Disclaimer: 2021’s answer to boho is taking the pattern-filled, maximalist look we’ve seen for years and turning it upside down (because at this point, what do we have to lose?). Indeed, the pandemic has caused a radical shift in the way we perceive, well, everything—and as COVID-19 continues to fester like a zit that won’t go away, we’ve begun to appreciate the simple pleasures of everyday life. As a result, we’re redefining design styles that have been around for decades to be more functional, comfortable and individualistic.
Enter: the ‘new boho’ aesthetic. It’s livable, it’s luxurious and it’s way cozier than anything we’ve seen before. While boho-chic was previously defined by an amalgamation of wild, colorful interiors, this year’s take skews less playful and more boho-luxe. Now, we’re seeing the same free-spirited look in a more relaxed, earthy color palette, with fine artisanal pieces inspired by world travel and adventure. And, like most things in the home, the look starts in the living room. Here, find 20 of the best tips and tricks to create a boho living room that feels fresh, fun and nothing like your tapestry-and-string-light-filled college apartment.