Living in a tiny home has its advantages — from a cheaper cost of living to the option to pick-up and leave whenever you want without packing up thousands of square feet. But figuring out how to decorate and make your home look as festive as it is intimate can feel daunting.
Instead of skimping on holiday decor, make the most of your cozy quarters and create an inspirational Christmas landscape. Here are five ideas to get started on Holiday decoration ideas for tiny houses.
Miniaturize your decor
You can still have everything you want in your holiday decor while living in a tiny space, but it requires a new miniaturized mindset. Instead of a robust Christmas tree that’s round in the middle, try a slender version or a potted one. You can also create miniaturized wreaths for your windows and craft tiny snowmen to place on your mantel instead of giant versions for your entry area.
Focus on the great outdoors
If you feel adding too much decor to the inside of your home will be overwhelming, turn your attention to your outdoor space. For starters, add a wreath to your door and put up lights on your roof and the trees in your yard. A festive oasis complete with holiday twinkle lights, a potted Christmas tree, a cozy table setting and fuzzy blankets for outdoor dining creates a magical backdrop for you and your guests.
However, you can also bring the great outdoors inside. Create small wreaths from fresh pine needles, rosemary, and herbs, and hang on the doors of your home. A table setting with a bowl of fresh pine cones and acorns dresses up your dining room table, and twigs from a red berry bush in a decorative pot adds a splash of color to any nook. Best of all, you can simply throw out your natural decor or turn into compost and start again next season.
Maximize your ceiling space
There’s more to decorate than your doors and walls. If you long to add more holiday decorations to your home, look at your ceiling. Hang vertical twinkle lights or strands of paper snowflakes to re-create the inspiration for a snowfall. You can also hang just about anything and turn it into holiday decorations from snapshots of your family in a snowfall to small paper lanterns with Christmas-themes painted on.
Light up the night
It’s easy to feel like any holiday decorations will feel overwhelming in your tiny space. Instead of focusing on traditional ornaments and snow-themed figurines, load up on clear lights and turn your home into a twinkling oasis. Hang your strands throughout your home on the walls, ceilings and door frames and set them up on a timer so they automatically turn on in the evening. You can also create your own illuminated inspirations by creating shapes like snowmen, snowflakes, and ornaments with your lights.
At the end of the day, creating a festive holiday display should come from the heart and represent your signature style. Then show it off to your friends and family with a festive gathering over egg nog, holiday treats, and Christmas-inspired music. Get everyone in on the decorating fun by asking them to bring a meaningful ornament and trade so everyone has a special piece of the holidays to take home.