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7 decor tips on how to create the ultimate boho garden

Boho outdoor garden decor

WordsMegan Lambert


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We've all fallen head over Birkenstocks for boho decor style in recent years, and now the trend is expanding its horizons: into our gardens. Championing a sense of fun, freedom, and carefree living, it's the perfect style to bring into your garden. Whether that looks like evenings by an outdoor fire under layers of blankets or drinks with friends beneath strings of festoon lights, take a look at these 7 tips on how to create the ultimate boho garden.

Boho garden idea: boho colour palette 

From earthy neutrals to rich colours, when it comes to boho decor, the rules are there are no rules, so you can go as colourful or as muted as you like. However, we'd recommend sticking to hues that can be found in nature—think terracottas, greens, taupes, and ochres rather than pastels or neons. When it comes to exterior paint colours, create a boho colour scheme with our deep terracotta Red 03soothing Green 02 and Green 09sunshine Yellow 02, and light and airy White 04.

Lick boho exterior paint colour palette

Boho garden idea: festoon lighting

There's something magical about festoon lighting. It can transform the most rustic of spaces into a fairytale setting. It creates the perfect backdrop to continue a garden party until the evening hours and can demarcate a designated dining or seating area.

Boho garden idea: layer on the textures

Boho decor is all about layering on the textures. Once you've got your outdoor rug, add some cushions, a throw, beanbags, or pouffes. Think Moroccan style kilim fabrics, ikat, or block prints. Try to encourage low, relaxed seating that begs to be lounged on.

Boho garden decor
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Boho garden idea: rattan or wicker furnishings 

Another key component of boho decor is using natural materials, and nothing suits the look better in the furniture department than rattan or wicker furnishings. If you plan on leaving your furniture outdoors year-round, there are lots of 'rattan effect' tables and sofa sets that will stand the test of time (and British summers) better than real rattan. We love the beautiful scallop design in this Sklum outdoor chair.