Boho kitchen decor – 10 designs for a laid-back scheme



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ADD A VINTAGE LIGHTING TO ILLUMINATE YOUR SCHEME

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When deciding on the right lighting component for your Boho kitchen decor, consider a vintage-style wall lamps that brings color as well as illumination.

Opting for vintage-style lighting, rather than authentic vintage fittings, means you get the characterful aesthetics without the challenges of ensuring that the electrics and fittings meet with current safety regulations.

OPT FOR A BRIGHT AND WARM COLOR SCHEME

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Boho style kitchens are a wonderful space to go bold and add a burst of warm and joyful color.

An eclectic kitchen filled with vintage furniture, open shelves, patterned textiles and crockery are ideal for vibrant color.

The bold ‘Marigold’ shade will work fantastically alongside natural wood finishes and accessories inspired by travel,' says Ruth Mottershead, creative director at Little Greene.

CHANNEL A VINTAGE LOOK WITH YOUR BOHO KITCHEN DÉCOR

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Of course, Boho kitchen decor doesn't have to be bold and bright. Instead, you can adopt vintage kitchen ideas that can equally channel Bohemian vibes – think frilled lampshades, lace table cloths and faded kilims.

SET THE BACKDROP WITH A CHECKERBOARD FLOOR AND WOODEN CABINETRY

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While not associated with a particular style or look, checkerboard kitchen flooring ideas are the perfect complement to Boho kitchen decor.

Opt for a monochromatic scheme for a classic look that will let the other elements of your boho kitchen decor sing.

ADD PLANTING AND VINTAGE GLASSWARE TO OPEN SHELVES

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Celebration of the natural world is a key tenant of Bohemian style, so bring the outside in by incorporating living plants into your scheme.

Display hanging plants from the ceiling and place pots full of tumbling aromatic herbs on shelves to bring the boho look to life.

DON'T OVERLOOK SOFT FURNISHINGS IN YOUR DESIGN

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When designing a kitchen, the focus tends to be on cabinetry and flooring, however, soft furnishings should not be overlooked.

Rugs can bring warmth, color and texture to a scheme, after all it is the finishing touches that truly make a space.

However, when considering kitchen rug ideas, it is important that they are hard-wearing and machine washable as well as pretty.

CHANNEL RUSTIC VIBES IN YOUR BOHEMIAN KITCHEN

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Boho style is defined by color, texture and eccentricity. However, it can be a challenge to translate this laid-back look into the engine room of the home. Start with the backdrop to your space: the walls and floors – getting these right will set the stage for your Boho kitchen decor.

For walls, warm shades are a great choice, whether you go bold with a bright orange or select a more neutral tone, such as a soft cream hue, colors with a red, yellow or pink undertone will ensure a cozy welcome.

OPT FOR NATURAL MATERIALS TO CHANNEL RUSTIC CHIC

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‘Whatever timbers you use in the kitchen, the key to avoiding a heavy ‘wall’ of wood is to balance out the other finishes in the room – such as pale painted walls, simple handles and antique mirror backsplashes,' says Deborah Bass, director, Base Interior.

SELECT BRIGHT COLORS IN LIGHT SPACES TO BRING CHARACTER

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Boho kitchen décor thrives on color and natural light. One of the best ways to add color into your design is to incorporate colorful kitchen island ideas – for example, this contrasting red island pops against the white cabinetry.

CONSIDER BOHO DÉCOR FOR AN OPEN-PLAN SPACE

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Due to its laid-back, lifestyle aesthetic, Bohemian décor is a great choice for open plan kitchen ideas. Offering a softer look than the more industrial or traditional kitchen ideas, Boho kitchen decor welcomes soft fabrics and decorative accents that can help to unite an open-plan kitchen with the living and dining areas.

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