Originally Bohemian was a lifestyle, back in the days of Oscar Wilde. In fact Oscar Wilde lived the Bohemian lifestyle. Today it has been revolutionized into a complete fashion and interior decorating style.
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing” – Oscar Wilde
Bohemian chic is all about combining vintage pieces, which hold memories and giving them new life so they can carry on building memories. By simply flinging a throw or scarf over an old leather couch you will give it pizazz and rejuvenate it. By keeping the style clean and adding hip-undertone pieces, you will give the room a lift.
“Fashion is a form of ugliness, so intolerable that we have to alter it every 6 months” – Oscar Wilde.
Owing to bohemian chic style being a combination of old and new, it is also a combination of different styles. Using different lush textures and intricate patterns essentially creates the true bohemian feeling. With rich rhapsody colors and brocade, different feels and looks combine to create the scene.
“Art is the most intense work of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde
Because of the different styles, colors do tend to be rather neutral for the most part. Generally earthy colors with spicy colors scattered in between. Overall the ambience must be light and airy, although candles and vintage lanterns create a different feel at dusk
“I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde
The actual term Bohemian is the gypsy phrase for Good Home. The philosophy behind it is to live in harmony with the earth and all life forms. Therefore, bringing in elements of the earth, whether it is plants, ferns or crystals, into the space will assist.
At the end of the day, a true bohemian style is to have a room that reflect all aspects of yourself and your travels. What makes you comfortable and relaxed is the true basis of the style. As Oscar Wilde said “To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.”