10 Tiny House Interior Design and Decor Ideas

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Tiny houses are gaining popularity and are currently a worldwide trend. This is because they allow the homeowners to travel and explore the world or live a vagabond lifestyle without having to worry about wasting a lot of money on paying rent.

Small living spaces can be challenging to decorate, and you'll need to come up with a creative way to do more to space with fewer interiors. Having a tiny house doesn't mean you have to give up on beauty and luxury.

Are you looking for decor inspiration for your tiny house? Look no further because, in this post, you'll find ten awesome tiny home designs and decorating ideas that will transform your home.

Tiny House Interior Design and Decor Ideas

1. Use Neutral Colors For Tiny Houses

neutral colors for tiny houses

Neutral colors like gray, white, beige, etc., are so common in a tiny house interior. This is because these colors reflect light easily, which in turn makes the room feel larger than they are. If you have a taste for bold colors, you should add them with caution because such designs can make spaces look cluttered.

2. Add plants

Plants for tiny house decor

Plants are a great way to add decor to your tiny home. It is also a great way to add color and keep the air fresh. You can either choose to mount them on the wall, hang them on the ceiling or place them in a strategic place. Moreover, this is an excellent opportunity to start an indoor garden to grow vegetables and herbs.

3. Lighting

Tiny House Interior Lighting

The lighting is an essential aspect of a tiny house. Try to get as much light as possible. If your room has large windows, then the better, but ensure you don't block the light using dark curtains.

Using hanging lights for your tiny room is a great way to add more light. This is a great way to add to the natural light during the day and bring the outdoor experience inside tiny homes.

4. Get Multipurpose Furniture in The Living Room

Furniture in a tiny house

For a modern tiny living, it is important not to overcrowd the house with furniture. This is why you need to get furniture that serves more than one purpose to save on loft space. For example, you can find a coffee table that can also work as an ottoman, couches that can be used as beds, and more.

5. Install Storage Shelves

Floating Shelves in a tiny house

If you don't have enough storage for your small items, then you should create shelves in a suitable area. Whether it's kitchen cutlery, books, or your beauty items, one should get creative on installing shelves in unused spaces.

There are different types of shelves that you can use, including floating shelves, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and more! Ensure the colors of the storage shelves match or are similar to your wall color because this could affect the design of your tiny house.

6. Mirror Decor in The Tiny House Movement

Mirrors in a tiny house

Whether in the living room or the loft bedroom, mirrors are a great way to make your room feel bigger. A mirror is known to reflect light and the design of the tiny home, giving an illusion of space and making the tiny home look bigger.

You can choose to use an oversized mirror to cover an entire wall or several small mirrors. This is entirely up to you. However, large mirrors tend to be more effective.

7. Make Use of the Vertical Spaces

If you feel you don't have enough space, then it may be the best time to look vertically for more square footage. Tiny houses require you to be creative, and one way is in the walls. Maximize the vertical space on your walls by either adding more shelves, a wall desk, hang plants, photos, and other home decor items above eye level.

While adding more things to your wall, it is also essential to arrange them vertically. Arranging your wall art vertically allows you to make the most out of the space. This will also give your tiny house a sense of structure and give an illusion of extra length and your house.

8. Multipurpose Rooms

Another creative way to utilize your tiny house space is having multipurpose rooms, which basically means that you combine different concepts to fit one room. For example, if your house is small and lacks rooms like a dining room, an office, or a family room, you can easily combine them to be one room.

If you have the living room, it can also act as a family room or an office. Also, if you lack enough living room space, you can combine it with either the dining area or the family room. The combined areas will definitely look great with the right pieces and layout, regardless of the size and shape of the room.

9. Add Color and Small Patterns

Colors and Patterns in a tiny house interior

It is vital to add colorful house decor, especially if you feel the room looks too dull. However, you don't want to add many colors and patterns because it may interfere with the design of your rooms or your personal style.

You can add an accent or gallery wall to the living area, a backsplash in the kitchen, or a fun tile arrangement in the house bathroom. These are some of the ways you can improve your home design without adding a lot of decor pieces to your tiny house.

10. Use Rugs or Carpets

Carpet in tiny homes

It would help if you also came up with a floor plan because modern tiny living requires you to maximize every space you have. Adding a carpet usually breaks up the floor making a tiny house look bigger. It also amplifies your house space by keeping your eye moving.

Using a large carpet with bold colors or patterns in the living space is recommended because it makes it look bigger and adds to the designs of the homes. You can also use a long rug in the entryway, stairs, or corridors. You can also add small rugs in specific places to add to the style.


The ten beautiful tiny house interior ideas are just to get you started. There a wide range of options, and you can do a lot more with your tiny home. You only have to find your style, dreams and be creative. Hopefully, the above ideas will help make your tiny house a beautiful place to live in.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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