Bohemian is a descriptive term for a stereotypical way of life for artists and intellectuals. According to the stereotype, bohemians live in material poverty because they prefer their art or their learning to lesser goods; they are also unconventional in habits and dress, and sometimes in morals.
Don’t know about morals, but bohemian style (or boho for short), nowadays conjures up images of interiors that are indeed unconventional. Layering is key. Patterns don’t have to match. Colours can clash. The trend relies on pulling different looks from different cultures and mixing them up. Blankets from Morocco, furs from Scandinavia, cane-work and carvings from India, paintings from granny’s attic. There are no rules. Don’t worry too much about giving walls a perfect finish or sanding floors (they’re only going to be covered with layers of rugs anyway), and then pile on the cushions, throws and accessories with a liberal sprinkling of potted plants