Bohemian chic is a style that has taken rooms across the globe by storm and is a very fine art to perfect. The whole idea of boho is that it is purposefully unconventional and creative, just like the people who live under that roof. You can include simple features such as strange and wonderful statuettes to large American style road signs. It’s a much more subtle alternative to the bold statements of kitsch and more quirky than the clean lines of modernism. Achieving such a popular look need not break the bank as it can easily be done on a shoestring budget. Here we look at just some of the things you can do to get you boho on the cheap.
Raid The Charity Shops
There used to be a lot of stigma behind charity shops as they were simply seen as places for old ladies to get new foot scrubbers and woolly jumpers. Now? It’s one of the best places to go for random gems. Popular items you can find in most charity shops include vases, figurines and novelty wooden boxes. These things can really liven up a bog standard room and give it much more personality and vibrancy.
Go To Local Boot Sales
Car boot sales are always a promising prospect as a number of sellers are into antiques and vintage goods such as furnishings like lamps and wall hangers such as paintings. Because you’re dealing with your purchases one on one you have the chance to haggle your way down to a more manageable price. If you’re particularly good at it you can always create one or two bundle deals. It’s also a good opportunity to befriend them as they may have some handy contacts.
Consider Some Hand Me Downs
Almost everyone has an attic or shed full of nana’s old treasures, and many items get ignored for months, even years. You’d be surprised just how many vintage pieces you or a friend has that can either be vamped or displayed as is. Not only is this good for the pocket, but ethically it’s one of the nicest ways to style your home. You can also hang on to said items for a generation or two to come.
Visit An Auction Or Two
If you’re a serious fanatic of older items in peak condition then you can always try your luck at the local auction houses. Just because some people at these events can spend figures into their thousands doesn’t mean to say there aren’t items going for pennies. Small trinket type pieces are a hit with most auctions, as well as large furnishings such as cabinets and tables.
For more ideas on how to style your own home or to see what others have done with theirs why not look around online for inspiration and guidance.