A boho living room with wooden armchair, brown couch, and cow-print rug

Boho Chic

Originally contributed by Jeff Butler • last updated 2/22/2021

If you’ve been looking for some style and design inspiration for a bedroom makeover, you may have come across the term boho chic and wondered what it meant exactly? It’s not really surprising when you realize just how unique and self expressive the style truly is.


Often used to describe home decor and clothing, the term boho chic typically refers to a unique design style that incorporates bohemian and hippie styles with elegant and sophisticated twists of colors, patterns, and accessories. Boho chic clothing is often comfortable, distinctive, easygoing, and self-expressive; with boho chic dresses usually long, flowy, and embroidered. Boho chic decor often appears eclectic and carefree while maintaining a level of sophistication; often combining bold traditional and cultural elements with calming and laid-back colors and textures. These days, boho chic bedroom designs and styles are a popular choice for bedroom makeovers.

Boho Chic On A Budget

Boho chic is a popular look that can come with an expensive price tag. However, there are plenty of ways to create the perfect boho chic bedroom or clothing ensemble without breaking the bank:

  • One way to create the boho chic look on a budget is to search through closets and boxes of old clothing and accessories. Quite often people, like your family members or friends, have stuff like this stored away and would love to clear it out. It can be hit or miss, but it’s worth a shot!
  • Second hand stores and online auctions are great resources for finding pieces to add to your boho chic decor or wardrobe. Quite often you can find hidden gems at a fraction of the cost, especially if you can get first dibs on the new stuff.