Green This Look: Boho-Minimalist Living Room

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! You know those “Get This Look” blog posts and pins you see where someone breaks down an interior space or an outfit and shows you how to replicate it? Well, welcome to my “Green This Look” series. Where I do the same thing, but instead of suggesting just any old decor – everything I suggest will be eco-friendly!

We begin with a bohemian inspired minimalist living room (Image Credit: Daria Shevtsova). This home decor look is really popular right now. Especially with the current trend towards living in clutter-free, peaceful spaces. And the best part is – it’s really easy to create a similar space for yourself using items manufactured with the planet in mind.

Honestly, green decor is so beautiful, affordable and available – I don’t know why every company and brand isn’t selling it. The below bohemian decor ideas can also be incorporated into almost any other type of living space because they’re so neutral. Which is great, because not much is greener than versatility!


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1 – Woven Pouf

I personally feel the woven pouf is the anchor of this room. It is both functional and decorative. And it’s natural vibe lends to the living room’s relaxed, unfussy look. Here’s a similar woven pouf handmade from straw – and formaldehyde free!

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handwoven straw pouf.
Handwoven straw pouf via Amazon.

2 – Wool Shag Rug

In staying true to the vibe of this living room, I’ve selected a shag rug handmade using 100% Romanian wool, which is unprocessed, undyed and chemical-free. However, this means the rug is not vegan. I would hope that the wool is collected in a humane way and not in the way I wrote about in my Cruelty-Free Duvet Options post. There of course are a ton of other eco-friendly rug options that do not utilize wool, they just have a different look – such as this beautiful handwoven jute rug.

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handmade wool rug.
Handmade wool shag rug via Etsy.

3 – Woven Plant Basket

Plants are the hallmark of any true boho-inspired space. Throw in a couple handwoven seagrass plant baskets and you’ll be in hippie heaven!

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like these handwoven seagrass plant baskets.
Handwoven seagrass plant baskets via Amazon.

4 – Wooden Stacking Stools

Stackable stools are cute, storable and can be used as seating, a coffee table, an end table or a plant stand. These plywood and birch stackable stools were made using water-based paints and varnishes – and without the use of glues or screws!

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like these handmade plywood and birch stackable stools.
Plywood and birch stackable stools via Etsy.


5 – Quote Artwork

A quote in simple script on a white background is one way to add interest into a minimalist room, without adding busy-ness. This piece of quote artwork has a different Gloria Steinham quote than in the original room, but I think it’s just as wise.

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handmade artwork featuring a Gloria Steinham quote.
Handmade quote artwork via Etsy.

6 – Floor Lamp

Finding a lamp that matched the one pictured turned out to be a tall task. The lamp itself isn’t spectacular, but it speaks to the minimalist nature of the room. I was able to find this pendant light stand instead, which I thought was very cool and also simple enough to fit well within this bare bones space.

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handmade pendant light fixture.
Handmade pendant light stand via Etsy.

7 – Herringbone Throw Pillow

One of the great things about a room like this is that it’s so neutral, you could pop in a throw pillow of any colour or pattern and it would look right at home. Probably the most notable pillow in this space is the herringbone number on the couch. So here’s a very similar herringbone patterned pillow cover handwoven using organic cotton.

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handmade organic cotton throw pillow.
Handmade organic cotton herringbone pillow via Etsy.

8 – Linen Throw Blanket

I did stray from the original room a bit for the throw blanket on the couch. You could simply use another wool rug or wool blanket, but I love this linen blanket – not just because it’s beautiful, but because it’s made from a natural, vegan fabric. I think this throw would be a great addition to this type of space as it remains neutral and natural, but adds just the smallest touch of class.

Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Like this handmade linen throw blanket.
Handmade linen throw blanket via Etsy.

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Welcome to "Green This Look," where I show you how to create an eco-friendly living room and offer some bohemian decor ideas - that are great for any space! Posted on February 26, 2019

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