9 Things We Learned From One Blogger's Boho Home
Alicia Lund is a stylist and blogger living in Sacramento, California. On her blog, Cheetah Is the New Black, she shares outfits, home inspiration, entertaining tips, and more, all in a very distinctive boho-chic look we’ve come to learn and love. She recently started remodeling the home she shares with her husband, proving that she does in fact emanate style in all aspects of her life. Keep scrolling for nine styling tips we learned from her home.
Alicia’s dining area is layered and understated, creating an elegant timeless look that perfectly reflects her bohemian personality. She paired a gorgeous vintage Oushak rug with midcentury furniture, also featuring sheepskin throws for added comfort. The pièce de résistance: a stunning angular chandelier by Currey & Company.
Staircases can easily look beige and boring, but not at Alicia’s! To create visual interest, she painted each step in a glossy black tone and finished off the look with a Turkish kilim rug on the landing.
An all-white kitchen will always look timeless and beautiful, but it usually requires a bit of extra styling to give it that swoony glossy-magazine appeal. Fill your shelves with pretty pottery and tablewares. Decorate simply with fruit bowls, cake stands, and candles.
Don’t be shy about seating in the kitchen. Add as much as you can fit around your kitchen island. Nothing is more fun than throwing a dinner party and preparing dinner while your friends sit around and sip some wine.
If you’re an entertainer at heart, you will love the idea of a built-in bar located somewhere between the kitchen and the dining or living room. A large wall-to-wall-mirror behind the shelves will make your bar looked twice as stocked and sparkly.
The boho style is all about texture, so color is often kept to a few accents. In her living room, Alicia layered Moroccan rugs and blankets, tasseled pillows, sheepskin furs, and floor cushions, all in light and neutral shades.
Alicia layered her living room with pieces picked up from her travels, as well as unique items passed down from both her and her husband’s sides of the family. This gave their home a unique collected effect that could never have been achieved by buying everything new.
Make a small powder room appear larger by installing a wall-to-wall mirror. Then, style it with another decorative mirror layered on top. Yes, it’s possible to hang a mirror on another mirror. In fact, it’s a classic stylist secret!
Spruce up your guest room in a flash by using items from around the house to make it feel more layered and inviting. Pillows, blankets, plants and mirrors are great places to start to give your guests some extra attention.
We’re eagerly anticipating the full reveal. Visit Cheetah Is the New Black for more sneak peeks and updates.
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