Mix and Match: How to Mix Modern and Boho Decor Styles


With this modern day and age, it has become utterly impossible to rule out sophisticated and chic décor, however, a touch of old-fashioned authenticity will never go out of fashion.

Most of us own or have inherited from their grandparents a rustic old cabinet or wardrobe, and that specific vintage bliss can do wonders in a modern home. Adding some bohemian flair to a contemporary ambient will make your home stand out from all others. Actually, a mix and match of boho and modern ambient is what pops out in every cosmopolitan magazine. Here is how to combine those two unique décor styles into your home.

A blend from the past

You would be surprised how 1930s furniture can upscale the look of your posh home. If your walls are pale white or cappuccino, adding a timeless piece of old furniture will upgrade it.

Take for instance a nice wooden bedside table that has specifically carved legs and just refurbish and repaint it. You can match that look by adding eccentric bohemian cushions in contrasting colors like violet. Mid-century furniture has glamorously crafted design, and by blending it with your existing modern sofa you will transform your home into a bold and sleek space.

Bold details

When it comes to authentic rustic bohemian accents, you need to play with details. Adding one-of-a-kind accessories like authentic hand-crafted skills you will undoubtedly revive the dull contemporary look.

Just have a peek here to see how cow or ram skulls look sensational on a wall. Not only does it break the timid simplicity of modern houses but it also adds a nice vintage flair to your already cutting edge ambient. Besides skulls, other bold accessories like Turkish rugs, bright patterned funky floor cushions, wooden chandeliers, and similar will surely open up your home.

Nature-inspired accents

Take whatever nature offers you and mix and match it in your home décor to get a marvelously tucked in boho flame. Add colorful sewed blanket onto your modern couch, or place a wooden Ottoman next to your fancy sofa. Combining vintage textiles and nature-inspired details will revive this look. Try out copper or brass accents like picture frames, candle holders, or vases to infuse the bohemian elements in your contemporary home.

Play with hues

Manage to keep your modern space comfortable and bohemian at the same time by playing with a different variety of textures, materials, patterns, and colorful fabrics.

To mix the bohemian flair with modern space you need to fuse soft neutrals colors like beige, pale pink, or white with funky red, golden yellow, and teal. A mixture of interesting jewel tones pairs up nicely with any modern design, as long as you don’t overdo things.

Add rustic elements

Regardless of the home you observe bohemian trends, one thing is for sure – you need to incorporate some rustic elements. Make them the focal point o your home design or merely an eye-catching detail, just make sure that you use raw organic elements.

Place a large leather jute area rug, or a vivid Persian rug, and then top up that look with a vibrant grey sofa. Another cool way to mix the two styles is to add eccentric artwork like a large painting or ravish your wall with rustic wall hangings, tapestries, curtains made out of natural elements like cotton.

Spruce up the greeneries

A fool-proof way to get the bohemian outlook is to open up the rooms by adding blasting greeneries. Just a small succulent plant can enliven the entire surrounding and give a modern home a nice old-school touch.

Thoughtfully arranged plants superbly boost the boho look, and if you place them in some gold, brown, or dark-patterned pots you will get a perfect mix of old and new. Plus, the indoor plants purify the air, so that’s another reason to have them.

Express your eclectic personality by adding ravishing details into your cosmopolitan home. Be courageous, be wild, and above all be free – that’s what boho is all about.

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Sophia Rivera is a passionate gardener and home improvement expert based in California. With a deep-rooted love for nature and design, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. Sophia is not only academically qualified but also a hands-on practitioner in the field. Her certification as a Master Gardener from the California Master Gardener Program is a testament to her extensive knowledge and commitment to gardening and sustainable living. Sophia's expertise is further solidified by her status as a LEED Accredited Professional, highlighting her dedication to green building and eco-friendly home improvement practices. With over a decade of experience in transforming homes and gardens, Sophia has become a trusted name in California's home improvement scene. Her work focuses on creating beautiful, sustainable, and functional spaces that cater to the unique lifestyle and environmental conditions of California.


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