One the more recent holiday decorating trends that I (and everyone else in the world) loves are white ceramic houses. I’m pretty neutral when it comes to how I decorate my home, especially for the holidays (I can’t do orange AND purple for Halloween people), so the white villages fit right in with my aesthetic and current style of my house decorations.
For the past few holiday seasons, I’ve picked up some of these white ceramic house decorations from various places (Hobby Lobby and Michaels if I remember correctly), and now it seems that even more stores are carrying their own versions. Whether you want a traditional, farmhouse, or Scandinavian look, there’s a collection for you. One of the collections I have at home even comes with a light inside, so it looks especially festive at night.
Crate & Barrel Ranch Ceramic House | Crate & Barrel Split Level Ceramic House | Target Ceramic Church | Target Black & White Ceramic House | Anthropologie Decorative Houses | Pottery Barn Ceramic Village Houses | Ballard Designs Ceramic Light Houses | Michaels Tabletop House Accent
How to Decorate With White Ceramic Houses
I like to display mine on my dining room server since I don’t currently have a fireplace or mantel in my house (see photos from previous years here). Other ways I’ve seen them styled or displayed include as a centerpiece for Christmas dinner, in a kid’s room on top of their dresser (with their favorite action figures, Legos, or dolls) and even on bare kitchen counters to add some style. You can use one house as a focal point among other decorations like wooden trees or dough bowls filed with ornaments, or create your own little “Christmas village” with multiple sizes and styles of houses.
The best part? Since the houses are usually simple and white, you can keep them up all winter long. Just remove anything that’s too Christmas-y like a Santa figurine. I’m a firm believer that you can keep winter-themed decor up past Christmas (think evergreen trees, snowflakes, etc.)
Here are a few photos for inspiration from around the web.