Who said that red and green were the only Christmas colors? Don’t put yourself in a (gift) box. Maybe you are looking for less traditional decor this year, or maybe you just want to spruce up your faithful holiday decorations. Bohemian, or boho, design elements can give your holiday a carefree and cheerful vibe with a variety of colors, textures and influences. So if you’re ready to deck those halls with more than just boughs of holly, try out our tips for a Christmas style that is fresher than new fallen snow.
Expand Your Idea of Christmas Trees
We love rockin’ around a traditional Christmas tree, but there are alternatives to consider. Some ideas include a wall-hanging branch tree or adding a unique tree-shaped wooden shelf. Both can be festive and space conscious. You can also build your own Christmas “tree” out of stacked colorful pillows or books and, of course, there is nothing more boho than a macramé tabletop tree! Feel free to play around with textures and use tree-shaped decor in place of the usual tree. You can find plenty of wooden tree cutouts, colorful art prints, tapestries of Christmas trees and tall, modern glass or ceramic trees. And if you love decorating an actual Christmas tree, do it! Adding colorful and eclectic ornaments will easily transform your tree into boho chic.
Plants and Greenery Are a Must
An easy way to amp up your boho style is through greenery, and, lucky for you, Christmas decorations tend to feature a ton of it! Try winter blooms like azaleas or a Christmas cactus along with your garlands and wreaths. You can also repot the houseplants you already have in fun holiday planters. Items with patterns of holly berries and leaves or with green accents can enhance your plant life and decor. And add a little extra to your Christmas atmosphere by using candles and diffusers with natural winter scents like fir, balsam, mint and juniper.
Channel Your Merry and Bright
Colors and textures add that collected-over-time, lived-in style that boho embodies. For color, you don’t have to use the full rainbow, but a pop or a bright color palette can give boho vibes without looking like an entire box of crayons. On the same side, if you want to use all the colors, go for it! Boho style has a laid-back feel. Whether you want teals, purples and pinks in your decorations, or several shades of blue, you have total freedom with a boho Christmas.
Once you have your colors picked out, make your home cozy with rugs, pillows, throws, floor poufs and more. Creating a variety of layers, patterns and textures with items like these helps you capture the spirit of boho and the season.
More is More
Embrace maximalism with the details of your decor. It’s not about clutter, but about your personal collection. To work with this philosophy for your boho Christmas, you can make a bottlebrush-tree forest with your tablescape. Hang fun garlands of beads, tassels, tinsel or fabrics, and upgrade your stockings with patterns and pom poms. Use ornaments in your chosen color palette to fill baskets and trays. Place nutcrackers or figurines on your shelves, side tables and mantle. Use statement pieces and wall decor, and don’t forget to add these same details to the outside of your home too. Your personal expression of your style is up to you, so celebrate the holidays your way!
Another great feature about boho is that you can mix it with other styles. So tell us, what is your favorite way to decorate during this time of year?