Combining elements of minimalist and boho design, minimalist bohemian interiors are an unlikely but happy marriage of two very different styles. Whereas minimalist interiors subscribe to the Mies Van Der Rohe-inspired “less is more” school of design, bohemian style interiors are characterized by a maximalist embrace of the eclectic and the eccentric. Today’s minimalist boho chic interiors are a stylized hybrid of both aesthetics, a trend that feels current until you remember that mixing minimalist interiors with boho elements can be traced back to the 20th century, when Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs were a staple of midcentury modern living rooms.
Check out these stylish living rooms that will inspire you to come up with a minimalist bohemian mashup of your own.
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This chic and cozy midcentury modern home remodel from Leanne Ford Interiors features a well edited mix of hand-crafted furnishings and accessories in natural wood, neutral fabrics, and woven materials.
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A minimalist palette of black and shades of white is warmed up with touches like a wool pom pom blanket and leather pouf in this modern living room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design.
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This Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn townhouse living room from Elizabeth Roberts Architects has elegant proportions, gracious bones, abundant natural light, and a luxuriously minimalist bohemian mix of furnishings and accessories.
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In this light and airy LA-style living room from real estate agent and interior designer Julian Porcino, minimalist furnishings and a few boho style touches—a wall basket above the mantelpiece, a vintage kilim throw pillow, a cowhide rug—create a minimalist interior with bohemian tendencies.
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Mix and Match
Mismatched furnishings, a large patterned rug, and a pair of wall antlers add some bohemian flair to the white walls and clean lines of this light and bright living room from Chamberlain Interior.
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This white-washed living room from Blanco Bungalow has a light and airy palette of white and beige, with geometric accents on the wire coffee table and pendant light, and boho design touches like a neutral textured rug and Moroccan-style pouf that bring the relaxed vibes.
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This Spanish-style living room from My Studio ID combines traditional tile floors, rustic wood beamed ceilings, a stucco fireplace and built-in seating with cozy textiles and plenty of open floor space to create an effortless minimalist boho style vibe.
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In this living room from Marie Flanigan Interiors, a minimalist palette of black and white is warmed up with pops of color, a mix of furnishings, and boho style textiles that create a relaxing but pulled together gathering space.
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This spacious modern living room from Essai Design Co has clean lines, muted colors, bare windows, and boho style touches like a large pair of antlers over the rustic fireplace mantel.
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This Danish living room from Christina Dueholm mixes minimalist Scandi cool with boho style accessories such as a Moroccan-style rug and colorful throw pillows to create a homey and inviting space.
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A striking arrangement of neutral toned dried flowers gives this sleek minimalist living room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design a touch of stylized boho style.
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In this Williamsburg, Brooklyn house living room from Elizabeth Roberts Architects, minimalist, low-slung furnishings in whites and wood accentuate the high ceilings and industrial staircase, while boho style accessories like a colorful patterned rug make the room feel effortlessly stylish and inviting.
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In this living room corner from My Studio ID, a pair of well worn leather butterfly chairs and a pair of antlers channels bohemian spirit with just a few elements.
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This living room from Urbanology Designs has a minimalist bohemian feel with its bold use of saturated color on walls and ceilings, floor-to-ceiling drapery, mismatched seating and an eclectic gallery wall.
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A large-scale textile wall hanging adds some low key boho style to this elegant modern living room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design, with its minimalist overstuffed furnishings, shades of white, and pale wood furnishings.
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This minimalist black-and-white living room corner from AHG Interiors is warmed up with boho style elements such as a pair of Moroccan wedding blanket poufs, a Beni Ourain rug, and textural throw pillows.
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This minimalist LA living room from real estate agent and interior designer Julian Porcino incorporates natural materials like rattan and wood, while a smattering of colorful textiles and decor objects celebrate the home’s style.
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Bold and Colorful
This colorful living room from Erin Williamson Design makes bold moves with color and form, blending midcentury decor and furnishings with a vibrant rug that brings in some boho design flair.
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In the Details
In this living room from Living with Lolo, a macrame wall hanging, a large potted plant, and a retro sunburst mirror bring the boho design vibes with a minimum of fuss.
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There’s a bohemian spirit in this surf shack living room from Studio Surface, with its minimalist furnishings, patterned tile, and simple midcentury furnishings.
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Touch of Whimsy
This living room from Living with Lolo has minimal modern furnishings and a neutral palette of white and wood that is lifted up with a few simple boho design touches including a colorful rug, patterned throw pillows, and a pair of whimsical hanging rattan chairs by the windows.
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The team at AHG Interiors updated this traditional Cape Cod style home with a neutral, minimalist palette, simple furnishing, and patterned textiles with bohemian flair that make the room feel fresh and inviting.
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This spare contemporary neutral toned living room from Hamsa Home is softened with boho style accessories such as a patterned rug, throw pillows, and plants.
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Boho style accessories like a patterned rug and throw soften this airy minimalist midcentury modern modern living room from Courtney Isaac Designs.