Not your grandma’s boho: maximalist picks for minimalists

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Whether it’s from Scandinavian minimalist fatigue or a desire to prove you’ve made it by weaning off flat-pack furniture, it seems the next design wave is all about maximalism, also known as New Boho.

Everyone from mid-century nostalgia purveyor West Elm to, well, IKEA is dipping a toe in the boho trend. The latter’s fall catalogue is full of faux plants and layered rugs with a dusting of Millennial Pink. (See my top picks from the IKEA fall catalogue.) Pottery Barn gave pages of its fall catalogue to curated faux succulents and they’re selling a butterfly dream catcher on West Elm, Target, and more are creeping into Urban Outfitters boho game with macrame wall hangings and geometric (read: kilim) rugs, too.
Boho is happening, whether you are into it or not.

As a Bicentennial Baby who lived through macrame, dream catchers, and bell bottoms the first…

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