4 Key Tiny House Décor Considerations

Decorating a tiny house RV is different from a regular house. With limited space, comes unique challenges. You need to be more mindful about what use, or you can easily create a cluttered look and feel.

How can you make your tiny house look beautiful and be equally functional?

Here are four essential small space décor considerations.

  • Prioritize Functionality

Although you’ll want your tiny house to look as aesthetically pleasing as possible, with the limited space you’ve chosen, you need to consider functionality before everything else.

If you have too many things in a small space, it can quickly become overly cluttered and begin to feel a little claustrophobic. This is the last thing you want in your small living space. If anything, you should be looking to optimize the space that you already have.

The idea of functionality comes primarily from the furniture. Instead of spending your money on unnecessary accessories, let the furniture be the foundation of your décor. After all, that’s what you need the most.

Before deciding on the aesthetics of your room, decide on the furniture (purchased or built-in) first, and allow the rest to follow.

Multi-purpose furniture will be your saving grace when it comes to decorating your small space effectively. If you’re into bold interior décor, then in this instance, why not make your furniture the statement piece? Because you won’t have as much wall space for art and design pieces, it’s worth considering getting your bold colors and patterns across through your furniture.

For example, going for a sofa with a dramatic color could be the difference between your small room stylishly popping, and it being a little lackluster.

  • Opt for an Accent Wall

At the heart of any home with great interior design is an anchor. Anchors can be anything from a statement piece of furniture to an accent wall. It’s a great way you can anchor the design of your tiny home. The options are almost endless too, from a pallet wall to a wallpaper mural.

Remember that size isn’t everything, and it can be equally as impressive as any other home, if not more so.

  • Go Light and Bright

As tempting as it is to decorate your home in deep colors, keep in mind that excessive dark colors can make a space feel smaller. That doesn’t mean that you have to give up your desired color scheme in your tiny home.

If you want to decorate with navy colors, opt for a single navy accent wall in your home. Make the rest of your walls a lighter shade, like pale blue or cream. Incorporate more of the navy color in your home by adding things like an oversized rug and throw pillows.

Don’t forget that a well-placed mirror can make your space look significantly larger!

  • Accessorize

It’s easy when decorating a tiny space, to focus solely on furniture and functionality, and to forget about the cozy touches that make a home. Although it’s advisable to build from the furniture and the functionality upwards, the last step to creating your tiny haven is by accessorizing. This could be anything – throws, cushions, rugs, house plants.

Whatever it is that makes a house feel like home to you, don’t hesitate to put it there. It’s how you fill the space with your persona, so it’s just as vital as it functioning well for it to feel like home. Your tiny house should be a well-curated self-portrait.

For Shorty Robbins, her tiny house RV is a reflection of her historical re-enactment passion. It’s decorated to the nines with 19th century flair. Watch the tour to see for yourself.

Tiny House Expedition

My partner, Christian and I are DIY tiny house dwellers and the cofounders of Tiny House Expedition. Together we’ve been on the road for four years and have traveled over 54,500 miles across North America—humbly, the world’s most traveled tiny house on wheels! We share tiny house resources, create educational events and thought-provoking storytelling, including the educational docu-series, Living Tiny Legally.  We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day. We are very grateful to be able to experience this inspiring movement in such an intimate way and to be able to share our exploration with all of you.

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