Boho Chic Rugs
Creating Beautiful Boho Chic Interiors With Modern Bohemian Area Rugs
Its time for all us free spirits out there to embrace our Bohemian style and create zen-like living spaces that reflect our inner hippie spirits with Bohemian rugs.
Some may have expected the bohemian and vintage rug trends to have been retired by now, but the truth is that these styles have a perennial appeal. This holds true especially during those so-called “hard times” when world news headlines are gloomy and the general public is feeling lost or disillusioned. It’s human nature to surround oneself with things of beauty and meaning, and that impulse is even stronger when the world seems like a chaotic disarray.
Think of the 1930’s or the 1960’s: short hemlines and bright happy colors accompanied with signature fashion pieces borrowed from grandma’s closet. When the going gets tough, traditional prints and bold color statements rule the world of interior design and fashion.
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Your Bohemian Rugs should Be Reflections of Your Free Spirited Self
The heart of the bohemian style is free spirited elegance and adaptable eclecticism. Think of beaded lampshades, complex traditional graphic elements, and bold color schemes. Part of the appeal of the boho chic style is that components can be drawn from thrift stores and attics as easily as a posh high end galleries and retailers.
The key is to show off your unique and personal aesthetic. One approach is to pick a signature color that brings your joy and happiness, then build your home decor around it. Traditionally, bohemian interior decor schemes employ one or two strong accent colors and layer them with earthy and neutral shades to provide a soft, inviting appearance.
Selecting one main color to make a bold statement will make your overall design goals easier to attain and create the illusion that you only effortlessly “just threw some things together.”
The Boho Chic interior look is not restricted to bold colors. Many of the your bohemians of today are gravitating to the simplicity and free form design approach of the vintage Moroccan rugs. Many find the that simplicity of the Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs exude a sense of calm and freedom. Not to mention their soft shag rug texture offers people the ability to just throw some poufs around, or even just sit or lounge around on the rug itself. That said, there are a wide variety and different styles of Moroccan rugs that people seem to gravitate to when looking for Bohemian rugs.
The recent resurgence of the vintage mid century Scandinavian rugs has also worked its way into the hearts of the free spirited Bohemians of today. The Scandinavian approach is great for those who love symmetry, geometry, simplicity and color. The fact that many were produced as flat weave rugs makes them great for layering.
Creating Magnificent Boho Chic Interiors
While it’s true that freedom and romance are the trademarks of a vintage bohemian look, it’s easy for this style to get out of hand and look like a mess. To avoid this, follow the simple rule of less is more to create a unified and visually delicious combination.
Most mid-century modern rugs feature nostalgic, traditional patterns or primitive tribal designs. Ethnic and traditional patterns are gorgeous in and of themselves and never truly go out of style. Aside from classic vintage Persian rugs, authentic Caucasian, African, and Native American Navajo patterns are stylish choices. Selecting a pattern that showcases your individual style or travel history is a wonderful way to add a touch of personal story and history.
Another simple Bohemian approach that creates elegant and beautiful effects is layering rugs on top of other rugs. This layered approach to interior design has always been a staple of many within the boho style community. One way to create a beautiful layered look is to pair light, lacier fabrics over heavy, darker bolder ones. A simple piece of lace can easily subdue a rug whose colors are “too loud” or cover a specific pattern that for whatever reason you may not particularly like.
When shopping for vintage Bohemian rugs, keep in mind that you must pick a piece that is “very you”. One of the most important factors in the boho chic design approach is the sense of individuality. So make sure to buy rugs that you truly love and that reflect who you are.
How To Add Eclectic Style With Our Modern Bohemian Area Rugs
Calling all free spirits — if you’re looking for room decor that is eclectic, colorful, relaxed zen and nonconformist, you’ll find all those qualities and more in our beautifully crafted collection of modern Bohemian area rugs.
Uncovering the History of Bohemian Style
While Bohemian style is often associated with the hippie culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, its roots actually extend as far back as the 19th Century. Some historians believe it began in France when many artists lived in poverty and thus created their own style from older, worn out shabby chic clothing considered out of fashion in popular perception. Others believe the culture originated in Bohemia, an area of the Czech Republic where the nomadic Romani people lived.
No matter where the Bohemian culture started, it reflects the shared values of going against society’s norms and embracing an easy, almost carefree way of thinking.
The Bohemian style evolved in the 20th century to include lush, complex patterns, fringes and rich colors. Our modern Bohemian rugs, combined with other room accessories, incorporate all the best features of this unconventional style. Picture bold rug patterns paired with soothing earth tones, soft fringe accents and beaded trim and you’ve captured the essence of boho style.
Building A Bohemian Home Look
By its very nature, Bohemian decor is eclectic and relaxed. You don’t have to look far to capture the expression as well as acquire authentic vintage items to compete the look. Don’t be shy about mixing pieces from different eras.
Here are some of the treasures that would fit perfectly in a bohemian room:
- Antique vases
- Mid century modern end tables
- Leather armchairs
- Beaded lampshades
- Macramé wall hangings or plant holders
- Vintage books
- Colorful glassware
- Textile art
- Shag pile area rugs
The essence of the bohemian spirit lies in using what’s available and elevating items to their most refined purpose. However, you may also encounter fine Bohemian pieces in luxurious high end rug, art and antique galleries. Bohemian artisans carefully craft artwork to share their aesthetic and philosophy with the world, and you may find you have common threads with an artist who shares your tastes.
Layering Bohemian Rugs
Part of the beauty of Bohemian style is that you can make it as Maximalist or understated as you choose. It’s never out of the question to mix patterns and color schemes. You can layer modern, vintage or even antique rugs for a casual, just thrown together look.
When layering rugs, you can select designs that are similar in color, even if the patterns vary, to create a harmonious backdrop for the furniture you include. You can also contrast a vibrant, intricate mid century modern area rug with a more straightforward design or neutral palette. To flesh out the details of the room, consider pieces that pick up the rug colors. A throw pillow or piece of art with an accent color in common with the area rugs can add the perfect touch, complementing your Bohemian rugs and drawing the viewer’s eye to their artistic details.
Using Bohemian Rugs as Statement Pieces In Your Interior Design
If you prefer a minimalist interior design look, you can choose a rug with a primitive or geometric pattern to serve as a statement piece in your room. From there, you can build a space with a minimalist style, using select, carefully chosen furniture and accessories that harmonize with your rug. Imagine a white or light gray rug on a dark hardwood floor, paired with furniture built with simple lines and neutral colors.
You can also use a rug with a neutral color, uncomplicated design as a platform for a more colorful room. Try pairing a minimalist rug with bright furniture and vibrant artwork. The contrast will draw the viewer’s eye to the rug’s relaxing simplicity.
Another way to create an interior design statement with your Bohemian rug is to keep the room’s colors neutral and allow the rug to be the star of the show. The viewer’s eye is drawn immediately to the rug’s beauty and artistic detail while the rest of the room graciously steps into the background.
While Bohemian rugs often contain visual texture through their intricate patterns, many artists add texture by using contrasting fibers.
You can find Bohemian area rugs with elements of:
Paired with divergent colors and smooth fibers, the details in Nazmiyal’s modern Bohemian area rugs are worth noticing. You can play up the texture using furniture with soft, simple lines. Layer a shaggy rug over an industrial concrete floor or a traditional wood floor to create a lovely textural contrast.
A textured modern bohemian rug can feel at home whether your room is sleek and contemporary or warm and casual. In either setting, its carefully crafted details add elegance to your space. The vintage or modern rug becomes a prominent feature in your room as a welcoming place to walk through or sit down.
Working Our Modern Bohemian Area Rugs Into Your Interior Design
If you have decided to include one of our modern Bohemian rugs in your decor, you may be wondering how to work them into your home. Fortunately, many rooms are well suited for most of our Bohemian rugs. Your rug can tie the elements in the room together, unifying several pieces of furniture by creating an anchor underneath them. It can also work well in a bedroom, extending a welcome cushion of warmth and texture under your feet as you step out of your bed.
If you have a formal room such as a parlor or library, a Bohemian rug can add timeless style that
hints at luxury. A richly designed rug can brighten an otherwise nondescript hallway. Wherever you include them, the rugs in our modern Bohemian collection add vibrancy and elegance to your decor.
Finding And Connecting To Your Inner Bohemian Style
Since the boho style is eclectic, you can always find something that fits your taste. Nazmiyal’s Modern Bohemian rug collection consists of wide range of looks such as geometric, abstract, colorful, detailed, monochromatic or even understated. If you shop around for a while, you can find a color scheme to work with your existing decor. However, you may also choose to decorate your room around the rug’s design.
Are you ready to add a modern Bohemian area rug to your room? If so then Nazmiyal has a beautiful selection of modern Bohemian rugs from which to choose.
Below are just a few of our beautiful and decorative modern Bohemian area rugs:
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