Styling a Bohemian Kitchen

Styling a Bohemian Kitchen
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    What defines a Bohemian Kitchen?

    The bohemian style is characterized by bold colors, rustic decorative pieces, artisan furniture and a carefree approach to decorating altogether.

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The bohemian style was especially popular in the 60s and 70s and is now making a comeback.

The best places to visit for designing a bohemian kitchen would be the flea markets, thrift stores, antique shops and estate sales since much of bohemian design celebrates the vintage side of things. A few online retailers also carry furniture and accessories that are bohemian in nature.

Here are some ideas on designing your bohemian kitchen.

Get Eclectic With The Lighting

Instead of the usual pendant or recessed lighting, change things around and make a homemade chandelier with spoons and gemstones hanging from the ends of the lights. This adds a cool touch to a bohemian kitchen and makes the space look exotic, yet still classy.

Purchase some old school kitchen spoons from a thrift store along with gemstones, then you would attach these to the chandelier. This would work best with a gold colored chandelier.

Distressed and Rustic Furniture Works Well

Use mostly distressed wooden furniture in a bohemian kitchen because it makes your space earthy and vintage. Some pieces of wooden furniture can remain in their natural state while others can be painted in a different color.

For example, you might decide to keep all the kitchen cabinets in a basic brown color while spray painting your wooden table a dark red to complement the other colors in the kitchen.

Choose Patterned Quilts Over Plain Tablecloths

Drape a bold colored and patterned quilt over your wooden table rather than the standard solid colored tablecloth because a quilt is more in line with bohemian standards of decorating. If you can make your own quilts, make one that reflects your personality or your life at home.

If you homeschool your children, create a colorful quilt with pictures of artwork your children did over the past few weeks. Or you can create a quilt for the table that has a special message for the family engraved in it.

Vintage Tin Cans Look Neat for Storage

Instead of buying new storage canisters for your bohemian style kitchen, you can store your utensils in antique tin cans. Antiques look excellent in a bohemian kitchen and they come in numerous colors and themes.

If your kitchen has a literary theme, buy some vintage tin cans and then paste old photos of literary legends such as Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston on them.

Keep Appliances Old School

Avoid the spanking new appliances and instead go for retro ones. The old school ovens and stoves dating back to the 50s will look wonderful in a bohemian kitchen. Another cool idea is to purchase some mid century chairs and area rugs to make the space look rustic.

In conclusion, when you incorporate these ideas, you’ll have a kitchen that reflects your own bohemian personality.

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