For those who’re new to interior design and home decor, let us briefly explain what is Scandi-Boho. To put it simply, Scandi and Boho are two opposite styles. When put together, it’s a mashup of minimalist concepts and bright, bold designs. Think neutral, earth-toned layout with a mix colourful decorative items. This week’s home tour is a 900 sqft Scandi-Boho house in which we’ll talk about how the owner furnished the house with a budget of around RM40K, as well as tips on design and furnishing.
Home Tour of a 900sqft Scandi-Boho Design House in The Heart of KL:
We all know getting the keys to a new house is just the first step. Renovating and furnishing the house is the biggest challenge. It’s a long process and there’ll be hiccups in between, especially without professional help, which can cost you an arm and a leg.
This wonderful 900sqft Scandi-Boho house, however, was done without heavy renovations. Humaira, the owner of the house whose passion is home decor, organization and gardening revealed that the key to achieving your dream design without spending too much lies on the furniture and decorative items, and of course, smart purchases.
Both she and her husband did all the planning, designing and furnishing without the help of an ID (interior designer). They get most of their reference from Pinterest and the Internet. If you couldn’t decide on a concept for your house, we highly recommend browsing through photos on the Internet to get some ideas.
Moving onto the renovation part. Humaira revealed that they didn’t put much budget on renovation, so the process only took about a week. All they did was kitchen cabinet installation without hacking, for around RM7,000. The rest is a blank canvas for the couple to explore and add personalities of their own.
Furnishing & Decorating:
This part is where all the magic happened. The couple spent the rest of their budget on furniture, electrical appliances and decor. To achieve the Scandi-Boho layout, most big furniture is either neutral or earth-toned. Humaira got most of her pieces from IKEA and local online furniture shops. In fact, her house was even featured on IKEA Malaysia Instagram account.
Once the bigger pieces are installed, you’ll get a bigger picture for the next step, decorative items As mentioned, Humaira loves gardening, so her balcony and other corners of the house are decorated with houseplants. Not only do they add colours to your muted space, but they are also good for your well-being.
She has also added some other bright elements like her printed cushion covers, rugs, photo frames and other small decorative items to bring the design together. Head over to her Instagram account if anyone’s curious about where the couple got all their items. There, she shares every single detail of her furniture and decorative items, including where to get them.
When asked which part of the house is her favourite, she answered the living room, where the couple spends most of their time. It’s the main space for most activities which indirectly brings her family members closer and we couldn’t agree more.
Another favourite would be the coffee corner makeover. Since they’re a big-time coffee lovers, there’s a designated spot for them to make coffee. They even got a complete set of Delonghi coffee machine along with a grinder, it’s a special corner for them to bond.
For those who are struggling with renovations and decorations for their house, we hope you’ll find this piece of information helpful. In general, it’s important to put priorities in the space you think you’ll use most. Thank you Humaira for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Source: Humaira’s Instagram