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Cosy and Inviting: That’s Why Urban Boho Homes Are Trending

It has all the boho hallmarks including rattan and macramé, but with new elements!

Typically, a bohemian home involves an eclectic mix of vintage pieces, many of which are bolder in colour, pattern and texture. Chances are, you’re well-acquainted with some of the more popular ones like rattan, macramé, and bright textiles. All these, when layered together, make for a really charming abode – one that’s cosier, with loads of personality.

Jurong East Street 21 by Anhans Interior Design
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What then is ‘urban boho’ and how different is it? This new variation takes all the hallmarks and combines them with contemporary décor/furniture. If that sets off warning bells in your head because it sounds “like a mishmash approach”, here are six homes to prove that yes, it actually works – and the results are pretty soothing to look at!


1. Veer away from traditional bold textiles! We recommend pairing your more subdued/vintage-inspired furnishings with jewel tones and graphic tiles. This home takes it one step further by introducing a pretty attention-grabbing neon sign that pops against a dark-coloured accent wall.

Eunos Crescent by Fuse Concept
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2. If you rather not have such a busy look, keep to a tighter colour palette. In fact, it’s one of the popular go-to options for urban boho abodes. Natural wood pieces work well within such a space and brings just the right amount of texture into it. Throw in a couple of patterned tapestries and you’re good to go!

Yishun Street 61 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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3. You can even experiment with combinations! Juxtapose ethnic pieces with contemporary elements. Take cues from this home by pairing your on-trend leather sofa with Moroccan-inspired throw pillows. Then, play up the natural look with rattan chairs, get an antique bed and you’re all set!

Tampines Street 32 by Fifth Avenue Interior
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4. Don’t forget to go green. Work them into the niches and shelves of your wooden furniture to play up the natural look. For a more masculine take, consider swapping out boho graphic tiles for a concrete screed floor!

Buangkok Crescent by Free Space Intent
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5. In case your all-white palette feels a little bit cool, you can always warm it up with yellow lights. Bring out a softer side with rounded-edges in your furniture. Pair those with rattan chairs, and a woven rug for a cosier, lived-in look.

Circuit Road by Adroit ID
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6. Aside from jewel tones and wallpapers, you can even make use of marble/stone-look accents. Place it in areas where you feel that a touch of elegance is needed like the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. The key is not to use too much of it, keep it to a tiny slab or pick out neutral tones to make sure it doesn’t overwhelm the space!

Jurong East Street 21 by Anhans Interior Design
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