When you live in a tiny home, it can be tough to find the right kind of furniture pieces that will look great, be comfortable, and, most importantly, fit. Furniture has been following a trend where it seems like manufacturers want to cram more and more people onto a sofa, and take up even more room in your home because it gives a, “Feeling of luxury and extravagance.” That’s just fine for big whigs who have homes that spread out over several zip codes, but for those of us who have tiny homes, this is a real hassle.
Tiny Home Furniture Ideas
But when it comes to furniture, you don’t have to abide by the philosophy of, “Go big, or go home.” Indeed, contrary to what those sales ads might be telling you, smaller furniture pieces can offer you some advantages, both practically and aesthetically, that big furniture can’t even begin to touch.
To help you make that big impact that you’d like to achieve in your design, while making sure your furniture fits comfortably within your little walls, here are some tips and tricks you can apply to your own tiny home.
Use Engaging Colors to Give an Impression of Size
Even within tiny furniture pieces, from small chairs to foot rugs, there are plenty of beautiful and elegant colors to choose from. While this can make it tough to find just the right hue you’re looking for, and colors that will go along with your base, it does offer you some opportunities to make your home seem bigger than it is.
When you choose your colors, one thing you can do is use colors that keep your visitors engaged, and distract them from the fact that they’re occupying a tiny space. Bright, bold shades of red or orange really make a room pop, and they’re both fairly unique, so that your visitors will be so occupied with your cute design that they’ll forget about the small space. You do need to be careful, as you can quickly find yourself in tacky territory if you just throw colors together, but a well crafted color palette, even in tiny furniture, can really create an impression of depth.
Choose an Engaging Centerpiece
Even if something is tiny, if it’s memorable, size won’t matter in the long wrong. In the same vein as using engaging colors to bring depth to your room, you can also use a unique centerpiece, even a tiny one, to draw attention away from the fact that your bedpost is within spitting distance of your living room sofa.
Your centerpiece can really be anything you choose, but the more unique, the better. Coffee tables and entertainment centers are some common ideas, but you could also use a small painting that you’ve framed on the wall, or array your furniture around the only window in your room. Whatever you choose, you should try to reduce piling a lot of furniture around your centerpiece, since you don’t want it competing for your guests’ attention.
Spread it Out
Speaking of piling, when it comes to tiny spaces, one way to increase the perception of depth that you have in your home is to keep your rooms as empty as possible. This can be tough, depending on how big your family is, and how often you have guests coming over, but finding that happy medium is key to making a big splash.
Since tiny furniture doesn’t take up a lot of space anyway, it can really help you in this endeavor. Avoid couches and go for loveseats or recliners instead. You might even consider avoiding a coffee table, and instead, bring in smaller end tables for people to set their glasses and plates on when, you’re hosting.
The point is, the more that you can increase the amount of free space in a room, the bigger your room, and home, will feel.
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