Boho Style: The Bohemian Style?

The bohemian style, also called boho style, originated in Paris in the 19th century. At that time, a group of artists and intellectuals rebelled against the otherwise very conventional, rigid lifestyle of the rest of the bourgeoisie. The desire for a free life, without constricting guidelines and labels, also defines the fashion and interior design style of the same name: the boho style. The hippie movement took up the boho look and made it popular again. Since then, boho chic has had repeated comebacks in the 1990s and most recently in recent years and is still a popular interior design trend today.

Boho Style - The furnishing style of the free spirits

Unconstrained living: According to the free-spirited attitude to life, the boho style has no fixed guidelines, but characteristic features that offer a rough framework. What is allowed is what pleases and does not correspond to the masses. Mix of styles: For the Bohemian style, pieces of furniture do not have to match. Boho furnishings can consist of different collections and materials. Contrasts are always welcome. Thus, for the Bohemian Chic living style, an ornate vintage floor lamp and an oriental carpet go together perfectly. Shapes: It is better to have as few straight lines as possible. There are no strict colour guidelines either. Depending on your colour preference, the modern boho style can be realised with furniture and accessories in discreet natural colours or with gaudier colour elements, for example with ethnic prints. The same applies to Boho d├ęcor: it is better to deviate from the norm. In principle, almost anything can be used as decoration. Even the way it is placed in the room can be unusual. Boho Deco: A painting does not have to be placed on the wall - it can also simply hang from the ceiling. Wall decorations are also part of the Boho style. Subtle furnishings rely on earthy colours in beige, brown or plain white. More striking colours: a strong ochre yellow, turquoise or Bordeaux red. They visually enhance the boho style. Tip: Do not mix more than four colours, as too many colours make for visual unrest. Old and new: Used vintage items from the flea market can be mixed with new pieces of furniture and decorative elements. Solid wooden furniture or seating elements made of woven willow branches underline the nature-loving style. Since the artist movement already preferred large loft spaces as living areas, the individual pieces of furniture play a special role. In the Boho Chic living style, for example, a high-quality couch does not stand inconspicuously against the wall - it becomes one of the style highlights itself and is placed in the middle of the room. Discreet or colourful: cushions with fringes, linen blankets, candles and fairy lights create the cosy hippie look. Repurpose: Objects can deviate from their original function and find their use elsewhere. A metal barrel can serve wonderfully as a side table: Nothing unusual for the boho style.

Boho-style doors

Open large rooms are typical of the boho style, which originated in loft spaces. Front door, passage doors, interior doors: The type of door, the design and the material of the door decide on the appropriate look. Perfect overall appearance: Not only the door alone plays a role, the frame, door handles and fittings should also harmonise. This also applies to all windows.

Sliding doors in bohemian look

Sliding doors are the ideal solution for large rooms with high ceilings. If required, sliding doors allow for spatial separation without sacrificing the open living concept with abundant light incidence. Whether a modern sliding door made of glass or a more natural wooden sliding door: The sliding door of the boho-style flat, can be combined with both materials. Sliding doors allow a particularly large amount of light to enter even in small rooms. This makes the room appear more open and larger. Especially a natural living style in boho chic with discreet colours in white, beige and brown, fits perfectly with a sliding door made of wood. Glass sliding doors look modern and timeless. Clear glass or frosted glass: A combination of both types of glass is also conceivable and various decorative elements can be implemented on the glass door.

Bohemian Style Hinge Doors

Boho look for small rooms: Not all flats have large rooms. With the right door, the boho style also works in small rooms. In order to implement the hippie style comprehensively, it is a good idea to choose the right swing door. From playful to simple: a plain door suits the bohemian style just as well as an interior door with elaborate ornamental decorations on the door leaf and frame. Even a rustic iron door is conceivable in the bohemian style - as are glass and wooden doors.

Boho style door handles

Plain black door handles with straight lines, golden and curved or elaborately decorated. There are countless handle variants. Door handle and door fittings should also match - for example when it comes to choosing between round and angular models. Example of an ornate door handle: CAROLA PIATTA S by GRIFFWERK. Available in gold and black. Rather plain? How about the model: AVUS PIATTA S. For sliding doors: handle shells, such as the round PLANEO GM model, but also variants such as the LUCIA GTS handle bar, go ideally with the boho style.

The most frequently asked questions about boho style

Which questions are most often asked about BOHO style? We found out using software that analyzes which questions people ask voice assistants from Apple, Google and Co. We answer two of them here:


What makes the boho style?

Boho style consists of several styles. Breaks in style are nothing unusual. A modern sliding glass door goes well with an elaborately decorated dresser. A brightly colored armchair adds accents to an otherwise plain color scheme.


What room door suits boho style?

Boho style thrives on the interplay of different styles. The room door can be simple or eye-catching. Mix of styles desired: almost any style fits the boho style.