How to create the Boho Chic look with cushions

Living room with blue room and green and teal cushions


The recipe for Boho Chic includes bright fabrics, distressed and mismatched furniture, old art and travel memoirs.


Boho Chic style

Boho Chic style is eclectic and artistic, deriving inspiration from the carefree, bohemian mystique of a world traveller and can easily be created using boho cushions. This style was made popular by vagabonds of the 19th century, and derived from the French expression “La Boheme” which means gypsy. 

It’s a melting pot of different influences from the Mediterranean, Morocco, India and South East Asia; and is a style embraced by those who want their homes full of life, culture, and interesting or unusual items.


A living room styled with Boho chic style decor with pink and yellow cushions


Features, colours, patterns and textures

There are no preconceived colour rules when it comes to this style, but a true bohemian embraces colour. Think cushions in colours like sage green, emerald green, electric blue, deep brown, striking red, fiery orange, saturate purple and other jewel tones which often offset white walls and earthy plants.

The use of textile is key in creating this look, and layering is a classic trick. Be ready to mix lots of patterns!

From rugs, to tapestries and cushions — Boho Chic style embraces “more and more” to come up with cosy, globally inspired interiors. Materials such as burlap and sisal can be combined with silk and gorgeous green velvet; with intricate patterns inspired by tribal and ethnic designs.


Lovely eclectic boho chic styled room with blue and mustard cushions and funky ornaments


How to create the Boho Chic look with cushions?

If you are looking for something unique, then Boho Chic style has your name written on it. Because we’re all for stylish and statement spaces, we’ve coordinated a few cushions from our various collections to inspire you to create your own bohemian retreat.

But don’t forget the accessories! Getting the right decor for this look is important. The true essence of Boho Chic style is all about taking pieces that are special to you to tell a story. The furniture used is mismatched and the walls are adorned with odd accessories that look like they’ve been collected over years of travel.


Boho Chic style room with pink, white and yellow cushions


Look 1: Our Elysian Collection

In this scene, we’ve selected our Elysian 6 Cushion Cover Collection which is a perfect way to start nudging your space out of the box and into a classic Boho direction. Here, the pink velvet block cushions really pop against the dark wall and sets the tone for the overall look.

To further accentuate the pink, we added graphic cushions for visual interest and to create a striking combination. Pink and patterned rectangular cushions add variety to the cushion shapes and colours. 

The white plush fur cushion complements the fur wall ornament and brings in a warm, cosy ambience. The furniture pieces, rugs and woven planter incorporate many textures with natural details that undoubtedly make the space feel unique.

To create this look yourself, pair neutral furniture pieces with one of our Elysian Collections. Use a variety of plant sizes in unique textured containers and rattan accents to enhance a relaxed, collected look.


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45cm x 45cm Cream Square Fur Cushion Cover
A collection of 6 fuchsia and yellow cushions with diamond and leaf designs
Large 55x55cm monotone magenta velvet outdoor cushion
Boho chic styled room with teal and green cushions


Look 2: Our Ohana Collection

This time we’ve opted for our Ohana 7 Cushion Cover Collection which has a slightly coastal bohemian look. This collection has a Moroccan flair that feels fresh and new in its own way.

In this scene, we have used graphic cushions in bright teal and lime hues to provide a rich palette and give the room a magical ambience.

The cushions blend well with the wall colour while the nature inspired accents contribute in pulling the outdoors in. The wool and fur throws, together with the rugs, create an overlapping layer effect needed for greater depth and texture.

To create this look yourself, start with a neutral plush sofa as a canvas for the brushstrokes of one of our Ohana Collections. Incorporate a mix of different textiles for a layered, playful and curated look.


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Green flower pattern on cotton linen cushion cover
rectangular velvet cushion cover in teal colour
Boho Chic styled living room with blue velvet and yellow cushions


Look 3: Our Bedouin Collection

In this scene, we have used our Bedouin 6 Cushion Cover Collection that includes some velvet for texture and an uplifting yellow and teal colour palette.

Here, a pop of graphic patterned cushions instantly adds vibrancy and livens up the room. Yet they work in harmony with the subtle hues of the layered sofa for a more cohesive look.

The teal velvet floor cushion channels that feeling of comfort and warmth. The colours, patterns and textures really blend well together to lend a seamless look.

To achieve this style, create a layered look with one of our Bedouin Collections and add in a few materials that sport a slightly worn appearance. Use velvet floor cushions for more seating in the space and add unexpected wall hangings and ornaments from your local flea market.


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Scatter cushion cover with lively yellow grid pattern
A collection of 6 square and rectangular cushion covers in blue and gold colours and with diamond and spiral patterns
Large shiny teal velvet floor cushion


Other ways to achieve the Boho Chic look

A set of 5 purple, plum, lilac square cushions with solid, diamond and zigzag patterns

Souk Collection

Choose this collection if a classic Boho Chic look emphasing purple is your thing. Using different textures this look invites you to relax and lounge around but still stimulates the senses. This collection pares well with neutral, purple, pale pink or lime toned soft furnishings.

A mix of rectangular and square cushion covers with diamond and zigzag patterns

Atlas Collection

Choose this collection if you are looking for a pared back boho asthetic but still emphasising multiple colour tones. This collection uses textural and colour elements to deliver a chic take on the boho style and works well with neutral, teal, pale pink and rust red soft furnishings and accents.

A set of 7 cushion covers with diamond and, zigzag and crown patterns in gold and teal colours

Dakkah Collection

Choose this collection if you are looking for a bright teal and yellow based look that emphasises a range of eastern motifs. This look complements any neutral, gold or light brown toned soft furnishings and accent pieces.

A collection of 7 square cushions with blue, grey, lilac, teal colours and with diamond and arrow patterns

Torbrek Collection

Choose this collection if you are after a more muted boho look with subtle teal accents. This collection emphasises texture and bohemian patterns over vivid colours. This look will work beautifully with a neutral background pallette and blond time furnishings.

Happy styling!

Simply Cushions Team