Every year, one of my favourite things to do over the holidays is build a gingerbread house with my family. Or a gingerbread train. Or a gingerbread castle. Anything gingerbread, really. This year, I don’t have a real-life gingerbread house to decorate but that’s okay because of course, I can always build one in The Sims!
Let’s take a little tour through this yummy edible home for a single Sim, shall we?
I wanted my gingerbread house to look like a traditional gingerbread home with a square shape and A-frame gabled roof. To dress it up, I used framed garlands to dress up the windows in red and white to keep it festive but also recreate the illusion of icing around the windows. I also added wreaths and pinecones for extra touches of detail. Stringing up more white garland near the roof adds to the illusion of a gingerbread home decorated in white icing. Colourful ornate pillars, doors, and windows also help to make an otherwise flat-looking structure pop more.
I added hanging flower lights to look like candy here and there as well as decorative reindeer on the roof but once all of that was done, something was still missing. The gingerbread home still looked a little bare. So I covered all the open spaces left with sized down pool lights to give the illusion of glitter, snow, or powdered sugar sprinkled over the whole house.
With the exterior finally living up to my expectations, I started adding a few details to the yard. An army of nutcrackers guard the front entrance, ushering you inside. A tree strung with lights sits out front with some beautiful evergreen trees in the back to frame the house while cheerful smiling snowmen and more reindeer greet you in the yard. Of course, I couldn’t forget the festive mailbox, either.
Inside, it’s a cozy little dwelling for a single Sim. The dominant colours are red, gold, and white. The kitchen is tiny but functional and the living room has a little table for two, a rocking chair with plenty to knit and cross stitch, and a bookshelf for warm winter nights reading wrapped up in a fluffy blanket.
Some curtains separate the living area from the bedroom. It’s a simple but inviting space with an ornate single bed next to a gold end table and old-fashioned lamp, and a red wooden dresser with a mirror over it. Next to the dresser sits a little holiday tree all decorated for the season. Red and gold carpet and red striped wallpaper give the whole house a nostalgic festive feeling.
The bathroom is tiny but just as colourful as the kitchen with red and white mosaic tiles. Matching red towels on gold hangers hang above the bath tub for easy access and an oval mirror sits above an old-fashioned claw-foot sink. The ornate art-nouveau toilet adds an extra touch of detail to this tiny room.
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Happy Holidays, Simmers!