If you're like us, You've watched Beyonce slay Coachella 100 times, on repeat since last Sunday If you're not familiar with the Coachella festival, here's a quick recap. for the last several weekends, thousands of fans, Hollywood celebrities and design influencer's flocked to the California dessert for this modern day Woodstock. Long flowing dresses, flower crowns and hippie chic style were the order of the day. This event exudes a slight 1970's flower child vibe but the unique mix of vintage glam with modern music and entertainment filled our hearts this year with design inspiration. We wanted everyone to get in on the fun by throwing a stunning bohemian inspired event without the celeberity price tag. Here are tips to help you achieve a boho-glam look without breaking the bank.
Incorporate Pops of Unexpected Color:
The relaxed style of Coachella lends itself to ery bright colors, Indian and Mexican style decor accentuated with stunning bright huues of fabric. Typically, events are themed with two or three accent colors but this is not the case in a bohemian styled soiree. Think Roy-G-Biv instead of pastels or muted tones. Go bold with table linens, pops of bright colored florals and dinnerware. We love this tablescape from Paula Bartosiewicz Photogropy.
Keep it on the Down Low:
Another fun way to convey a bohemian style is to trade white garden chairs for folksy pillows or Moroccan style seating. These are easy and affordable ways to make an event more relaxed and intimate. Try comfy over sized cushions that double as decor and seating. We also recommend shipping pallets outside of department stores and avoid paying thousands of dollars on furniture rentals. We love this fun use of color for Veranda Magazine.
Trade high price blooms for Cacti or Succulents, a more affordable move that will give your event the dessert vibe you're looking for. With Cacti being the trending plant they are easy to find, have a longer shelf-life and can double as favors. You can also enjoy them in your garden or terrarium all season long. Succulents are durable and recyclable as well with some variations lasting for years. Check out these adorable succulent accented centerpieces from Style Me Pretty. For more design inspiration head over to their website at
Dress The Part:
Celebrating Coachella would not be complete without mentioning it's fashion. This is a time to boldly express your inner indie hippie side. Go "dessert chic" with an airy white dress or perhaps rocker glam with cut offs and vintage inspired fringe. Here is a " look for less" that we absolutely love from local Nashville native boutique Everest and Company. This light weight white dress will be a a summer staple piece and go wonderfully with the effortless casual and cool vibe that speaks Coachella fashion. Did we mention that every piece is under $50?... so no need to max out your credit card limit. Talk about a major steal! If that isn't enough, peep the link to the Everest and Co website for 10% off your first purchase. We heart showing our readers some free love. After-all, that is the Coachella way!
We hope these ideas have inspired you to throw your very own Coachella- themed party. This fun aesthetic is great for birthdays, bridal showers or even bachelorette parties.
Not to mention this theme will have your party guests raving, they will feels as though they had just seen queen Bey slay that stage "up close and personal" , and we bet they will create memories that will help them hang on to that feeling all summer long!