Indie & Interior Design: Bohemian Summer Style

Summer is the season of music festivals and fashion resembles those from Woodstock and bohemian gypsies. It is full of loose, clean silhouettes, bright colors, flowing prints, and references to lands and times far off. But have you thought about incorporating this into your home? A quick search on Pinterest or Tumblr show some truly amazing concepts, however they seem daunting. Here are some ideas and approaches to this style.

A big part of this style is warm colors and bold prints. It is best to have prints on the beds and solids on the walls. To go bold, paint your walls red,  yellow, purple, pink, or orange. However, for a less permanent option, paint with a neutral color and add bold colors with accessories—lighting, tapestries, rugs, and curtains, for example. To further this style, find a complimentary bed set. The Montana, Shangri-La, Fisher Island, or Park Avenue duvets provide bold, flowing patterns to the space. Just be sure that the colors compliment the colors and that there are not too many patterns, because this can make the space look overcrowded and like the patterns are competing.

The final element is the accessories. Add items like a statue an elephant, crystals, dream catchers, candles, and tapestries to add interest to the space. Another idea is to add either faded faux flowers or dry real flowers, preserved with hairspray in simple glass. Finally, incorporate little vintage elements with Polaroid photographs, globes, and slightly tarnished mirrors.

It is with elements and accessories like these that you fully develop the bohemian style for your space this summer.