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How to Decorate Your Tiny House for the Holidays


For me, one of the best things about the holiday season is decorating. When I was a kid, breaking out the Christmas decorations each December was almost better than Christmas itself (…almost). There’s nothing like the feeling of decking the halls with garlands and bows to welcome the holiday spirit into your home.

When most people think of holiday decor, they think of plastic tubs stuffed with tree trimmings and specialty candlesticks and outdoor light-up Santas. If you live in a tiny house, you probably don’t have the storage space for decor items used only once per year. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the decorating fun just because you live in a small space. All it takes is some extra creativity! Here are some of our tips for festive tiny house holiday decorating.

1. Miniature versions of existing decor

If you can spare the floor space, a tiny Christmas tree looks even cuter in a tiny house.


Or if there’s no floor space for a tree, go even smaller with a tabletop version.


Even the tiniest rosemary wreath will add seasonal color and scent to your tiny house.


2. Utilize vertical space

Any sliver of wall or window can become a prime location for some holiday decor. If your door has divided lites, hang up some paper snowflakes! It takes up no space at all, but it makes a big visual impact.

This DIY washi tape Christmas tree couldn’t be easier to make and takes up no floor space.


And don’t neglect that overlooked swath of decor real estate – your ceiling! Hanging ornaments, paper crafts, or garlands can make your tiny house feel extra magical.


3. Compostable decor

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy a single disposable plastic thing made in China in order to decorate your house beautifully for the holiday season. Greenery, fruits, herbs, and spices are all beautiful options that can return to the soil once the holidays are over.

These DIY pomanders are a traditional holiday decoration that will make your tiny house smell amazing!


Pine boughs in jars, lined up near a window, are simple and elegant.


Not much of a holiday baker? Tie cinnamon sticks around candles with twine and fake the scent of baking pies.


4. Lights, lights, lights!

Twinkle lights are the perfect way to add ambiance to your tiny house; and once the holidays are over, you can use them for auxillary lighting year round. Use LED string lights for the smallest electrical draw.

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.


Use branches and lights to outline a beautiful Star of David.


And don’t forget to decorate the outside of your house too!


For more ideas on how to decorate a tiny space for the holidays, be sure to follow our Tiny House Holidays Pinterest board!

Your Turn!

  • What are your favorite small-space holiday decorating ideas?
  1. We loved holidays in our We loves the holidays in our tiny house, we’d find a wind-fallen branch and convert it into a Christmas tree every season! We had a perfect spot for a tree under one of our side windows. And there was still enough room to open up our sleeping couch for a guest (mom). We’d bake off goodies in the kitchen too.

    Outside we’d run a small string of lights around the gable and the front porch, which gave a welcoming cheeriness to the house.

    It was so fun! We did the same with our neighboring small house once we built it as well.

    Tiny (and small) houses lend themselves perfectly for decorating 🙂

    Unfortunately, there’s no way to share photos on these comment boards but suffice it to say, it was cute and enjoyable spending holidays at home.

    Enjoyed your fun little article.

  2. Sorry for the typos!

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