Some house plants add glitz, colour and atmosphere and help bring nature into a city apartment. Others simply fill an empty space. But the house plant for the Scandi Boho home is different… With Scandi interiors famously minimal and bright, accessories stand out more prominently. And Boho lovers look for originality. We furnish our homes with unique pieces such as rugs, cushions, throws, paintings and photos – indoor plants need to look a little original too – if only in the way they are arranged. In Scandi Boho we look for a little drama to add to the room.
A little drama could be an oversized fern or an unusual placement – very high up or in a large pot on a small stand, is what we look for. Particularly in the Boho look with a Scandi twist. But exactly how do you make a house plant look original? By original, we mean it needs to look as if it was specially selected. Maybe there is something odd, or different, in the way it grows, something unusual, something not too perfect and produced in numbers. Or just a plant that’s not the usual supermarket product snapped up at the check out counter.
Where and How to find those special indoor Plants for your Scandi Boho Home
Where do you find special plants? Well, you most likely won’t find them at the super market where plants look as if they have been mass produced for quick turnover – they are virtally identical. Where do you find special plants? Well, you most likely won’t find them at the super market where plants look as if they have been mass produced for quick turnover – they are virtally identical.
Best bet for finding a plant with character is the local market or even better, a large garden centre. And look out for pop up “jungles” – empty shops which are hired for a day or longer by a brand on a marketing and sales mission. Depending on the brand, it’s often smaller enterprises or solo entrepreneurs who have a passion for plants and take pride in their offer, who hire empty spaces to keep costs down.
Mix up the Boho chic look with a truly Scandi accessory – the Royal Danish porcelain vase. Here is an old piece we picked from the attic (left) which adds old style Scandi glamour to a less than pretty Sansevieria plant – also known as Snake plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Read our blog on ceramic pots and vases for plants and flowers and decorative purposes here...
Other ways to give your House Plant that Scandi Boho Look
Almost equally important is the pot in which you stand the plant. Never the dull brown plastic container it comes in, or the mass produced ceramic pot. They are ok – but they’re not Scandi Boho. And not chic… Again, “unique” is the key – a hand turned ceramic pot which give the plant the appearance of being one-of-a-kind. Also super chic and Scandi Boho is the coloured baskets which are a perfect Boho complement to any Scandi plant…
Hanging Plants – the ultimate Scandi Boho chic living Accessory
For the cool factor, you’ll need hanging plants – they’re everywhere and they’re super Scandi Boho super chic. The hanging plant raises the eye and opens up the space -by giving the illusion the ceiling is higher than perhaps it is. Or at least it makes use of the height that already exists.
But the same rules apply…find plants that are a talking point – friends and guests may ask about the plant (or bump into it) and by having a story to tell, the plant becomes a conversation piece. This is the key to Scandi Boho – every piece in the home is a conversation piece, everything has a story.