10 Unique Ideas for Your Tiny House Interior Designs

10 Unique Ideas for Your Tiny House Interior Designs

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Designing interiors of your tiny house is challenging and fulfilling at the same time.

Who does not like the idea of making their home feel bigger than it actually does? Because really, in order to have an airier and lighter home, a bigger space is needed. But how will you achieve such a thing in your tiny house?

Thankfully, you can still beautifully arrange your tiny house without compromising style. Yes, you can achieve that amazingly beautiful interior with the limited space that you have. 

Interior Design Ideas

Designing the interiors of your tiny house could be a little challenging. But if you know exactly what you want, then it would be so easy for you. Here are some ideas to help you kickstart designing your tiny house.

1. Opt for an Accent Wall

At the very heart of almost all homes with amazing interior design is an anchor. Anchors could range from an accent wall to a statement piece of furniture. A good way to anchor how your tiny home is designed is through an exposed brick wall. 

You might be wondering how you could have an interior brick wall in your tiny home. Well, the brick wall does not necessarily have to be true. You might now know it, but you can actually fake exposed brick walls. 

How? Thin brick tiles and grout will do the trick. With these two materials, you can already give your tiny house a facelift. 

What more? You don’t have to hire contractors as well which means that you can see money out of it. Installing brick tiles on your walls is very easy and is very affordable too. Besides, you can install it yourself.

Alternatively, you can opt for stickers with a brick design. They look so real, you would not notice they are not real bricks.

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2. Shrink Your Furniture

Given the limited space that you have, purchasing a full set dining set is a big NO. Instead, you should only buy furniture that you actually need. 

When buying furniture sets for your tiny home, you should always opt for the ones that are compact and can be transformed or folded. In short, go for multifunctional furniture not just to save space but to save money as well. 

If your tiny house has a very limited dimension, your best option is to go for custom-built furniture. Custom-built furniture sets are more expensive but most of them serve different functions.

Also, your furniture sets do not necessarily have to match. Always feel free to mix and match them to come up with an eclectic feel. Doing so also saves space. 

Always remember that the more space you have saved in one corner, the more space you’ll have for other items in your tiny house.

How about adding this Haotian White Drop-Leaf Table Desk to your tiny home?

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3. Go Light and Bright

Dark colors are not suitable for small spaces. This is because dark colors make small spaces look even smaller. But this does not mean that you can’t go for the color scheme that you want for your tiny house. 

Your dream of having navy colors in your tiny house is still possible. Your best bet is to have your walls accented with single navy color. Then, keep the rest of your walls a tone lighter. 

To add more dark colors into your tiny house, add things like throw pillows and rugs with the color that you want. Just make sure that you are not overdoing it. Keep it to minimal only to have more space and for your tiny house to feel bigger.

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4. Always Think About Storage

Whether you are living a minimalist or not, you are surely going to need storage. Do not forget how important storage is even when your tiny house is still being built. More so when you are purchasing furniture and other items for your tiny house. 

So, how will you use the space that you have in your tiny house?

First, mount your television on the wall instead of using a television stand. Mounting it on the wall saves space which you can use to store books or magazines. You could also style the space to add more drama. Or, you can mount your television to your wall.

Second, get the most out of the stairs. If your tiny house has stairs, you could use the space under it as storage. The space under it is perfect for tall cabinets that can be rolled from one place to another. 

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The stairs itself could also be a storage. It could be used as a built-in drawer where you can store your stuff. You could have it made as a built-in drawer while your tiny house is still being built. 

Third, raise your bed frame high enough to store plastic tubs. If not plastic tubs have it made as a built-in cabinet where you can store your clothes. With this, you no longer have to use wall cabinets thus, you can use the space for other things. 

The very core of getting the most out of the limited space that you have is creativity. So, be as creative as you can when planning how you will use your tiny house space wisely.

5. Make the Most of Vertical Space

Are you into books and reading that you want to have your own library right at your tiny house? But the thing is, how will you make it happen given the limited space of your tiny house? Is that even possible?

Well, yes! Your dream of having a library in your tiny house could happen. You can both have a stylish house and a functional library all at once. 

Since your space is very limited, you have to make the most out of it. Making the most out of your very limited space means using all the wall space from the floor to the ceiling. You could use the floor to ceiling walls to create shelves where you can store your books. 

Take a look at this tall and beautiful Ameriwood Kendall Storage Cabinet.

Floor to ceiling bookshelves makes your tiny house look aesthetic. It also allows you to expand your library space. 

Your tiny house has a lot of vertical spaces. You just have to think of ways on how you could use these spaces well. Sometimes, a little creativity is all you need to maximize all the vertical spaces that you have.

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6. Pocket Doors Are Your Friend

You might be wondering why pocket doors are better when living in a tiny house when in fact, a regular door does not take up a lot of space. But when it comes to functionality, a door needs a wide berth. 

There are two possibilities when it comes to this. First, keeping the area clear which sacrifices your space. Second, keeping the door open which sacrifices your privacy. Are you willing to give up either of them?

If not, then your choice is to use pocket doors. Pocket doors give you more functional space in your tiny house since it directly slides into the walls. With pocket doors, you can both have the privacy and the space that you need.

Pocket doors are also safer when you have kids. 

7. Let Your Furniture Do Double Duty

When planning how you will set up your tiny house, you probably have considered the furniture that you will have. A table in the kitchen, a small desk for work, a bed in the room, a cozy couch in the living room, and so much more. If you could put all of these things into your tiny house, then congratulations to you!

If you don’t have plans to get a smaller version of the furniture pieces in your tiny house, then at least have them built for multiple uses. Buy a daybed which could also serve as a couch. Use the space under your couch for storage. 

Work at the kitchen table instead of having another desk for work. Use your staircase as storage by creating drawers beneath it. Do the same with your bed. 

Your tiny house is small but has enough space for you and all of your needs. Just be creative and selective.

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8. Trick the Eye

There are a lot of decorating ideas that you could use to your advantage. These decorating ideas don’t just make your tiny house look aesthetic but it also makes it feel bigger. 

Placing a piece of art, like a painting, higher up on the walls draw the eyes upward. This creates an illusion that space is bigger or wider. Add this beautiful Modern Gallery Wall Decor Print White Flower piece to your tiny home.

As much as possible, keep all your spaces open. Keep the doors open to give an illusion that the entire space flows together. For floor-standing furniture, choose those that have legs.

If you can’t find one, add them on your own. Having furnishings with legs is much better than keeping them directly fitted on the floor. 

Having such a thing allows you to see the space under them every time. This also makes your tiny house appear bigger than it actually is. 

9. Add Mirrors

An age-old styling trick for making your home feel more spacious is by adding mirrors into your house. Mirrors never fail when it comes to making your tiny house feel bigger. 

Mirrors reflect light which tricks the eyes that the space that you have is bigger than it is. When a mirror is placed facing a window, it reflects the outdoors. This makes it appear that you have another window in the room. And, the more windows you have, the more that your tiny house will look bigger.

Here’s a beautiful decorative mirror for your home. Take a look at this Kate and Laurel Rhodes Modern Hexagon Wall Mirror.

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10. Have a Good Lighting

Good lighting is very important when it comes to tiny houses. This is because bad lighting makes small spaces appear even smaller. So, if the corners of your tiny house are dark and dingy due to the lack of lighting, then your tiny house will feel smaller. 

This is because the dark corners are cut off for being visible. This makes it important to make sure that every corner of your tiny house is well lit. You could do this by having concealed lighting fixtures on your cabinets and other furnishings. 

Since you do not have all the space that you need to stand lamps and tables, have your lights fixed on the walls. You could also have them hanging on the ceiling.

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Dos and Don’ts When Decorating Your Tiny House

1. Do Scale-Up in a Tiny House

Less is more when it comes to decorating your tiny house. When it comes to tiny houses, having a single, larger statement item on display is more attractive than having several smaller pieces. 

This is because doing so keeps the area open and airy. It also lessens visual clutter to make your tiny house look bigger and more organized. 

Scaling up is recommended when living in a tiny house not just to save space but to keep clutter at a minimum level only as well. So, in as much as possible, practice scaling up to have more space for other things in your tiny house. 

2. Don’t Get Something Unless You Really Need It

At some point, we all have bought something that we don’t actually need. Admit it!

But once you are living in a tiny house, impulsive buying is no longer allowed. Not unless you want a cluttered tiny house. 

A philosophy that you should practice when living in a tiny house is “If you build it, fill it.” This means that you should only add things to your tiny house as needed. Do not build shelves or cabinets when you don’t actually need them. They will just want you to buy more which will make your space even more limited. 

3. Don’t Block the Few Windows

The air circulation in a tiny house is not the same as regular or traditional houses. So, blocking the heater or air conditioning unit is most probably the last thing that you want to do. 

With tiny homes, blocking the windows where air passes through is very easy. The furniture sets could easily do the job. 

So, if you have the budget, have your furniture custom built to make them work around the windows. This will also ensure that you are getting as much lighting as possible for your tiny house too.

4. Do Use a Lighter Color Palette

As mentioned above, dark colors make the room appear smaller. So, use lighter color palettes instead when painting and decorating your tiny house. 

Lighter colors make your tiny house appear bigger. It also makes it look cleaner and is more pleasing to see. You can always combine a few light colors and add one dark color if you wish. 

Just make sure that that dark color does not overcome a lighter color. If you an, just stick to lighter colors to avoid any issue. 

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5. Do Find Pieces That Pull Double Duty

Your space is limited, but it could still be stylish. How? Choose furniture and accessories that marry function and form. 

Do not make your eyes sore by adding accents such as shoe racks and filing cabinets. If organizational pieces are really needed, choose stylish items that serve multiple purposes. 

When it comes to living in a tiny house, in as much as possible, the items inside should be multifunctional. This is because your space is very limited to have every single thing inside.

Conclusion 

Designing the interiors of your tiny house isn’t as hard as it sounds. The limited space might be challenging but with just a little creativity, you would have it designed the way you want – functional and stylish. 

Always keep in mind that your space is very limited so you have to make the most out of it. Do not put things that are not necessary. In as much as possible, keep things simple and minimal. 

Related Questions

Can I have full-sized furniture in my tiny house?

Yes, you can as long as the furniture is multifunctional. Putting furniture in your tiny house that is not multifunctional is not economic and is not space-wise. So, go for pieces that serve multiple purposes or if not, go for pieces that are compact and can be folded. 

What color is more ideal for tiny houses?

Lighter shades are more ideal for tiny houses. This is because lighter shades make tiny houses appear bigger. Ideally, you should paint your tiny house white or cream. When it comes to the furnishings, you could choose other lighter colors. You could also have dark colors. Just make sure that the darker colors are minimal only

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