Tiny House Living: 7 Expert Tips on How to Maximise Your Space

14 August 2023

Every inch of space matters when living in a tiny house. Discover expert tips from Teeny Tiny Homes on how to maximise the space of your tiny house here.

Even if tiny houses are becoming more and more common, living in a limited or crowded space is always challenging. Our skilled tiny house builders provided some straightforward design ideas that require little work but greatly impact making a small space feel open and spacious.

Install an Oversized Mirror

Even though it would appear counterproductive, an oversized mirror can be a smart addition to a small space if positioned strategically. Place it against a wall so that it can reflect natural light. Hang several smaller ones together to reflect light throughout a room and provide the appearance of windows, which works particularly well in hallways.

Use Multipurpose Furniture

Choosing furniture with a second use or that may serve as storage when there is only one place for a few essential pieces of furniture can make a significant difference.  Living space is perfect for furniture like a sofa that converts into a bed, ottomans that serve as tables or footrests, and coffee tables and chairs with storage.

Paint it White

Go with lighter colours on the larger surfaces of a tiny house because light colours open up space while dark colours close it down. Choose white for the walls, flooring, and ceilings to maximise natural light and make a tiny house feel open and bright.

Create a Focal Point

When collections are gathered together, they have a stronger visual effect than when they are dispersed, whether dishes hung on a wall or vases crammed together on a mantle. In a calm space, add an eye-catching vignette to highlight one place while keeping the rest of the space simple and tidy.

Ensure Proper Lighting

Living in a tiny home is already much more tempting if you’re fortunate enough to have natural sunshine flooding your home. Make an effort to let as much light in as possible by using sheer curtains and keeping bulkier furniture away from windows. Small-base floor lamps won’t take up valuable space during the night.

High-Hanging Artwork

Hanging artwork or photos in the top third of the wall, above the eye line, will help to lengthen a space because anything that leads the eye upwards will make a place appear bigger.

Strict ‘One In, One Out’ Rule

Keeping clutter minimal might seem apparent when creating extra space, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Every time you bring home a new item, be it a lamp, cushion, or piece of furniture, another must leave according to the strict “one in, one out” policy. Following this rule will encourage you to consider your next buy carefully and only pick items you’ll love for a very long time.

Knowing these straightforward tips can help you make the most out of your tiny living space. If you are now ready to live in a tiny house, Teeny Tiny Homes is a Builder of Tiny Homes and Transportable Buildings in Australia. We can help you make your dream tiny home a reality. You can check our pricing and inclusions or contact us at 0426 813 569 for more enquiries.

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