Tips for Furnishing a Tiny House

A view of a tiny house furnished with a ladder, a built-in bench, and a chair with a side table.


How do you furnish a house that’s only 600 square feet (or even less!)? That’s the question that owners of tiny houses must answer. Tiny houses are exactly what they sound like — small, loft-style houses that are often mobile, which make them a great option for people who want to travel. But furnishing a tiny house comes with unique challenges, so we’re sharing a few tips and tricks to get you started.

Only the Essentials

When it comes to a tiny house, it doesn’t matter if an item “sparks joy” or not — you have to stick to the necessities. If you overfill your interiors, it will feel chaotic. And you’d be surprised how few things it takes to turn your tiny utopia into a claustrophobic mess! Make sure every item in your tiny house has an actual purpose and will get used on a regular basis.

Think Big

It may sound counterintuitive, but using larger furniture pieces is actually ideal for furnishing a tiny house. The key is to have fewer larger pieces than many smaller items. One relatively big chair, for example, will look much better than two small ones since it keeps the space feeling less cluttered.

Keep It Light and Bright

The darker your tiny house, the smaller it will feel. Light colored walls and decor will help open up the space. Sunlight is also important — make sure you don’t block any windows with your furniture, and consider adding a skylight if you’re still in the planning stages of building your tiny house.

Maximize Your Space

You may be surprised how much you can fit in a tiny house when you fully utilize the area available to you. Use space under your bed and couch for storage. Add hooks and shelving to make sure you’re taking advantage of all of your wall space. Hang pots and pans from a ceiling rack instead of putting them in cabinets. Get creative, and you’ll see how far a tiny house can go!

Make a Plan for Moving

Moving into a tiny house can be a challenge since there is so little space to move around and door openings are often quite small. Measure your furniture before buying it to make sure it fits through the door, and consider hiring movers to help you. Professional movers are used to navigating tight spaces and know all the secrets to making furniture fit. Interested in getting help furnishing your tiny house from the Little Guys? Get a free, custom quote from us now!