20 Gorgeous Boho Bedroom Ideas to Try - Emily May (2024)

There are so many options when it comes to redecorating a bedroom, but one of my favourite trends at the moment is the bohemian look. In this article, I’m sharing some of my favourite boho bedroom ideas to inspire you, and help you create the perfect boho room for yourself.

Boho-style bedrooms are great because they have a really relaxed feel to them. You can put in as little or as much detail as you want! This will enable you to find your own balance and create an exciting bedroom design that suits your personality perfectly.

Boho works well for any room size, so whether you’re occupying the master bedroom or a tiny dorm room, bohemian-style bedrooms will be a great style choice for you. The other great thing about bohemian interior design is that you can choose pretty much any colour palette, and your bedroom will still look stylish. If you’re not convinced, here are some examples to show you that boho chic bedrooms are the way to go!

Bohemian Chic Painted Arches

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A huge trend within modern bohemian interior design is painting an archway above any part of the room that you want to highlight. In a bedroom this can be used to draw the eye to the bed or to look like a headboard if your bed doesn’t have one. It’s a great way to anchor furniture in your room, and the choice of neutral colours and natural shapes create the feel of a modern boho bedroom for the price of a can of paint.

Beautifully Neutral Bohemian Style Bedroom

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If colours aren’t your thing or you simply want somewhere incredibly calming, try a fully neutral boho themed bedroom – the modern bohemian bedroom style makes it easy to create a minimalist space that has personality. Stick to light earthy tones and natural textures like this woven rug and pampas grass for a boho chic bedroom that’s truly relaxing. This is definitely one of my favourite boho bedroom ideas!

Boho Bedroom Ideas: A Blue Boho Gallery Wall

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If you’re trying to create a modern bohemian bedroom and you’re obsessed with travel, then this beach-themed boho chic bedroom is the answer.

The boho aesthetic comes from the light wood frames, earthy tones and calming pastel colours, evoking memories of long warm days at the beach. Choose pastel coloured travel images and match this with some gorgeous washed cotton bedding(buy a similar bedding set here) to tie the room together. You can also add in natural materials like wood and grass to turn this bedroom from beach to boho chic.

Traditional Bohemian Style Bedroom

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When people think of bohemian interior design the first image that comes to mind is natural colours and tapestries hung on the wall. This is definitely a style that goes in and out in waves, but the traditional boho style is back in a big way at the moment and would work really well for a boho dorm room because you don’t have to paint or even make holes in the wall, and it’s easy to do as well as easy to take down at the end of a semester!

You can find boho-themed wall hangings really easily in thrift stores if you’re trying to save money, or you can find them affordably online if you’re looking for something specific. You can use sticky-back hooks to hang the tapestry without damaging the wall. Pair this with some light wood furniture, neutral bedding, and add a few plants around the room to create the perfect boho dorm room.

Bohemian Style Bed Canopy

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If you’re a lover of colour and are drawn to the maximalist style of interior design then why not take boho back to its roots and also add in some privacy?

Original boho interior design featured multiple tapestries hung around the room in various colours and patterns, paired with colourful blankets and intricately designed cushions. This would be an excellent choice for a boho dorm room because it allows you some privacy if you have to share a room.

If your bed is against the wall, curate a collection of cushions so that you can turn your bed into a comfy sofa during the day. Use stick-on hooks to hang scarves or tapestries on the walls around your bed, and if you like this 4-poster style with the curtain, put a sticky hook on the ceiling to create a curtain. When you want to open up your space, simply use a safety pin to hold the curtain open, or tuck it into the piece that’s fixed to the wall. In a very short space of time, you’ll have some privacy and the perfect bohemian style bedroom!

Modern Boho Bedroom Decor

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Boho interior design doesn’t have to be full of clashing patterns or bright colours. In recent years the boho style has morphed into something a lot more paired back and modern. The modern boho bedroom takes inspiration from the original movement with the shapes and materials used, but not necessarily the patterns or colours, and the overall feel is a lot more beachy.

Choose white textured bedding with neutral coloured throws and pillows. Complement this with light wood furniture and materials like rattan or woven accessories like this floor mat or the bench at the bottom of the bed. Finally, add some minimalist artwork and potted plants for the ultimate boho chic bedroom design.

Dark Modern Boho Bedroom

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One of the best things about the modern take on boho interior design is that the overall style is really paired back, allowing you the space to bring more of your own personality into the room or to incorporate other trends.

Dark aesthetic has become mainstream, and it pairs really well with the modern boho style. In order to create the hybrid, opt for a darker wall colour and bring in slightly darker neutral colours, like opting for a tan rather than a light beige.

Mix up your accessories too – bring in some more industrial-themed items, like the metal lamp in this image, and mix it with more natural materials like the wooden ladder or grass stems. Add a printed throw to your bed to complete the look and you will be left with the perfect modern boho bedroom with just a small touch of the dark academia trend.

Boho Chic Gallery Wall

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If you’re looking for more subtle ways to create your perfect boho dorm room, consider just taking a few elements from the bohemian interior design style and incorporating those into your space. This boho gallery wall combines mismatched prints seen in traditional bohemian interior design with the more modern take of lighter colours, a fairly neutral palette, and a minimal design.

A gallery wall is a perfect choice for a boho dorm room because you can use sticky tack or Command strips so you don’t damage the wall. Add some more boho-style accents like a wooden screen and neutral-coloured bed linen to create a more relaxed boho dorm room, perfect if you’re sharing a room or just don’t want the style to take over.

Modern Boho Inspired Bedroom

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In recent years there’s been a rise in the popularity of modern room decor – at first the minimalist nature and clean lines make it feel at odds with bohemian interior design, but it’s easy to make them work together. Opt for minimalist patterns like these plain stripes, and combine modern textures like the velvet of the bed frame with more natural materials, like light woods or soft linens, to create a combination that shouldn’t work in theory but looks incredible in practice!

Bohemian Style Mural

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If you want to create a modern take on bohemian interior design then choose a few neutral colours and objects inspired by nature to give a subtle hint of boho without it being obvious.

This plant-themed wallpaper is a brilliant option if you want your space to be inspired by boho, rather than going all in. The natural theme of the wallpaper creates a calming space that feels bohemian but the furniture could easily be switched out to change the mood of the room.

Hanging Vines for Modern Boho Bedrooms

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The modern boho bedroom aesthetic can be great to look at, but if you’re short on space or can’t keep plants alive you could be left wondering if you’re going to be able to fully recreate a boho chic bedroom. Luckily, there’s an easy way around this by using artificial hanging plants.

Place a hanging vine curtain over your door, or place artificial plants in macrame holders and use a sticky hook to hang them. This is a great way to create a boho chic bedroom without giving up any precious counter space or worrying about keeping the plants alive.

Artificial Flower Wall

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This is one of the most simple boho bedroom ideas to implement. Bohemian style bedrooms are very much open to interpretation thanks to the more modern approach to bohemian interior design. Artificial flower walls are something that has been seen time and again on social media recently, and it’s a really easy way to create a boho chic bedroom on a budget.

Buy some good quality fake flowers at your local craft store and stick these to the wall using a little tape, or a sticky back hook. Pair this with light colours and neutral tones, and if you want to go for extra effort then add a few more plants to create a modern bohemian bedroom with minimal effort.

Mid-Century Boho Chic Bedroom

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Surprisingly, one design style that pairs very well with boho is mid-century modern. Given that a lot of mid-century modern style features sharp lines and monochrome accents you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a no-go. Mix black and white accents with wooden furniture, droopy plants and earthy tones to create this unique take on modern bohemian bedroom decor.

Ethereal Boho Chic Bedroom Wall Stickers

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A lot of people find plain white bedrooms incredibly calming – if that’s you there is still a way that you can incorporate elements of bohemian interior design. The modern boho style is all about natural textures and neutral tones, which feed in perfectly to an all-white bedroom.

This feather mural provides a point of interest in an otherwise empty room, but is very boho chic. Keep your bed linen and walls plain white, then use the colour of the feathers as your accent and try to match this in a throw or cushions, add in a bedside lamp to make the room feel purposefully minimal, rather than simply empty.

Bringing Personality to a Bohemian Bedroom

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While bohemian interior design is a great style for bedrooms, there’s nothing to stop you bringing a little of your own personality into the mix. Go with neutral tones, natural shapes and fairy lights, but add in your favourite colour or add a pattern that makes you happy.

The original bohemian style is all about clashing prints and bright colours so why not ignore the more modern minimalist style and bring back Boho’s roots by clashing your own favourite patterns or colours.

Modern Bohemian Hotel Bedroom

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One of the best things about the modern take on the bohemian interior design style is that it’s so adaptable. You can take just a few elements of the movement and yet you can still tell it’s a bohemian style bedroom.

For a bedroom that feels like a hotel, go minimalist with one or two big prints above the bed and choose light wood or rattan furniture. The combination of minimal furniture, big pictures and white bedding will give your room the feel of a bohemian chic hotel room.

Bohemian Style Bedroom in a Small Apartment

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If you have a small apartment it can be a bit of a struggle to find enough storage and if that’s the case you may feel like you have to compromise design for functionality, but that’s not true. If you have a lot of light or neutral coloured clothes or accessories, why not make them part of your room design with shelves and an open rail? Pick boho chic colours and add natural materials like the cane frame of the mirror for a modern bohemian bedroom that also solves your storage issues. If you need more than just a rail, add a chest of drawers either painted white or made of rattan to continue the theme.

Floral Bohemian Walls

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Modern bohemian bedrooms don’t have to be minimalist and boring. If you want to add some personality to the neutral colours, why not put your plants on the wall instead of having to water them? Find a botanical-themed wallpaper and create a feature wall in your bedroom. This will add more interest, fit in with the bohemian theme and make the room feel bigger on a budget!

Colourful Boho Dorm Room Ideas

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Bohemian interior design can be very easily customised to suit your favourite colours and styles – because the concept is so simple it works with almost any other design style which is what makes it so great. If you live in a small space or are moving into a dorm room, try combining organisation with design and create a noticeboard that matches the colours in the rest of your room to create a cohesive boho chic bedroom. If you’re looking for simple boho bedroom ideas, this is a great one to try.

Boho Bedroom Ideas – Bohemian Layered Rugs

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The bohemian interior design style has a huge amount of freedom within it. The style rules are incredibly vague and that allows for a lot of freedom to include your own personality. Bohemian interior design tends to focus on the walls, use of colour and natural materials, but why not incorporate the floor too?

Find either a bright or neutral patterned rug (depending on which part of the style you’re going for) to add some instant personality to your space – keep the rest of the room neutral and bring the colours of the rug in with accents in the pillows or decorations to create a paired back bohemian chic bedroom.

Final Thoughts on Boho Bedroom Ideas

Bohemian interior design is great, simply because it offers so many possibilities. With the original movement being full of bright colours and clashing patterns and the modern movement reinventing this with neutral colours, it’s easy to find a way to inject your personality into your space. Thankfully, there are loads of gorgeous boho bedroom ideas to choose from, so whatever your personal style preferences, you’re sure to find the perfect bohemian style bedroom design for you!

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Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.

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