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Boho Bedroom: Get The Look

boho bedroom in green and ochre

A boho bedroom is all I’ve ever wanted. But the master bedroom in our little Victorian terrace needed more than a little love when we moved in. We took on the project determined to do every piece of work ourselves, from repairing and painting the original floorboards to reinstating imitation Victorian coving and a ceiling rose. It was a long, hard project but transformed the space from Just Somewhere We Slept to our Dream Bedroom – we love little more than languishing in here on a weekend morning, coffee in hand, cat on bed. It’s our paradise.

To get the boho bedroom look yourself, here’s a breakdown of what we did, what we bought and how to achieve the relaxed, undone, organic look.

The Boho Bedroom Paint

We used Mizzle by Farrow & Ball. We used the estate emulsion which is a brilliantly flat, matte finish. I kept the same shade for the skirting boards (which needed a wood primer as the paint isn’t eggshell).

The Boho Bed

Rattan is a central theme to our boho bedroom look. The rattan bed from was a higher ticket item, but also the literal and figurative centrepiece for the room. The rest of the design and styling choices just fell into place once we’d found it – even the colour scheme was based on the beautiful tones in the natural material.

A boho bedroom with green walls and warm oak furniture
rattan bed with magenta bedding

Buisseau Rattan Oak Bed


Rattan & Black Bed


Noya Vintage Bed


Waska Rattan Bed


Reema Rattan Bed


Liana Rattan Bed


The Boho Bedroom Bedding

While we’ve gone green on green with the bedding and walls currently, I’ve got my eye on a dusty pink set for summer…

Set of powder beige bed linen folded up in a pile

Powder Beige Bed Linen Set

Soft mossy green bed linen set

Dusky Green Bed Linen

From £15
A dove grey waffle textured bedspread

Washed Waffle Bedspread

mixed set of bed linen in different colours

Mixed Bed Linen Set

From £80
white linen bedding in profile

Santorini White Linen Bedding

From £45
grey quilted bedspread

Quilted Bedspread


Soft Rose Bed Linen

grey green bed linen

Eline Grey-Green Linen

cream bedspread with frayed edges

Linange Bedspread


The Bedside Tables

Our house is a lot smaller than the last place I lived, which has made me realise how much of my furniture was bigger than it needed to be. And how that, in turn, was making the rooms feel smaller than they really were.

This was really evident with our old bedside tables. They were huge compared to these neat bijoux ones from La Redoute. Switching to the smaller tables has freed up some crucial inches either side of the bed, allowing for more breathing room between the door and the chest of drawers in the corner. And the compromise? We can’t fit quite as much of the usual rubbish that builds up in your bedside table drawers – hardly a crushing sacrifice!

The corner of a bed and bedside table in a green boho bedroom with large house plant
Two floating shelves in oak and rattan

Buisseau Oak Shelves

Two tier bedside table in oak

Nochy Two-Tier Table

Oak bedside table with woven cane shelf

Dawud Oak Table

Square retro bedroom bedside table

Quilda Vintage Bedside

Cane inlay bedside table with mug

Buisseau Cane Table

tall elegant bedside table in blonde wood

Nizou Bedside Table

Reeded cane bedside table with 3 drawers

Azrou Table

chunky oak bedside table for a bedroom

Ardelle Bedside

Rattan boho bedside table

Pavia Bedside Table


The Light & Mantlepiece

I know, you’ve seen this rattan ceiling light everywhere on Instagram. It’s the interiors influencer’s Zara Dress – the Macy’s carrier bag of the IKEA showroom. Believe me, I’ve considered this. I’ve decided I don’t care.

I love this light. I love the subtle curve in the lines, I love the contrast between the grand silhouette and the organic material, I love the mad shadows it casts on the ceiling like a spirograph.

Styled shot of a fireplace mantlepiece in a bohemian inspired bedroom with vintage paperbacks and large round mirror
layered light on grey plaster background

Layered Pendant Light

shallow rattan pendant light shade

Java Lamp

Slim oak wooden picture frame

Slim Wood A4 Frame

Two small plant pots with a cream crackle glaze finish

Set of Two Crackle Pots


Rattan Ceiling Light


Slim Black Frame Mirror


The Door

I really, really hate clutter. I have as many storage boxes as an Office Depot, because I can’t stand things not having a place. But what’s turned out to be one of my most valuable anti-clutter devices has surprised me – hooks. Hooks on the back of every door. Hang bags, jackets, totes, towels – things that you need to hand but don’t have anywhere to live. They’re easy to ignore when the door is open but if you choose stylish ones, don’t look unsightly when it’s closed. Perfect.

White painted door with oak hooks and hanging bunches of dried herbs,in a boho bedroom
rustic teak wall hook unit with accessories

Teak Hook Unit

Row of pale birchwood hooks

ARKET Hook Rack


Medium Wood Hook Hanger


The Desk & Shelf

While we work on redecorating our home office, this corner of my bedroom is where I work. It’s far from ideal – working and sleeping in the same space is bad for our health. But it works for now, thanks in large part to this set-up – a massive desk with tons of storage, a good light for gloomy evenings, and a comfy office chair that doesn’t look…ergonomic.

Office corner of a boho bedroom with desk, full length mirror and laptop
white desk top on pine trestles

Pine Trestle Desk

elegant mid century desk with cane back

Cane Work Desk

Oak slimline deck with drawer

Brixton Oak Desk

two white plastic bucket chairs

Set of 2 Chairs


Oak & Rattan Wall Shelf

-30% WAS £135.00 NOW £94.50

Mid Century Oak Desk


There we have it – everything we’ve chosen, collected and curated in our little bedroom. It’s no boutique hotel, but we’ve designed it thoughtfully, starting with how we want to exist in our space, and working backwards to furnish it.

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  1. Caitlin
    3 months ago

    What shade of paint is this please?

    1. this1870house
      1 month ago

      It’s Farrow & Ball’s Mizzle 🙂

  2. Alex Krebs
    3 months ago

    What paint color is on the walls?!

    1. this1870house
      1 month ago

      it’s Mizzle by Farrow & Ball

  3. Gawthorne, Ashleigh
    2 months ago

    What colour is the wall painted ? it’s beautiful.

    1. this1870house
      1 month ago

      Thank you! It’s called Mizzle and it’s by Farrow & Ball


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