by Patricia Evans

If you are living in the metro, having a big and extravagant home is not really an option. But you can still achieve your dream home even if it’s just a fraction of the size of what you had in mind. Tiny houses are “in” when it comes to modern living. There are a lot of people who actually live in condominiums, live in rented apartment buildings, or those who just love staying in literally tiny houses.

Most of the houses that are in and around the metro are expanding upwards that’s why if you will add design and comfortability in a tiny package you have to know what you need to consider to achieve this goal. It had never occurred to me that I would be fascinated and even fall in love with tiny houses because bricks and mortar is not really my style but when it comes to decorating these pint-sized wonders is what drew me in and the options are unlimited. For most homeowners, customized design is better than following a design from a magazine or any type of interior design book. Here are some unconventional ways on how you can make your tiny houses into your beautiful homesphere. Also, you might want to question, “Is bigger really better?”

Don’t Feel Boxed

First you need to know the scale of the house to dictate the scale of the design. For a house with only four corners, you need to know what simple living is and discover that it is actually delightful. With limited space, you should make use of small fixtures and it is very important not to feel boxed. Throw away your throw pillows, throw away unnecessary decorations. Use lightweight furniture so you can move it from time to time whenever you want to. You can also play with tall and small mixture of furniture as it gives an illusion of extensive spaces. Use wall-mounted appliances like fans and cabinets. Use bright color paints to create a light feel and play with paint designs and figures to create dimensions. Be sure that these are carefully selected and placed.

Instead of your bed being “just” a bed, you can actually use it as your sofa inconspicuously. You can buy a sofa bed that can be used as a sofa during mornings. Then, at night time, you can just pull it out, get some pillows and sheets and you are good to sleep. It will save you space, enormous space. Using multipurpose pieces is just one sneaky trick in making good use of space. You too can use double purpose table. A table where you can put food and other stuff on it and below is a divider where you can actually put some of your stuff like books.

Never Be Afraid

One thing about designing small spaces is not to be afraid of placing furniture at the center. It frees the wall, giving you more spaces to put cabinets, chairs and others. Also, common problem among tiny house owners is the clutter. You wanted to have these things close to you but there are no spaces left. Don’t worry! You can design over these “wanted “messes. Instead of just letting all the clutter hang around, you can use a basket that has a lid on it to conceal the odds and ends of the household. It’s useful because you can store light bulbs, party stuff and a lot more but it is also stylish and will save space on your kitchen cabinets or counter tops. You can use other types of containers to conceal most of the small things around the home.

Mirror Mirror

Since you have a small space you have to open it up and make it grand. What more can make your small space grand is by playing with reflections. A mirrored wall is a great way to open up the tiny space adding more volume and infinity to your small space. It provides an illusion of more a big space opposed to what it really is. Plus it adds a touch of class and style to your tiny space.

Photo courtesy of Boneyard Studios.

Customize your small space designs. Do not be afraid to try things out, you can be bold, unique and fun. Everything that is big started from something that is small! Now, think. Is bigger even better?

Patricia Evans is a part time interior designer and a full-time mother. She writes about what she loves best—interior decorating.

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