Take a Tour of My Afro-Boho Dining Room With Thrifted Decor

Today I will take you on a tour of my Afro boho dining room. I will show you the possibilities of setting the space up for a party in a room with a small footprint but lots of personality. I will also share with you the ways I incorporate high-end design with thrifted items for custom Afro-boho home decor.

1. Mirrored cabinet

I’ll start in this corner. I’ve had this piece for some time and I think I got it from AllModern. The Morrocan feel fits that Afro-boho, maximalist, eclectic style. It’s extra storage since I have a small kitchen, from small appliances to bar accessories.

The thrifted frames on top have texture and pattern. The circular mirror comes from Ballard Designs. A lot of things in this room are rectangular or square so the circular mirror gives some varying shapes.

This vintage piece of pottery was made in 1966. I have something vintage in every room.

I love this wood vase with wood stems that I thrifted–it goes so well with the mirror.

This area turns right into a bar when I need it!

2. Versatile space

I can move the furniture around to get it out of the way for gatherings, cocktails, mingling, or dancing. There’s lots of space. I can move extra dining room chairs into the living room.

3. Seating corner

This seating corner is great for me when I enter the door and remove my shoes. It’s a great place to transition indoors to outdoors. There’s a framed letter here from my grandmother from 1989.

I framed some of my favorite African textiles, such as Kuba cloth.

This special frame from the thrift store showcases my collection of 45 records that my family would play. I have Gladys Knight & the Pips, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and more records I listened to as a kid! The fabric in the frame is a printed version of the Kuba cloth I painted on my living room wall. This corner is such a celebration of my family memories and heritage.

The curtains come from Amazon. I love the geometric shapes that tie in with the Afro-boho look. I layered in the rattan blinds just like I have in my bathroom. Next to the chair, I have a beautiful snake plant with a bronze-toned radiator.

4. The bay window and round rug

This room has a bay window element. I went with a round rug to play off the bay window area. It gives the room a different tone. It invites you to walk around the room. I got the low-pile rug from Overstock and it’s so easy to keep clean.

5. Dining table and seating

This is a wonderful Afro-boho dining set. This custom walnut dining table is so warm and inviting. The seating is upholstered in ikat fabric.

The vase is thrifted. It’s a stunning piece.

The mango wood chairs come from Wayfair and I had them upholstered to match the bench.

6. Extra special moments in the dining room

I have my plants here.

I love this table–it’s a Drexel butler’s table that I thrifted. It’s my best thrift score ever-I got it for a few dollars and it’s worth well over $1,000.

7. Chocolate black chest and artwork

This corner is a moment that I’ll talk about. Let’s start with the artwork. I designed the piece and painted it myself. It’s called “The Four Evolutions of Hip Hop.” It’s acrylic paint on mudcloth, a surface I love to paint on.

This little wood vase is thrifted.

The vintage cabinet has been repurposed so many times. I repainted it chocolate black. Inside is great storage for things I use in my kitchen.

8. Passageway

Here is a small passthrough with two stools. I had them reupholstered in stain-resistant fabric.

Afro-boho dining room

Did you get some great Afro-boho chic and eclectic design ideas? What is your favorite special moment in this Afro-boho dining room! Leave a comment here.

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