In the midst of our bustling lives, where demands and responsibilities tug us in all directions, there arises an innate longing for a space to call our own—an intimate haven where we can retreat, recharge, and reconnect with our inner selves. Amidst the chaos, revamping your master bedroom into a boho-inspired oasis becomes an essential pursuit. The boho style, with its free-spirited essence and eclectic charm, offers a respite from the outside world, allowing you to travel to your favorite getaway within the confines of your own home.
By embracing the natural beauty of raw materials, artwork or photography that takes you back to your favorite beach trips, and subtle patterns, you can transform your master bedroom into a personal refuge.
The Bohemian Decor Style
Boho style, as it’s often referred to, is a free-spirited style that embraces the natural elements and utilizes the elements of air and water–think anything that flows or creates subtle movement within a space. This style is known for its carefree, eclectic, and unconventional approach to home decor. It draws inspiration from various cultures, art movements, and eras, resulting in a unique and personal aesthetic. Boho design celebrates individuality, self-expression, and a sense of freedom by mixing and matching materials and patterns and allowing conventional rules to go out the window.
The Mid Century Modern Decor Style
Mid Century Modern Home Decor is a design style that emerged in the mid-20th century, characterized by clean lines, organic shapes, and functionality. It combines elements of modernism and the natural world, with a focus on simplicity and integration with nature. Mid Century Modern embraces the use of materials like wood, glass, and metal, while showcasing iconic furniture pieces and minimalist aesthetics that have stood the test of time. You’ll see many long lines, harsh angles, and a ode to less within this design style.
Boho meets Mid Century Modern
Mixing the boho design and Mid Century Modern styles can create a unique and eclectic fusion that combines the free-spirited, artistic elements of boho with the clean lines and functional simplicity of Mid Century Modern. This blending allows for a harmonious balance between organic textures, vibrant colors, and bold patterns from the boho style, along with the sleek, minimalist forms and timeless appeal of Mid Century Modern. The result is a space that exudes a sense of individuality, warmth, and modern sophistication, combining the best of both worlds to create a truly distinctive and inviting home decor aesthetic.
Our Mid Century Modern Boho Bedroom
Knowing that we would be starting a family soon, I wanted to create a space that allowed us a place to get away. Somewhere we loved to be in that felt open. Breathing room and calm vibes were a must for this space, which is where the mid century boho bedroom style was born.
We started by incorporating organic elements, such as the cane bed frame, originally from Anthropologie but found on Facebook Marketplace for half the cost, to add texture. Subtle textures are also added with the summer quilt and throw blanket on the bed that only add to those natural elements.
This space is one of the darker rooms on the house because it’s west facing. This means that most of the day no natural light is coming in through the windows and in the afternoon the natural light often turns orange really warming up the space. (In feng shui, it’s suggested to have the master face west for this “light of passion” as it’s called.) We opt for a soft blue color on the main wall. Originally painted emerald green, it felt too intense for this space and to calm things down I went with something that has less saturation and in color psychology is known for being soothing. Sticking with a color palette inspired by nature, will also increase the feeling of an oasis. So blues, browns, terracotta, and sage green are often found in our house with pops of other colors used as accents to add personality.
Remember, the beauty of the boho style lies in its effortless imperfections. Embrace a mix of old and new, vintage and modern, to curate a unique and personal space. The key is to let your individuality shine through, creating a sanctuary that reflects your taste, personality, and the desire to slow down and find balance in a fast-paced world.
In this space, we did this by adding Mid Century Modern side tables, kept my old mid-mod dresser that I painted black and added a rounded bookshelf that feels boho in color and with the curved edges but also adds to the mid-century modern aesthetic with its clean and simple lines.
All of the artwork in this space are photos from our travels to tropical places, which adds to the feeling of a boho retreat. Photos from the rainforests of Costa Rica and the farmlands of Cuba. I love having pieces of art throughout our home that take us back to a special memory. These don’t have to be photographs but paintings you bought on vacation or that remind you have a special place or time of your life. Heck, most of the Modern Magic paintings were created with the intention of transporting you back to your most nostalgic times of life. Use your walls as a timeline of your own stories. They often make the best conversation starters when you have guests over too.
In the Master bathroom that flows directly out of our bedroom, I only did a few touch ups. I painted all the walls white, just like the bedroom to make the space feel bright and bigger. There are few white walls in our house but it felt needed to get that breathing room I wanted in this space. Then I replaced the mirrors with ones that had an arch to go with the bed and bookcase in the master. These are also bigger than the old mirrors which adds more light and reflection in the space. Lastly, I added a textiles. A colorful rug in a pattern that feels Persian which gives texture and color to this space and really grounds the room. We also updated the hampers to woven baskets to expand on those natural textures.
Revamping your master bedroom isn’t just about creating a visually appealing space. It’s about creating a retreat where you can truly unwind, reconnect with yourself, and find peace amidst the chaos. I don’t believe in creating a home for resale value, because at the end of the day, you still have to live here. The space you create should feel like you, incorporate things that you love, and take you back to travels or memories that you never want to let go of (like the photographs from our travels in central America). Embrace the boho spirit, and let your master bedroom become a sanctuary that nourishes your soul and fuels your dreams.
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