• How To: Boho Minimalism

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    Annabell Kutucu

    Bohemian aesthetics—densely packed homes, patterned rugs, mixes of textures and heavy wooden decoration was a thing of the "maximalists" and the "hippies". That’s how the world taught us to see it. Leaving out the wonder that is the intention behind it, which is the invitation of nature into one’s home and the freedom of mixing our decor to match our personalities, our memories and our cultures.

    Though the vast majority likes to call the new wave of scaled-back bohemian trend "boho-chic"—I wouldn’t. Natural materials are the peak of elegance and they cannot be limited to only be one thing or to only be used by one certain interior style. That’s why more and more minimalists are bringing a little bohemian touch into their homes. Terra-cotta, natural rugs, baskets, unfinished wood, raw ceramics... you name it.

    The reason behind the craze—I believe—Is that people are wanting to live an almost ludic experience at home—they want the privilege of coming home after a long day at work and not feeling cooped up by their surroundings; they want an escape from their daily routines—and in that aspect, bohemian aesthetics deliver greatly. It is impossible not to be transported to foreign dwellings when we decorate our homes parting from an organic, flexible and pure approach.

    Minimalism and bohemian can go hand-in-hand even in the most modern of homes. To prove that, the images above would suffice... but as always, I’m here to help and so is the team at Furniture.com—That’s why I'll share a few tips and a few of their items with you.

    Furniture.com is an online furniture store that offers a vast assortment of styles in an even wider variety of categories—furniture, rugs, lamps, decor and more. Trust me, it is very possible to lose oneself on their website and there is something for everyone—even for the fussiest of hunters (me). Furniture.com makes sure that you can 1. Find what you are looking for 2. At a great price—which they guarantee by maintaining wonderful relationships in the industry 3. With great customer service—and that makes for happy clients, don’t you think?

    They offer unmissable weekend and weekday deals, 26 unique styles, over 150 brands and more than 10,000 products—needless to say, they can cover your bohemian, minimalist, maximalist or truly any of your needs.












    If you want to introduce some bohemian touches into your home but feel hesitant, start easy. Do not overwhelm yourself with the many options that the new trends present you with but make choices that you’ll be able to live with (and not fall out of love with) fast.

    Switch—or even better—mix natural material accents, think; natural, raw and hand-crafted—and combine that with the clean and often perfectionist feel of minimalistic decor. The proof that this works is the styling displayed above. Harsh concrete making the perfect canvas for rounded jute rugs, breaking the harsh straight lines of the room, modern industrial windows being embellished by big, exotic-looking green leaves and a wonderful handmade hammock, inviting paradise into an otherwise contemporary-blank deck.

    Here are my top options for a starting bohemian style seeker, click on each image for more:













    Your mindset through this process should be to expect a delightfully-unexpected shift in your mood and the feel of your home—and when it comes to plants (given you are not a plant assassin like myself) bring in however many makes your heart content.

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