Bohemian style everything has taken off on the internet like wildfire. Until now, it has always been a bit on the fringe, with the hippie souls among us embracing fringe bags, long flowing locks, and long flowing dresses.
But today, you can find Boho decor in every spot from big box stores to busy corner cafes.
If you love the laid back, enchanting style of the Bohemian, combining that flavor with your beloved plants can be a great way to make a Boho statement.
Yes, your plants enhance your home and office, but the planters you put them in can often say even more about your preferred style and your personality.
What better way to enhance and bring out your love of plants than with an earthy, nature-centered style like Boho?
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Evaluate Your Space before Choosing Your Boho Planter
If you’re just entering the Boho life, it’s important to be sure your existing style will vibe well with Boho planters. You don’t want to create a confusing chaos that doesn’t make you feel good about entering and spending time in the space.
It may be time to minimize, neutralize, and pare down what you already have going on so you can add in a little Boho flair.
What Is Boho Style and How Can Your Plants Align with It?
Boho has a very distinct feel to it, and when you’re in it, you know it. It is the world-traveling, laid-back, earth- and people-loving spirit who brings in elements of all the places she’s been and people she’s met.
You’ll typically find a neutral background or base with saturated bold colors and shapes standing out against it. The colors are matte and usually earth tones. You’ll get a warm, relaxed feel with “pop” elements here and there that are surprising and fun.
The colors can range the spectrum of the rainbow, but they will both blend well together and stand out and contrast one against the other.
Your planters, therefore, will do the same. If you have a wild plant, it will sit in a neutral tone that works in the room. If you have a more neutral plant, you choose a planter that pops.
Understanding the Unique Design Style of Boho
The key to going Boho is found in the word unique.
You make it your own.
Choose from among earth tones, metallics, and jewel tones.
The style reflects all the places you have been, or want to go, and your visitors should be surprised by your unexpected touches here and there.
What Colors Are Usually Used in Boho Decor?
Boho colors are those found in nature, in places you expect to be calm, relaxed, awakened, and energized by life. It is at once vibrant and chill.
Feel free to mix and match patterns and textures, blending colors across the palette.
Palettes typically feel vintage, throw back, like something your 1960s grandmother would have loved in her free-spirited 20s.
Most commonly you will find a range of browns, oranges, peaches, and deep reds, purples and greens. You can go light or dark with all of these colors, but the key is to contrast bold against neutral and keep it nature based.
What Shapes Are Often Associated with Boho Design?
When it comes to shapes, again, feel free to mix and match. You can get in touch with your southwest vibes and go with wild geometric shapes, or you can choose swirls and twirls, curves and bends.
The key to shapes in Boho style is eclectic and free. Bring in different shapes and see how they work together.
With planters, it’s a good idea to mix fat and narrow, short and tall, oblong with square. Play with the options until you find something you like.
Planters and Containers that Often Align with Boho Style
The true joy of Boho style when it comes to your Boho plant containers is how much freedom you have. If you’re an intense plant lover, you can bring in all shapes and sizes, all different materials and textures, and you are truly a Boho plant person!
Using Glass Planters and Containers in Your Boho Style
Boho style planters made of glass can bring a bit of magic and enchantment to your room. Glass, both clear and opaque, can feel whimsical, and you will be free to add an odd shaped or wild colored plant to make it pop.
Wicker and Rope Are Common Containers or Plant Stand Materials in Boho Designs
You can find amazing, southwest wicker planters or hanging rope containers for plants to suspend from the ceiling when you run out of floor space.
Now that’s Boho.
Floral Designs on Your Planters or Containers Can Make Your Boho Design Stand Out
Bring in bits of floral design here and there, especially for a more neutral plant like a fern or spider plant.
Look for cute Boho planters with florals that have quirky designs, sharp edges or bright colors, and set them on a neutral table or against a beige backdrop.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Quirky with Your Boho Planters or Containers
The Key to Boho Design is to Have Fun Incorporating Unique Objects into Your Space
If you are a free-spirited, earth-loving, travel-hungry person who wants to reflect that in your space, Boho is the way to go, and perhaps the most fun aspect of going Boho in your design and incorporating it into your love of plants is that the energy will take hold of you and grow.
Before you know it, you’ll be finding Boho elements to add to your space everywhere you go, making it truly Boho.
Do you already have a Boho space? Tell me about it in the comments! I love hearing from readers, and your tips and tricks can help others, too!