Boho is short for Bohemian and in the last two years this design style has been trending for clothing as well as interior design. Bohemian refers to vagabonds and gypsy-like wandering. People who challenged the social norm and stood up for political underdogs. Calling a bohemian a gypsy is also not an exact definition and is closely related to the hippies of the late sixties.
The fact is when you look at the short history of Bohemian you begin to recognize that there are no real rules or guidelines. Most of the time when you walk into a beautiful bohemian room there is no space left empty, and it's filled with personality.
We found two amazing blogs that showcase the bohemian look and will surely give you the inspiration to begin designing.
Emily Katz is a multi-talented designer with a focus on interior, clothing, and music. You can also find her teaching Macrame in her community and her blog "Modern Macrame."
Justina Blaklney is a creative design diva who believes the key to a fabulous home is through creativity. She is the author of the best-selling book "The New Bohemians" as well as an L.A. based designer and blogger. Her magazine has a daily growing audience with a sign of respect in the interior design industry.
Although there are no rules to Boho shopping, there are ways of finding a perfect balance for the Bohemian look. We encourage to balancing your design details with a mix of thrift store finds, craft projects, and new products.
If you mix thrift store finds with new items you increase the overall personality of the space but as well keeps your look a little less polished. By searching public and farmers markets, you get the opportunity to have vendors do the shopping and creating for you.
You can easily search online for local markets in your neighborhood via online apps or local papers.
You can find new products via department stores like Target, Macy's or Nordstrom. Many of these shops dedicate web pages that cater to just bohemian.
This page carries a large selection of Boho inspired items for the home. Target offers an extensive variety of inventory when dressing up your home. When shopping for kitchenware don't be afraid of mixing and matching. If you can't agree on one pattern; pick all of them.
Macy's hit the Boho mark for both fashion and interior design. You may need to search and know exactly what you are looking for because they don't categorize as well as Target does. You will find a little more detail and quality in some of their products as well as brand names.
Much like Macy's, with Nordstrom, you will be searching page by page as they also haven't categorized their site to a bohemian section. Having a basic idea of what products and personality you are shopping for will create a much easier shopping experience.
Boho Shopping Tips
When shopping online, you can use coupons or promo codes to save on products as well as free shipping. Keep an eye out to see if the store you are shopping at will allow you to double up on coupons or promo codes. Often you can earn additional savings. Click here for coupons or promo codes.
Check Kijiji, Craigslist or Facebook when looking for vendors or public markets. The great thing about shopping second hand is that you get items with traditional bohemian style as well as it keeps your local economy thriving.