I can’t write about Chinese interior design style without mentioning Feng Shui. You know me from previous posts, I am a fan of Feng Shui and I try to follow the rules in a reasonable way. Besides Feng Shui Chinese interior style has a certain fascination that makes every room look mystical and at the same time comforting.
I would recommend to just add Chinese design elements here and there to your tiny home. Doing so you won’t overwhelm your home style – except of course you’re a fan of Chinese design in whatever form it comes.
Round furniture is not as easy to find as you may think. But sometimes you just need something round in your tiny home. Are round furniture pieces better for a small room and if yes, why?
It’s not just Feng Shui principles that lead us to choose round furniture and round decoration items for our homes, it’s also our interior design feeling that tells us that we feel better being surrounded by round furniture. I found some ideas for round furniture that you might be interested in.
According to Feng Shui principles the entrance to your home should be clutter-free and should create a good feeling. Well, it’s not just Feng Shui rules recommending this but your own experience. Having a coat rack that’s at the same time a shoe rack and a rack for everything else will fulfill exactly your wish for order.
There are actually more usages you can get out of this multi-functional space-saving coat and shoe rack. And I chose this model also in regard to campers and RVer who need a coat holder that takes up very little floor space and doesn’t stress the walls too much.
Your kitchen is tiny because you live in a tiny house, a small apartment or RV or houseboat. Even with a tiny kitchen you should be able to fully enjoy your cooking experience as well as the look of your kitchen.
Every kitchen needs a pantry. If your kitchen is tiny your pantry should meet the requirement of having a space-saving footprint with at the same time wide enough inside space for storing food.
So, what are the thoughts around the perfect pantry?
Alright, let’s talk about indoor water fountains and Feng Shui. I do like to emphasize in my posts that you don’t need to give up on decoration ideas while you live in a tiny home, small apartment, tiny house, RV or houseboat.
What does Feng Shui actually mean? Well, it is a Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang, as in arranging furniture.
It’s all about the free flow of positive energy in your home and therefore in your life. You direct this energy flow through using light, colors, mirrors, some deco items or indoor water fountains.
Order is everything, not just in tiny homes, in small apartments, RVs and houseboats. An orderly home makes a good feeling. This is also basically the principle of Feng Shui: if the good energy can flow freely in your home, your own good energy can flow freely. You feel, what you’re looking at.
I know, I just got a little too philosophical here, kinda, and all I want is to write about recycling stations. Well, doubtlessly recycling stations create exactly that: order in the kitchen or wherever you collect your recyclables. And yes, please don’t give up on collecting recyclables just because you live in a tiny home.
A tiny house, a small apartment or houseboat often doesn’t have a big wardrobe where you have ample space to hang all your clothing, place your shoes, hats and bags. My first mega tiny apartment in Switzerland was like that. No built-in closet, no place for any type of wardrobe anyway. Well, I helped myself by getting one of these garment racks, and thought at that time that it doesn’t look great.
When I browse today interior design sites I actually find that an open garment rack is considered to be totally fashionable making for a young and unconventional look. The designers even recommend to get it in any case instead of a wardrobe. Why would you want to hide your clothing when having hung them freely creates a stylish look to your place.
Today’s tip of how to decorate a tiny home is kind of a double-edged sword. The use of mirrors does immediately visibly enhance and enlarge the look of any tiny home may it be a small apartment, RV, houseboat or tiny house. This is no secret.
You see this effect often applied in restaurants, galleries and shops. It works, no question about that.
You have already your bed maybe even with a metal bed frame so you can use your underbed space for storage. And you actually have more space than just free wall alongside your bed which would be perfect for one of those lovely floating wall mount nightstands. Well, in this case you might be interested in a beautiful set of headboard with matching nightstands.
Where are the hidden places in your tiny house, tiny houseboat or small apartment, still undiscovered and unused? Those places that would be perfect for storage solutions, but you don’t see it immediately. Well, let’s take a look under your stairs. There we have plenty of unused space that’s just waiting for proper usage.
The good news is that there is no limit whatsoever of how you can take advantage of this open space for under stairs storage. Of course, everything depends on your specific space situation. How does the staircase look like? Is the open space underneath more vertical or more horizontal?
If you have already a metal bed frame you can take advantage of the now ample space under your bed with one of these ingenious underbed storage solutions.
I know that one of the things that take up so much storage space are bedding: comforter, blankets, linen, pillows. They are just two voluminous to be stored away in small closets.
Underbed storage is made exactly for this kind of items that you need to store away.
So, tell me, what do you have over your sink, in the kitchen and bathroom? Nothing? Air? Well, I admit, it was the same for me. I never got the idea that I could use the space over the sink. Until, well, until I saw the first over-the-sink shelf.
They are incredibly practical space savers, just as all the corner filling furniture are. The over-the-sink shelves are just made for small places in tiny kitchens and tiny bathrooms. Some of them provide with their weight of some pounds quite a stability. And they look elegant and not overly constrictive as you might have assumed. The latter depends of course on what you place on the shelf.