Hello peeps and thank you for stopping by. If you did not catch my post yesterday about the bones of my Christmas tree and where some of the ornaments and decor came from, you may want to check it out (see HERE). Today my friends, I am participating in the My Home Style Christmas Tree Edition hosted by the wonderful Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. If you are stopping by from Heather from French & French Design, Welcome. I always look forward to seeing how she decorates her space as she is my kind of gal when it comes to color and pattern. My tree this year has taken a left turn then what I normally due do to me going off of instinct versus “planning”. In fact I am dubbing this a Haute Bohemian Inspired Christmas Tree.
Haute Bohemian Inspired Christmas Tree
So what exactly is a Haute Bohemian? Well, according to Miguel Flores-ViannaIt is an upscale approach to Boho Chic but staying true to the actual definition of Bohemia and more curated than the boho that is now so wildly popular. I have had personal battles with my style and how to interpret it. I am attracted to so many different things and I did not know how to make sense of it until I came across an article on instagram discussing the Haute Bohemian style. That is when I realized that it was talking to me and that is how I would classify my style if I were to google it….who knew?! Well, with all this knowledge I was just going to recycle what I already had, until I had a revelation that I wanted Marigolds on my tree. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that the hobby store was sold out of Marigolds causing me to buy Autumn florals. This my friend was the beginning of the tree theme.
Haute Bohemian Ornaments
So for this tree, I purchased some autumn florals. I gathered every single orange, peach, and yellow floral in the store and laid it all on the ground and weeded it out there until I found the colors that I was drawn to the most. I had no time to play around for I had a tree to decorate and only one weekend to do so. I pulled out all of my other ornaments and went to town. I wanted this tree to be classic, but fun so I incorporated some vintage wooden figurine ornaments along with some more modern ornaments that I picked up on clearance a couple years back. I added butterflies, cranberries, and blackberries to give it that classic, whimsical look that I always try to go for. I did not want a tree topper on the tree because deep down, I do not like them. It just looks odd to me and isn’t quite beefy, so I used some large golden bows that I purchased at an estate sale to serve as the topping to this tree.
The Haute Bohemian Gift Ideas
When it came to decorating under the tree, I just gathered up all the metal tins and boxes around the house and curated them nicely under the tree. I was not looking for certain colors to use nor did I want to deal with fake wrapping gifts and wasting paper just to serve as decor. I was being resourceful with what I had and I think I pulled it off. I like it…a lot! Everything you see except for the tree skirt and glass ornaments on the floor were all purchased secondhand.
For more amazing Christmas Tree inspirations to get you in the holiday groove, hop on over to Kevin from Thou Swell! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to inspire you!