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6 Tips For Decorating Your Tiny House

6 Tips For Decorating Your Tiny House

Posted on: November 18, 2019

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If you consider yourself a full-fledged supporter of the tiny house movement, it can be easy to forget that people actually live in those houses.

It's more than a hashtag on Instagram; to a lot of people, this is their real life.

Tiny houses are an excellent way for people to have the life of their dreams without spending a fortune on their home.

Decorating a small space, just like decorating a large space, requires ingenuity of design and a good eye for what works and what doesn't.

The focus in a tiny house will be different from a large home, but the general rules of design will remain the same.

Having a tiny house means you have less room for items, but you aren't limited when it comes to designing a space that fits your personality and lifestyle.

Whether you're looking for an eclectic, zen, or refined look, with a few tips in mind, you will be able to pull together the look you want.

In the article below, we'll talk about a few of those tips that will let you live large in your tiny home.

Table Of Contents

  • Only Buy The Necessities

  • Be Versatile

  • Get Creative With Your Storage

  • Don't Block Your Airflow

  • Go Big

  • Take Advantage Of Vertical Space

  • Live Large In Your Tiny Home

Only Buy The Necessities

Everyone has bought something at one point in time that we thought we would use but still hasn't been taken out of the box.

Maybe it's that fancy griddle you bought when you were craving hamburgers on a rainy day, or that mini-fridge you don't actually have room for, but you absolutely needed for your home office.

It happens to the best of us.

Impulse buys aren't a big deal when you have a four-bedroom house that's 3,500 sq ft.

But when you're in a tiny house, having unnecessary items can make it hard to get around.

Don't buy anything extra for your tiny home unless it has proven several times over that it is a necessity.

You don't want to add any additional storage in your home for items you aren't sure you'll need until you've lived in the house for a while and adjusted to the space.

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Be Versatile

With the rise of minimalism and tiny houses, modern art designs are starting to offer two or more products in one.

Wall art comes double-sided now so you can easily change your decor just by flipping a piece of art.

Tile art in a frame can be swapped out with different tiles to freshen the look or welcome a new season.

There are even welcome mats that allow you to swap out the carpet in the center to accommodate the different holidays without replacing the mat altogether.

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Get Creative With Your Storage

There is an abundance of great storage options out there that can also serve as a piece of decor.

Choose furniture that can provide you with additional storage solutions, like ottomans that can store linens and storage under a bed that looks like cabinetry.

Try to find ways to store your belongings without shoving everything on top of each other in a closet.

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Don't Block Your Air Flow

There's only so much air circulation in a tiny house, so the last thing you need is to block the heater or air conditioning unit.

You have a limited number of options when it comes to furniture placement in a tiny home, so it's in your best interest to find or build furnishing and accessories that work around your windows.

This will ensure that you maximize the light and airflow within your tight quarters.

We understand that there isn't a lot of space at your disposal, so placing your furniture a few inches away from your window is an acceptable compromise.

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Go Big

In a small space, one large item will create a cleaner look than several smaller pieces grouped together.

Plus, a large ottoman or a stainless steel canister can provide an adequate storage space that smaller items cannot.

This will also allow you to display larger items that you might not have cupboard space for, like a colorful water pitcher or a decorative serving platter with a stand.

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Take Advantage Of Vertical Space

You shouldn't neglect the walls in a tiny house.

Making the best use out of your vertical space means playing around with taller items and affixing your walls with shelving and art that add vertical depth.

If there's something you've fallen in love with but can't find a place for it, hang a shelf and put it there.

When you hang your drapes, install the rod about two inches below the ceiling or molding to create an illusion of extra height.

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Live Large In Your Tiny Home

A tiny home doesn't mean you can't live large.

If you follow the rules above and take your time decorating and furnishing your tiny home, you can blow away your guests the same way someone with a three-story mansion would.

Living the life you've dreamed of in your tiny home is just a few steps away.

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