The Story Behind Materials Used To Create Boho Style Products

9 jun. 2021

Decorating your home with a Scandinavian boho style means choosing furniture and home decor that accentuates a unique and natural look. The Scandinavian boho design takes the best of both aesthetics.

The Scandi side offers elegance and a timeless feel, whereas the boho side is a mashup of unique items and different textures, all in all creating a natural atmosphere that is welcomed in any home.

We look into our favourite furniture and home decor styles, characteristics and materials that create the ultimate Scandinavian boho look in your home. From beautiful rattan to jute and linen fabric to original teak wood, we provide you the ultimate guide to our favourite materials and the differences between them.

With this guide, you will be able to pull off the perfect Scandinavian boho look that you have always dreamed of having in your home.


Rattan is a classic material used to create boho style furniture.

Zoco Home Rattan Headboard

Rattan is a type of material and is naturally grown in tropical regions of Australia, Asia and Africa. It is a climbing palm which grows at ground level. It is a popular material to use for baskets and furniture making because it is lightweight, durable and can be bent without breaking easily.

What makes rattan material so popular is its eco-friendly attribute as it is a sustainable material. So if you are looking for quality and sustainable furniture that can be easily moved around the house, this is perfect material to use.

Rattan is certainly one of our favourite materials to use in our homes. Explore our large selection of rattan products, from rattan headboards to hanging rattan chairs and rattan lamps.


Raffia is one of the most common materials used in making boho furniture and interiors. It is a strong, durable material which holds dye superbly, as well as being woven as a textile.

Zoco Home Raffia

Raffia is grown in Africa, SouthEast Asia and Central America.

The versatility allows it to be used in so many ways in home decor items. Natural organic textures and colours are currently trending and raffia helps bring that trend to life in furniture.

If you are in need of looking for some new pieces for your boho home, consider one of our Raffia furniture or home decor.


Jute is very often found woven into carpets, furniture and rugs, as well as being used to make bags as well as wall decor.

Zoco Home Jute Products

Additionally, jute can also be combined with other softer fibers to create textiles like cushions, pillows and throws.

It has always been a popular material to use within our homes, especially if you love the Scandinavian boho style. Jute can bring a natural, textured and cozy feel to your home.

Explore our large selection of jute furniture and home decor!


Teak wood is such a popular choice for interiors due to its elegance and durability. The tree that the teak comes from is native to the tropics of Indonesia.

Zoco Home Teak Products

Teak retains its oils and rubber after being processed which means it has a greater resistance than almost any other wood available, which is why its a popular wood to make furniture, both indoor and outdoor as well as home accessories like plates and bowls.

Add some teak wood furniture and decor to your home to create an elegant style that will last for years to come.


For thousands of years, people all over the world have been weaving seagrass. It is a natural material that grows in the sea or areas of salt water and can be found in the tropical waters on Vietnamese oceans.

Zoco Home Seagrass Products

Seagrass is cut, dried and woven into many home items, specifically lampshades, furniture, rugs and beautiful baskets of different colours and sizes.

Additionally, being a natural plant, this means that seagrass is environmentally friendly as it is both sustainable and biodegradable.

Many of our artisans create beautiful pieces of handcrafted home decor using seagrass and we strive to collaborate in manufacturing these products as sustainably as possible. Each handcrafted piece is made with talented artisans, creating unique pieces for your home.

Discover why handmade items are the best for your home. All in all, using seagrass can give the home a beautiful natural look and feel. Explore our seagrass items.


Linen fabric continues to be a popular choice in many households due to its natural, casually elegant appearance and laid back look.

Zoco Home Linen Sofa

Linen fabric is absorbent and breathable which makes it the perfect fabric to use to keep you warm during the winter and cooler throughout the warmer seasons. This is why linen fabric is a popular fabric to use on sofas and as bedding.

Explore why linen is the perfect fabric for a sofa.

Now that you have discovered the differences between our favourite materials you can upgrade your home into a beautiful Scandinavian boho dream.

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