PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CICADA STUDIO
The hippie movement emerged in the 1960s in the United States and brought an innovative worldview opposed to the capitalist lifestyle. The idea was to spread feelings of love, peace, and collectivity and also discuss political issues of great relevance. In Brazil, this culture began to be spread in the 1970s and still has many followers, including in clothing and decoration, since the movement is composed of very striking and characteristic elements. In the bedroom, the hippie style makes the environment even more cozy and full of personality.
Hippie-style room decor features warm, vibrant colors along with psychedelic, mystical and abstract elements. Among the decorative items, we can find ethnic fabrics and prints, mandalas and dream filters, accessories related to music, as well as antique objects and rustic furniture that reinforce the idea of contact with nature. The hippie style is very similar to Bohol, being very common to even mix and match elements of the two.
In this type of decoration, it is very common to use colored fabrics fixed to the wall or ceiling, but if you prefer more discreet ornaments, you can invest only in prints for pillows, rugs, bedspreads, pillows, headboards, curtains, etc. In addition, in the hippie room, handicrafts are very welcome, which means that you can make some unique and personalized pieces yourself, and the best part, spending little. If you like this style and want ideas to build a beautiful and authentic hippie bedroom, check out some models below to help you:
1. Wall fabric is a hit in hippie decor
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HIPPIE VIBES
Colorful and patterned fabrics like this are often used in hippie-style rooms. They can be placed on the wall and ceiling. This one in the photo has a mandala print and made a beautiful composition with the colors of the bedspread and pillows on the bed. Details for dream catchers who, like garlands and mandalas, are key pieces of the movement.
2. Hippie with a rustic feel
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / THE SELBY
Rustic details can also serve as the basis for a hippie bedroom. Natural materials, such as wood, stone or brick walls and also flowers and potted plants have everything to do with the proposal of the hippie movement and make the environment beautiful! The network contributed even more to leaving the room full of comfort and style!
3. Beautiful duvet and pillow set
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / JULIE ASSENBERG
Hippie ideals, which peaked in the 1960s, inspire many people to this day. Even though the movement is not as strong today as it was then, many elements of this culture have become popular, such as bright colors and floral prints.
4. Everything colorful and cheerful
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RICK HOGE
This beautiful room also used super colorful floral prints that made an interesting and cheerful composition with the striped dresser. We can also notice the presence of another item often used in hippie rooms, the ottoman. This piece helps to compose the decoration, leaving it even barer. The ottomans also bring more warmth to the environment, especially if they are large and decorated with pillows, like this one.
5. Invest in crafts and reuse materials
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / FRIEDERIKCHEN
In addition to its beauty and authenticity, hippie decor has one more advantage: it doesn’t require a lot of expense to assemble it. You can make most of the accessories yourself with crafts or buy them at fairs and thrift stores, which are usually much cheaper. In this example, the bed was placed on pallets and has various craft elements, such as the crochet wall decorations, the chandelier and the straw basket. Not to mention the large amount of plants, which has everything to do with this style.
6. Hippie with a retro face
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RIKKI SNYDER
Antique pieces and objects also help to compose the hippie-style room decor. Here, we can see the green chest and a dresser with a very vintage design. In addition to these objects, you can also use record players, vinyl records, old posters, a typewriter, old photos, etc. All this combined with floral prints, in this case, even the headboard received a patterned fabric. The kitten loved it!
7. Mix colors and prints
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Matching prints is an art and is perfect in hippie-style decor. Not to be afraid of making mistakes, the tip is to choose a color or a graphic as a starting point, coordinating prints of the same theme and playing with tone on tone. The result is amazing!
8. Great solution for smaller spaces
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / MISS GUIDED
This project is very interesting, as it combines two rooms in the same environment. Upstairs, the bedroom with the charming suspended bed, with curtain and everything. Below, a super cozy living room. Hippie decor is perfect for these more intimate spaces. We can see some elements of the style, such as colorful prints, handicrafts, plants, books and paintings on the floor, such as the one by singer David Bowie. Music-related accessories have everything to do with hippie culture. If you want to get even more in the mood, get inspired by psychedelic rock, bands and artists like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Doors, among others.
9. Rustic furniture also makes all the difference
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As we’ve already mentioned, the rustic blends very well with the hippie style, precisely because of the proximity to nature that both refer to. Here, we can see that the furniture has this more rustic feel, especially this beautiful and imposing wooden headboard. In addition, we highlight the butterfly comics, the charming flower-shaped pillow, and the floral print on the bedspread, the little plants and the design of the nightstand with a retro-style mini radio on it.
10. Everything printed and full of life
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RIPONGA STYLE
Here, we see another example of how easy it is to make a hippie decoration for your room. Note that the prints, both on the bed and on the walls and ceiling, already highlight the environment and give a different touch to the room. Thus, the decoration is easily associated with the hippie style and its varieties. And for those who like a more political touch to the movement, there is still a plethora of counterculture ornaments to compose in the decoration.
11. The attic turned into a bedroom
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HOPKINS DESIGNS
You can even turn your home’s attic into a cute hippie bedroom. The attic structure is rustic in itself and perfectly matches this type of decoration. In addition, we have already seen that setting up a hippie room is not difficult, just use your creativity and start to change little by little to leave the alternative environment, colorful and with the atmosphere of this movement. In this example, the colored lights added a special touch to the environment.
12. Make harmonious color composition
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BRINKEY MINE
As we’ve already seen, psychedelic and abstract elements are part of the hippie style. Thus, you are free to choose all sorts of colors and mix of tones, but it is always good to keep the harmony between them. The bedroom should be a place that transmits tranquility and peace, and if there is a great confusion of colors and elements, it can end up becoming a heavy environment and difficult to adapt.
13. To decorate without fear of making mistakes
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CHERIE MARCEL
If you are unsure how to work the colors and composition of elements in hippie-style room decor, always opt for the simplest. In this case, the ideal is to leave the walls with light colors or use more classic color combinations and in pastel tones, including accessories. This room, for example, has a more minimalist decor while still having a hippie feel. Note the more matte colors, but still with personality and within the theme of the style. Highlight for the beautiful patchwork of the headboard.
14. Clean and no excess details ensure a lighter space
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BOHO DESTINY
A good tip for those who like lighter environments and with more light is to keep the wall with light colors, close to a clean style and use the hippie style only in the ornaments. Thus, choose typical objects and colorful prints for curtains, bedding, and furniture, among others. If you don’t want to overdo the colors or accessories, it’s also possible. However, don’t give up on the symbology of nature and peace, this is essential for the room to keep the hippie identity.
15. Simpler decorations are also valid
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / EARTH2JAZ
Again, you don’t need to overdo the elements to get a hippie room. Here, the decor is the opposite of the previous room. There, the strong point was the decorative elements, while the colors were much lighter. Here, the vibrant colors of the bedspread, pillows and pillows are the main highlight of the environment, while symbolic elements were scarce. You can choose either of the two forms of decoration.
16. A cozy corner
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / LAURA HARWOOD
How about innovating and daring? Here, we see another bed option on the pallet. You can go even further and use mats on the floor and place the mattress on them. On the wall where the mattress rests, you can create numerous compositions. Here, she got a bookcase that was decorated with various zen elements and mini-comics. Not to mention the beautiful set of plants and pillows. Even the puppy was super relaxed!
17. Hippie without ceasing to be chic
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANA INTERIORS
The expression hippie chic is also well known. It is a reinterpretation of hippie style trends with a less emphasized face and a more elegant and less laid-back feel, as it usually is. If you want to make your hippie decor look more chic, mix some contemporary and modern elements with more naturalistic and handcrafted ones. This beautiful room is a fine example of true hippie chic.
18. Vibrant and warm colors are the main hallmarks of hippie style
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / BRITTANY GILBERT
In addition to vibrant colors, warm colors are the most used in hippie decor. Shades of red, orange and yellow look beautiful together, as we can see in this mandala quilt. To make the environment even more original, bet on alternative details, such as paintings on the wall, fabrics to demarcate spaces, or even a graffiti wall. There are countless possibilities that can leave the room with a decoration far beyond the conventional.
19. A striking lighting
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / A HIPPIE CRAFT
Lighting is also very important to compose the environment. In addition to the vibrant colors, you can bet on differentiated lighting, with flasher-style lights, which are widely used, or opt for chandeliers with different designs. The lampshade also brings a retro touch that goes well with the hippie-style bedroom decor. Rustic and handcrafted lamps are the most suitable, but you can also use a beautiful set of candles , like the one in the photo.
20. Bed on the floor: simplicity and beauty
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / HIPPIE TRIBE
One of the philosophies of the hippie movement is not to place much value on material goods, so the less furniture you have in your room, the better. For this, you can start by eliminating the bed itself, since the mattress on the floor is super stylish and still comfortable, just know how to assemble your little corner in a very cozy way. In addition to the bed on the floor , we see another example of a suspended bed . This apparent staircase to access the upper floor is also pure charm!
21. The hippie style is full of symbology
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The atmosphere of peace and love of the hippie style, with all its characteristic symbols and psychedelic nuances of many colors, are the factors that most attract the attention of young people. Especially nowadays, times when the search for new values and lifestyles is coming back to the surface. Therefore, as the personality of these young people changes, their way of expressing themselves through their clothes and decoration also changes. The hippie style is perfect for those looking to renovate the space, giving it a new look and a super alternative that combine with a freer personality.
22. Another option with fabric on the wall
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KAITLYN JOHNSON
The fabrics can be placed in different ways in the decoration of the rooms and are available in different sizes. In this example, the composition with the mirror provided an interesting effect with the reflection of the fabric, making the environment look even more colorful. Highlight for the combination with the lights and for the warm tones again present.
23. A modern twist
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CHR DAUER ARCHITECTS
Many people seek to live in an environment with peace and harmony, and this is precisely the main purpose of the hippie room. However, it can be both a more chic and elegant inspiration, and a simpler model. It can even have a contemporary and modern feel, as shown in the room in the photo. Usually shades of gray are associated with more modern environments, but the mix with hippie elements – such as the bedspread and the frame with dream filter design – provided a very interesting and creative combination. It all depends on your style and how you want to decorate your space.
24. Wallpapers have an amazing effect
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ROM 123
You can start transforming your room by fixing the walls. The idea is to replace that dull shade and add more color to the environment. Choose a strong, warm tone, if you want to stand out well, or something clean, if you have plans to make collages or include pendants. For those who don’t want to paint, you can use custom wallpaper or contact paper with many versatile templates. In this example, the wallpaper is flowery but in neutral tones, and made an amazing effect with the vibrant purple hue of the blanket over the bed.
25. Starry night
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CANTINHO ASSIM
Decorations with drawings of the sky are also very common in hippie decoration, as they refer to nature, the universe and the mysticism that exists in these elements. Both the sun, moon and stars are present in various fabrics, paintings and other decorative accessories. And who’s going to deny that sleeping through a starry night, even through a drawing, is good and relaxing?
26. Set up a tent for your bed
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / 7 ARTS PALACE
Another option to make with printed fabrics is to set up a kind of tent for the bed. Thus, you create almost an exclusive, intimate and private space that is super beautiful and cozy. Complement the decor with pillows, curtains, rugs, comfortable bedding and other patterned and colorful materials to your liking. You won’t want to get out of bed anymore!
27. Personality and good vibes
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / RIPONGA STYLE
It takes a lot of personality to bet on a room decorated in a hippie style. If you love and are familiar with this all-important movement that takes the ideals of love and freedom as its strengths, it’s worth leaving your room with this inspiration that has a lot of variety and possibilities. The combination of colors and prints on this quilt is the real highlight of this room. Also notice the beautiful colored carpet and the delicate wooden furniture.
28. Rest in style and positivity
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KAITLYN JOHNSON
How about this oversize fabric covering the entire wall? It was beautiful, isn’t it? The colors of this mandala were also very harmonious with the rest of the decoration and the crochet blankets made the bed even more cozy and inviting. You can also notice another super accessory used in hippie decorations, the incense holder. There are beautiful pieces of different shapes, this is the miniature of the Tibetan Buddha, which is also one of the great icons of peace of mind.
29. Signs and phases of the moon
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / JUST FEEL STORE
The decoration of this room was based on the theme of astrology. The fabric over the bed is printed with a birth chart with all the symbols of the zodiac signs. On the walls, several paintings with the different phases of the moon. In addition to mysticism and exoterism, anarchist ideals and counterculture policies in opposition to the capitalist system are also part of classic hippie culture.
30. Hippie style with an Indian twist
PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / KAITLYN JOHNSON
The Indian style is very similar to the hippie style, especially when it comes to ideals of peace, love and personal pursuits. Therefore, in decoration, various elements of these two cultures can be blended very harmoniously. The elephant is one of the most used prints in these two styles, and it can be found on many decorative items. This beautiful room mixed a little bit of each of these styles, which certainly made the environment much lighter and positive, as well as, of course, full of style and beauty.
Did you like our tips? If you like an environment full of life and with good energy, be inspired by these ideas and use the hippie style in your bedroom decor. It will look beautiful and even more welcoming and special. Maybe you’ll sleep even better! Get inspired, use and abuse your creativity!