We’re mad about Scandinavian design and love embracing the simple fabrics and natural woods. It’s about time we mixed it up a bit with the introduction of other trends, patterns, and colours – that’s where Scandi Boho comes in.
What is Scandi Boho?
This trend marries Nordic and Eastern design elements – two opposing trends that work great together when done right. The challenge is blending the light, simplistic Scandinavian look with the dramatic, colourful feel of bohemian (or Boho) design.
How to get the look
To create this look it’s best to start with a white canvas, then slowly introduce varying earthy tones, raw woods, and natural fabrics. You could also begin to add in some patterns and colour – this is easiest to do with your interchangeable soft furnishings, such as rugs or cushions. Finally, that all-important greenery – big leafy plants in wicker, terracotta or woven pots come to life when incorporated with this style.
Sarah from @a.house.on.highlands fell in love with this style and was eager to recreate a simplistic, clean look in her bedroom. Using Series Woods 9mm Laminate Liguria Oak floor and opting for crisp white walls and layering muted pinks, she had the perfect foundations for a Scandinavian-inspired room.
The devil is in the detail…
Beautifully matching the blonde Nordic wood with the rattan furniture and wicker accessories from Eastern influences, these natural wood tones work together to create a tranquil bedroom. The latticework in the side table and headboard also merge the two trends, whilst incorporating texture and visual interest.
Sticking to muted tones, Sarah chose a beautiful earthy green to add to the soothing feel of the room. The addition of tassels and embroidered colours in the textiles work to bring a Boho influence to the space.
We caught up with Sarah to find out more about her bedroom makeover and styling background:
- How would you best describe your style?
I’d say Scandi modern Boho with a pop of geometric colour./li>
- What’s your favourite part of the room?
Our Lloyd Loom chair (it was passed down through the family), we absolutely love it and the fact it’ll never go out of fashion!
- Did you find the floor you were looking for?
Yes, we knew we wanted a darker floor for the pink bedroom and an off-white oak flooring for our blue bedroom – both were perfect for the look we were creating!
- Did you DIY?
Yes, we purposefully chose the DIY-friendly Series Woods 9mm Laminate Liguria Oak floor – my fiancé laid all the flooring and underlay. It’s only his second time laying a laminate floor but found the click system so easy to use.
- The hardest part of your project?
Trying to stick to a plan, we ended up having a few hurdles along the way, such as re-wiring the upstairs electrics…
- Proudest moment of your project?
We’re only 40% through our entire house project, but I have to say the colour blocking in the bedrooms worked even better than we thought.
Scandi Boho isn’t the first Scandi fusion trend we’ve seen in recent years and it won’t be the last. Why not give it a go and create your dream room with your dream floor?