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The Art of Thrifting: the Boho Bedroom

The Art of Thrifting: the Boho Bedroom
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The New Bohemians
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Boho is having a moment right now. And though the aesthetic is inspired by the “anything goes” attitude of the 1970s, over the past few years, it has evolved into a more sophisticated, purposeful design movement. Yep, it’s true: Macrame and tassels can be purposeful. Thrifting and boho really go hand in hand, so if you’re a vintage lover looking to dip your toes into the bohemian style jacuzzi, your bedroom is the perfect place to start. A neutral, Percale sheet set provides the perfect backdrop for vintage decor and accessories. Here are some great tips to help you get your boho on.

Image of a bedroom with a rug.


Rugs, Rugs and More Rugs

If you’re not sure where to begin your boho bedroom, start with a vintage rug. The boho style is all about mixing colors, patterns and textures, so don’t be afraid to go bold. Even for a neutral, quiet toned bedroom, a colorful rug can add just the right amount of pop to your space. Vintage Moroccan or Turkish rugs work particularly well with this style. For extra impact, try hanging your rug on the wall as a pseudo headboard.

Bed with a throw blanket.


Vintage Linens for Layering

Vintage throws, blankets, bedspreads and even larger pieces of fabric are all great tools for bringing some additional texture and warmth to your boho bedroom. Having a variety of linens will also give you the option to switch things up and change the look of your space. Try to find pieces with varying textures and materials to help create a more “collected” look and use them as throws at the end of your bed or over the back of a chair.

Bedroom wall with a statement art piece.


A Statement Wall Hanging

Macrame and weaving are everywhere these days, but you can find some truly amazing vintage pieces that perfectly represent the boho spirit. If you are lucky enough to find a larger piece, you can use it as a focal point in your room and hang it behind your bed for maximum impact. For smaller pieces, treat them as pieces of art and hang them around your space as you would a painting or print.

Vintage light fixture


Vintage Lighting

There are a ton of amazing, vintage light fixtures floating around at your local thrift shops and flea markets, and they are another great way to bring some boho to your bedroom. Brass and lucite fixtures go well with almost any color scheme. You can also opt for a vintage lamp if you want to avoid any real electrical work.

Bedroom with a mirror on the wall


Mirror Mirror on the Wall

A vintage mirror (or grouping of mirrors) is a perfect option for pulling together the decor in your boho space. Look for mirrors with unique carvings or shapes. If you happen to find a new mirror that is “vintage inspired,” we give you full permission to fake it.