As a testament to this decorating style’s just-be-yourself, anything-goes vibe, the rules are few. Pattern and texture, however, make the difference between a hodgepodge and the casual, yet curated, look of Bohemian interiors circa ’16.
Pattern: North America’s history of nomadic, tribal and indigenous patterns is rich and storied, yet has been eclipsed by ikats and the like for years. Not so for 2016. Familiar North American patterns â” serape stripes, arrow zigzags, and banded, diamond and eyedazzler patterns, for example â” are recast in new colorways for the American market. The new hues broaden the geographic reach of patterns often pigeonholed as âœSouthwest.â Peking Handicraft’s Cypress pillow in yellow by Trina Turk is a fine example.
Texture: Bohemian-style homes command interesting textures. Loloi’s flatweave-plus-shag area rugs from breakout star Justina Blakeney are a superior example (read about her in our Winter 2016 edition of Home View). Upholstery and accents featuring animal hides or faux fur are other go-to pieces that instantly up an interior’s.