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Small on Space, Big on Christmas
Living in a tiny home can have its advantages. You’ll downsize to only the items that you really, truly need and care about. If it’s an RV or camper, you can pick up and leave at a moment’s notice and voyage to fun destinations. And you can say goodbye to a mortgage.
A tiny home can pose some challenges, though, and a big one is décor. How can you show off your style on so little space? If you particularly enjoy the holidays, you might be wondering how you’re going to decorate and still have room to move around.
Whether you live in a tiny home, RV, trailer or simply a very small house that’s not necessarily “tiny,” it takes some ingenuity and thinking outside the box to create a heartwarming, celebratory feel in your living space. These photographers and tiny homeowners, like Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey (love those classic rainbow lights!) have gotten very imaginative with their holiday décor. Here are 10 ways to spruce up your diminutive home this season.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Choose a Cozy Color Palette
There’s one design trick that never requires more space, and it’s a color palette. It doesn’t matter if you have a small or large house if you choose items that all have complementary hues. Mallory & Justin (also of @wheres.mal.now and @malloryandjustin ) have picked colors for their camper’s holiday décor that are nontraditional, but still communicate a cozy, cabin-like vibe in browns, greens, whites and light woods.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Open Up Your Festivities to the Outdoors
If you’re hosting a Christmas gathering and you’re concerned about space (how are you going to fit 20 people in your itty-bitty camper?), you can always take things outside and make it look festive, too. This cute camper, shot by Cindy Loughridge and featured on Sfgirlbybay, is all ready for holiday libations, and it looks positively joyful with its red berry wreath, string lights and trees.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Put Up an Alternative Christmas Tree
There’s no rule that says that you’re required to put up a traditional Christmas tree, especially if there’s not enough room in your tiny home. There are plenty of ideas for alternative trees out there, like putting one up on a wall with string lights. Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey used a strand of LED lights and a few favorite ornaments to craft her wall-mounted Christmas tree.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Create a Snuggled-Up Seating Area
Katie and Eric of Mountain Modern Life travel the country in their camper, and their holiday décor is certainly impressive. They managed to set aside a special holiday seating area in their camper, complete with plaid curtains, soft textiles, a tree and an adorable, seasonal sign. It doesn’t take a lot of room to make an inviting seating area of your own.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Use Every Square Inch in Inventive Ways
It’s amazing what people can do with a bus nowadays, such as turning one into a tiny home on wheels. The Long Weekend Bus Company went seasonal chic with their bus and thought of a clever way to decorate an unexpected spot: the backseat. It goes to show that there isn’t a square inch of a small home that can’t be decorated.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Bring in Cherished ObjectsContinue to 8 of 11 below.
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Set Up a Wintry CampsiteContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Weave in Bits of GreeneryContinue to 10 of 11 below.
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Living in a tiny home naturally lends itself to bygone décor: a simpler lifestyle, meaningful, found objects and perhaps you might even be living in vintage camper or RV. You can pay homage to Christmases of yore with bits of vintage décor, like small pieces of furniture or old-school holiday lights, perfected in this image captured by Brittany Lawrence.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Break Out the Classic Christmas Lights
If all else fails, you can decorate the exterior of your tiny home in top-to-bottom Christmas lights. Jenna of Tiny House Giant Journey made her tiny home sparkle with rainbow-colored lights. This holiday season, there’s no need to wish for a larger home—these homeowners have proven that there are near-limitless options for making your tiny home spectacular this season.