Whimsical Holiday Decorations: Get a Quirky Boho Look is a treat for all who appreciate a bit of child-like, imperfect, playfully pleasing joyfulness. As a bonus, this lighthearted loveliness is beamed to you from a merry Sugarplum Fairy on the Prairie with a wicked sweet tooth. Find all the inspiration sealed with a wink, a prayer, and a snowy white wish for whimsy von whimsy wonder to forge a path to you.
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Whimsical Holiday Decorations: How to Get a Quirky Boho Look?
On this crisp morn in Northern Illinois, it only seems fitting to gaze in the direction of holiday cheer and Christmas decor.
Christmas miracles have already begun to bloom ’round here.
Last night, I put up a new, everlasting, prelit Belgian Fir tree, and the miracle is it took less than 30 minutes (including zhushing branch tips).
No apologies for the early start with Christmas decor since it is never too soon to see twinkling white lights. The weather outside is not frightful in the slightest as turning leaves (not snow) are falling. However, it grows dark so early now, and I’m one of those souls sensitive to ambient light.
Whimsical decor in particular, may feel perfectly natural and appropriate given the ongoing peculiar nature of recent years.
Lightening up our holiday homes and hearts is surely good medicine.
Bold Color or Understated?
Whimsical decor need not encompass bold color or kitsch if neutrals are your happy place…and I admire how Dreamy Whites imagines a French pot, a wee tree, and pie.
However, nothing wrong with bold color for whimsy! (If you have a Norway Spruce in the yard as I do, droopy branches (like below) in simple glass jars may bring smiles.
You may have spied this adorable Santa doormat at Anthropologie…
But look what happens when you use it as a springboard for inspiration and create one in your own favorite color palette…
Whimsical Christmas Tree & Wreath Ideas
Oh, the inspiring ideas for whimsical Christmas trees around the internet! Who can resist a pom pom tree created from handmade or storebought pom poms. (NO ONE HAS TO KNOW!)
BTW, your resident 70’s crafty flower child here has always had a thing for pom poms so find a crafty story here with more DIY!
Peppermint Stripes Whimsical Tablescape
A peppermint candy cane themed tablescape has just the right balance of whimsy, and I bet many of you could run with this theme in mind for your Christmas table!
Darling Gingerbread Gift Boxes
This is a promising DIY from Awwsam to try (every one of my gingerbread houses in the history of my holiday baking has sadly been condemned!). Lord have mercy, it would be a gift if these gifts were a saving grace.
Psst. Ginger is good for you. Here’s how I have been beating the 2 pm slump and smartly satisfying my craving for cookies:
Scandinavian Christmas Decor Whimsy
It can be the little things. Good Housekeeping demonstrates how simple Scandi straw ornaments freshen ordinary garland strewn on a staircase. I grew up with these ornaments on our tree every year so they also deliver a nostalgic squeeze directly to my heart.
And look no further than the Swedish dala horse for the sweetest Nordic nod to whimsical holiday decorating.
French Country + Whimsy Wonder
I like whimsy decor best when it feels non-contrived and effortless. Shabbyfufu’s fresh greenery paired with an enamel pitcher and rustic box captures such ease.
It’s simple, wabi sabi, slow living, Christmas zhushing von zhushing at its farmhouse finest.
One Image, 100 Whimsical Moments
Sometimes just one corner of a holiday decorated space will spoil you with lovely whimsical holiday splendid-awesomeness.
Go ahead and expand the image above on your screen to see what I mean, and I bet you’ll experience a few merry aha’s. (Who is sprinting to the thrift store for easy to find brass candlesticks, and who agrees a fun-sized fresh Christmas tree is delightful?)
Serenity, Simplicity and Stripes
While you might expect to see a plain ol’ burlap skirt or a French linen sheet draped round this tree’s base, what a sweet sight to spy stripes!
Come to think of it, why do we settle for one tree skirt per season when the tree skirt fashion possibilities are endless and easy peasy to change!?!
When Whimsical Christmas Decor Finds Are Also Quite Functional
I’m in love with Rifle Paper Co’s holiday designs, and I bet the color palette will appeal too since it is such a freshened, cheerful Christmas rainbow. (Their Nutcracker designs sell out quick.)
When is a Whimsical Gnome Cushion Functional Decor?
Can a decorative throw pillow embellished with playful bells and sherpa ever be deemed functional? Will the first internet global discussion forum on the topic commence here?
*shakes Magic8ball… “Cannot Predict Now”*
But seriously. If said pillow evokes a smile from you and others in the nest, I would argue the answer is OUI (or at least a wee oui…hahahahaha).
Lovely & Whimsical Christmas Decor Finds
Don’t miss the whimsical Christmas offerings HERE, and do a little Christmas box opening by clickety clicking ON THE TITLE OF THE ITEM within these boxes below…
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Thanks so much for being fun as well as fabulous!
Peace to you right where you are.
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