative assets that emulate the bohemian aesthetic.
Lighting is a major design factor in any interior setting, and considering the visual applications of the bohemian aesthetic, it has to be just right in order to uplift the entire ambiance. Since the better part of this theme incorporates earthy looks, and earthy textures a dim gold lighting scheme would be the perfect highlight for this ambiance. It can create a richness in the environment that showcases its organic enterprise.