We have spoken in the past about the recent trend to downsize as a response to both the economic climate, the desire to live mortgage free as well as the genuine concern of many homeowners to leave a smaller ecological footprint.
Tiny houses are they are often known can range in size from 70 to 200 square feet, the size of a small trailer. Some of these homes have been purpose built from salvaged materials or by companies who specialize in building very small homes.
Some tiny homes have the added bonus of being mobile and their owners have the luxury of being able to move around their state or even their country with all of their home comforts surrounding them at all times.
Small House, Big Attention
Almost every owner of the tiny homes that have been featured in magazines, blogs and in the media have pointed out that it is crucial that their home has a bright and airy feel to it. By adding a lot of light to a small home, the home will feel more spacious and less crowded. In some homes, the owners have achieved this by correctly placing large windows and in some cases French doors to let in plenty of natural sunlight. Another great tip for decorating a small space is to decorate using a lot of light colors. Light colors on the walls and floor create an illusion of more space.
Tiny homes are so popular that there are even Pinterest pages dedicated to furnishing and decorating them!
One of the most important rules to follow when furnishing a small home is to edit. This means an honest look through your belongings and a thorough de-clutter. The less overcrowded your home is and the more emoty surfaces there are, the larger your space will feel.
Mirrors are the classic way to create a larger feel in a small space. A cleverly placed morror will help your room feel twice as big as well as double the available light.
Furnishing a Tiny Home
Aside from making sure that your furniture fits into your small home and is of course proportional to the size of the rooms, it is also useful to purchase or build furniture that can address a number of different functions. Some good example of this include a bed with room for storage underneath,
small tables with flaps that open up for company or if you are really short on space a wall mounted table that can double as a bar or even a work station.