a bohemian tablescape

Setting a table with Boho vibes is always fun, which includes an air of casualness but yet with so many interesting details. A bohemian tablescape throws all conventions out the window, but yet creates an inviting and fun ambiance.

bohemian tablescape

Bohemian basically means unconventional at its core. Historically it can have anti-social and political implications, but boho is also associated with creatives and the artistic community. The latter is the inspiration for today.

bohemian tablescape

I love the hominess and relaxed feel of a modern bohemian tablescape. This tablescape has layers that are all about our home and the way we live.

bohemian tablescape

details of a bohemian tablescape

⚜️mismatched plates, glasses, etc.

⚜️fresh cut herbs and flowers from the garden

⚜️layers of texture

⚜️collected pieces

⚜️unique and contrasting details

bohemian tablescape

Setting a bohemian table is easy since you simply use what you have on hand and don’t worry about a matching set of anything.

bohemian tablescape

centerpiece details of a boho tablescape

⚜️textured tablecloth with tassels

⚜️mason jars filled with herbs and flowers from the garden

⚜️mason jar votives

The tasseled and ribbed tablecloth sets a pretty textured foundation for the table. The impromptu mason jar vases and votives are fresh alternative to conventional vases and votive holders.

The collection of herbs for the centerpiece rather than formal flowers grounds the table with a sense of hominess. The centerpiece includes rosemary, oregano and lavender. You can find more information about our vegetable garden in these posts

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bohemian tablescape

place setting details of a boho tablescape

⚜️Galvanized charger

⚜️Williams Sonoma Bistro black dinner plates

⚜️Wonki Ware assorted accent warm gray plates

⚜️Gibson assorted latte bowls

⚜️Linen Me black striped napkins

⚜️White milk glass goblets

⚜️Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid tumblers

⚜️Roster stainless flatware

bohemian tablescape

The plate stack consists of all everyday dishes, which are mixed and matched. None of the dishes are a matching collection, but yet all pleasantly coordinate by color and style.

The napkins are tied in a casual knot at each place setting instead of a prim fold or held by a formal napkin ring. All these little details adds that artsy bohemian vibe.

bohemian tablescape

thoughts of a modern bohemian tablescape

When I think about a bohemian table, it evokes laid back vibes with interesting pieces. The menu should mirror this same type of mood with shared dishes and delicious comfort food.

And although rules are set aside, and mixing & matching is encouraged, just make sure the proportions are appropriate. It’s fun to combine dishes, flatware, glasses, etc. from different periods and styles, but they should compliment each other in scale.

The modern bohemian asthetic has actually reached main stream status in some respects, which is ironic. I think many of us use some boho details at some level, when we set many of the beautiful tables we all love to share.

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6 Comments

  1. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Love this table setting, so easy and pretty, those herb bouquets must smell wonderful.

    1. Thanks so much Marlene. Yes! The herbs smell heavenly. XO- MJ

  2. Pattie says:

    I am all about neutrals, and so just love this soft, bohemian table. I would feel completely relaxed here and so well able to enjoy the food and conversation. Perfect!

    1. Thank you so much Pattie. I love neutrals as well. My daughter calls me boring but I love the serenity of it. Thank you for stopping by. XO- MJ

  3. Great Bohemian tablescape! Not too intense, easy to design, and lots of style.

  4. Lovely Boho tablescape. The neutrals are refreshing. Love the napkin knot. I love mixing and matching too. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

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