Inspiration: Boho Christmas Decor

Bo ho ho! Not a fan of everything Santa-embellished or snowman covered? These boho Christmas decor set-ups are so stunning, that you’ll be decking your halls with pom poms and tassels ASAP.

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Who said that Christmas decor has to be tacky? This minimalist bohemian Christmas tree is so stunning and chic, that we’d keep it up all year round!

Tassels and wooden instruments bring in an earthy element, whilst matte metallic baubles keep it festive in the cleanest possible way.

Fluffy cushions and bohemian rugs look incredible under a Christmas tree. As a matter of fact, we’d be happy to find those fluffy white cushions waiting for us on Christmas morning!

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Rum Pum Pom Pom

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We’ve said it once, we’ll say it a million times: bohemian decor doesn’t have to be a literal rainbow of colors.

This minimalist boho Christmas decor shows that creamy dreamy textures and little details can indeed be beautiful and boho.

Switch out traditional Christmas bunting for oversized pom poms and replace your red and green stockings with white, chunky knitted numbers.

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Oh Color-ye Faithful

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Christmas is the epitome of ‘out there’, but this doesn’t necessarily mean a whole ton of snowflakes and glitter.

This rainbow tree is quirky, out there and is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face this Festive Season!

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It’s The Most Colorful Time of The Year

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How cute is this? Adding a kitsch reindeer or Christmas character adorned pillow to an array of colorful cushion covers makes an on-trend Christmas living area.

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Oh Starry Night

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Holly and stars are both quintessentially festive. This hanging decoration incorporates them in the most magical way possible.

As for the table, sparkling gold tableware and a textured white tablecloth make for something truly stunning.

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The Holly & The Ivy

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Team classic Christmas red with folky Artisan prints for a trendy and festive vibe.

Black furniture can be easily updated for the Christmas season with printed colorful cushions and fancy throws.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Whether you live in a college dorm or an intercity apartment, this boho Christmas decor was made for a small space!

A corner Christmas tree looks right at home alongside chunky knits, warming winter rugs and knitted pillow covers.

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Baby It’s Chic Outside

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Wooden chairs, golden details and flowing, beige table runners make this Christmas tablescape a Scandinavian dream.

Add festive greenery and tall candle holders for a Winter warmer that will be more than welcome for your guests.

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5 European Castles That Are Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Did you spend your childhood dreaming of being a Princess? Feast your eyes on these European castles that are straight out of a fairytale.

Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany

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Surrounded by a seemingly enchanted forest and perched on a snowy hilltop, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria looks like it is a screen shot from a Disney Movie. As a matter of fact, the castle inspired Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.

One of the most modern European castles, Neuschwanstein was built in 1869 as the retreat of Ludwig II of Bavaria. After his death in 1886, this fairytale wonder was opened to the public. It has received approximately 61 million visits in it’s lifetime.

Despite its relatively young age, its romantic architecture and dreamy location make it a must-visit for any wannabe Princess or architecture guru.

The Interior

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The castle is decorated in a classical Medieval style. The interior was heavily decided by Ludwig II himself who had a keen interest in decorating and architecture.

The designs throughout the castle also pay homage to the German legends of Lohengrin. Alongside this, various scenes from the operas of Richard Wagnar inspired murals and decorative borders.

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The bedroom features two murals depicting the legend of Tristan and Isolde.  The two characters are also prominently featured in the rooms wooden carvings and as ceramic tiles on the stove.

The stunning bed is certainly fit for a king and features silk bedding with hand embroidered lions, swans and lilies.

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Chateau De Chambord, France

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Once upon a time, in the Loire Valley, King Francis I built one of the most extravagant hunting lodges in the world. Fast forward 500 years and Chateau de Chambord remains one of the most recognizable castles in Europe.

As a matter of fact, this French wonder even inspired the Beast’s home in the 2017 ‘Beauty and The Beast’ movie.

Chateau de Chambord is a perfect example of French Renaissance architecture and blends traditional French Medieval forms with classic Renaissance elements.

The Interior

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As the largest castle in France, the Chateau de Chombord features a whopping 440 rooms, 282 fireplaces and 84 staircases.

The ground floor consists of reception rooms, the mezzanine level consists of the Royal Houses and the top level is a hunting museum.

The Royal Houses have very lavish interiors, including gilded gold walls, painted murals and chandeliers.

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Balmoral Castle, Scotland

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Scotland may be best known for kilts and haggis, but it’s pretty impressive in the castle scene too!

Balmoral Castle is located in rural Scotland in Aberdeenshire and has acted as residence for the British Royal Family since the mid 1800s. The estate and original castle were purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852 and has since housed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.

Despite being known as a castle, Balmoral has the architectural structure of a Victorian country house. It features various architectural styles and influences including Scottish Baronial style and 16th Century French Chateaux.

Interior

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With an estimated price of $500 million, we can only expect that the interior of Balmoral Castle is as stunning as the exterior.

This beautiful dining room combines elements of a classic country lodge with stunning regal details.

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Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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As well as looking straight out of the pages of a fairytale, Prague Castle is reportedly the largest castle on the entire globe. Spanning a huge 70,000 square meters, this castle features an array of eclectic architecture styles.

Prague Castle has elements that were built in 870, some that were built in the 1920s, and everything in between. Due to the construction of the castle spanning 1059 years, it has buildings that represent almost every architectural style from the last Millennium.

The Interior

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Although Prague Castle offers a wide variety of interior styles, this library looks like it has been taken straight out of Beauty and The Beast.

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Do you dream of being a princess for a day? Prague Castle has a variety of suites that visitors can stay in! It is one of the few European castles that offer this service and with decor this grand, how can you say no?

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Hohenwerfen Castle, Austria

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Hohenwerfen Castle certainly proves that the Austrians know how to build the picture perfect fairytale castle!

Situated on a 623 meter hilltop overlooking the small town of Werfen, this castle has the Alps as its stunning backdrop.

The Medieval castle was built in 1075 by the Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg for war purposes. Since then, it has been used as a hunting lodge, a world war 2 training camp and a prison.

The Interior

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Despite areas of the castle being badly damaged by fire, traditional Medieval interiors can still be viewed by visitors.

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9 Home Decor Mistakes To Avoid Like The Plague

Thought the plague was left in 16th Century London? Make these home decor mistakes and it could be dwelling in your home…

Here’s the home decor mistakes that you need to avoid like the plague.

1.Decorating Each Room As A Separate Entity

Imagine you’re walking into a home and are welcomed by a stunning bohemian-chic living room. You turn the corridor and see a 1920s style chandelier and shabby chic furniture. You walk into the bedroom and see a clean white space with a few modern cream furniture pieces. Confused yet?

Long story short, it’s important to imagine your home as one large book with many chapters. Although each chapter may vary slightly and build on the previous chapter, the overriding themes, characters and narrative voice remain the same.

Decide on an overriding theme, style, or vibe you want for your entire home, then build on this through the different rooms.

Decorate each room randomly and you’re left with a jumbled jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t quite fit together.

If you can’t decide on a home decor theme, check out our handy guide.

The home below has carried the neutral farmhouse theme through various rooms beautifully:

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2. Scrimping On The Details

When you’ve splurged on a large item, it can be tempting to go for the cheapest possible option when it comes to the smaller details. For example, combining $600 curtains with cheap plastic rods, or finishing off your new kitchen cupboards with cheap hardware.

Don’t.

Although you may think the small details go unnoticed, they will make the larger and more expensive pieces seem cheap and nasty.

On the other hand, a quick way to improve your home is by updating small details such as hardware, door knobs, taps and curtain rods.

Imagine how much this stunning marble kitchen would be ruined by cheap hardware…

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3. Wrong Rug Sizes

Pea sized rugs under sofas look utterly ridiculous. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than a rug that is so huge it swallows up a whole room! A rug may be a relatively cheap decor piece, but choosing the wrong one is one of the most common decor mistakes out there!

If using a rug under a piece of furniture, opt for a rug that is larger than the piece itself. The rug should create an adequate frame around the furniture piece.

A perfect example is this bathroom rug below, which fits perfectly in the space between the bath and sink.

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4. Not Taking Location Into Consideration

A beach style home is going to look ridiculous in the middle of Manhattan. On the contrary, a farm style house is going to look ridiculous decked out like an industrial city pad.

Take your location into consideration and draw inspiration from this.

5. Too Match-y

Although we previously stated to run your theme throughout the whole home, it’s important that your home isn’t too match-y.

Rather than waffling on, we’ll let this photo do the talking:

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Too much of one color, print or texture can be a serious eye soar.

Instead, add a varied palette, accent pieces and different textures to create an eclectic and welcoming look.

Our printed pillow covers are a fantastic way to add variation to any room.

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6. No Prints

Scandinavian minimalism may still be all the rage, but you can still nail this home decor trend with a few prints here and there.

Lack of prints will look boring, clinical and cold. And who wants that?

Here’s a wonderful example of how you can keep your decor minimal but still embrace prints:

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7. All Furniture At The Same Height

Some may think that furniture of the same height together is the way to go. On the contrary, it’s one of the biggest home decor mistakes out there! Furniture on one plane of vision looks flat and an make a room look smaller than it actually is.

Here’s a fantastic example of using different sized furniture to add interest:

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8. Bad Lighting

Even the most Pinterest-worthy room can be totally ruined by bad lighting. Avoid lighting that is insufficient, overly yellow or sickly.

9. Clutter

Clutter is literally the home decor devil!

Although many home owners think of clutter as ‘mess’, clutter can come in more organized forms. Common unsightly clutter includes too many ornaments or decorations, an overkill of photo frames, or simply too much furniture.

Stand back and assess each room and consider if there is enough clean space to keep it chic and tidy.

If you can’t bear to part with anything go by the old mantra ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Check out our hidden storage space ideas.

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Are you guilty of any of these home decor mistakes? Shop our range of on-trend Indian decor pieces to give your home an on-trend makeover today.

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10 Home Decor Color Combinations That Are Actually Magic

The home decor color combinations that are more magical than all of the Harry Potter films put together.

Home decor is a little bit like a painting; a tiny fragment may look dull, but it is the combination of colors and textures that make something truly breathtaking.

These decor color combinations may be unexpected, but they make a stunning statement in any home.

Get ready to be inspired!

Teal & Blossom

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Deep and dusky teal look unexpectedly romantic with light blossom pink.

For a unique statement look, compliment a teal feature wall with light pink bedding and a light pink rug.

Alternatively, give a white-based room a new lease of life with a range of light pink and teal furniture and accessories.

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Navy & Walnut

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This kitchen is one of the most re-pinned decor photos ever and that’s undoubtedly due to this stunning navy and deep wood combination.

Navy kitchen cupboards pop whilst stunning marble surfaces make this kitchen sleek and on-trend.

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Burnt Orange & Gray

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Burnished orange is a fantastic warming hue for Autumn and Winter. Steel gray is cool and contrasting and tones down this stereotypical Autumnal hue to make it suitable for the whole year.

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Navy & White

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Navy and white is the ultimate recipe for nautical chic! Add pops of print for a home decor color combination that will never go out of style.

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Orange & Light Turquoise

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Boho babes will adore this bright and beachy orange and light mint combination.

If decorating with prints, use neutrals such as gray and white to keep the room from looking too cluttered.

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Charcoal & Blush

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Deep charcoal walls are best reserved for the brave. However, if you want to take your room over to the dark side, add an angelic edge with blush bedding and accessories.

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Burgundy & Black

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Black and burgundy may seem like a color combination that only Dracula would embrace, but as the living room above shows, it can look surprisingly chic.

Add super feminine elements such as floral prints to ensure that it doesn’t look overly Gothic.

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Kelly Green & Emerald

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Greenery is the shade of 2017, so mix up light greens and dark greens to create an on-trend and chic look.

Palm prints are another huge decor trend, so why not add them into the mix for a home that looks like a literal Pinterest board.

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Mustard & Brick

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Mustard is one of those colors that many people avoid embracing in their homes. Despite this, when styled right, it can really work!

These velvet mustard sofas look fantastic against boho-print orange and red accessories.

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Burgundy & Steel Blue

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Steel blue and white is a true minimalists dream. Add cheeky pops of burgundy into the mix for something interesting and unique.

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Which of these home decor color combinations is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below…

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10 Reason’s Lauren Conrad’s Homes Are Goals

Lauren Conrad has had us hooked since she first appeared as the tanned all-California highschooler on ‘Laguna Beach: The Real OC’. Over the years we’ve watched her wail her way through relationship turmoils,  fall outs with her BBFs (“I want to forgive you and forget you” anyone?) and don an enviable closet.

Now, at 31, the blonde bombshell is a multi-millionaire and business mogul. To add to this, she has a pretty impressive real estate portfolio for someone her age. And while the magic of Google (“searchgardium-lauren-os-aaaaa”) can’t give us an exact number of properties, we can concur that the babe owns or has recently owned a Beverly Hills Penthouse, a house in Pacific Palisades, a house in Brentwood Hills and one in Laguna Beach.

Now join us as we put on a bit of Natasha Bedingfield and drool our way through 10 reasons that Lauren Conrad’s homes are absolute goals…

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1.Her $6M mansion has an actual waterslide.

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Jaw, meet floor.

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Just when you thought that a hot tub and a large pool were enough, she goes and gets a darn tree house slide!

This gorgeous spot of paradise is part of Lauren’s Pacific Palisades abode, which is worth a reported six million bucks.

We can imagine her having heaps of fun in the sun with her hubby and baby here.

2.The living room is the epitome of ‘Cali chic’

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Just when we thought that Lauren Conrad couldn’t be more dictionary definition ‘Cali chic’, we see this gorgeous living room.

With large wooden windows, leather couches and pops of boho goodness, her living room is more ‘fetch’ than Gretchen Weiners entire wardrobe.

As a matter of fact, if we had no morals we would just totally rob this room bling ring style.

But we’d rather keep our morals and just deck out our abode with these goodies:

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3.Her entranceway is prettier than our whole house put together

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No lie: If we added all the prettiness of our abodes together and compared it to Lauren’s entraceway, it would fall short.

 

This stunning tiled archway welcomes guests to her Pacific Palisades home in the most stunning way possible.

4.She has a luxury bar. In her home.

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Mind blown.

Her Beverly Hills penthouse has its very own high-end bar equipped with black marble kitchen tops, gold taps and beautiful glasswear.

Jealous? Us? Never!

5.Her bathroom is like walking into a Pinterest board

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It’s decked out with a stand-alone bath, subway tiles and a boho rug. So yep: it’s basically everything we’ve collected on Pinterest made into one drool-worthy room.

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6.Her office is what every #GirlBoss dreams of

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Who can forget Lauren’s hilarious days at Teen Vogue?

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These days she’s her own boss and gets to work from this seriously dreamy office in her Los Angeles pent house.

Decked out with stylish, colorful furniture and a mixture of classic and trend pieces, this office offers the best of both worlds. We would totally eat, sleep and generally exist in here too.

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7.Her Pacific Palisades mansion is straight out of Romeo & Juliet

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We could easily imagine Juliet up on that balcony, or a Montague vs Capulet showdown outside this stunning, ivy-covered home.

8.This walk in closet

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A round walk in wardrobe? Going to a balcony? It looks like Lauren has picked this straight out of fairytale!

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Floral wallpaper and an antique-style couch make our inner princesses just scream!

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9.This sea front view

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Lauren’s sea views from her Laguna Beach home were so pristine that her home may has well be on stilts and placed smack bang in the middle of the ocean!

10.She has NAILED minimalism

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Lauren Conrad’s kitchen is an absolute minimalist dream!

Pops of rose gold, black taps and subway tiles are all on our must-have list and Lauren has managed to put them all into this gorgeous kitchen!

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