Your Perfect Tiny Home Interior
While going tiny does require you to think carefully about what type of décor you can have in your home, it doesn’t mean you have to give up the things that are most important to you. In fact, it is often through the process of going tiny that one discovers what’s important and what they can truly live without.
That said, knowing what works and what doesn’t in a tiny home’s interior is key to getting the most out of the space you have. With that in mind, here are eight interior design tips to help your tiny home look as great as it feels.
Use Light Colors on the Walls and Ceiling of Your Tiny Home
When you paint, using light colors or natural wood stains on your walls and ceiling will help make the interior feel larger than it really is.
Dark wood stains or paint colors aren’t recommended because they can make a space feel smaller, so be sure to stick with light colors, unless you really prefer darker interiors, that is.
Use the (Tiny) Walls to Your Benefit
In a tiny home, every square inch needs to be considered, including your wall space. Walls provide plenty of square footage for both storage and decorating, and they can be put to great use in a tiny home.
For instance, in your kitchen, you can hang items on your walls instead of keeping them cluttering up your countertop. Like the old adage says – a place for everything and everything in its place. You’ll find that saying quickly becomes your motto when you join the tiny home movement.
In a Tiny Home, Make Every Space Serve Multiple Purposes
Storage is at a premium in a tiny home so every space needs to be able to serve multiple purposes. For instance, instead of bringing a sofa into the tiny home, consider utilizing a couch system with built-in under-seat storage. Or, have a couch that can be pulled out into an extra bed.
The key to smart interior design in a tiny home is finding the right balance between storage solutions, and keeping the challenges of day-to-day living to a minimum.
Use Fold-Down Options When You Can
One of the most common features found in tiny home interiors is fold-down furniture. A fold-down table provides you ample space for dining, working on your laptop, having a cup of coffee with a friend, and more. Then, when you’re not using the table, simply fold it down and your living space will be instantly larger.
Keep Walls Clean From the Waist-Up
Keeping the walls clean or at least minimally decorated from the waist-up will help give the tiny home’s interior a larger and more spacious feel. The only exception to this would be in the kitchen, for the reasons stated earlier.
In a tiny home, minimal decorations from the waist up helps to solidify your new minimalist lifestyle.
Use Unconventional Touches
You can use your interior design touches to reflect your individual style. For instance, you can use reclaimed materials in functional ways to highlight your passion for protecting the planet. Or, you can use interesting knobs and brackets to give even the most rudimentary features a stylish flair.
Use Sliding Walls
One of the things that can make living in a tiny home feel cramped is the use of traditional hinged doors, such as the one on your bathroom. Because these doors open into your space, they can make you feel restricted in your movements. Instead, opt for sliding doors as this will maintain your floor space with zero intrusion.
Incorporate Mobile-Friendly Planters
The tiny home lifestyle is attractive to so many people because it encourages freedom and greater mobility. However, because you may be moving from place to place, growing a vegetable or flower garden might seem like it’s beyond your reach.
Thankfully, there are plenty of mobile-friendly planting options available today. Using mobile-friendly planters will allow you to take your favorite plants wherever you may roam.
If you’re looking for top quality design and construction for your Portland area tiny home, get in touch with Straight Line D&R today. We’ll help you get the most from your budget, and deliver exactly the tiny home you want.