A recent trend in interior design is the unusual yet oddly successful merge of Bohemian and Scandinavian style. At first, these styles may seem completely at odds with each other. Scandinavian design is characterised by clean lines, a minimalist feel and light, neutral colours. On the other hand, Bohemian style is known for the eclectic blend of patterns, colours and textures which are presented in a stylishly haphazard way.
Yet, the two opposing styles manage to work well together, creating a unique look that takes concepts from both styles to create something beautiful. Scandi-Boho style is a contemporary and fashionable look that feels welcoming and warm. Here are three things to add that will help to create the look in your home.
1. Add patterned blinds
Blinds are a mainstay of Scandinavian style. They're simple, fuss-free and streamlined. You can add a Boho twist to this minimalist feature by using a patterned material instead of a simple and plain blind fabric.
Vintage floral or botanical prints are a great choice and will add a Boho feel with their bold colour and quirkiness. Colourful geometric designs that echo Moroccan or Indian textiles are also a great look when aiming for a Scandi-Boho room.
2. Add layered textural fabrics
Bohemian style is heavily focused on creating a space that is both a visual and tactile treat for the senses. It uses a selection of different contrasting fabrics, such as silk, cotton, wool and leather, in a variety of colours and patterns to create a rich and exotic look.
You can embrace this idea in a Scandinavian way by limiting the palette of the fabrics to a spectrum of similar shades. This lets the look and feel of the different fabrics create the visual interest in a more subtle manner.
3. Add carefully selected ornaments
Both Scandinavian and Bohemian style place great importance on the selection of ornaments that are added to a room. While Scandinavian style uses ornamentation sparingly and deliberately, Boho style relies more on an eccentric and extensive selection of objects.
The successful combination of the two very different styles relies on choosing unique, sculptural and interesting pieces, but using only enough to enhance the room. The random, cluttered look of Boho style needs to be reigned in by adding quirky pieces that are both attractive but also serve a function, such as vases, mirrors, lamps and small storage boxes.