Guest post by Molli
Tiny houses are taking the world by storm with their cute exteriors and creative designs.
But what are tiny houses? Tiny houses, either built on wheels or on a foundation, are often a maximum of 500 square feet and focus on simple living without sacrificing on quality. These homes are highly popular amongst the eco-conscious, and boast purposeful designs that stay far from wastefulness. This aesthetic works particularly well with minimalist designs, as space is one of the key aspects to be considered.
Check out these clever tiny house decor tips for your minimally decorated tiny home.
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Stick to Whites or Neutral Colors
Lighter colors make a small space seem airy and open. Dark colors tend to absorb light and make a room look and feel smaller.
Sticking to a lighter color palette is easier on the eyes, and creates flow throughout the room. Additionally, these lighter colors will work well with natural lighting! Too many patterns are not only busy on the eyes, but can also make a small space look even smaller–unified colors will visually expand a small area.
Downsizing is a given when living in a tiny house. With limited square footage, you want to make sure the things you have in it are chosen thoughtfully.
For instance, you can get a sink-toilet combo for your tiny house bathroom. Not only does this 2-in-1 appliance save space, but it also saves more water than a regular sink! Another feature that’s popular among tiny house enthusiasts is a staircase with plenty of built-in storage. Look into as many multi-purpose features and tiny house storage ideas as you can to help you streamline your tiny home!
Short List Your Materials
Keeping your list of design materials to a minimum.
This doesn’t mean cut out the things that contribute to your home’s structural integrity. It means that sticking to a few types of material (for example a specific type of wood and iron), will make your overall design clean and streamlined.
Keep, Give-Away, Toss
In a tiny home, you should never keep what you don’t need.
One of the biggest tips to a minimalist home is to nip any hoarding tendencies in the bud. You could have the most beautiful, functional space that is ruined by too much clutter. Before moving in make keep, give-away, and toss piles to sort through your things. Tiny house minimalism isn’t important just for design; the things you keep in your tiny house contributes to the overall weight. If your tiny house is on wheels, gross weight is an important factor to consider.
Simply put, minimalist decor complements small spaces. In a tiny house, the last thing you want is to feel claustrophobic or overwhelmed by “stuff.” The minimalist lifestyle aligns with smart design choices, and immediately gives a sense of relaxation. By using a few of these minimalist design tips for your tiny home–or any home for that matter, you can make the most out of your space!
About the Author:
Molli McGee is a U.S. citizen currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.
Aside from writing about tiny houses, Molli loves to be at the beach and eat food (often at the same time). As an avid surfer and beach-goer, she does her best to promote a sustainable way of living.
Thank you so much Molli for this amazing post.
The Tiny House movement is very close to my heart and it’s definitely in my future.
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