Many Singapore interior design companies draw inspiration from the tiny house movement to offer their clients simple, clean and clutter-free projects.
Even if a person isn’t living in a tiny house per se, a lot of the philosophy can be used to shape up the appearance of any living space.
The tiny house movement is all about simple living. This doesn’t mean featuring ascetic conditions in your home. Rather, it embraces the essentials that ensure comfort and gets rid of everything superfluous.
One of the most important aspects of tiny house interior design is multi-functionality.
Because the amount of available space is limited, furniture and appliances will have to serve multiple purposes in order to be worth purchasing. Versatile options can free up a lot of space while also ensuring essential needs are being met. Foldable furniture, for example, is one of the absolute staples of tiny house living. The same applies to furniture pieces that come with built-in storage space or an underneath storage compartment.
A foldable bed that doubles as a couch is an excellent choice for a tiny house. This way, a bedroom during the night can easily be transformed into a living room during the day.
The next aspect of tiny home interior design focuses on creating the illusion of more space.
Even a single-room apartment can be transformed into a space that feels a lot more spacious than it actually is.
Experienced interior designers know what it takes to put together a visual illusion. Home Guide, for example, often relies on strategically-placed mirrors in small HDB flats. The reflections add depth to the room, visually “expanding: the amount of available space.
Through strategically-placed mirrors, an interior designer can create the look of open floor plan living even in a tiny house. Mirrors reflect light and illuminate some of the darker corners. They can also be framed or decorated in a way that enhances the overall interior design concept.
Some people worry that tiny house interior designs are entirely décor-free but this isn’t the case.
Décor still plays an important role in making a tiny house feel cosy. Instead of scattering multiple pieces throughout the flat, however, tiny house owners focus on one or two quality statement pieces.
Comfort and fun can be achieved in multiple ways. A colourful coat of paint and even the use of special effects paints (nacre, metallic, matte) can instantly brighten up the interior of the micro home.
Because the tiny house is easier to maintain and a renovation will cost less than upgrading the typical Singapore apartment, you can acquire quality furnishings and accessories that are relatively costly. One statement piece (for example – a plus vintage loveseat) can easily upgrade the entire interior and produce a sense of comfort.
An intricate chandelier hanging from the ceiling can look really expensive if it is the only opulent piece. The same applies to accent shelves crafted out of a fine wood.