Joining the Tiny Home Revolution and Making Your Small Spaces Feel Huge

Trading up the usual urban house for a tiny home is a trend that doesn’t look set to stop soon. For some, it comes down to being more eco-friendly. Others simply can’t get onto the property ladder in the traditional sense. There are many reasons behind this housing trend, and even Elon Musk, more or less, promoted moving to a smaller house.

Still, moving to a tiny home is a big change. Even for those who have spent a lot of time in flats, tiny homes are a very different way to live. To help you see if the switch is for you, we have this little guide. We’ll go through the process of getting into a tiny home as well as how to decorate it.

Getting into a tiny home

Tiny homes have become popular among first-time buyers struggling to get the cash needed for modern-day deposits. However, they’re also a great way to save money every day and decrease your carbon footprint. So, for some, getting into a tiny home means selling a property first. Given the comparative scarcity of tiny homes or the need to order them and wait for them to be built, selling quickly becomes a must.

There are ways to sell a house fast online where you can complete the deal within seven days or within your own timeframe. As a result, instead of worrying about chains, price negotiations, or high-street agent fees, you just get the house sold. With this arrangement, you get the cash for your property exactly when it’s needed to pay for the tiny home, and you’ll likely pocket a good chunk of change by downsizing immediately.

After all, some startups were offering tiny home builds for as little as £30,000 up to £100,000, depending on how you prefer your finish. The average house in the UK is valued at around £270,000, so you’re bound to have some playing around money afterwards. Alternatively, you could buy a small plot of land and build a tiny home on it. This way, you can more intricately customise it.  

Making that tiny home look huge

Switching from a regular or even a big living space to a tiny home can be quite a shock. Luckily, we know of a whole host of ways that’ll make that tiny home feel much bigger. You can start with the go-to: neutral and light tones. Bold plaids and solid colours on your furniture all help to expand the room. Tapping into the extended dark wooden floors trick with these lighter tones can also help.

Next, think about how you style your windows. Have them as big and bright as possible throughout the day. Pick a curtain installation that rolls up without covering the windows. It’ll make the whole room and window seem a lot bigger. You’ll likely need to declutter before moving. However, you should keep a couple of unique items to make each corner of your tiny home unique. This mixes up the space and makes it seem bigger as a result.

If you’re ready for a tiny home, don’t worry, as there are many ways to make it feel much bigger!

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.