What is Afro Boho Chic Style? Afro Bohemian Decor Style Explained (with Photos)


Whether you’ve recently moved homes or you're just looking for away to modernise your current place, the Afro Boho Chic home decor style is perfect for anyone who loves the modern bohemian aesthetic but would like a refreshing twist!

You may have seen some photos here and there or scoured Pinterest for some more inspiration, but yet you may still wonder what exactly is the Afro Boho Chic home style.

Here are 5 distinctive features of the Afro Boho style that is sure to make your home stand one.

1. Dark Chunky Solid Wood 

The classic Bohemian style places emphasis on natural wood of all colours, however the Afro Boho Chic aesthetic focuses on dark wood colours. These darker wood colours should also where possible have a natural look to them showing their grain and they should appear substantial, solid and imperfect in some way. This imperfection adds to the quality of Afro Boho Chic.

Afro Boho Chic Bedside Stool Photo by Tim Samuel

2. Woven Wall Hangings, Baskets, Lighting and Art 

The Afro Boho Chic style embraces wall hangings, lighting and wall art as a means to show personality. You are encouraged to be bold with colour, shape and style. You can add some modern african inspired art, or go with ornaments sourced from the African continent.

Afro Boho Chic Wall Hanging Photo by Efecan Efe


Man sorting bed with Afro Boho Chic style Photo by Thirdman

3. Neutral Toned Rugs

Whilst colour can play a big part of the Afro Boho Chic aesthetic, the main structure is composed on neutral tones which borrow their colour palette from elements found in nature. Typically rugs will be of a woven material in a light brown, beige, cream, natural white, black or grey. A pop of colour can be added in the accessories within the home which can be changed up with the season and your taste.

Afro Boho Chic woven rug Photo by Selenic Moon

4. Large Leafed Plants 

Much like the Bohemian style that is loved today, plants are also a big feature of the Afro Boho Chic style. They contrast beautifully with the darkness of the wood and boldness of the colours. They tie everything in and add a touch of nature into your space.

Afro Boho Style woman with plant Photo by Thirdman

5. Antique Brass and Gold Ornaments

The Afro Boho Chic style is complemented with striking ornaments and bold statement pieces. The quickest way to get the desired look is to use ancient metals which appear slightly tarnished or age. Antique brass and gold are not as shiny and bright as their newer counterparts. Add them on top of consoles, on shelving, bookcases and more to navigate the eye to your focal points.

Ornaments on a table Afro Boho Chic style Photo by Sammsara Luxury


The Afro Boho Chic aesthetic is relatively new and is constantly evolving, it is up to you to find your own way to express it. I hope these tips help!

1 comment

  • That’s my vibe but didn’t know what it was called.


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