Whether it’s a bucket list goal or a pipe dream in passing, the tiny home trend is going full steam ahead. On paper, it’s not hard to see why. These homes, typically between 100 to 400 square feet, are eco-friendly, from the amount of construction materials used, to the amount of electricity needed to the size of the carbon footprint.
Tiny homes can be built or acquired for a very reasonable sum. Most owners find themselves without a mortgage and some are even without any debt at all. Because of the size and the general lack of clutter, tiny homeowners are able to spend time, money and energy that might normally be spent on housework or repairs, on travel and hobbies.
With so little space, one may wonder how to decorate a tiny home, or if there is room for that at all. Below are some of our favorite design tips for tiny living.
1) Decide on one cohesive color scheme for the whole spacy. Too much of everything spells claustrophobia.
2) Open shelving and easy access dishes and utensils are your friend. Better make them pretty.
3) Every nook, cranny, shelf and surface is hot real estate in a tiny home. If a trinket or decoration doesn’t trigger emotion, get rid of it.
4) Include plenty of windows and skylights. In a small space, natural light and views of your surroundings can feel like you’ve expanded your living space outside. And speaking of…
5) Expand your living space outside. Dine alfresco, sit around a fire pit instead of a coffee table, or relax in a hammock instead of a sectional.
6) Create a luxe master bedroom space. If it’s on the ground floor, you’ll be looking at it all day and if it’s lofted it becomes a real retreat. Either way, keep it cozy and inviting.