Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Tips for Decorating Your Tiny House for the Holidays

Just because your house is tiny does not mean that your holiday spirit is. Celebrating the holidays in your tiny home can be just as special and magical of a time as it would be in any larger house. This holiday season, bring your tiny home to life in a big, Christmasy way.


The first thing you and your neighbors will notice is the festive feel of your tiny home’s exterior. Whether you choose to decorate the windows or go all out by putting lights on the roof and the trees as well, the outside of your house is the first statement you make about the holiday season. According to LoRusso Law, decorating for Christmas is an important part of the holidays, but it’s important to exercise caution as you put up Christmas lights and to be careful not to fall off the ladder and prevent electrical fires, as both can cause serious injuries. In other words, you have a lot to be mindful of when it comes to outdoor decor. In addition, picking one color rather than several different colors will help your home to appear more elegant and festive.


When it comes to the interior of your tiny house, the key is making your space appear more spacious than it is by avoiding any clutter. Taking a less is more approach will not only make your home look lovely and bright but also not quite as small as it actually is. In a manner similar to the exterior, selecting one color or theme will help your space appear cohesive rather than cramped. You can always switch up the color or theme every other year to keep things fun and fresh. You should also pay attention to the lighting. Dimmer lighting can create a cozy and festive lighting, while inviting natural light in can lift your spirits. In turn, your tiny home will be perfect this Christmas season.


When the cookies have been eaten and all the presents opened with care, you will have to pack up your decorations in a way that does not compromise the limits of your space. The last thing that you want to do is either discard all of the decorations you so meticulously picked out or create clutter by piling up boxes to sit there for the remainder of the year. Instead, consider a few creative options to combat the cramped space. Putting away your Christmas decor in storage that is disguised as decorative boxes is one way around clutter. Collapsible storage cubes are another great, sleek way to keep your space clean and open after the holidays.

Do the holidays in a big way in your tiny house. Embrace the space you have by playing to its strengths. Decorate with bright lights and warm colors, and try to stick to one theme in order to avoid your tiny home from looking like an ugly Christmas sweater. Instead, bring the holiday spirit to light in an understated, classic way that you, your friends and family, and your neighbors will love and appreciate for years to come.

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