How to Add Stylish Hippie Decor to Your Bedroom

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If the phrase “hippie bedroom” makes you think of lava lamps and tie-dye sheets, it’s time for a refresh.

Hippie decor has evolved over the years. The free-spirited, mix-n-match vibe remains, but modern hippie decor is a bit more eclectic and grown-up. One of the easiest spaces to add a hippie, boho spin is in your bedroom.

Whether you want to go all in on hippie design, or just get a little groovy, we’ve got 10 ideas you'll want to steal to create the modern hippie bedroom of your dreams.

1. Try an Indoor Swing

Adding a fun, indoor swing to your bedroom space is one of the quickest ways you can amp up the hippie vibes. Swings are a great choice if you want to create a reading nook or a spot to hang out.

2. Layer Textiles

Modern hippie beds have one thing in common — rich, layered textiles. To create a truly lush, hippie-friendly bed, add a few colorful throw pillows, a yummy throw, and coordinated bedding. If you want to mix it up, buy two sets of sheets with different patterns or colors you can use interchangeably.  

3. Put a Rug on Your Bed

Rugs aren’t only for the floor. Thinner, flat weave rugs look fantastic as a bedspread. Rugs allow you to instantly add some bold color and texture to your bed and can easily be switched out to change the look of the space.

4. Use a Tapestry Instead of Wallpaper

Big pieces of art and wallpaper tend to be pricey, so large, inexpensive wall tapestries are the perfect solution. If you have the wall space, use a tapestry as a faux headboard, or cover your whole wall with a tapestry (or several tapestries), as you would with wallpaper.

5. Look Up

In this modern hippie bedroom, hippie-inspired details show up in an unexpected spot — the light fixture. It’s easy to forget to look up when you’re styling your bedroom, but you can pull the whole look together with a purposeful, stylish light fixture.

6. Create A Meditation Space

Hippie culture truly embraces the importance of connecting with yourself and others. Create a meditation space like this one in your bedroom, and you can “namaste” every single day. Add colorful floor pillows in a corner, a rattan side table, and candles to create a serene space.

7. Mix Colors and Patterns

Another common theme in modern hippie bedrooms is to go bold with mixing colors, textures, and patterns. There is no science to this, so experiment with different colors and patterns. This bedroom proves you can mix colors and patterns you may not have thought work, but are actually stunning together.

8. Loft Your Bed

A loft bed is a great way to add personality and whimsy to your bedroom and a great solution for a smaller space or a kid's bedroom. Underneath the bed, you can add another bed, an office space, or a sitting area.

9. Add Some Wood Details

Natural elements like wood work especially well in a modern hippie bedroom. Go all in with all wood furnishings, or simply add one piece like a side table. Other natural elements such as plants work really well, too.

10. Tassels Always Work

Much like with boho decor, tassels are prevalent in modern hippie decor. In this example, the tassels on the blanket are the perfect finishing touch to the space. Paired with a rattan chair, colorful pillows, and a graphic rug, this bedroom feels fresh and bright, with just a bit of the hippie vibe. 

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