9 Ideas for Christmas Lights on a Small House

Just because you live in a small house doesn’t mean you can’t decorate it with Christmas lights. And it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish and unique setup.

Whether you feel it’s safe to do it on your own or prefer relying on Christmas light installation services, these nine ideas for Christmas lights on a small house will inspire you.

Idea #1: Follow your roofline with string lights

Decorating your house with lights is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. And one of the easiest things you can do is follow your roofline with string lights.

Whether you should use white, colourful, or multicoloured depends on the effect you want to create. Any type of light can enhance your roofline and illuminate your small house.

Idea #2: Drape a garland around your porch

If your small house has a porch, you could use green garlands illuminated by Christmas lights to decorate it. Drape it around the railing of your porch or only around its columns. A few red bows can complete the look for a nostalgic Christmas feel.

If your house has no front porch, you could simply use a small garland to drape it around your front door.

White or golden lights will look amazing when combined with a green garland.

Idea #3: Make your string lights sparkle with metallic ornaments

Since your house is small, you might be unable to decorate it with as many Christmas lights as you would like. You don’t want your facade to look cluttered by too many lights!

But there is a way you can make your house look brighter and more festive without having to add more lights.

Whether your lights are installed with a green garland or on their own, mix them with some ornaments with metallic tones. They will reflect the lights beautifully.

Idea #4: Use larger bulbs to create the illusion of a miniature house

You can create some Christmas magic by following the roofline of your small house with some large, warm light bulbs. If you space them out just right, your house could look like a miniature Christmas village house.

To complete that look, you could decorate your house with a large wreath and a few big red bows. Or, if you have a Christmas village, look at the decor of your favourite porcelain house for inspiration.

Idea #5: Display a huge wreath on your door

Instead of installing Christmas lights along your roofline or porch, you could simply focus on your front door.

Hang a huge wreath on your door, and be sure it’s illuminated with bright lights. You can also decorate it with your choice of ornaments, but remember: metallic ornaments will make the lights sparkle even more!

Your wreath should be big and sparkly enough so that everyone will see it from the street and not even realize that the rest of your small house is not decorated with lights.

Idea #6: Hang snowflake ornament lights

Instead of decorating your small house with dozens of tiny lights, you could display a few large snowflake lights.

If you can’t find the right size of snowflake ornaments in any store, you could easily create your own with white LED rope lights. You could twist each rope light and use zip-ties to give it a snowflake shape or attach it to a homemade cardboard or wood snowflake.

Idea #7: Hang stars or shooting stars

If you prefer stars to snowflakes, you could display star-shaped lights on the facade of your small house.

Making your star shapes with thin wood strips or sticks is easy. Then, use zip-ties to secure either string lights or rope lights to your wood shapes for custom bright star ornaments with which you will be proud to decorate your house.

And if you want to make a shooting star, you can use string lights to design its tail.

Idea #8: Write or draw with LED rope lights

Many ideas for Christmas lights on a small house can feature LED rope lights. They are energy-efficient, durable, safe to use, and versatile. Plus, they come in a variety of colours, and they are beautiful.

These convenient lights allow you to write or draw anything you want in your small house. Start by making a grid with metallic wire, and use zip-ties to secure your rope lights to different points of your grid so you can form the word or shape of your choice.

Idea #9: Decorate a tree instead of your house

If you have a gorgeous big tree right in front of your small house, you could choose to decorate it instead. String lights, LED rope lights, and light ornaments can all be used to add some Christmas magic to your tree.

  • Gretchen is a free-spirited blogger focused on ways to improve her spiritual and emotional health. She uses the MANDALA HEALS blog to dispense advice, tutorials & guides on various topics.

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