Decorate Your Tiny Home For the Christmas Season!
As the holiday season draws near, it is time to go ahead and start thinking on how you will decorate your tiny home. The thing to remember here is that less is more. Clark Griswold doesn’t live with you…well, unless your last name is Griswold and your husband’s name is Clark, but you know what I mean. An overabundance of decorations will take up way too much space, and make you as feel as if you are living in a closet. Follow these simple Christmas decorating rules to get your tiny home ready for all of the holiday fun!
Don’t spend a lot of money on decorations, you don’t need them. For an average tiny home that is less than 600 spare space, a box or two of Christmas lights will suffice. Second hand stores are a great choice when shopping for decorations. You can generally find quality decorations at a discounted price. This way, at the end of the holiday season you can simply donate your decorations instead of storing them all year.
There isn’t as much space in a tiny home to decorate as there is in a traditional home. Hang garlands around doorways, wreaths on doors and seasonal signs on the walls.
Find The Right Size of Tree
Artificial trees come in many sizes and shape. Skinny trees, pencil trees, and those that fit nicely in the corner are just a few examples of what is available. Once again, you don’t have to have the traditional 8 foot Christmas tree that takes up half the room. A little tree will do nicely. In fact, a small tree that can sit on a table will give it more height and take little room.
Swap Everyday Items Out
Instead of using an overabundance of Christmas decorations, swap out everyday items for Christmas themed ones. Swap out coffee mugs, kitchen canisters and throw pillows for festive ones. This will help you save tiny space.
Light It Up
Nothing says Christmas as plenty of lights! Twinkling lights, different colored lights, and white lights. Hang lights everywhere – in your loft, around your loft ladder or stairs, above your kitchen cabinets, around your windows, or hang them from the ceiling and around door frames as seen below. And the best part? Most lighting that you use for the holidays can be used on outdoor decks in the warmer months. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long. Kind of like the Jelly of the Month Club.
Living tiny doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice decorating you home for the Christmas season. With a little planning and creativity, you will have your tiny home ready in no time. Most of all have fun with it, this is a great way to spend time with family and friends and get the holidays started right.
Until next time, live tiny y’all!