Scandinavian bohemian – Our living room

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living room chair

living room detail 1

living room detail 3

living room overview

Our living room is currently undergoing some major changes (well, additions) so I thought I would share these pictures I took a few weeks ago. This way you will see what a massive change the new things are going to make. (okay, I will stop teasing for now)

The living room is quite small but cozy. It’s still not quite finished or perfected (you can spot unfinished surfaces from renovating and some wild wires for the mister’s sound system) and the perfectionist in me shudders at showing the unfinished product to anyone. However, as anyone who has done any decorating in their own home, or better still, renovations, they will know that it’s a process and this is the current state.

A mix of Ikea, second-hand treasures and handmade items from the family, Finnish design items and trendy rotating accessories. That’s our living room in a nutshell. I like to call our look Scandinavian bohemian, mainly because I don’t quite know how to describe the mix of styles that are going on. The living room is definitely not the white, modern and sleek Scandinavian style but it’s not strictly bohemian either. Hence Scandinavian bohemian, as seen on Apartment Therapy and on my own Pinterest board where I pin my inspiration.

I love that the room always invites me to sit down and relax. I have intentionally kept things soft and comfortable. The large wool rug was something I never thought I’d like but now I quite like having it under my feet even if it is too big and requires a lot of vacuuming to keep it from turning white from all the cat hairs. (I should note that otherwise wool rugs are excellent for cat households! Poop, vomit etc is easy to just wipe off with a moist cloth as wool doesn’t absorb liquids as quickly as other fabrics)

You may notice that most of the seating is white and yes, the cats are the main reason for it. With two furballs living in the house I love that I don’t see the cat hairs until I sit down in my black pants. White is also a surprisingly easy colour for seating, especially with washable sofa covers. I also just happen to like white as an interior “colour.” I guess that is also a part of the Scandinavian bohemian style.

As I mentioned, there are things changing in the living room so I hope to share more pictures of the process soon.

What do you think of our living room? Are you a fan of Scandinavian bohemian? What is your own decorating style? Let’s hear it in the comments!

Nederlands: Dit is onze woonkamer van paar weken terug. Hij is klein maar ik vind hem erg gezellig. Veel ikea, veel second-hand. Ik noem onze style “Scandinavian bohemian” omdat ik weet niet precies hoe ik moet hem noemen. Hij is niet strak Scandinavisch maar ook niet helemaal boho. Er gaat ook nog een hoop veranderen (wij zijn er al bezig mee) maar de style zal niet veel veranderen… misschien wordt het een stuk strakker maar ik ben echt voor zacht en gezellig en warm dus kaal wordt het niet.

Wat denken jullie van onze woonkamer?

Senja |Het Finse Meisje|

I am a twenty-something Finnish girl living in the Netherlands. I blog about my life and my current obsessions. When I grow up I will be a crazy cat lady (or a marketing professional). I enjoy photography, interior decor, travelling, good food and learning about new cultures.

April 18, 2016



  1. Reply

    Miss B Blogz Thingz Over..

    October 24, 2016

    Hey Girl!
    Nice! Leuke style! Leuke blog heb je bay the way!
    Ik zal je blog zeker volgen!

    Hugz, Miss B.

    • Reply

      Senja |Little House in Utrecht|

      October 24, 2016

      Dankjewel 🙂

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    October 19, 2017

    Kaunista! Mistä noi virkatut pallit on? Haluan! ????

    • Reply

      Senja |Little House in Utrecht|

      October 23, 2017

      Kiitos! Pallit on kirpputorilta löytyneet nahkaiset pallit, joihin poikaystävän isoäiti virkkasi päälliset 🙂


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