Our Tips on How to Decorate a Tiny Home

Live in a tiny home but don't know how to decorate it? Here are some simple, practical, and original tips to help you make your house look just the way you want it to.
Our Tips on How to Decorate a Tiny Home

Last update: 25 February, 2019

If you live in a tiny home or have one as a second house, knowing how to decorate it is a key part of making it feel comfortable and pleasant to be in. Because it’s small, your decorations should be simple and fun, always factoring in space, color, and material. 

Small spaces might seem impossible to decorate. But you just need to keep in mind the kinds of things you need or want to put in, so that you can take full advantage of the space. Measure every corner and plan out an area for each object. Making the most of the space and distributing furniture well will make your tiny home feel much bigger.

How to decorate a tiny home

Light colors on the walls

Light colors are always the best choice when it comes to walls. So, paint the walls in your tiny home something like white, chalk, or tan. This will make the space feel bigger, and will make the natural light coming in from your windows feel much brighter.

Always remember: you have to create a feeling of depth when you’re dealing with something as small as a tiny home. 

Make your tiny home colorful

One great option is to contrast your light walls with colorful, brown, or black furniture. If you want, you can even paint one of your walls a pastel color and have some pastel-colored fabrics around. 

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For example, you could pick out colorful cushions and pastel green and blue accessories. This combination goes really nicely in a space with light walls and dark furniture.

Tailor-made furniture

Furniture is a fundamental part of tiny home decoration. When you don’t have much space and normal-sized furniture won’t fit, you can still get tailor-made furniture. But first, you’ll need to measure the entire house and choose a corner for the specific piece you have in mind. This works for beds, dressers, desks, etc.

Furniture with storage space

It’s also very practical to get beds with drawers in their base as a place to store things like bedsheets. It’s kind of like a 2 in 1 that will save you lots of space on extra furniture. This 2 and 1 bed/dresser is an especially good idea if you have a lot of things to organize and store.

Foldable furniture

Foldable furniture is perfect for a small space like this. Decorate your tiny home with foldable tables and chairs and you’ll be giving yourself lots more space to move around in. 

You could even put in a bookshelf with a foldable base. That way, you can use it as a desk when you want to work, and you can also store books on its shelves.

Storage furniture

Putting in small things with storage space is also a great idea for any tiny home. You could choose from all kinds of things, like wicker and fabric baskets or wooden boxes. Doing that will give a warm feeling to your space, and you’ll be able to store much more. 

L-shaped layout

Distributing your furniture in the shape of an L can save you space and give you even more decorative freedom. This means taking full advantage of each corner. For example, you could put in an L-shaped sofa bedTry to find one that’s short, though, because that will also make the space feel bigger.

Another good option is to create a small dining room in one corner. You can do this by putting in an L-shaped bench that perfectly fits the measurement of that corner. Add a small, short table for your meals, and voilà, you have a dining space!

decorate your tiny home in an L shape.

Decorate your tiny home with fabrics

Fabrics are an essential part of any home. They create a feeling of warmth and comfort. Putting in something like a big, fluffy or fake fur rug can make your tiny home extremely comfortable and cozy.

Curtains, cloths, and cushions are also important parts of home decor. Try out some combinations. You could play around with vibrant colors or pastels, with some earth tones blended in. Having all these different textures and colors will help keep your tiny home feeling warm, even in the winter.

As you’re decorating, have some fun taking measurements and making sure everything fits perfectly into the space. Making use of every single corner and making the small space feel bigger will help you keep you keep things organized and live comfortably.