A very global Christmas home tour with renter friendly holiday decorating ideas and DIYs for small spaces in eclectic style.
Hi there! I’m so excited to be joining Carrie from Lovely Etc. in A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour. 30 creative bloggers will be sharing their Christmas home tours all week AND we are giving away $300 via paypal! Scroll down to enter.
A Chic and Global Christmas Home Tour
Today is also the kickoff for A Very Global Christmas series with my friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living where we are sharing 12 days of globally influenced Christmas decor ideas and DIYs. You’ll want to check in every day this week for more creative Christmas home tours and to see what Steph and I are sharing for global inspiration. You can find all updated posts on A Very Global Christmas page.
Today I’m sharing with you our global Christmas living room. You can find Casa Watkins Living’s Simple Boho Christmas Living Room here. We live in a small Japanese rental so I was a little nervous about using all of our 7 feet tall Christmas tree. Last year I just used the top two-thirds but this year I went all out!
Amazingly it fit! We had to push my baby grand piano all the way over to the garden window but it really created quite a bit of extra space. You can see how it looked last year here.
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I really wanted to use this star light pendant as the tree topper and I’m so glad it worked out. Even though it’s wedged between the tree and ceiling it looks beautiful and at night you can really see the star glowing.
I kept the holiday decor pretty minimal due to space but still managed to get in a few lovely vignettes. I used the same color inspiration that I had with our Fall decor. The color palette came from my Eddie Ross inspired tablescape.
Our coffee table Japanese ceramic bowl decor went from being filled velvet pumpkins to mercury ornaments and faux air plants.
I just updated my West Elm inspired modern nutcrackers for this year on Thanksgiving morning while my husband was cooking in the kitchen (we both usually prepare holiday meals!). I’ll share the DIY later on this week but I’m tickled at how cute they turned out!
I recently found some metallic ceramic pinecones at the 100 yen store (Japanese dollar store!). Seriously, my favorite store hands down.
They add a festive touch to our tv corner with my bird cage we picked up in Hong Kong earlier this year. The other wall is the entrance to the living room. A cute wood french door greets you as you walk in from the foyer. For a small rental, this home has a lot of charm. 😉
And then the wall that was the biggest challenge as a renter. It has an intercom/doorbell system smack in the middle with the cord trailing up to almost the ceiling hence the large threshing basket and leaning art pieces to cover the eyesores.
The faux mantel and room heater/stove create a nice focal point for the living room and is super cozy with the twinkling lights and “flames”.
This small living area serves as our main hang out room, my piano studio, and office. With two kids and two pets it can easily get crowded and messy but we are enjoying our adventures of living in Japan! The trade off is definitely worth it.
Next week I’ll be sharing our foyer, dining room, and master bedroom holiday decor!
In the meantime, good luck with the giveaway and enjoy the rest of the home tours!