Boho style is popular for a reason — it’s bright, free-spirited and instantly adds personality to your home’s interior decor. If you work from home, why not extend that personal style into your home office?
If you’re spending significant time working at your desk in your home office, it makes sense to match the interior atmosphere with your design style of choice! Boho style can help build a calming, welcoming environment that’s perfect for a productive home office.
Excited to get started? Read on to find out how to get the organized, boho style office you’ve been dreaming of.
What is bohemian interior design? And how can you create your ideal boho style office?
Boho decor, also known as bohemian style, is identified through a carefree approach to decoration. There are no rigid rules that dictate what is and isn’t boho style. Boho style embraces fun colors, textures and patterns put together to create a mismatched yet cohesive look. It usually incorporates unique items and pieces for an eclectic space.
If you’re wondering how boho style and an “office” space can work together — don’t panic! Boho style doesn’t equal a cluttered or messy workspace. When creating your ideal boho style office, you’ll want to focus on keeping the core furniture pieces that you need to get your work done: your desk, chair, storage pieces, etc. From there, you can decorate the space with exciting style pieces.
A great place to start is with a bright, textured area rug. Look for inspiration from any travels you’ve taken in the past. You can even purchase multiple different rugs and place them around the room to create a unique textile look.
If you’re sitting at a desk for most of the day, you should also look into items that can make the space cozier. By adding pillows and throws, you can let your personality shine. Opt for your favorite colors, patterns and materials — and don’t worry about matching them perfectly. You want an eclectic touch in your boho style home office.
Inspiration for boho style office decor
Part of boho style is to add and collect styles that inspired you from different countries — or even surrounding towns and cities if you haven’t been able to travel much. Consider places you’ve been or want to travel to. Are there design pieces or styles that caught your eye? See if you can incorporate them into your office through art, photography or decor pieces.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect pieces for your office, look no further than your farmers’ market for inspiration. Nature and plant life are iconic parts of the bohemian style. Take a note from nature and purchase some of your favorite plants to fill your office space. Just ensure that you know the proper care instructions for each. If you have kids or pets (or maybe lack a green thumb), you can also choose fake plants. Fake plants can add just as many colors and brightness to a space without the care needs.
The best colors and textiles for a boho style office
Boho style is one-of-a-kind because it doesn’t have any hard and fast rules. However, there are certain themes that can help you nail the boho look.
For a color scheme, we recommend that you stick with bright colors, neutral monochrome and/or earthy, natural tones. Your whole space doesn’t have to be a whirlwind of colors. Instead, you can pick certain colors as bold additions here and there, while sticking to a fairly neutral color palette. White, black or brown furniture can also easily complement the boho style.
Textiles are where your boho style office can truly shine. Embrace natural textiles that show texture like rattan, macrame and woven materials. Already have rugs and throws to complement the space? Throw up a patterned, colorful tapestry to brighten up your wall or update your window drapery.
How to work with office furniture you already have
But what if you’re not starting from scratch? How can you match your current office furniture with the boho style you want?
Thankfully, you don’t have to throw everything away to get your ideal boho office. Boho interior design is all about layering. Whether your office chair is black, white, wooden or metal, you can easily accent it with a patterned, colorful and/or textured throw over the back to make it boho.
Similarly, you can accent your shelves and desk with vases, photography and unique pieces to add personality to your office staple pieces.
Reach out to a design expert to capture the boho style
Transforming your office into a boho style workspace doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you need help getting started, you can benefit from tips and assistance from a personal decorator at Michelle Jett Decorating Den Interiors.
When you reach out, one of our design consultants will come to your home or office space and provide you with a complimentary one-on-one consultation. They’ll get to know you, your space and your boho style goals to help you build the perfect design plan. From there, your personal design consultant will get to work, handling all of the steps needed to achieve your dream boho style office.
We’re excited to help you achieve your design goals. Contact us today to get started!