The tiny house craze is showing no signs of slowing down. In just a few years, it went from a little alternative lifestyle to a massive, global phenomenon.
Homeowners can travel, live a nomadic lifestyle, and worry less about wasting money on rent by living in small, compact spaces.
However, as charming as these tiny houses are, they come with their own set of problems. Small spaces are very difficult to work with when it comes to decorating. If you aren’t careful with how you design and decorate the space, your home may end up feeling even smaller and cramped than it already is.
If you are building your own tiny home, are doing a makeover, or are just looking for some decoration inspiration ideas, here are some of the best interior designs from tiny homes that we have seen.
With styles to suit everyone, you’re sure to find some decor that you’ll love on this lift.
1.Make It Colorful
Adding a splash of color is a great way to add more depth to your home. It can make your home seem larger if you have pops of color dotted around, and it is much more exciting to look at than neutral tones. This is also a great way to add some of your own personality to your home, and really express yourself with your decor.
If you prefer more neutral tones to bright colors, then these can also be used to make your space look and feel bigger and more inviting. Bright colors on the walls like white can reflect light around the room, opening up the space and making it feel larger than it is.
Neutral colors are also very trendy at the moment, so you’ll be keeping up with the syles if you decorate your home this way. Another benefit is that neutral tones go with almost anything, so if in the future you get a furniture piece that is a bit brighter, then it should fit in well with your decor.
3.Add Some Height
If you are in the planning stages of building your tiny home or are looking at a few to buy, we recommend getting on with a loft. This can add several benefits to your home.
For astart, you will have more storage space and room to move around. Many people who have a loft in their tiny home use it as their bedroom, as this maximizes the floor space on the ground floor, meaning you can have bigger things like a kitchen or bathroom.
It also makes the ceilings teller, opening up the space and making everything feel bigger and brighter.
Sticking with ceilings and height, beams are also a good way to elevate the look of a space. Beams make the room feel bigger as your eyes are drawn up to the ceiling. They also add a rustic feel to your home if that is the style you are going for.
One annoying part of living in a tiny home is that opening cupboards can be difficult in tiny spaces. You may have to stand in an awkward position just to open the door and get whatever you need out.
That’s why open shelves are a great addition to these types of homes. Not only are all your goods easy to access, but it is also a great way to show off any items that you love. It also gives the eyes something interesting to look at, rather than plain cupboard doors.
If you are living in an RV then having open shelves may not work for you as you will be driving around and everything will fall off. Cupboards still can look nice and eye-catching though. One of the best things about cupboards is that you can buy them in a neutral color like white and then paint them in any color you want to match your decor.
7.Don’t Forget About The Walls
With tiny homes, you will want to work with all of the space of the home that could feel unbalanced and too empty. That’s why working with the walls is a huge part of decorating these homes.
They have so much space on them but are often neglected because they’re not seen as being as important as furniture or other home decors.
To really make use of walls you could add a mirror to make the whole space look bigger, or maybe some of your favorite art so you have something interesting to look at.
If you want to add a pop of color you could add a bright wallpaper or paint to the wall as well.
Plants can bring more life to your space, and make for a great wall or ceiling decoration to make your home feel larger and brighter.
If you have a small space in your home that you don’t know what to do with, adding a plant is a great option. If you want to save money on herbs and spices, you could even begin growing your own in your home.
To get the maximum amount of light coming into your home, you should consider installing a skylight or two. These extra windows will allow the sunlight to come in all day, creating a brighter and lighter home. For added benefit, you could build them over your bed, so that at night you can look at the stars as you fall asleep.
Like with the skylight, french doors also let in a huge amount of light into your home. They are also large doors that you can open up on a summer’s day to get a nice breeze in to keep you cool.
With so much empty ceiling space going to waste you might as well use it for something, so how about a cool light? Unique ceiling lights are one of the most popular decorations in tiny homes, as they create a statement and are very interesting to look at.
If you have a loft in your home, then you’ll need some way to get up to it. As a regular staircase takes up too much room, most tiny homes have a tinner, steeper staircase like this one. These are a perfect mix of style and functionality
13.Make Stairs Into Shelves
Everything in a tiny home is about making the most of the space available, which is why the area under the stairs cannot be forgotten about.
If you would rather have a thicker and wider staircase over the thinner ones, then make use of the space underneath by making it a storage area.
14.A Cozy Fireplace
Just because you live in a tiny home does not mean that you have to miss out on a fire. Whether a small wood burner or an electric stove, these small fireplaces will quickly and easily heat up your whole home in the cold winter months.
15.Keep The Bedroom Small
A tiny home is a great way to show that you don’t need a large bedroom for it to be a functional space. Having a massive bedroom will only take away space from the more communal areas of the home like the kitchen or living room.
As you can see above there are plenty of ways to maximize the small space in the bedroom, you just have to be clever and work with what you have.
16.Make The Bed Extra Storage
A classic storage technique uses the space under your bed. If you get a bed that lifts up like the one above, you will be able to store all of your clothes so you are not wasting floor space on cupboards or wardrobes.
Regular doors can take up too much space when you open them, so these sliding barn doors are perfect for areas like your bathroom and bedroom. Though they have a rustic element to them, they can be painted and decorated to suit any style.
18.A cozy Living Room
Just because you are in a small space doesn’t mean that you can’t have a well-decorated living room. For these spaces, you can usually fit a two-person sofa and a small single chair.
Adding some extra decorations like cushions and plants helps make the space cozier. It is also a great place to entertain guests when you have friends or family visiting.
19.Have A Bar With Stools
A table and chairs can take up way too much floor space in your home, so it might be better to go with a bar-type setup. Another way to save space is if the bar table can pop out from the wall, rather than it being up all the time.
That way you will have even more space to move around in when you’re not eating.
20.Space Saving Furniture
Just because you live in a tiny home doesn’t mean that you want to gove up on furniture staples, even if they are very big. That is why space-saving furniture is a godsend for tiny living life.
These days you can get foldaway desks, couches that turn into beds, and tables with hidden storage areas.