Half walls are your new bestie
So. You’ve built a teeny micro home and you’re presented with this single box room you have no idea how to floor plan. It’s too small to add individual rooms and whole walls make you feel squeezed in. This is why you NEED half walls! They create handy corners for more furniture to go against, without making the house feel closed in. Easy floor planning!
They don’t add to your tile count, but give the impression that your house is a lot bigger than it actually is. In fact, you can really utilise the outside space as much as you like as long as your not technically creating any new rooms (e.g. enclosed spaces). You can add fencing for aesthetic if you like, just make sure you don’t finish the ‘room’ as such.
Utilise even the tiniest spaces
Every tiny space is the opportunity to add more clutter. Clutter can make a tiny home feel very cozy, and gives you the chance to add as much detail to the build as possible without compromising floor space. Here I’ve added some shelving in between the wall and the murphy bed to make the most of this previously unused space.
Use this window to create extra space
This window is one of my faves, because with a little MOO magic, you’re able to add plants and clutter, without using up that precious tile space. It also makes the house look a little bit bigger from the outside. Win win!
Use kitchen top counters outside the kitchen
I find that using these creates the illusion of extra storage space in a tiny home. It’s also an opportunity to add a splash of colour (I love to use the Jungle Adventure counters).
Use tiny windows to let the light in
These little windows can go up high above other objects to allow the light to come into the house, without giving up wall space for other furniture and decoration. It’s important to get as much natural light as possible in to these tiny homes, otherwise they can look very claustrophobic and dark.
Don’t be afraid to use all of the space
Sometimes it may feel unnatural to put certain bits of furniture in new places, but with a tiny build you don’t have much choice. For example in this screenshot, I find it very hard to put furniture in the middle of the room. I don’t know why but it comes very unnaturally to me as a builder. But using this cute little side table from tiny living in the middle of the kitchen, it gives us another opportunity to add more decor, whilst still being able to move around it.
Get rid of unnecessary items
Potentially an unpopular opinion, but I really don’t see any need to have a sink in your kitchen and your bathroom. This way you can have a cute 2×2 bathroom with just a shower, toilet and some clutter. You also don’t need a clothes dresser since you can click on your sim to change outfits. And talking about items you don’t need…
All hail the murphy bed!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the murphy bed just saved our tiny home lives! A bed and sofa all rolled into one! No need for unnecessary extra bulky sofas or seating, the murphy bed has it all.