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A Chic and Boho Christmas Home Tour with DIY Ideas

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A very global boho Christmas home tour with renter-friendly holiday decorating ideas and DIYs for small spaces in eclectic style.

Howdy!  I’m so excited to be joining Carrie from Lovely Etc. in A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour with 30 Christmas home tours and 100s of Christmas decorating ideas!

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. 

A Chic Boho Christmas Home Tour with Renter Friendly Decorating Ideas

A gorgeous tree with boho Christmas ornaments behind a grey leather sofa with global pillows and decor in a bright Japanese rental home.
A Globally Inspired Boho Christmas Tour

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 three pieces 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 fits!  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 starlight 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.  It’s the perfect boho tree-topped in my opinion! Make sure to check out the boho Christmas ornaments in this story!

View of a small Japanse rental home living room with large garden window and window with wood shutters.  A cute boho christmas tree, black grand piano, and grey sofa and ottoman add a bohemian flare.  A large star boho tree topped reaches to the ceiling.
Bohemian Christmas Decor in a Japanese Rental House

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.

Christmas color inspiration overlay with a bowl of cherries on a silk scarf and a palette of colors with berry tones and dark blue.
Color Inspiration

Bohohemian Christmas Living Room Decor

Our coffee table Japanese ceramic bowl decor went from being filled with velvet pumpkins to mercury ornaments and faux air plants. Bohemian Christmas decor definitely needs green elements like plants!

A grey sofa with global pillows are in the background and a cute Japanese pottery bowl full of boho ornaments and air plants sit on a stack of books.
Japanese Pottery with Ornaments and Air Plants
A birds eye view of a bowl of ornaments and airplants sitting on a stack of books on top of a grey upholstered bench.
Natural and Colorful Bohemian Christmas Decor

A faux sheepskin rug adds a wintery touch to a modern advent wreath.  (The quickest DIY ever!) Cozy layers are a must for bohemian Christmas decor and faux sheepskins are perfect for that added warmth and texture.

A cute DIY advent candle with a hexagon tray holding candles in greens and blues with faux succulents and greenery.  It sits on a faux white sheepskin.
DIY Boho Advent Candle

More faux stems and succulents keep with the global boho Christmas theme and since I found most of the items from our dollar store, this quick DIY was cheap.

A birds eye view of a pretty and modern DIY advent wreath idea with blue and green candles and greenery.
Dollar Store Advent Candle

I just updated my West Elm inspired modern nutcrackers for this year on Thanksgiving morning with wool pom-poms on their little hats. You can find the supplies for this DIY at the dollar store too!

DIY modern nutcrackers set of three painted in gold, copper, and white with colorful wool pom-poms on top of their hats.
DIY Dollar Store Nutcrackers
Globally inspired decor for a modern and chic boho Christmas featuring a grey leather sofa with global textiles and a boho Christmas tree decorated with snowflakes and fur ornaments.
Global-Boho Christmas Decor

I recently found some metallic ceramic pinecones at the 100 yen store (Japanese dollar store!).  Seriously, my favorite store hands down.  I styled them with a black bamboo birdcage we picked up in Hong Kong. More faux succulents and a wood stump table add the perfect globally inspired bohemian Christmas vibe I was looking for.

A black bamboo birdcage is cute sitting on a stack of books and wood stump table with metallic pinecones and faux succulents.  It sits next to a small campaign style white chest with tv in a Japanese rental home.
Birdcage and Metallic Pinecones
A corner of a traditional Japanese home with botanic and black and white art on the walls.  A white campaign style three drawer chest holds a tv and global decor is styled around it in this bohemianChristmas home tour.
TV Corner in Japanese Rental

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. 😉 

A renter friendly eclectic Christmas home tour in a Japanese rental house showing a pretty wood french door opending into the living room where a renter friendly fireplace area with bohemian Christmas decor is featured.
Boho Christmas Home Tour
A boho Christmas mantel in eclectic global style with easy decorating ideas including a white Christmas mantel surround around a white eclectric stove with Chinoiserie garden seat and art.
Renter Friendly Faux Fireplace Boho Christmas Mantel Decor

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.  A few bottle brush trees and a pair of antlers decorate the mantel and hold DIY Stockings with Trim.

A close up of a faux mantel with bottle brush trees, a boho Christmas garland, and blue and white decor.
Boho Christmas Garland and Stockings

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”.  I created a boho Christmas garland with pom-pom trim, dollar store greenery and mini ornaments.

On top of the heater is a stack of books with a DIY mini moss wreath, brass singing bowl, and more mini ornamental balls.

A close up of a brass bowl full of mini red and gold ball ornaments on a mini moss wreath and stack of books with a peek of an ornate white mantel surround.
Ornaments in a Brass Bowl

This small living area serves as our main hang-out room, my piano studio, and my 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.

A tall boho Christmas tree that touches the ceiling in a white living room with wood shutters and mini gold mirrors.  A grey leather sofa sits in front of the tree with a white side table and global decor.
View of our Boho Christmas Tree

Next week I’ll be sharing our winter eclectic dining room holiday decor!  Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the home tours!

30 christmas home tours with 100s of christmas decorating ideas
Christmas Home Tours

Casa Watkins Living * Lovely Etc. * Designing Vibes * Oh Everything Handmade * The Turquoise Home

Lehman Lane * Our House Now a Home * The Striped House * My Creative Days * Newly Woodwards

All Things With Purpose * House by Hoff * The Happy Housie * A House Full of Sunshine * Thrifty and Chic

This is Our Bliss * Boxy Colonial * Little Red Brick House * Green with Decor * Blue I Style

Sincerely Marie Designs * Up to Date Interiors * Southern State of Mind * A Fresh Squeezed Life * Meegan Makes

Wife in Progress * Place of My Taste * Restless Arrow * Bigger Than The Three of Us

Join me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes, DIYs, decorating tips, room tours, and home inspiration. I’ll see you over there!

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