These aren't new, I know, but I'm about to own some of my very own so I can't resist sharing!
For years, I would see the word 'bunting' in British novels and think 'crepe paper', or maybe a baby wrapper of some sort. And then, thanks to the internet, I finally learned that bunting was essentially those awesome Tibetan prayer flags, only looking like they were made by Cath Kidston and without the praying. (OK, to be totally type-A about it, bunting is actually the fabric the flags are made out of. And also a teeny little bird.)
I bet these are what the original British ones looked like:
My favorites, at PB Teen:
A quirky and tiny version that could stay up year-round without looking leftover from a party (like, say, Christmas lights totally do):
A creative take that I find pretty irresistible - the play on 'bird on a wire' here is pretty clever, you must admit:
Growing up, we decorated for birthdays with those chinese accordion-style paper garlands, which I still love but now I'm wondering if I could get away with stockpiling bunting for birthday decorations, too. So festive! Practically speaking, a tiny house doesn't require many streamers to be decorated, but there is always the garden! And the porch!
If you search for more bunting options, my hot tip is including the words 'garland', 'banner', 'pennant' and 'flag' while you're at it. Clearly I am not the only one with terminology issues, and it always helps to have some extra terms up your sleeve when you sit down in front of a search engine, eh?
I'm cross posting this at Little Capucine, too, because bunting is so happy for a kid's room.