Scandinavian and Bohemian are two styles you wouldn’t normally associate together. After all, one is all about stripped-back simplicity, and the other is about layering and bringing in lots of texture.
Yet when combined, these two styles bring a kind of balance and harmony that seems to just work. The Scandi style lends warmth and prevents the look from becoming too cluttered, while the Bohemian element brings personality and a natural cosiness.
So how do you make this look work in your kid’s bedroom? Here are a few inspiring Scandinavian-Bohemian rooms and our tips to bring this look into your home.
Scandi-Boho Kids Bedroom
The Scandi-Boho style is really about eclectic without the clutter. While the overall look appears to be random, each element is carefully chosen and layered to create a lived-in vibe.
To really capture this style you want to keep the overall look light and bright. Start with white walls and light flooring, such as beautiful floating floorboards. Or you could even paint the floors a matching white (although we suggest choosing something with a slight gloss so it’s easy to clean).
This look is all about colour (as opposed to a minimal, monochrome look). But before you start throwing the rainbow at your little one’s room, consider a cohesive colour palette.
Rich colours like burgundy, burnt orange and midnight blue capture that boho-vintage perfectly. Think Moroccan rugs and cane furniture. Alternately, you could head towards the lighter end of the colour spectrum, with dusky pinks and grey.
If you’re buying new pieces, consider adding a little element to capture that boho vibe. The leather handles added to the Ikea drawers and wardrobe below would have been a simple DIY that instantly add a stylist’s touch.
You can also paint furniture in white or light shades to avoid the dark, heavy feeling. It’s amazing how good a large, brown chest of drawers looks when painted white and with the handles updated to something more fresh.
One element you’ll find in both Bohemian and Scandi looks is natural materials like wood, (faux) fur, and cotton and linen. Layer rugs, pillows, blankets and soft toys to your little one’s content. Create a cosy reading nook or play area by hanging a canopy tent, and make it a little magical by adding stars or bunting.
This look is also about bringing in sentimental pieces – perhaps a silver rattle you owned as a child, or an heirloom quality piece you hope to pass down to your grandchildren such as wooden toys or whimsical dolls.
When it comes to kids, the Scandi-Boho look lends itself so well because it’s not meant to be ‘clean’ or ‘neat’. If they’ve been playing and pillows and blankets are now piled in a corner, so be it. If there’s a coat flung over the end of the bed, that’s styling.
This look is still considered and you want to avoid the cluttered look. If you feel there’s too much going on, place some of your kid’s toys and decor into storage. You can rotate them in and not have to worry too much about keeping things the same.
Styling Ideas For A Scandi-Bohemian Kids Bedroom