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Painting Boho Style with MudPaint Clay Paint

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Materials Needed: MudPaint in your favorite colors, paint brushes

Wondering how to paint Boho Style? Read on below!

The bohemian, or Boho, furniture style is a popular, colorful alternative to the more serious approach to home decorating, and life in general! Haven’t you been seeing it everywhere lately?

The boho style is an easy way to bring life into your home. It focuses on color, pattern, and imperfections, so you don’t have to worry about making it perfect to look fantastic.  In fact, with boho style painting, the more chips or dents and aged distressed and weathered a piece has, the better! There’s no wrong way to go about this look, and with all the different colors and styles available to you within this sphere, you’re sure to find something that you love. Painting Boho style is a super easy look, and even if you mess up, MudPaint is known around the world for it’s thick, creamy, forgiving and buttery application, so any mishap will easily get covered. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat. Using MudPaint, the boho look can easily be given to any piece of furniture, and it will add a whole new personality to your room.

Step by step instructions to show you how to paint Boho or Bohemian style with MudPaint Clay Paint

As the boho style looks best when there are multiple pieces all together,  we recommend painting several different objects in coordinating colors per room to get the full effect of the collected and colorful vibe that makes the boho furniture style so well-loved. The best part of painting boho style is that it gives your furniture personality, by making it look like something that you found in a thrift store – with all it’s tradition, dents, dings, history and character. Rather than a quickly assembled, plain vanilla, big-box store, pressboard-piece of furniture!  

Boho style is furniture with soul!

The bohemian look is very easy to achieve, and there are only a few basic guidelines, to give your pieces a beautiful new life.

Step One. The first, and perhaps most important step in this process, is picking out the right colors for your pieces. For the boho look, color is key, so selecting a few, coordinating colors for your different pieces is best. Always pay attention to the rest of the room’s style and wall color. MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint has many different colors of our signature thick, creamy, buttery paint, so you will be sure to find the right colors for you.

Step Two. The next step in achieving your boho dreams is to paint your furniture in your new colors. We have many different tutorials on our website on how to use our paint (don’t worry, it’s a very easy process!). But for the boho look, you might want to consider painting different parts of your piece different colors. If it’s a dresser, why not paint different drawers different colors? If it’s a chair, painting the legs in different colors will give it extra charm. The beauty of the boho look is that you can do practically anything. And it will look amazing! For a tutorial on how to paint with MudPaint, click here.

Step Three. Once your painted piece is fully dried, an extra way to add the boho feel is to add fabric to certain places of your piece. One of the most popular ways to do this is adding brightly patterned fabric to dresser drawers. Or cabinet panels. Or shelves! It could add that extra bling to your piece. Click here for a tutorial on how to add fabric to furniture pieces.

Step Four. Always allow your furniture is fully dry. And if fabric is adorning the cabinets of your soon-to-be-favorite dresser, the last thing to do is to lightly sand the edges and sides of your piece. Part of the charm of this look is the chipped and antiqued feel that boho furniture often has. It makes your furniture look like it has a story. And the chips add personality to the feel of your room. This can easily be achieved by using a Rad Pad Sanding Pad on the edges. Or, of course, using a sharp edged tool to scratch off certain places.

Once this is done, you will have beautiful new pieces to add to your new boho room. And a look that you will love for years to come! Your boho room is now complete, full of lovely new colors and patterns that will completely enliven your room!


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MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it's unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.