Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

It seems as if the current trend of Bohemian style decor is a direct result of backlash against farmhouse decor. Whereas farmhouse style decor is very neutral at its core, boho decor is vivid in color and has a “more is more” mentality. The only decor theme my home has is “secondhand” versus an actual decorating style. But I find myself frequently drawn towards the colorful playfulness of Bohemian decor.

Bohemian style decor feels like the result of many passport stamps, too, doesn’t it? As if you had traveled the world, gathering trinkets and fabrics and tossed them around your home like confetti.

My first blog post that touched on boho decor was this “Thrift the Look” challenge. As I thrifted for the right pieces to mimic my inspiration photo, I thought of thrift shops as bazaars and exotic markets.

Thrift shopping for Boho decor

I mean, obviously I was just in a normal Goodwill or one of the local thrifts that I love, but it was fun to pretend!

The response I received to that post was quite startling. Clearly I wasn’t the only one who was looking for alternatives to trendy farmhouse decor.

So, I developed another upcycling project in the same theme: a Boho basket wall gallery that took only minutes to create.

Basket wall decor with Bohemian design

For someone like me who loves the idea of world travel more than actually traveling, creating some Bohemian decor on a budget by thrifting and upcycling really hit the spot.

outdoor serving tray with boho summer style

It’s like collecting exotic souvenirs without having to pack a suitcase. Or get on a plane!

Cloisonne vase for thrift home decor

Either way, I’m not the only blogger who enjoys creating modern Boho decor by upcycling and repurposing items from the thrift store. OR from my recycling bin- can you even believe that this planter is one of those red plastic Folgers coffee tubs?

turning a coffee can into a boho planter

From basket wall decor to colorful fabrics, there are quite a few upcycling projects that will achieve that lush, exotic look. Such as this upstyled wall basket filled with a variety of faux succulents…

wall basket with fake succulents

So, I’ve gathered a bunch of repurposing ideas to get your creative juices running- so you can create the bohemian home of your dreams! (Without breaking the bank or traveling the world.)

Upcycling Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

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It’s hard to resist all those jewel tones, isn’t it? Bohemian style decor is so seductive, with the lushness and fullness that it brings to the table, such as these whimsical, colorful pillows…

boho pillow covers from upcycled sweaters

No passport required. Just inexpensive inspiration from the thrift store or maybe your own home- got any little cactus-shaped salt and pepper shakers laying around? 

making a cactus garden with ceramic cactus figurines

I hope you enjoyed strolling through these upcycling projects for Boho decor with me. Think you’ll do a little “garage shopping” for a Boho project after perusing this collection of ideas?

boho bookends as botanical home decor

And if you enjoyed these upcycling ideas for boho style decor at home, you may also be interested in making some of these felt succulents that will never die!

Felt succulents

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Amanda Lam says

    Your posts always brighten my day. Thank you.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so much, Amanda- I’m trying to crank out a little more content right now by “garage shopping” for projects. It helps keep my mind occupied and hopefully brightens other people’s days, too.

  2. Oh, I was so excited to read this post and then I saw several of my projects linked up!!! I’m honored, thank you so much for sharing this great roundup!


  3. These are all such great ideas! I love the basket wall gallery!

  4. I was visiting Tania at Little Vintage Cottage boho projects where she shared a link to your post. All these lovely colors and textures are like a ray of sunshine! I was thrilled to see a couple of my projects included here. Thank you so much Sarah! I can’t wait to check out every one of these boholishish creations. Stay healthy and safe. xo

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