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I have some momentous news to share: with great thanks to a random person’s comment on a certain Design Sponge article, my favorite interiors style now and forever more HAS A NAME. Get ready for this. Are you ready? Wait for it… Scandehemian.
“Is that a viral disease?” you may be wondering. No, because in fact, this is the oh-so-very kitschy combination of the two most wonderful interior decor styles out there, ‘Scandi’ and ‘Boho.’ Clever, isn’t it? I had planned to call this post ‘Scandi-Southwest,’ but then like a beacon of hope, Scandehemian appeared.
Wonderful nomenclature aside, this interiors style is what I like to call, “Clean minimalism for non-minimalists, and boho-chic for those of us not ready to raid an antique dealer’s cupboard.” For the bi-polar decorator in all of us.
Joking aside, there are actually some similarities between these two dichotomic styles. Texture, raw materials (such as wood), objects of sentimentality (in moderation), coziness — these are all threads common in both Scandinavian design and bohemian style. By simply paring back your boho elements and tending towards a streamlined color palette, you can quite easy strike a perfect chord in your Scandehemian home.
If all else fails, follow these examples of people who have done it way, way better than I have.
Inspiration: Scandehemian Style
To get the look, follow some of these easy-to-implement tips:
- Use a bright, white backdrop to showcase a few bold elements in boho colors
- Incorporate boho elements in muted tones or white
- Mix modern, clean lines with earthy elements, such as plants or wood
- Update pared-back main features with graphic prints or patterned cushions
- Use texture to add warm, such as a sheepskin throw or leather pouff
- If all else fails, add succulents to get that Southwest-boho vibe
If you’re a bit like me, you veer more towards the ‘Southwest’ style of boho. Essentially, target your boho elements towards Aztec or mudcloth-style prints, ruddy, earthy tones, add a cactus, and you’re good to go.
Get the Look: Scandahemian Style