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Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour 2021

Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour 2021

I really don’t know how the hell another year has almost come to completion, but the time has come to open my doors and greet you into this little fix upper of mine for my 2021 Boho Chic Christmas Home Tour.

Along with 35 other incredible bloggers, my lovely friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life has organized a holiday blog hop that I am honored to be a part of. So that you don’t miss out any of the festive inspiration, you will want to be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see the full lineup!

boho glam christmas home tour

If you are joining me from LeCultivateur welcome! Emily’s home is absolutely magical decked out for the holidays.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Erica. I am a boho-chic meets modern-organic minimalist loving boy mom who has been, with the help of my husband, remodeling my 1980’s fixer upper(DIY style) going on seven years now!

In fact, our latest DIY project is an accent wall in my foyer…

neutral modern christmas decor

Once the holiday madness has passed, I will be sharing a dedicated tutorial for this modern take on picture frame molding.

For now, however, it’s all about trimming the tree and jingle bells. So..

boho christmas decor ideas

This holiday season, I decided to shake things up a bit by purchasing a flocked Christmas tree. (You can read the separate post on how I decorated my tree here).

boho glam holiday decorating

While we normally opt for a live tree with fresh green garland and wreaths to match, this year I imposed a bit of a design challenge on myself by ditching the greenery and going with a boho glam/winter wonderland vibe.

To evoke the feeling of a snowy, bohemian dreamland, I opted for pampas stems and flocking over the more rustic pine and cedar!

modern chic holiday decorating

Incorporating olive green textiles into the mix was my subtle , muted nod to traditional holiday colors.

boho modern christmas decor tour

Blending juxtaposing elements like blingy metal ornaments with earthy stems and wood beads, my goal was to balance my love for feminine glam with my love for nature.

boho farmhouse holiday mantel decor
boho chic christmas mantel decor

I would say that the perfect example of this tightrope, balancing act is my Christmas tree…

boho modern christmas home tour

While there is plenty of glitter, glitz and gold, it is grounded with foraged stems and rustic pine cones.

While I am a cold-hearted mother who doesnt let her children decorate the main tree (my OCD simply cannot handle such a test), I did buy a miniature tree for their rooms that they can decorate however they please (hence the absence of those particular photos. Not up to my blogging standards…..sorry boys!)

All joking aside, I am not gonna lie…..

It was hard omitting the pine and cypress from this year’s theme, but I needed to get out of my comfort zone and do something completely different. My soul needed change!

boho chic holiday decor living room

To keep my open floor plan cohesive, I carried the same pampas wreaths that were in my living room into my dining room. For some added bling, I tied golden bell garland into the wreath hangers…

I am super proud of these DIY cement cone trees which I made for less than $20 (you can read the tutorial here)…

diy concrete modern christmas tree

Draping white sheepskin over the Captain’s chairs further evokes the winter wonderland aesthetic while also flanking the matching white pampas wreath.

Now that we have come to the end of the tour, I wanted to inject a little holiday “soul hack” …

If you are craving change this year- whether that means new decor, new traditions, or an entirely new interpretation of the holidays themselves- I say go for it!

Whether we care to admit it or not, we have all been thru so much over the past two years. Sometimes change is just what the doctor ordered!

Thank you all so much for stopping by this year! Wishing all of you a happy holiday season!

If you are following along on the blog hop, The Stonybrook House is next!

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life! I will be back next year with plenty of hacks for the home, body and soul!

PS. If you found this post inspiring, it would mean so much if you could share with a friend or on social media. Thank you!

2021 christmas home tour

Monday Dec 6th

A Stroll Thru LifeUp To Date InteriorsOur Southern HomeSouthern Hospitality

This Is Our Bliss Southern State of MindInspiration For Moms

Tuesday December 7th

Making it in the MountainsDecor to AdorePink Peppermint DesignThrifty and Chic

Cuckoo4Design White Arrows HomeHymns and Verses

Wednesday December 8th

StoneGableWhispering Pines HomesteadWorthing Court Grace In My Space

DIY BeautifyRemodelando la CasaLeCultivateur

Thursday December 9th

Designing VibesThe Stonybrook HouseA Pretty LifeCalypso in the Country

Clean and Scentsible 11 Magnolia LaneChalking Up Success

Friday December 10th

Fox Hollow Cottage Follow The Yellow Brick HomeCasa Watkins Living – Quarters One

Noting Grace CitrineLivingCounty Road 407

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

I love your style! Your house looks beautiful for Christmas and I love the addition of the flocked tree! Stunning!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Thank you, Kristin!


Sunday 12th of December 2021

It's always fun to challenge yourself every now and then. And I think you hit your winter wonderland theme out of the park! Great idea to get the flocked tree to start it off. I don't think I could have made things looks as cozy as you did without any greenery. Pretty style. Enjoyed hopping with you this week. Hope y'all have a merry Christmas!


Friday 10th of December 2021

I love your design style Erica and everything looks so beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous - I let the boys add to ours after the home tours are done. lol! Wishing your and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn

Friday 10th of December 2021

The pampas grass is just fabulous! Such a fresh new look. When my kids were small they too each had their own tree to decorate (same reason OCD). They became two fabulous adults who LOVE Christmas. You go mom! Happy to be on tour with you.

Designing Vibes

Monday 13th of December 2021

Thank you so much, Laura. WIshing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Lori J Leeper

Friday 10th of December 2021

Hi Erica!

Love your home! We all need to be pushed out of our comfort zone at times. The moody neutrals are so cohesive to your design and style. Let me just tell you, those cement cone trees... genius! Love them! Happy to join the tour this year! Merry Christmas! Blesssings, Lori