‘Tis the season and all can be merry and bright, regardless of your square footage. In fact, tiny housers can celebrate the holidays in big ways! And we are here to give you the top tips and tricks from tiny home dwellers. Our intent is to show you how to keep your holidays happy and your home cheerfully decorated for the occasion.
The Countdown is on with the Five Ways to Get Your Small House Christmas Ready
Trim the Tree-Or Whatever
While the tiny house and small home living industry continues to boom, growing over 900 percent in the last decade, some think living small means you can’t enjoy a Christmas tree during the holidays. As with many tiny living adjustments, one can certainly have a tree, but they may opt for a difference in the layout. Here are a few suggestions from tiny house dwellers who celebrate the holidays with all the bells and ornaments.
Use a taller, thinner tree so you can still enjoy the ambience of Christmas without the use of as much real estate.
Opt for a table-top tree or put a smaller-size pine in an extra bedroom or the kids’ room to save living space in main rooms.
Decorate a living tree outside or, like one full-time RV family, build a Christmas teepee from downed tree limbs.
Use Double Duty Decor
As with most small spaces, tiny home dwellers recommend buying decorations you can use more than once a year. Just like someone in a small home would be more likely to purchase a fold-down desk that doubles as a dining room table, the same goes for holiday decor.
Look for signs that are reversible or trees you can enjoy all year round, only adding ornaments and colored lights during the Christmas holiday season.
Put the Pine Outside
Whether you go traditional with a simple circular pine and holly wreath, or you opt for something more extravagant like your monogram, adding a touch of the holidays outside your small home can help bring the decor indoors. People feel welcomed with holiday cheer when they pull up to your house, so less is expected indoors.
Change Out Christmas Subtleties
From holiday hand towels in the bathroom to decorative kitchen clean up, spreading your festive feelings throughout your small space makes the entire home feel like Christmas. The spirit of the holiday shouldn’t stop with a tree. Hang a holiday mug, put a decorative cover on the wine bottle, and keep the napkins looking like December. All of these tiny touches will make a big impression on your guests.
Expect a Full House
Too many people assume that if they choose a smaller space that they can no longer host holiday parties or festive functions, and we couldn’t disagree more. The sheer novelty of simple living should be shared. That conversation piece alone will draw crowds to your hip new place.
Invite the masses, prepare your space for the holidays, and enjoy the cozy company. People will have a wonderful time enjoying the intimate setting for meaningful conversation that only a small home can provide.