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We devised a glam modern boho living room on two different budgets. Can you tell the difference?

Whether you're on a thrifty or an upscale budget we have the perfect modern boho living room designed for you. 

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HIGH: $19,277

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1 Drapery trim, Mokuba, $210; 2 Wallpaper, , $130; 3 Pendant light, , $500; 4 Floor lamp, , $490; 5 Side table, , $1,295; 6 Ottoman, , $200; 7 Rug, , $3,495; 8 Coffee table, , $5,499; 9 Sofa, , $2,450; 10 Bar cart, , $1,799; 11 Table lamp, , $599; 12 Toss cushions, , $1,390; 13 Toss cushion, , $695; 14 Lumbar cushion, , $525.

 

LOW: $6,966

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1 Drapery trim, Mokuba, $80; 2 Wallpaper, , $33; 3 Pendant light, , $90; 4 Floor lamp, , $180; 5 Side lamp, , $99; 6 Ottoman, , $60; 7 Rug, , $1,985; 8 Coffee table, , $2,415; 9 Sofa, , $690; 10 Bar cart, , $250; 11 Table lamp, , $380; 12 Toss cushions, , $598; 13 Toss cushion cover, Toss cushion insert, , $40, $14; 14 Lumbar cushion, , $52.
 

Create a room like these no matter your budget with a few key tips:

1. Make it modern boho

This trend, with its charming mix of styles, colours and patterns, is one of the most fun to experiment with. Seemingly improvised and loosely arranged, modern boho works to full effect when these common threads come together in harmony. 

It's a simple formula:  Graphic prints + Natural textures + Warm metals + Eclectic elements = Modern boho.

 

2. Find a coffee table with mixed materials

Gone are the days of regulation rectangular wooden coffee tables that pair with a three-seater sofa and matching loveseat. Today’s versions are available in more shapes and forms than a math teacher can summon (see what we did there?).
 

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High/low: Glam, boho living room

Solid geometry

Round marble Elke with painted aluminum base, , $1,499.

Image by: Crate and Barrel

High/low: Glam, boho living room

Solid geometry

Marble with electroplated steel base, , $1,280.

Image by: Union Lighting and Furnishings

High/low: Glam, boho living room

Solid geometry

Marble pedestal in White with metal base, , $699 US.

Image by: West Elm

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Solid geometry

Marble slab with painted iron base, , $799.

Image by: CB2


3. Opt for Millennial Pink extras

Like the rest of the design world, we’re swooning over Millennial Pink, the petally shade so prevalent this season – just take our highlighting blush-coloured sofas as proof. But part of the beauty of this set-up, with its pulled together modern boho vibe, is that using a statement piece in any soft hue, from mint to lavender, may change the colour conversation, but still result in a room with lots of impact.

 

4. Don't make it perfect

The modern boho look is the ideal environment for thinking outside the box and using ad hoc items in place of more standard pieces. From lampshades fashioned out of birdcages and baskets to toss cushion covers made from tribal rugs and dress fabric, the sky’s the limit. So, no side table? No problem. Here, we pressed a glam bar cart into service as an ersatz end table with predictably swish results. We’ll drink to that!

 

5. Add opulent touches 

Modern boho demands a bit of glamorous styling to offset all the natural textures that are part of its signature. Here, we’ve added a stretch of gold-coloured ribbon down one edge of each plain drapery panel to o er a pop of glitz to this pastel-focused room.

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