A Bohemian Christmas Inspiration


The time to think about holiday decorating is going to creep up on us really fast here soon. So to keep the stress of “what to do?!” at bay, my friends and I have come together to share our best Holiday decorating inspiration with you. A la “Christmas in July” style.

If you’re new around here, you may not yet know that I consider myself a bohemian. And my interiors and even holiday decorating reflect that. I bring in some vintage pieces, some whimsical pieces and some pieces from around the world. I went into some detail last Holiday season but today I want to show more options.

 

How To Decorate For A Bohemian Christmas

Nix the traditional tree skirt

Use a tapestry

colorful, whimsical, bohemian Christmas Tree

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Use a textile remnant

Mudcloth
Faux Fur
Kilim

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Use a blanket

Suzani
Mexican Blanket
Moroccan Wedding Blanket

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Up The Ornament Game

Make Ornaments

The posibilities are limitless. There’s seriously a DIY ornament out there for everyone. I already have some ideas for this next year- you’ll love them so don’t miss it! To start getting ideas brewing on the back burner of your brain, here are some I’ve made in the past:

Cinnamon Owl Ornaments Tutorial

Gilded Agate Slice Ornament Tutorial

Thrift Shop For Ornaments

vintage ornament and ornament made from backyard branches

Glittered Twig Ornaments | Vintage Ornaments

Support Handmade Craft (especially remote artisans)

Hop on Etsy and search for people who handmake ornaments in a style you like.

Support remote artisans by purchasing through places like GlobeIN and Artisan Connect who facilitate fair trade business with the makers.

GlobeIn Promo: Use code: FREEPICNIC & receive a FREE Picnic Box with a purchase of a 3-month or longer Artisan Box subscription!

Make Your Garland

Get crafty and channel the ways of traditional Christmases. Garlands used to be made up of edibles like:

Beaded

Popcorn

Dried Fruit

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tassel and wood bead garland via coco kelly

popcorn and cranberry garland via SparkleSoiree on Etsy

popcorn and cranberry garland via SparkleSoiree on Etsy

 

Stepping away from the Christmas tree…

Lanterns filled with Twinkle Lights

Stockings with Boho Flair

Decorate the Mantle with Fringe Garland

Use Natural or Natural Looking Greenery, Pinecones and gathered sticks. Embellish them with funky ornaments.

via @adesignerathome Instagram

via @adesignerathome Instagram

hand carved elephant ornaments via CherryBerryVintage on Etsy

hand carved elephant ornaments via CherryBerryVintage on Etsy

Pick up fancier suzani type cloth to deck the table with.

Christmas in California via Meg Biram

Christmas in California via Meg Biram

Essentially, all you have to do to have a fabulously boho Christmas is to take the basics of regular decorating and swap out some ultra fun boho pieces instead.

Boho not your thing? Booooo. Just kidding! I totally get it. Farmhouse? Not at all mine. Which is why I’m excited to have partnered with my friends to bring you loads of different Christmas decorating styles. Check them out below:
Christmas in July Blog Hop 2016

Domicile 37 | This is Our Bliss | Pretty Practical Home

Up To Date Interiors | A Designer at Home | Iris Nacole

Monica Wants It | Casa Watkins Living

 


Comments

  1. says

    Okay, I’ve gotta find a way to incorporate the fringe idea into my decor this year! I’ve always love the boho look, and I’m just now figuring out how to incorporate that into my classic styling without it looking out of place. I’m so excited! Thanks for sharing your tips!