The Bohemian Floor

  • this is an advertorial post in collaboration with Kersaint Cobb

The eclectic, bohemian look is something that comes quite naturally to me. I’m a bit of a collector and love to bring things back to use in my home from my travels. These two traits make it easy for me to curate that bohemian style at home.

One of the key elements of this look is texture. The layering of textures creates a warm, interesting and cosy room.

long bohemian runner for hallway

Morocco Runners – Tetouan via Kersaint Cobb

You can easily add more texture and warm up a room with a rug or a runner. I love how this one, above, has really enhanced the glorious length of this hallway and points us in the direction of that gorgeous door.

The backbone of any room is the floor. If you are lucky enough to have original wooden floorboards in good condition in your abode, lucky you! You’ve got the warmth and texture built in already, giving you a head start on building a bohemian space.

bare floorboards in bohemian home

These floorboards above have been sanded and treated. This is a room design by my friend Karen Knox of Making Spaces. I think this room nails the warm, textural bohemian look. The cat adds another layer of texture, of course 😉

What if you don’t have great flooring?

When Kersaint Cobb got in touch I knew I could share with you an authentic way to achieve that bohemian backbone to any space, the floor.

What I really like about their wooden flooring is the character of the wood is fully present. There are colour variances and knots, just like real floorboards. Check out their range of wood flooring here.

I wanted to share a couple of my interior blogger friends’ spaces, that illustrate the bohemian style built on to a great floor.

First up is Kimberly from Swoonworthy, I’ve featured her bedroom before, and she has since moved house. But before moving she renovated the floor. A lot of graft went into this makeover. If you wanted to get this look then the Antique Oak Duo Living XL flooring would achieve a similar style.

antique oak wooden floor

Here’s another example, Karen Barlow used reclaimed parquet for her incredible kitchen floor. If you want this timeless look try Kersaint Cobb Heritage Parquet. Parquet is one of my favourite floor looks, adding a depth and sense of character to any space.

Seagrass, jute, coir and sisal are some of the other types of floor coverings on offer at Kersaint Cobb. All of these are great for adding texture to your home and will bring that bohemian traveller feeling to a room as the products have been selected from all over the world.

Natural fibre and colour like this Sisal Panama in Oatmeal bring texture to your space so effortlessly. Sisal is particularly hardwearing and I love this styled image with the midcentury chair.mid-century chair bohemian floor kersaint cobb

What kind of flooring do you have at home? Do you like the bohemian look?

Let me know in the comments.


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  1. July 22, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I love natural flooring like real wood and parquet. I think it makes a house really homely.

    • Susie
      July 22, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Yes, it really does. Thanks for popping by x

  2. July 22, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Great article, it was a pleasure to read. I agree, texture is so important and tends to get overlooked in favour of colour. Having the right textures can completely change the feel of a room.

    • Susie
      July 22, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thanks Simmy! You are on my wavelength x

  3. July 23, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I’m hard floors all the way – we don’t have any carpets, only a few rugs. I totally love wooden floors (or wood effect) and really like the two bloggers’ rooms you shared here and how to achieve the look xx

    • Susie
      July 23, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      It’s such a durable and classic look, isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed x

  4. July 23, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Great post! I’d absolutely kill for wooden flooring at home like these images above… and thank you for including one of my projects here too x

    • Susie
      July 23, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      Aw thanks to you Karen!

  5. freshdesignblog
    July 24, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Yes, totally agree that getting texture and layering right are the keys to this look. Very inspiring photos!

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks so much, hope you are enjoying the heatwave!

  6. July 26, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    I love good quality and well designed carpet runners, they are not so easy to find. Thank you for sharing!

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      No problem. Happy to help x

  7. July 26, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Love the boho look! I’m desperate to have parquet flooring in the next home

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      It is such a classic look isn’t it!

  8. July 26, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I absolutely love that parquet flooring! But I’m also rather taken with the idea of coir, sisal, jute and seagrass. I’m totally considering one of these for my living room. I just love the natural texture that they give.

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Yep, I totally get what you mean, brings a beachy boho vibe

  9. July 26, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    A brilliant case study for natural floors and lovely to see so many familiar rooms 🙂 Really nice roundup hun. The carpets in our house are almost new from the previous owner but I’m dying to see what’s underneath at some point!

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Yes Karen! Bet you’ll have a real mix, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you x

  10. July 26, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    How gorgeous are these floors? We have wooden floors and carpet on the stairs and hall.
    Love that Parquet!! X

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      It beautiful isn’t it!

  11. July 26, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I am hoping to do my house in wood flooring and loving the herringbone design – just hope it’s not too of the moment that it dates.

    • Susie
      July 26, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      That is the beauty of it, it won’t date!

  12. seasonsincolour
    July 27, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I am having 12mm wood laminate throughout the house but also have rugs on top of it. I have some oriental pieces that are expensive but were wedding gifts – now I am stuck about where to send them to be washed!!!

    • Susie
      July 27, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Gosh, I’ve no idea where to suggest!

  13. Nicola
    July 28, 2018 / 8:40 am

    For me parquet flooring with cosy rugs and runners are a classic look.

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      So true Nicola!

  14. July 28, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I didn’t know that Kersaint Cobb did wood floors? I’m assuming these are engineered floors, is that correct? I have Kersaint Cobb carpet in my home office and I’ve seen them at trade shows, but never knew about wood. Great post Susie.

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      Yeah, there’s a few different types Mary. Worth a look and maybe a sample!

  15. Donna Ford
    July 28, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I have a knife style in my landing but very keen to have parquet throughout downstairs. Now to see if I can afford it….

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Ah yes, the age old question! Cheers for stopping by Donna

  16. July 28, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I think wood floor is just so timeless and always stands the test of time no matter the decor x i love all those examples

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      My thoughts exactly Pati!

  17. July 28, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    You just can’t beat a beautiful wood floor and rug combo! And I love your first shot of that hallway – a beautiful colour scheme too.

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Yes! Dream home hallway there! Thanks for stopping by x

  18. July 29, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    lovely article susie and the photos are great as usual. I love a bohemian, relaxed feel in our tiny house – I’ve still got really grim, chipped, fake pine laminate in the living room and hall. would love to update with real wood (light oak) but that would involve emptying the garage so we can decorate/update the flooring – maybe this autumn. new bathroom first 🙂 and repainting the bedroom. hope all’s well with you love Bec xx

    • Susie
      July 31, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Ah we can only do so much cant we! Good luck in your renovations

  19. July 31, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    Cool post! Nice styling too. I am into wood floors myself. Still everything has its place. Thanks for sharing this.

  20. August 2, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I’m a 110% with you on natural floorings and layering with a beautiful rug. Loving the moroccan runner in the first shot. Thanks for a fab post! 😀

    • Susie
      August 3, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Yes! glad you enjoyed x

  21. August 14, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Great post – I definitely love the bohemian floor. The floors that come with newly bought houses don’t always meet the style expectations of the person buying it so I think it’s a good idea to stay open minded about choosing your own flooring. I love the natural fibres and textures that are available here! I personally think wooden floors are great – they look so sleek and stylish but still have that bohemian, retro feel.

    • Susie
      August 15, 2018 / 7:43 am

      Ah thanks so much, for your thoughtful comment!

  22. August 21, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    It was such an enjoying experience reading this, thank you for sharing the examples of how some of the bloggers incorporated boho spark into their homes! The warm, textural bohemian look is eternal. The trends might come and go, but boho is here to stay forever. There is nothing on earth quite stunning like the eclectic textures of the wonderful boho rugs and details that can make any house look and feel like home. So bright, cozy, warm and inviting!

    • Susie
      August 24, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Very true! Thanks for stopping by