Find global holiday inspiration in this winter eclectic home tour featuring the dining room plus 18 other eclectic bloggers sharing their homes!
Hello again! I hope your week is off to a great start. I’m super glad our home is set up for Christmas and home tours are well underway in blogging land since we are going to be gone for the holidays. This means early inspiration for you!
Winter Eclectic Home Dining Room Tour
Welcome to our winter eclectic home dining room tour. If you are new here, we are a military family stationed in Japan and living in a traditional Japanese rental home!
It’s really cool and I’m excited to share it in Domicile 37’s Winter Eclectic home tours where 19 creative bloggers are sharing their eclectic holiday styles all week!
I’m also sharing today’s story for A Very Global Christmas series. Its 12 days of globally influenced Christmas DIYs and decorating ideas (which you can find right HERE) cohosted with Casa Watkins Living.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the full line of Winter Eclectic Home Tours.
Without further ado, let’s begin. This is our global eclectic dining room. It is a washitsu room complete with tatami mats, shoji screens, sand walls, and wood molding.
The room is a bit of a challenge to decorate since it’s so small and probably the darkest room in the house. I recently removed all the sliding doors so it opens right up to our Christmas living room and foyer.
This space feels the most curated to me even with holiday decor mixed in. The main focus is a gorgeous thrifted etagere that sits in the corner and holds a lot of our global souvenirs.
There’s a birdcage from Hong kong, a Chinese calligraphy brush, pottery from Okinawa, and plenty of books and plants. I added in my DIY dollar store nativity set and DIY Noel sign for the holidays. The cute stag head came from a local Japanese store.
The marbled pot I created recently at a Japanese art class. It was so fun to make! The bookshelf also stores our dining room textiles and other table-setting items.
I love using trailing plants on bookshelves. They have such a lovely way of connecting two shelves. I mix real and with faux. For such a dark corner, the plants do pretty well (English ivy and Jade).
My DIY coral bookends look right at home in this eclectic mix. 😉 Our most recent furniture additions are a gorgeous bar cart from Target and a rattan chair I snagged on clearance out here.
Just like last year, I corralled all our wrapping paper into a champagne bucket. It always gets used for storage! It’s really big and will never use that much champagne. lol
My husband occasionally likes to contribute to our holiday decor and brought home copper wire wreaths with fairy lights and also picked out a woven deer head.
We have most of our treasured holiday decor in long-term storage for safekeeping but I did bring a nativity lamp that my grandmother gave me years ago.
It will definitely be like a second Christmas when we move back to the states in a couple of years and we get all of our furniture, family heirlooms, and many paintings and photos out of storage!
In the meantime, I love finding global pieces out here and thinking outside the box for DIY decor like these two-toned candlesticks which I will be sharing tomorrow!
Here’s a shot of the entire room from the living room. You can see how the door frames are low (hubby hits his head ALL the time) and just how small the space is. But we have fit 12 Marines around that table fully extended before!
And here is the view from the foyer! That shell pendant is a $20 thrift store find from Okinawa that I zip-tied to the light frame. 😉 I’m seriously proud of that one!
This perspective reminds me of a dollhouse. But the large opening on the right and in the middle of the two rooms have sliding doors and a french door leading into the living room.
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