What You Need to Survive Tiny Home Living

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What’s the absolute minimum square footage you could live in? Could you curl up in a 600-square-foot studio? How does 275-square-feet sound?

Less is more. That’s the motto of the tiny home movement.

Obviously, that means less space. But, tiny home living also has big benefits: a smaller environmental impact, less maintenance and lower cost than traditional houses. And, when we say cost less, we mean way less! One Iowan couple built their tiny home for just $489.

There are undeniable benefits to tiny home living. But, living in confining quarters definitely isn’t for everyone.

If that happens, we’re here to help you downsize. Before moving into your tiny home, explore small space living tips from our cozy & compact blog series.

Ready to start scaling down? We have everything from a mail sorter clock to stackable barstools. Check out our collection of space-maximizing furniture essentials below.

Tiny Home Living: Furniture Essentials

Tiny home living is all about minimizing. What are the absolute necessities?

Before you buy anything, ask yourself, “Is it multi-functional?” Many of the pieces we’ve picked offer storage space in addition to other functions- after all, storage is always in short supply in tiny homes! Many feature scaled-down designs or are made to take up vertical space to make moving around your tiny home as easy as possible.

Scroll down to explore more impressive, versatile pieces for your tiny home.

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Bedroom: Stay snug as a bug each night with these clever storage solutions. A modern storage bed easily combines function and style. Add drawer organizers to keep the interiors in order. A nightstand provides a bedside surface and extra storage. You can store any other bedroom needs with our Ashley storage ottoman with a convenient tray!

Accessories:
Make the small touches matter with this Imax Benton clock. It features five slots for sorting mail and important papers. Make sure you have enough light to read with a sleek Lite Source table lamp and a Stylecraft mirror to reflect light and make your space appear larger. Add tiny home comfort with a soft rug underfoot.

Study: Downsize your office with this lift-top coffee table from Magnussen. The unique pie shape allows you to push it into the corner while the lift-top gives you a vertical work surface. For your paper files, keep everything secure in this Whittier Wood cabinet, featuring locking drawers for added peace of mind. A sleek, minimal desk lamp from Lite Source provides enough light to work by without taking up too much space.

Bathroom:Keep your toiletries tidy with an over-the-toilet Sauder étagère. It works great for storing soaps and bath essentials. For everything else, add this Powell table with storage behind a quaint shuttered door.

Living Room: Your living room should be the most multi-functional space in your tiny home. That’s why we suggest adding a stylish sleeper sofa that instantly creates a last-minute guest room. These Coast to Coast nesting tables offer additional surface space and tuck away easily when not being used. For a finishing touch, an Ashley media chest gives you a spot to put your TV and store home entertainment equipment in addition to a fireplace insert. Talk about multifunctional!

Dining Space: 
Come mealtime, pull up some stackable Chintaly barstools and enjoy a bite on a Steve Silver table with drop leaves to make sure you have ample space.

Kitchen: A kitchen island helps you get the most out of your culinary area. This Hillsdale kitchen cart gives you a work surface, storage baskets and drawers. Bonus: it’s on casters for easy movement! Utilize vertical space with this Sauder cabinet with charming louvered doors.

Show off your tiny home living!

Are you living the tiny home life? Share photos with us on Instagram; we’d love to see how you decorate! You could be featured in our next Instastylists round-up!

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