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Design Styles Defined: Bohemian

Think of Bohemian (“Boho”) design style like a mixed cocktail: one part shabby chic, one part eclecticism, topped off with a dash of artistic and theatrical vivaciousness–shaken, not stirred. Boho is witty, whimsical, and reflective of a free spirit. Boho lets you break away from trends and focus more on individuality. A style all its own, Boho is perfect for the person who has an old soul, a gypsy heart, and big dreams. Let’s take a look at some key elements that make this style so heartwarming.

Elements of Bohemian Design Style

Some typical elements of Boho style include:

  • Lack of trends (it’s a state of mind, rather than look)
  • An abundance of art
  • Boldness with color, texture and pattern
  • A nook to foster creativity
  • A beautifully decorated bed
  • Mixed–not matched–furnishings
  • Soft lighting
  • Lots of decorative accents

 

Interior

Bohemian interiors are full of life, culture, and interesting items for everyone to see. It embraces things that are relaxed, carefree , and sometimes, unusual. Decorative accents are proudly displayed, not hidden away. Boho interiors may share similarities with other spaces, but no two rooms are completely alike.

Furniture

Furniture within in bohemian space has generally been collected over time. Second hand and vintage items fit right into this design style. Each piece is special–often having a story to tell.

Colors

Warm, earthy tones are common in bohemian decorating, but that doesn’t mean there’s lack of color. In fact, color is a huge part of this design style, and these earthy tones, such as brown, terra cotta and gold, merely set the stage for the layers of color to come. Jewel tones, fiery oranges, and electric blues often take center stage. Metallics are often used in accents and white–as a stand-alone color–is typically non-existent.

Textures and Patterns

Boho style craves textures and patterns almost as much as it does color. Area rugs, hanging tapestries, and layers of throws are generally used to bring in lots of texture. Patterns are abundant and really have no rhyme or reason. If it speaks to you, then use it. Tribal, drawings, and vintage chic are just a few ways to describe the type of patterns found on fabrics and accents.

A Custom Shower Curtain Can Complete Your Bathroom

While there’s nothing new about custom decor, it is becoming increasingly popular these days. The idea of having something specially tailored to fit your personality and style is very appealing, so it’s no wonder more and more people are seeking ways to incorporate something custom made into their abode.

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One thing, however, that doesn’t come to mind as quickly as other custom items are shower curtains. Many people have walk-in showers, but there are still several homes out there in need of a curtain. Typically, a shower curtain is simply considered a functional aspect of the space, being that it keeps the water inside the shower and off the floor–but they are so much more than that. Shower curtains are the focal point in the bathroom, so they are worth careful consideration. If you have a custom designed bathroom, it only makes sense to complete the design with a custom curtain. If you don’t, however, a custom shower curtain can still make a world of difference in the space.

A shower curtain in the bathroom is essentially the equivalent to drapery in the rest of the home. The right shower curtain can give your bath a rich designer look, and thankfully, when you go custom, you can give your bathroom the exact look you want.

When designing your custom fabric shower curtain, there are many routes you can take to give it that personal touch. You can replace button holes with grommets, sew the curtains as panels with tiebacks or a coordinating valance, or have them made with a rod pocket, so it slides directly onto the tension rod.

When it comes to fabric, just about anything will do. Some popular choices include fabrics like cotton, hemp, polyester, lace, silk, linen, canvas, and burlap. They each have their pros and cons, so it’s important that you take the curtain’s use into consideration. For example, a guest bath that rarely gets used could handle a silk shower curtain. A bathroom that is used daily would not–unless you like a curtain riddled with hard-to-clean water spots. Natural fabrics feel and look more luxurious, but they are higher maintenance than synthetics. Synthetics are by far the most affordable and are known for their water repellent properties, which help reduce mildew.

In the end, the design is all up to you–but we can at least get you started in the fabric department. Come in to see us, or browse our selection of multi-purpose fabrics online so that you can complete the look of your bath in a very designer way.

Come visit us at one of our retail locations or shop online! Looking for one of our discount designer fabric stores near you in Plano? Stop by our Cutting Corners location in Dallas, Tx (located off Midway between alpha and Spring Valley) for great deals on animal print fabrics. You will find something for every home drapery and upholstery project.

Project DIY: Shower Curtains

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Hanging a new shower curtain can instantly spruce up your bath–and while there are plenty of designs out there, not everything is a one-size-fits-all, when it comes to personality and style. If you have a knack for DIY projects, then taking on a shower curtain assignment should be an easy one. Not only will you get a finished product you love, you’ll have a little fun in the process. Let’s take a look at 4 sweet do-it-yourself shower curtain ideas.

  1. Stencil Design: A stencil design is perfect for anyone–but especially for someone who can’t (or simply doesn’t want to) sew. You can either buy a ready-made solid fabric curtain or visit a fabric store for a fiber or texture you just can’t live without. Grab some paint and a stencil pattern from your local craft store and then start your project.
  2. Strip Patchwork: Although this project is a tad more time consuming, it allows you to use a variety of fabrics that you love–and the results are awesome. Simply take a plain shower curtain (store-bought or handmade) and add patchwork accents to the top and bottom. Not only will it look great, it will increase the personality factor within the space. Here’s a great tutorial to get you started.
  3. Color Block: Color blocks have made a big comeback over the years. Not only are they fun and trendy, they can be a vibrant addition to a bathroom when used on a shower curtain (if your walls are painted in a vibrant color, however, skip this one). To make a curtain that wows, stick with three solid-colored fabrics. Martha Stewart has a good tutorial to follow.
  4. Ruffle Top: With farmhouse and shabby chic design being so popular, the need for ruffles is on the rise. Honestly, though, ruffles work with just about any style, and adding them to a shower curtain is an easy thing to do. Ruffles look nice on solid fabric, but they look especially incredible when the fabric is patterned. If you fall in love with a certain pattern, be sure to buy extra fabric so you can make a double ruffle. Click here to view a step-by-step tutorial for a beautiful ruffled shower curtain.

No matter which project you choose, dressing up a shower curtain can do wonders for a bathroom. It’s certainly an easy way to add more personality and style.