8 Bohemian Style Secrets From Blogger Justina Blakeney
The Jungalow blogger Justina Blakeney’s name is synonymous with bohemian design, and she’s spilling some of her style secrets in her latest book, The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home To Good Vibes. The author, designer and artist takes a wellness approach to home decoration, advocating for spaces that are full of purifying plants and have a good flow to them. Read on to get a sneak peek into the book and for some of Justina’s tips on how to achieve a healthy and happy home.
Layering is key to achieving a bohemian look, but make sure your collection is curated, not cluttered. In this foyer, a light and airy touch keeps the look clean, which Justina says is the basis for creating good vibes in a home.
After doing a deep clean and getting rid of old stuff and ho-hum mementoes, Justina suggests putting the stuff you hold onto into a beautiful collection of baskets.
“A beautiful home with good vibes that supports our general well-being is our ultimate plan, and so we will always be decorating with that larger purpose in mind.” Setting intentions for a space, like this entertaining nook, gives the room purpose and ensures it will be used often.
Justina’s own home lacks an entryway, so she created zones within the living room using rugs and furniture placement, giving the illusion of two separate spaces.
Draw from the natural world and figure out which environment is most reflective of your style. In this bedroom, the beach was the point of inspiration: relaxing, refreshing and energizing.
Justine is an avid collector and nurturer of houseplants. “Nothing breathes life into a space like plants can, and I believe a home full of living, growing energy can support and encourage your own personal growth,” she says.
In this room, the repetition of colors, textures and motifs create a harmonious look, while an asymmetrical yet balanced layout lets the room breathe.
A seating area is warmed up with textiles in reds and oranges, while the bright greens from the plants provide a bit of contrast and tension.