The basic design of tiny homes is small, efficient houses that feature efficient space use. With a little creativity and these five tips, your tiny home can be a decorating masterpiece in a functional living space.
Consider a Floating Sink
Floating sinks do not float, but pedestal sinks with no surrounding countertops almost give the impression that they are floating in midair. These types of sinks allow you to eliminate bulky countertops and cabinets by skipping the traditional bathroom vanity. If space isn’t important to you, look for a modern floating sink with minimal plumbing so that your walls and floor stay tidy.
Light Colors and High Ceilings
When decorating a room, use bright white or light colors to make it appear bigger. Dark corners, stairways and halls will appear brighter with a monochromatic color scheme. Instead of mixing colors that break up space, a monochromatic decor scheme opens up the area like one big living area.
High ceilings create the illusion of a larger space. Most tiny homes have high ceilings for this purpose. Include high ceilings in your floor plan before building your home.
Mirrors and Windows
Mirrors create an illusion of space and can make a room appear twice as large. They are easy to hang on walls or prop up on a dresser or cabinet. When working on your home plans, be sure to include lots of windows. Windows bring in natural light to help a space look bigger and brighter. Hang window treatments that close easily at night but open during the day.
Utilize Outdoor Space
Adding a deck, patio, or porch to your home can increase the amount of space you have inside your home. Add outdoor furniture to create a comfortable feel so you’re more apt to use the space. Put a gas or charcoal grill outside for cooking and entertaining to save space in the inside kitchen.
Get Rid of Clutter
Because a tiny house doesn’t have space for clutter, you should throw out as many items as possible before moving in. Minimize your clothing and decorative objects, cookware and furniture to free up storage space. Plan for the storage space that you have by considering how many cabinets are in the kitchen, what kind of drawer space will be in your master bedroom, etc.
Furniture can be used for more than one purpose by using various pieces in different ways. A stacked end table can double as a bedside table and a cabinet. A sofa can be used for lounging and watching TV, but also as a computer seat when working. The kitchen table works for dining, as well as serving as a desk when needed.