Tips to Achieve a Boho-Chic Style in Your Home with Area Rugs

When decorating or renovating your home, something as simple as an extravagant chandelier, bright patterned scatter cushions, and even a few wall paintings can reinvent any room.  For any homeowner, the interior décor is a key feature of the home.  This is because the décor can add value to the home, affect your comfort level and serenity, and make a house into a home. 

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Changes in the last few years have led to many people needing to work from home full-time.  As a result, there is a dire need for the home décor to be comfortable, cozy, and peaceful.  One of the simplest ways to reinvent your home is to use the right type, color, and texture of rug.  There are several types of rugs, such as boho rugs, woodland area rugs, and aloha rugs.


The interior design industry is vast, dynamic, and ever-changing, much like the fashion industry.  Trends can last anything from just a few months to several years.  One interior design trend that has been gaining much attention in recent years is boho-chic design.  Before we delve into how you can create a boho-chic theme in your home, let us look at what a boho-chic design is.


Designing with a Boho-Chic Style

The boho-chic vibe is based on creating an atmosphere that exudes self-expression, comfort, and individualism.  Freedom and expressiveness are the key elements of this style.  As such, there aren’t any set rules or guidelines when decorating for a boho-chic vibe.  Designing a boho-chic themed home can include just about anything from boho carpets to wooden flooring to using several plants as decorative pieces.  The easiest way to create a boho-chic style room is to use shaggy carpets, several throw pillows, and one- or two-house plants.


The boho-chic design focuses on decorating your home in a way that suits your tastes, style, and interests.  As a result, there isn’t a particular color or pattern theme to follow when decorating for boho-chic.  However, in terms of art, the boho style leans toward anything that gives an earthy, energetic look with an individualist focus.  A few classic examples include handmade art, travel souvenirs, wooden furniture, plush furniture, and carpets.  Most boho rugs are hand-tufted from wool, making them economical and high-quality.


Now that we know a little about the elements of the boho-chic vibe let us look at how you can create the theme using area rugs.


The Perfect Shape of Area Rug for Your Home

Before deciding on the color and texture of an area rug, you should first think about what shape of the rug you need.  Boho-chic rugs come in several shapes, such as ovals, circles, squares, rectangles, and hallway runners.  The shape of the rug you want largely depends on how you intend to use the rug.


For instance, if the area rug is going to be used in a high-traffic zone such as a lounge or dining room, then a large rectangle-shaped area rug will be best.  However, if you want to use the rug to include different sections in a large open-plan room, then a runner, square, or circle-shaped area rug will be a better fit.


The Ideal Placement of the Area Rug

Area rugs can be used in just any room of your home, including outdoor living spaces.  However, the way they are placed is key to creating a comfortable, cozy, and inviting space.  Here are some tips that you can follow on how to place area rugs in different rooms of your home:


Area Rugs in the Living Room

In the living room, the area rug should be the center focus of the room.  As such, the area rug should be in the middle of the room with different furniture surrounding it.  In this case, the sofa or chairs should not be placed on the rug.  However, if this is impossible, only the front of the couch or chair should be placed on the edge of the area rug.  It will be best if a small table can be placed in the center of the area rug.


Area Rugs in the Dining Room

In this room, the area rug should be large enough that the back legs of the dining room chairs should be placed on the inside of the area rug, as shown below.

Area Rugs in the Kitchen Area

You will have more freedom regarding where and how you place rugs in the kitchen. The easiest to place a rug under the bar stools.  Alternatively, a runner can be placed along the kitchen counter.  In this instance, the rug should be placed near the counter that has the stove.


Incorporating A Boho-Chic Style into Your Home

This article highlights ways to use area rugs to include a boho-chic theme décor in your home.  The boho-chic theme is one of the simplest interior design styles.  The key to a boho-chic vibe is to have a personal touch in your home décor.