Many people today opt for a modern and minimalist vibe in their outdoor spaces.
While this type of design definitely looks pretty, it’s often a little too sterile and plain for you to relax and unwind.
So, this time, choose something romantic, interesting and perfectly chill such as Boho design.
Don’t know how to turn your backyard into a chic Boho space?
Here are a few pro tips coming to the rescue.
Go vintage with furniture
For that authentic Bohemian look of the 60s, raid a thrift store and choose a table with some mismatched chairs.
And don’t worry if your pieces look a little tired.
Every scratch and bump adds precious character to your furniture, plus, there’s nothing but a few nails, some sandpaper and paint can’t improve.
A fun pouf will also boost comfort and add something different to the space.
Be fearless with colors
Boho design is definitely not afraid of colors—and they don’t even have to match!
This interior design style doesn’t care about any rules, so you can go wild with colors and materials.
For instance, dress your chairs with cozy and colorful pillows in different patterns and sizes.
Warm quilts are also a must for every Boho outdoor space, especially if you’re planning to spend many evenings outside this year.
If your reclaimed furniture requires some refreshing, opt for vibrant colors and your space will look so much more interesting (think bright orange or summer yellow).
Boost comfort with a rug
Boho design is all about comfort, no matter if you’re decorating your indoor or outdoor space.
For an instant touch of coziness and relaxation, add a rug to your patio.
This is a very chic and cheap way to introduce that cool “hippie” vibe to your space.
Plus, rugs come in all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns imaginable, so even if you’re looking for something very specific, you’ll be able to find it without too much trouble.
Need some help with rug purchasing? Look into Moroccan or Mexican inspired rugs that can be layered—these perfectly fit onto every Boho corner.
Add interest and mystery with decoration
This is the most interesting part of every Boho space—decoration!
Feel free to go very bold and eclectic, since anything interesting and quirky will fit right into your patio.
Try this idea: check out SkullBliss for some hand-carved animal skull art that will give your patio some dramatic and mysterious feel.
A golden carved skull surrounded by some soft fluffy pillows and illumined by soft lighting will create a perfect Bohemian balance between two clashing looks.
A large mirror with an intricate frame placed on your patio will also add some interest to the space.
Surround yourself with plants
You can never have too many plants in Boho design.
So, roll up your sleeves and get planting now! Gather a variety of interesting, repurposed or reused planters and invest in different plants.
Standing planters are great for larger specimens, but if you have a few smaller plants in mind, consider hanging planters.
Hanging plants like String of Pearls, Marble Pathos or any type of fern will look absolutely dashing and they don’t require a lot of care.
Light up your space
You will want to spend a LOT of time on your Boho patio, so you’ll need some evening illumination.
Make sure to go soft with some cute string lights or grab a lantern or two (old colored glass lanterns look especially lovely).
Search through some second-hand shops and you’ll probably find a lantern that fits your Bohemian vibe.
Fresh air, greenery, colors and comfort will instantly relax you and make you forget about the crazy world outside.
So, turn your patio into a Boho paradise, and you won’t even mind spending the entire summer at home.