If you’re tired the boring old modern and contemporary styles that make up the bulk of recent interior design inspirations, then it’s time to look for something that’s unique and different. While no other style can emulate the simplicity and powerful impact of a modern interior, you can definitely add some nice boho-chic touches to the mix in order to spice things up a bit.
Further, let’s take a look at just how you can introduce such stylistic accents in a subtle way!
1. Going oriental
Since we’re going for subtle and understated, it is important that you introduce your boho-chic style in a way that is not going to be instantly obvious. Oriental rugs are a good way to do that. Rugs have a peripheral impact on an interior design. This means that people have to carefully observe in order to fully notice them, but at the same time, they do have a very holistic impact on a space.
2. Subtle distress
Distressed finishes are an important characteristic of the boho-chic style. So if you’re trying to emulate this aesthetic in your modern interior designs, then you can use a small amount of distressed finishes in a major spot. The media console is a good place to do that. However, make sure that you only use this finish in moderation. Too much can take away the impact of the modern aspect of your design.
3. Furniture style
Although the boho-chic is subtle in your interior design, you can still enhance more of it in your furnishings. Take a look at this image – the wooden counterparts are distinctly different in style because of their slanted physique. This makes them stand-out a little, but not as much as to take away the integrity of the modern looks within the space.
4. Understated patterns
No boho-chic style is ever complete without a good dose of patterning. The best way to introduce a subtle bohemian pattern in a largely modern interior design is by playing with the tiles. The kitchen backsplash in this image is a good example. It has a unique stylized quality that contradicts the otherwise sleek geometry of the rest of the space.
5. The covers matter
Even temporary surfaces that are used to highlight the overall design of a space matter a lot when you’re trying to work with double-styles. So if you want a bit of boho-chic in a modern interior design, then go for stylized bed-covers, duvets, artwork and more.
6. Get creative
An inherent way to do translate the boho-chic look in your interior designs is to use feature artworks to do so. Statement pieces like the ones set-up above the bed are a great way to make an instant impact while retaining a sense of modernity in the rest of the design.