Building a Bohemian Bed from Top to Bottom

 

I am a liiiiitle bit crazy about beds and hold a very strong belief that beds should be THE most comfortable place in your home. I'm not about fuss but all about comfort, which is why I almost always go for an upholstered headboard, or at least an upholstery/wood combination. Linens should be ultra soft with just the right amount of cool factor (cool, as in temperature. I like when my sheets feel cool to the touch). No scratchiness permitted. No fussy ultra thick duvets or comforters. Nothing for show only that must be removed. Even the throw pillows should be acceptable to sleep on. I like to layer on thinner blankets, preferably mixing in some vintage because nothing compares to the feel of vintage cotton.

If I were designing my boho bed, this is what I would do:

<< Tribal Headboard OKL >>

What I love about this affordable headboard from OKL, other than the price, is that the design is subtle and adds just enough interest. Layered with the right bedding and pillows it will add the perfect amount of texture and depth.

What I love about this affordable headboard from OKL, other than the price, is that the design is subtle and adds just enough interest. Layered with the right bedding and pillows it will add the perfect amount of texture and depth.

<< Go-to Sheets from Overstock >>

These are my go-to Egyptian Cotton sheets. I personally don't like a top sheet, but you can get the entire set on overstock.com. I like to mix whites and creams. Almost all my bedding at home is either white or cream and it can all be mixed together in any combo.

These are my go-to Egyptian Cotton sheets. I personally don't like a top sheet, but you can get the entire set on overstock.com. I like to mix whites and creams. Almost all my bedding at home is either white or cream and it can all be mixed together in any combo.

<< A Mix of Throw Pillows in Vintage Textiles >>

I created these out of vintage Moroccan and African Indigo textiles. I love the look of mixing them in different prints and patterns.

I created these out of vintage Moroccan and African Indigo textiles. I love the look of mixing them in different prints and patterns.

 

<< Flax Linen Bed Skirt from Pottery Barn >>

Since the above bed is a headboard only (no upholstered frame),  a skirt is needed to cover the frame. Something soft and easy. This is the best place to use linen, because it gives such a great laid back look, but I'm not a huge fan of it for bedding ON the bed. This flax color is perfect.

Since the above bed is a headboard only (no upholstered frame),  a skirt is needed to cover the frame. Something soft and easy. This is the best place to use linen, because it gives such a great laid back look, but I'm not a huge fan of it for bedding ON the bed. This flax color is perfect.

<< Light weight coverlet from Serena & Lily >>

I am in love with this light weight blanket from Serena & Lily. It has the look of being ultra-worn in and is smooth on one side and textured on other, so it looks great folded over.

I am in love with this light weight blanket from Serena & Lily. It has the look of being ultra-worn in and is smooth on one side and textured on other, so it looks great folded over.

<< Throw Blanket from Dwell Studio >>

 
 

The perfect throw blanket to layer on a Bohemian look. Inky indigo stripes and cream with tassles for texture.

All you need is your mattresses (pillow top, of course) and you are set for ultimate comfort.

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Here are some more great Bohemian bedrooms from my Pinterest page for inspiration...

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The BEST part of the Bohemian bed is you will never want to get out!

Happy Decorating.

xo

Anna