We are very excited to be spending our first Christmas and New Year's in our Tiny Mouse House! And my, how far we've come in our holiday decor vs a few years ago. 2016 is when we had our Open House for Christmas, sporting a multi-level light show to music (designed by us), and our house had 17 CHRISTMAS TREES inside!
This year, we've learned the power of the adage "less is more" when it comes to Tiny House living. And that applies to our decorations as well. Outside, our multi-color LEDs behind the Mickey icons have been joined by some "under-glow" lighting supplied by three Hue outdoor spotlights. They give off a soft touch of color to the walkway in front of the house. And welcoming everyone at the front door is none other than Mickey himself.
Inside, one of those 17 trees has made it into our tiny house. At the time, it was in my den, a white paper flock where I had swapped out all of the colored lights for just red and yellow - the theme being, naturally, Mickey Mouse! Now it sits on our table, with a very select set of personal ornaments (including ones representing each of our themed rooms in the house), and Mickey icon blue ornaments to juxtapose the red and yellow glow.
It isn't big, but it doesn't need to be. It's a perfect size and the glow illuminates the entire house, so much so that we have found ourselves just having the tree lit while watching television or just relaxing in the recliners. Additionally, we have a few select Christmas plush Mickeys and Minnies sprinkled throughout the house (and one jingly Xmas Dopey in the bedroom!)
And that's really it. It sounds sparse, but it feels right. We do plan on expanding the decorations outside next year though, with a modified return of our light show featuring new per-channel RGB lighting to go with new yard decorations and accents, all set to returning musical favorites from past shows we've done along with new surprises!
We truly hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season, and stays safe (and sane) as we move into a very promising 2021! We love you all.