A tiny home can be challenging when trying to stay stylish but practical. Just because your space is small, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use the latest trends. When you are choosing your decor, be sure that it serves your style and needs.
Before you focus on the fun decorating step, it’s important to declutter. If you remove things that you don’t want or need, you can replace them with something trendy or more useful.
Parting with your belongs may be a little hard. To decide what stays and what goes, you should ask yourself a few questions. First, when was the last time I used this? If it has been more than a year, it’s time to let it go. If it has been more than six months, but less than a year, think a little deeper. Why haven’t you used it? Has this item been replaced with an upgrade? If its clothes that don’t fit, put them in the “to go” pile. You may be hoping that they will meet soon, but clothes change styles quickly. It’s best only to keep clothes that currently fit.
Electronic is constantly being upgraded with new features and technology. You probably decided years ago to get rid of your VHS player for a DVD player. That was an easy decision, but what about that DVD player now? When was the last time you used it? People are using DVD players less and less because of smart TVs, which let you stream your shows and movies online.
At this point, your “to go” pile may be quite large if you have a spare room or an area that is empty, its best to move everything to that area, so you have room to move. If you are out of space, there are temporary spaces you can rent to give you more space in your home to work.
Use All of Your Space
Now that you are left with only things that are important or useful to you, it’s time to decide where to put it, so that your area stays uncluttered. It’s important to use all of the space you have wisely.
When you are decorating your home, you probably didn’t think about using your corners. There are a lot of things you can do to your corner space to add style and storage.
Floating shelves are in style now. You can take those shelves as high as you want to go. If you aren’t comfortable with putting screw holes in the walls, choose a standing corner shelf. Those shelves come in many styles and colors. This is an excellent way to add some pizzazz to your home.
Shelves With Baskets
Decorative shelves and baskets can be a fun way to add decor, while still using that space for storage. For the shelf, choose the size based on your space and what you intend to put on that shelf. After you have chosen the dimensions, it’s time to have fun. There are endless options. You can choose wood, plastic, or metal. You can even combine them buying having a wooden shelf that is held by a metal pipe.
If the shelf you choose doesn’t have built-in storage, you can use baskets on top of the shelf to be decorative while hiding and organizing items that aren’t the best looking. Think hats and gloves or remotes and mail.
Under Bed Storage
One of the most unused space is under the bed. A queen-size bed is about 6ft by 6ft. That is 36 square feet of unused space. There are storage tubs that are created just for that space. These tubs are usually longer and are even on wheels so that you can easily slide them in and out.
Everyone could use extra closet space, but that isn’t always an option. Wardrobes are great because they can be a decorative focal point of the room. You can go with a sleek, simple design or an ornate vintage look. They are a great piece of furniture because the inside can have drawers, shelves, a hanging area, and even a space for a TV.
When decorating, make every space count. Use furniture and accent pieces to double as decor and storage. Your tiny space doesn’t have to be boring. Declutter, then go on the hunt for fabulous pieces that will fit your space and purpose.