Mini ceramic houses are the ultimate affordable decorating trend to try out this Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

White Light Up House Decoration on a windowsill at Christmas
(Image credit: Marks And Spencer)

It's official: mini ceramic light-up house trend is major this Christmas. And so, whether you're ready to start decking the halls and making good on all your Christmas decor ideas or not, it's a good idea to at least be aware of 2023's festive star.

Honestly, you've likely seen these Scandi chic treasures all over the place and not really realised it. They're all over the high street, for starters, and proudly displayed in most garden centres' Christmas mantel decor ideas, too. 

You've likely, too, spied them glowing prettily on the odd windowsill or two around your local neighbourhood. You know, in those homes that follow in Stacey Solomon's footsteps when it comes to decorating early for Christmas...

The Christmas mini ceramic house trend

So, how did mini ceramic houses become such a big deal? For starters they are very affordable, with everyone from B&M to Habitat making a version this year. You can even opt to go more high-end with a version from The White Company.

'The light-up house trend is really an evolution of "doorstep-scaping", as people increasingly look to create a cosy glow as they arrive home,' explains Helen Ashmore, head of design at Laura Ashley

White Light Up House Decoration on a windowsill at Christmas

(Image credit: Laura Ashley)

'Windowsills are often overlooked, but dressing with a few decorative items, like light-up houses, makes the home feel inviting, especially over the festive period,' continues Helen.

'The warm hue celebrates the beauty of the season, and its timeless appeal makes it a Christmas decoration staple for every home.'

Helen adds that she has seen 'sales for the Laura Ashley Pre-Lit LED Ceramic Christmas House soar as consumers invest in classic decorative pieces that they can use every year'.

And, if you're wondering where to buy Christmas decorations that will help you tap into this gorgeous trend, don't worry: we've got you covered.

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Rebecca Knight, Ideal Home's Digital Deputy Editor, is a big fan of the Christmas light-up house trend – so much so that she has begun to invest in her own Scandi winter wonderland.

As well as the more traditional light-up house, she has also 'bought one that doubles up as an incense burner,' she says. 

'This means that, when you burn incense inside it, smoke billows prettily out of the chimney. I can't wait to create a little festive village on my mantelpiece.'

And just like that, we have extreme festive FOMO. If you need us, we'll be shopping the Christmas light-up house trend and transforming our own windowsill into a scene straight out of a Christmas card...

Kayleigh Dray
Acting Content Editor

Kayleigh Dray became Ideal Home’s Acting Content Editor in the spring of 2023, and is very excited to get to work. She joins the team after a decade-long career working as a journalist and editor across a number of leading lifestyle brands, both in-house and as a freelancer.