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Handmade Boho Chic Home Decor is the New Craze

Boho chic is one of the hottest new trends in decorating.  It incorporates an eclectic mix of styles, colors and patterns to create a warm and laid back look.  While bohemian used to be the realm of hippies from the 60′s, today’s generation of millennials are flocking to this style.

Ancient Fabric Techniques

One of the most popular forms of fabric dying techniques is Shibori.  This type of dying has been around for thousands of years.  Originally it was developed by the Japanese using indigo.  Tie dye is a similar style of fabric dying.  The fabric designer places string, twine, rope, or even rubber bands around the fabric at strategic locations.  This part of the fabric is then dipped in dye for a specific amount of time.  Once it’s allowed to dry, the restrictions are removed and the fabric takes on interesting shapes and patterns due to the way in which it was tied.

While the Japanese used only indigo in this technique, it’s possible to use a wide variety of colors and dying materials to achieve the look you want.

Handmade Custom Pieces

One great thing about the Internet is that it has provided a storefront for thousands of entrepreneurial individuals who make these sorts of items at home.  If you’re looking for something in a particular style or color and are having trouble finding exactly what you’re looking for, you can actually solicit bids from designers.  They can then custom make the piece you want to match the look of your room.

Keep in mind that bohemian home decor doesn’t have to match exactly.  That’s the whole idea behind the movement.

One Artist in Particular

One such store in which you can find these sorts of goods is the Tangled Path.  This artist is continuously producing new pieces that personify the boho chic look.  She makes everything from Shibori pillows to custom handmade gold napkins.  All of her products are available on her website http://thetangledpath.com.  Be sure to check out some of her work.

They will be the perfect compliment to your boho chic room decor.


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