7 Reasons We LOVE Decorating Our Homes With Boho Decor

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will know that boho decor and Banarsi designs go together like salt and pepper. If you’re yet to get on the boho decor bandwagon, I suggest you hop on there with dreams of exotic prints, paisley and everything hippy.

Get ready, as you’re about to seriously fall in love with bohemian decor! Here’s seven reasons why we are obsessed with boho decor.

1. Boho Decor Represents A Nomadic Lifestyle

If you dream of backpacking the world and getting lost in nature, boho decor is a perfect reflection of who you are. This is because boho prints became popular in the 60s an 70s when travelers brought them back from India and the Far East.  Whether you have traveled the world, or simply dream of doing so, bohemian decor will bring that nomadic lifestyle into your home.

nomadic boho decor with world map and morrocan prints

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This decor is about as nomadic as you can get! Moroccan printed cushions and throws sizzle in an array of warm oranges and reds, whilst the world map mural is the epitome of wanderlust. Recreate this stunning living room by topping your sofa with our floral embroidered pillow cover and ornamental embroidered pillow cover. Top your sofa with our Arabian Velvet Table Runner.

2. It’s Uplifting

Consider how you feel when you walk into a clinically styled doctors surgery. Chances are, it makes you feel worse rather than better. There is something incredibly uplifting about boho decor. In among the rainbow of colors and punchy prints lies positive vibes. Due to this reason, it’s unsurprising that many spas and massage parlors choose to decorate in a bohemian style.


This boho pool area is what dreams are made of! Recreate the muted and relaxing tones with our exotic oriental pillow cover and solid geometric pillow cover.


3. There Are No Rules

The best thing about boho decor is that there absolutely no rules! No color palettes, no texture limits, nothing! So if you love a plethora of prints, a bucketful of textures and just about everything under the sun, a boho themed home gives you the excuse to get away with it! As a matter of fact, more is often merrier when it comes to bohemian. So feel free to chuck absolutely everything up on your walls and rejoice in the random, yet stylish look.


When I created my DIY boho outdoor area, I mixed and clashed as many prints as my heart desired.

4. It’s Creative & Artistic

By definition of the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘bohemian’ refers to ‘a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practice.’ (Source: dictionary.com). The artistic nature of boho undeniably translates into boho home decor. Exotic, detailed prints are indeed works of art themselves, and, when styled well, can act as an inspirational creative space.

The artistic and unconventional aspects of boho decor are also present in the way the pieces are made or purchased. Boho homes often incorporate pieces that are vintage, hand made, from overseas and from flea markets.

5. It’s SO On Trend

Due to fashion’s revival of everything Seventies over the last few seasons, boho decor is huge! So if you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to make your home more stylish, bohemian is one hundred percent the way to go!

6. It Makes Everyday Feel Like Summer

Fall may be coming faster than a freight train, but that doesn’t mean that our homes have to feel dull and cold.  With boho decor, it’s Summer all year round. Be whisked away to the Greek islands with beautiful Mediterranean prints in an abundance of white and snorkel blue. Or feel the heat of India with saree prints, stunning embroidery and beautiful embellishments. In short, boho decor gives you the flight to the place that you can’t afford to visit!


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Bring the sunshine of Santorini to your living room with printed blue and white cushions. We recommend the jacquard paisley pillow cover and the solid geometric pillow cover. Add the oriental blossom table runner for a beautifully oceanic effect.

BlueOcean Blue

Or opt for a warming, Indian bedroom with an array of red and fuchsia silks.


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To recreate this look, turn up the heat with the hand embroidered duvet cover set. Embellish with the paisley leaf and exotic oriental pillow covers.

7. It Takes Us Back To The ‘Peace’ Era

Boho and hippy style decor has a comforting nostalgic effect. Just a few paisley prints and earthy browns is all it takes to be transported to the peaceful era of the 1970s. We live in a post-modern, turbo speed world, full of terrorism, mental illness and environmental damage. Boho decor takes us back to a less scary time in the world.


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This genuine 1970s decor captures the ‘free spirit’ of the era to perfection! Get that hippy effect with pops of red and orange tones. The jacquard floral table runner is super 70s!

Jacquard Floral Table Runner

What do you love about boho? Let me know in the comments below…



Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net