Tiny Home Design Ideas

How to design tiny homes.

1. Maximize ALL of the Kitchen Space in a Tiny Home

The kitchen is an important room in any type of home and needs to be functional. Working with a certified kitchen designer is a good idea always, especially in a more challenging design such as a tiny home design. A professional kitchen designer teamed up with a reliable general contractor can turn your dream of having an efficient tiny home into a reality.

A kitchen designer is up to date on the latest in space-saving accessories which will help you maximize every nook and cranny in your tiny home kitchen.

2. Change Your Wall Colors

Spicing up your tiny space can be done easily with a new set of wallpaper or paint. Feel free to get creative and really put your personality into selecting your wall designs. However, certain colors will lend themselves to making the space feel more open than other color choices. Typically, the lighter the color, the bigger the space will feel and may even make you feel happier. Use pops of color to focal point a wall and add a layer of texture to the room design. Design is all about balancing colors and patterns and a professional team can help you make the right choices.

3. Decorate With Mirrors

If your goal is to make your indoor space feel more open and spacious, then adding some mirrors to your decorative style will help. This works by adding more natural light to your space and providing the illusion of a bigger area with reflections. 

Using decorative mirrors with proper lighting in a small bath.

Design by Patricia Davis Brown

Using a decorative mirror in a small bathroom with the right type of vanity lighting will make a big impact in a small bathroom.

4. Declutter Your Tiny Home

While decorations are lovely, having many decorative items in a tiny home can make the limited space feel cluttered. A way around this cluttered feeling is by reducing the number of decorative items you use in your home. Choosing a minimalist type of décor or lifestyle will be the most effective in your tiny home to prevent the space from feeling small or claustrophobic. Be strategic with your décor on how much to use and where to place it.

5. Convertible Furniture is Perfect for a Tiny Home

Creating multi-purpose spaces in a tiny home is smart. A murphy bed, for instance, serves as a bed and when put away can become an office space. A sleeper/sofa couch is perfect for when you have a guest staying the night.

Go Tiny in Style

Living in a tiny home is extremely rewarding and can give you an entirely different perspective on the world. Inside your tiny home, you can still maximize your space so that you can live a comfortable life. Use some of these tips and tricks if you have a small home or are looking to live tiny.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.