Bohemian Rhapsody – Interior Style
You might be flashing back to that old school rock anthem by Queen that got a Grammy back in the day, but we are talking today about the artsy, liberal take on interior design that is low key country with a touch of hippy rustic. A bohemian setting is more like a sum of many parts than an entire whole on its own. The overall kitschy vibe of such an interior setting is more from the subtly incorporated elements gathered from organic materials and a contrasting color palate. The overall effect is a part intimate, yet part formal setting that can exude a classy, sophisticated, yet rustic vibe. The idea may be contradicting, and may not be able to make sense on paper, but all juxtaposing sides can be acutely gathered together and combined together to form an elegant setting. Bohemian allows for a low key aesthetic, but today's contemporary interior society wants for nothing more than a combination of homely and sophisticated, so keeping that in mind, we’ll be looking at a few Bohemian Style interiors that satisfy both of these dissimilar sensibilities.
This interior style follows a contrasting theme that works out brilliantly in the end. The paper cut style patchwork upholstery on the couches is totally in contrast with the grey-ish color scheme that dons the rest of this living room – but somehow, together, these two juxtaposing elements complement each other perfectly well.
There is a casual sort of allegory to a bohemian style that can be enhanced by a careful use of organic and modern materials. Going just a bit retro in your accessory selection can also come in a bit of a pro zone, and natural textures are always a welcome addition – but only in moderation.
The bohemian style embraces a casual aesthetic, but the need for the modern clientele to be contemporary can be a real set back. So you need to integrate a lightly modern aesthetic with a clearly bohemian vibe in such a way that the low key vibe becomes a stand out. This interior manages to do just that by playing with the right textures and light.
When designing a bohemian interior, make sure to select the right color palate – it needs to be perfectly balanced out between rustic, organic, and contemporary. If you look at the interior below, you will notice the perfect compromise between the material selection that ends up creating a contrasting but well balanced visual field.
The color palate is an important factor in designing the bohemian interior. As you can see below, the combination of the color palate with the materialistic contrast is what adds the actual bohemian aesthetic to this interior.