One of the most lovely eclectic party themes is bohemian. It’s beautiful, peaceful and a great way to express your creativity. Plus, it’s fun decorating boho for your next home party.
This is a great way to repurpose items you have lying around the house or try some DIY projects. As long as you keep a natural vibe, most anything goes.
Overall, just have fun with it. You can even get your guests involved or create fun boho-themed gifts for them all.
Decorating boho means you’re going to need flowers. Turning old glass bottles into vases for table arrangements is a great start. You can also create flower crowns for everyone to wear. Consider using flowers as garland for simple decorations, especially if you’re using a tent for some extra shade outside.
Use Natural Colors
Boho is all about feeling more earthy and feminine. So, you’ll want to use colors that match that theme. That doesn’t mean you have to stick with just browns and whites. Remember, flowers are natural and come in a beautiful array of colors. Splash in more color with pretty pastels, deep sky blues, bright greens and vibrant purples. Mixing in some jewel tones works well, but stick to more earthy tones for your base colors.
Mix Things Up
While decorating boho doesn’t mean chaotic, you’ll want to avoid having everything look uniform. For instance, use a variety of different size and colors of vases. Mix up your flower arrangements. Use a variety of decorations, such as dreamcatchers, wall hangings and lanterns (DIY or wooden lanterns are a plus).
Show off your creativity. Surprise your guests with unique combinations. Even your color scheme can vary from one area of your party to the next. You’ll even use a variety of place settings. If you’re not use place settings, feel free to use a variety of cups and plates to mix things up.
Create Low Seating Areas
You can use chairs, but decorating boho usually involves a much more informal seating style. Typically, you’ll lay out large rugs to sit low tables and pillows on. The pillows are for sitting on and lying against. You can create one large area for everyone or a variety of smaller areas scattered throughout your party space.
Depending on the food, you might set up different areas for appetizers, main courses and desserts. Or, set up a buffet-style area at one main normal height table and arrange low seating eating areas around the main table.
Use Funky Decorations
In addition to flowers, cloth and wood are your greatest assets. Decorating boho often involves tassels, ribbons and wood. For example, you might use a long dead branch to create a wall hanging made of colorful tassels or woven ribbon design. You’ll likely have small wooden tables.
You can create a chandelier made of flowers and ribbons or hang small glass bottles with lights in them. Remember, eclectic is the name of the game, so go wild. Also, make Pinterest your best friend when coming up with decoration ideas.
Dancing Is Encouraged
Yes, you could just sit around sipping drinks, eating and chatting with your guests, but why not do even more? Dancing is definitely encouraged at a boho-themed party. Ideally, you’ll have a dance area using a DIY wooden floor or just a grassy area. If you have trees around, decorate with a variety of soft lights to set the scene. Or, put up a tent and decorate it with flowers, ribbons, tassels and more. You could even create walls, if the tent doesn’t have any, by creating custom wall hangings on two or three of the open areas.
Set up your seating areas in a circle or semi-circle around the dance area. If you add in games, a semi-circle works best so you can add games on either side of the dance floor.
At Nickie Jones Events, we want your next boho home party to be amazing. Contact us today for help with flowers, balloons, linens and place settings. We can even help you find the perfect color scheme for a boho party your friends will talk about for years to come.