As a home or business owner, you know that the first impression made on visitors speaks volumes about who you are. One of the most enjoyable aspects of interior (and exterior) design is the creative freedom it affords you. You can express your inner vision in any way you please!

In the world of interior design, one of the most popular up-and-coming trends is incorporating elements that are inspired by exotic and bohemian designs. The eclectic nature of this style, combined with the gorgeous colors and natural ingredients, makes it a genuinely refreshing update to any space.

Are you a treasure-hunter? Spending a day exploring an antique store can reap great rewards when you’re searching for exotic and creative pieces to add to your home. Every object has a story, and salvaging beautiful pottery, vases, and sculptures from the dusty shelves of an antique shop provide a sense of achievement and also brings the history of the object into your space. 

Exotic decor choices in rugs, fixtures, and even paint can change the environment of your home or workplace. If you’re a creative type, incorporating rich, vibrant colors and textures can also jump-start your productivity. 

Incorporating living plants into your space not only cleans the air and enhances nurturing energy, a much-needed solace in this busy world, but it also can bring a sense of the bohemian to the environment. Potted plants, especially little-known varieties with unusual and inspiring shapes, like bromeliads, palms, and begonias, can be magical life-giving allies in your day-to-day life. And the experience of creating a relationship with a plant, caring for it and learning its ways, can be deeply spiritually nourishing as well.

Natural materials are always preferable when choosing building components, or when replacing fixtures on your home or building. There are so many beautiful examples of homes and buildings that utilize slate, clay, hardwood, and stone to craft an edifice that makes a statement. 

But, if natural materials aren’t available, you have options! A concrete tile roof can mimic the layered look of slate and clay while providing accessibility in expense as well as durability. If you already have a structure with slay or slate, wood, or stone as part of the structure, learning how to maintain this asset properly is a key to preserving its value over time. 

When it comes to deciding on a stylistic theme for your home or business, it can be overwhelming to choose just one. Incorporating beautiful, historical pieces with bohemian and exotic flair into your space will reap great rewards over time, and not only in the realm of design. You’ll come to find that the stories and energy contained in these pieces will motivate you to even greater heights. 

Working beside a gorgeous antique vase will add to your quality of life in more ways than one. Building a relationship with a fierce bromeliad will inspire you to breathe and take a moment to see beauty everywhere. You’ll notice a difference in business productivity, creative projects, focus on your dreams and goals – or just deciding to wake up and “seize the day.”