Create Your Own Boho Haven in Your Backyard!

Credit: Justina Blakeney

Liven Up the Walls

  • Update a run down shed with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This is a great opportunity to play with color! We suggest cladding the walls with a material such as pine panels, or do something unexpected like adding a splash of turquoise paint or installing a wall covering with a floral or palm leaf pattern such as this one from Hayneedle.
  • When adding texture to the wall, consider a pre-made surface for easy installation — it’s also lighter on the bank account!
Credit: World Market Woven Pendants

Let There Be Light

  • Natural light is key in making this space feel fresh and open. Consider adding windows or expanding existing frames to let in more light.
  • An easy way to introduce multi-purpose lighting is a single track lighting system installed along the ceiling. Another option is a hanging pendant light with a woven shade. Check these pendants out at World Market!
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Furnish & Accessorize

  • Working with a small space means you need to be purposeful with your furnishings.
  • We suggest choosing a small sectional in a slip covered fabric for durability and washability. Arrange this flush against the wall across from the main entrance to the shed to maximize space. Accessorize with a crocheted or knitted blanket thrown over the sofa and a collection of bold patterned pillows.
  • Try to find at least one sculptural piece for dimension and flair.
  • Add a multi-purpose coffee table with a surface for tea, coffee or wine and drawers or shelves for storage. Throw a woven rug on the floor to add texture and warm up the space.
  • Soften a simple doorway by hanging sheer cotton drapes. They will add an elegance to the space and look amazing blowing in the wind, as well as help keep bugs out!
  • If you have room in the budget, add a built-in window seat along one wall with hidden bench storage.
Credit: Justina Blakeney

Don’t Forget the Outdoors

  • Climate control is an important consideration when designing your Boho Haven. Include a small space heater for the cooler nights and a vintage style floor fan for the hot months.
  • Add a collection of colorful pots grouped on a table or floor featuring ferns, tulips, primroses and other spring flowers. Hang macrame plant holders from the ceiling with draping greenery such as the popular marble queen pothos.
Credit: Target

HSID Spring Design Challenge Inspiration

We are excited to announce our Spring Tabletop Design Challenge! For this challenge, give any tabletop in your home a Spring look. Here is some gorgeous inspiration from Stephanie’s home!

HSID Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Siefkin, owner of Interior Design Alchemy

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