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Give your backyard some bohemian flair

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Release your inner hippie. Get the Bohemian look outdoors.

Are you in love with boho chic? Take your style outside and give your backyard some much needed bohemian flair. From furniture to succulents, we've got you covered on what you need for the perfect boho space.

Vibrant-colored furniture

Vibrant colored furniture

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The first step in creating a bohemian backyard is to find some vibrant outdoor furniture. Since the bohemian look derives from the hippie vibes of the 60s and the integration of other ethnicities, it doesn't matter if your patio furniture is from a thrift shop or a furniture store. Look for pieces that you can paint in a vibrant hue, or find a unique printed fabric that will brighten up your outdoor space.

We found a similar diamond-weave chair that can be used as a great starting point for your bohemian backyard (Anthropologie, $168-$398).

Printed rug

Printed rug

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For an instant vibe change of your space, add an outdoor rug. Boho lovers enjoy artsy, ethnic prints and loud colors that brighten up their wardrobes, their decor and, yes, even their backyards. And although this is an awesome addition, remember that for a true bohemian flair, the opportunities of colors and styles are endless.

This Aberdeen Rio indoor-outdoor floor mat is exactly what your bohemian backyard has been searching for (World Market, $20-$40).

Moroccan poufs

Moroccan poufs

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A simple addition that can make a large impact, the leather Moroccan pouf screams bohemian. Place it in front of your outdoor furniture for extra comfort or on the side to stack books and add an extra splash of color.

This hand-stitched leather Moroccan pouf has nothing but Bohemian love for you (Etsy, $177).

Ethnic blankets

Ethnic blankets
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Regardless of whether you're attempting to add a bohemian style to your backyard or just want to add an extra sense of comfort to your veranda for chilly nights, ethnic blankets are excellent accent items. Usually made with more durability and heavier fabrics than other blankets, these blankets are awesome for enduring all sorts of outdoor weather conditions.

This Mexican yoga blanket can be slung across your favorite outdoor chair for instant cuddles (Yoga Direct, $23).

Bright designed pillows

Bright designed pillows

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As with your indoor space, a few bright designed pillows can dramatically change the look of your outdoor space. Add one or five in various designs and colors for extra comfort and flair. Look for different sizes, so you can throw a few on the floor as well.

The perfect combination of color and ethnic design, the Kaeden bright pillow will bring extra awesome into your space (Pier 1, $20).

Succulents

Succulents

Photo credit: California Pixie

If you want to have hippie-chic backyard decor, an easy way to spruce up your backyard and your garden is with the use of succulents. Place them all around your furniture area, on logs, on the ground, or anywhere to liven up your area with simple greens.

This three-pack Echeveria plant is inexpensive and perfect to start your succulent obsession (Home Depot, $16).

Lanterns

Lanterns

Photo credit: Tiffany Leigh Interior Design

If you want a bohemian backyard, forget the traditional lighting — it's all about the lanterns. Lovely when hung or simply placed around your space, lanterns soften the mood and tone down the vibe. A laid-back accent for outdoor relaxing, everybody loves soft lighting.

Available in four colors that mesh well with any bohemian backyard, the Threshold ceramic lantern is flawless (Target, $10-$20).

Blanket fort/teepee

Blanket fort/teepee

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Last, but certainly not least, your outdoor space isn't officially bohemian until it has its own blanket fort or teepee. The perfect backdrop for gazing at the stars or camping in the comforts of your own backyard, you simply cannot go wrong with your very own teepee.

Get your own teepee perfect for inside play or outdoor bohemian cuddles (Land of Nod, $159).

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