Boho Dining Room Ideas

Boho dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a boho dining room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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AFloral Tablescape designed by Pamla Reid
AFloral TablescapeDesigned by Pamla Reid
Summer Tablescape designed by Steph Dias
Summer TablescapeDesigned by Steph Dias
Afloral Design Challenge designed by Hayley Gale
Afloral Design ChallengeDesigned by Hayley Gale
Afloral Design Challenge - mood board designed by Kira Violet
Afloral Design Challenge - mood boardDesigned by Kira Violet
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Michelle Rosenhouse
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Michelle Rosenhouse
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Stephanie Oldfield
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Stephanie Oldfield
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Tammy Payne
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Tammy Payne
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Erin Adkins-Oury
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Erin Adkins-Oury
Dining Room designed by Preetha Jayakumar
Dining RoomDesigned by Preetha Jayakumar
Outdoor Mood Board designed by sallie tyler
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by sallie tyler
Untitled designed by Decore More
UntitledDesigned by Decore More
Magical Night designed by Terri Speck
Magical NightDesigned by Terri Speck
Dining Room designed by Diane Dames
Dining RoomDesigned by Diane Dames
Candice Luter designed by Spoak
Candice LuterDesigned by Spoak
Untitled (copy 2) designed by Lauren Wanamaker
Untitled (copy 2)Designed by Lauren Wanamaker
outfits designed by Danica Rog
outfitsDesigned by Danica Rog
10/13/23 designed by Mady Schreifels
10/13/23Designed by Mady Schreifels
wedding vibe designed by pip home
wedding vibeDesigned by pip home
Untitled designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
UntitledDesigned by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Moody Romantic designed by Camille Hunter
Moody RomanticDesigned by Camille Hunter
Untitled designed by Jennifer Rogers
UntitledDesigned by Jennifer Rogers
Living mood board designed by Brigid Geoffrion Scannell
Living mood boardDesigned by Brigid Geoffrion Scannell
Dining Room designed by Mya Crews
Dining RoomDesigned by Mya Crews
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Rachel Callaghan
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Rachel Callaghan

Design tips for decorating a boho style dining room

Here’s how to achieve the boho aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a boho dining room?

Creating a dining room that serves as a welcoming hub for meals, gatherings, and memorable conversations begins with thoughtful planning. The arrangement of furniture not only influences the room's aesthetic appeal but also its practicality and comfort. By employing a strategic approach to your dining room design, you can achieve a space that harmonizes form and function, making every meal an experience to cherish.

Whether you're in the process of a dining room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the dining room and complements the boho style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Dining Table & Chairs: The heart of the dining room, your table should be chosen with care, considering its shape, size, and placement. This piece sets the tone for the room's overall design and functionality, acting as the anchor for all other elements. Pro tip: Divide your table’s outside dimensions by 24 inches to find out how many people you can seat comfortably. Complementing your table, the chairs should offer comfort and style.
  • Storage Furniture: Practical yet stylish storage solutions like buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are key to a clutter-free dining area. They provide essential storage and a space for serving dishes. Position these pieces to maintain a clear pathway around the table, ideally 3-4 feet from the table’s edge.
  • Area Rug: Love them or hate them, rugs in the dining room are a hot topic. A well-chosen rug can define the dining space and add a layer of warmth and texture. If you opt for a rug, ensure it extends at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides, allowing chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out.
  • Decorative Lighting: Central lighting, such as a chandelier or pendant, should be positioned directly above the table to illuminate the area evenly and serve as a visual centerpiece. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dining room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Get creative and have fun with your boho dining room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a boho dining room design?

Bohemian (aka Boho) interior design is known for its eclectic and unconventional approach, celebrating a rich mix of colors, prints, patterns, and textures—lots and lots of them. This style exudes a carefree, artistic vibe, incorporating elements from different cultures and eras. The boho style encourages personal expression and creativity, resulting in layered spaces that are full of character and charm. We’ll always be the first to tell you that design rules are meant to be broken, but there really are no rules when it comes to boho design. And that’s just part of the charm. Throw out every piece of design advice you’ve heard, and go wild!

To achieve a boho dining room is simple. While there is no standard boho color palette, you’ll often see a mix of cool and warm colors and bold jewel tones. Common boho decor elements include vibrant rugs, floor cushions, tapestries, and an abundance of plants that bring life and energy to the space. Vintage furniture, colorful textiles, and unique artifacts reflect a globetrotter's spirit, while layered fabrics create a cozy, lived-in feel.

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