It would come to no surprise that I love the vintage look. Lately, though, I'm really, really drawn to the boho vintage look. I love the 'thrown together' feel that boho creates. I love the idea of mixing all of the pieces you love to create it's own unique look. It makes nests really fun and individual and it takes away that hoity toity designer look that is so carefully pieced together and...let's face it...anal. It's a homey look. It's a cosy look. It's a child-friendly look. It's a look that I'm after in my own nest.
With the help of my friend, Lynda, I have rearranged my rumpus room. It's starting to come together well and with a lick of paint (I can't stand the colours in there!!) and a vintage boho theme I'm looking forward to spending more time in there. I want it to be more 'Lewi' friendly and fun. He is the one who hangs out in there the most and it's the place he goes when his friends come over. I want to be able to display his artworks in a fun way and all of his bits and pieces as well as my own. So, I've decided to paint it off white (with a lick of green here and there) and then bring the shots of colour in using fabrics and textures and soft furnishings and artworks and wall hangings and lots and lots of feathering. The boho look is best when the background is neutral - something quite alien in my nest at the moment. It's fun to be thinking about other ways of designing. Just like a garden, a nest interior is ever changing.
So...funky, vintage, boho....here we goho!
Bohemian Vintage is a beautiful blog! It is filled with vintagey boho inspiration. Here are a few OK, a few more than a few) photos from the blog. Go and have a look there yourself. You'll see what I mean.
This look is soooo easy to achieve on a budget. Some funky fabrics and some cheapy canvases and you could come up with your own vintage boho wall. Team them with colour coordinated tins or other feathering pieces and...hey presto...you've got a lovely display for not much money.
Boho does mixed patterns beautifully, don't you think?
Image: Domino Mag. Kids' room from Sunrise Ruffalo's home
Shots of colour with funky fabrics like these as well as vintage throws and rugs...lovely!
So, who wants to go boho? I do...!!!