How to decorate the living room of a tiny house & Ceiling and floor advice

This week, we’re all about the living room. How to tackle such a small space when it needs to act as the biggest one. Plus some nice tips and tricks on how to make your space look brighter and bigger by changing up your ceiling or flooring.

How to decorate the living room of a tiny house

When even what is supposed to be your biggest space is tiny, it’s hard to try and make it seem big, light, and flowy. BUT, thank god we live in the incredible age of the internet. Getting stuck means you just hop onto Pinterest.  If you end up wasting half your day on a board dedicated only to decorative pillows, that’s okay too.

Jokes aside, if you need tips and tricks, we got them.

If you’re one of those people who like their house to be connected and not have every room stand for itself, the most important room is the living room. It is the centerpiece of the space and is what brings it all together.

Light wall colors

The soft background color will let the light flow in and visually make the space wider. If you want to be a bit bolder you can always use one wall as an accent wall and put some kind of pattern on it.

Armless is the way to go

Every inch matters, so armless chairs can be a big part of your saving space. Their slender-by-inches footprint can make the difference between enough seating and overcrowded.

Extra points if you make it multipurpose.

Ottomans as coffee tables

A multipurpose ottoman is exactly the kind of thing you need in a small space. Coffee tables are usually angular and they can go very quickly from a cute thing you bought on sale to something you keep bumping into and then hopping around in a silent scream because you once again, stubbed your toe.

Roof windows

Take advantage of an often forgotten space in your home – your ceiling. Installing roof windows adds lets natural sunlight illuminate your living space during the day. Then in the evening you can sit down and look up to see the night stars. A big plus is also, when the summertime comes it will increase your ventilation letting air flow through all parts of the house.

Don’t forget about art

Space isn’t your space until you have hung up pieces that fit you and reflect your personality. A house is just a house until you make it feel like a home. These art prints look great framed in any size. So add one to your wall, we guarantee it’ll make it homier.

Now let’s move on to the ceiling and flooring, spoiler alert, a bucket of paint is waiting for you!

Tiny house furniture ideas

As we all know the best furniture for any small space is multipurpose and or offers extra warehouse storage. Luckily today you can find all sorts of multipurpose furniture wherever you look. All you need to do is adapt it to your needs.

Arm Rest Tray Table Stand with Side Storage Slot

Starting on the smaller side, this stand is free-standing and can be used anywhere around the house. Extra points for being cool as hell and supporting small businesses.

Elevator bed

Now if this seems like the best thing you have seen all day, you’re going to have to buckle up for some DIY. But with the instructions from Anna White on her website, everything is possible.

Custom Food Cubes Storage Shelf

If you’re feeling crafty (or know a craftsman) you can build storage custom fit to the dimensions of your home. Kitchen shelves in particular can make the most out of a tiny space and give you the flexibility to cook to your heart’s content.

When trying to decide on what kind of furniture you want in your tiny house, the possibilities are endless. Especially when you account in small businesses and the never-ending Pinterest boards dedicated to all the types of stairs and shelves you can install. Think big and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and try some DIY.

How to decorate the ceiling of small spaces

If you feel like your ceiling is boring and simple and you want to change it up we got some advice for you.

Paint it the same color as the walls

In small spaces, painting the ceiling the same color as the walls can make the room feel larger.

Add some small decorative wood moldings

Small decorative wood moldings are inexpensive. With a bit of paint or stain and a touch of hot glue, a ceiling can easily be transformed into the most interesting feature of a space.

And if you have a low ceiling we didn’t forget about you either!

Paint some stripes

Vertical stripes create the illusion of height by drawing your gaze upward. To add a little height to your walls, try a bold, striped wallpaper like this one. For an even more personalized touch, consider painting vertical stripes in the color of your choice.

DIY is your best friend here, save a buck and watch some Youtube videos on how to paint your walls yourself. The effort alone will make it feel 10 times more worth it.

Flooring ideas for small spaces

There is a fine line between cozy and cramped. Choosing a wood floor for a small room presents several unique challenges. The biggest challenge is being able to balance out your compromises, function, and aesthetic. This will be a question you will ask yourself constantly.

How are you supposed to choose something interesting and fun but being able to avoid it looking visually cluttered? Here are a few design tips to help you maximize the potential of any space.


When choosing a color scheme, keep in mind this simple artist’s rule:  cool colors recede and warm colors advance. There is a common misconception that dark wood floors should never be used in a small room as they cause it to feel cramped. While dark colors can make a room feel smaller, it is not true that dark woods should be avoided altogether.

If you love dark wood floors, offset them with lighter, cooler tones in your walls and furniture. The contrast of light and dark will be both visually striking and prevent the room from feeling claustrophobic.

Use Vertical Space

Room for practical necessities is more limited in smaller areas. Take advantage of empty walls. Hanging shelves and cupboards free up floor space, and the more of your floor is exposed, the larger the room will feel. Of course, walls shouldn’t only be used functionally. An excellent way to create visual interest without creating clutter is to incorporate repeating motifs both horizontally and vertically. Using the same subtle border or accent pattern on both the floor and the walls can generate a dynamic unity while taking up very little space.

We hope we helped with any dilemmas you had about how to change it up. Not only will you have fun and creative walls but a chic living room!

Author: Tara Pejanovic

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