It’s safe to say that tiny houses are all the rage. From a hit show on HGTV to Pinterest Boards the world over, you can find the perfect tiny house for your budget almost anywhere. But, once you have your tiny house how do you make it your own? The focus of many of today’s shows are the architectural details involved in a tiny house. Placement of sleeping areas and the bathroom, kitchen functionality and of course storage, rank high on the “how to” lists. But, once your tiny home is created how can you make it your own?
Shawn Rivett Designs had the unique opportunity to design the interior for a tiny house. This tiny house is part of the Wyoming Office of Tourism #CallOfTheWY project. For 6 weeks, an adventurer will be touring the rugged and vast beauty of Wyoming while their journey is being taped and shared on HGTV.com. When Shawn first took a look at the interior of the home, he was struck by the light and airy feel, and it was a feeling that he wanted to keep. Wide sliding glass doors will offer the adventurer a picturesque view of Wyoming mountains and plains but, the reality of a tiny house is…there isn’t much wall space. Shawn was left asking...how do I keep the airy open feel yet make it cozy and homey as well?
His answer was BIG art. One large color photograph graces the largest open wall in the tiny home. Rather than making the home feel crowded, its soothing colors and the openness of the photograph’s subject, ends up creating a fresh and open feeling. A cozy atmosphere is created with a custom couch. It’s made from light colored wood (that came from a local Wyoming barn) and the dimensions ensure that it’s practical and fits the space perfectly. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, it’s just the right size. Custom curtains and bedding created from Pendleton wool blankets offer a bit of bright color and BIG bold western flair without making the living areas too dark. The finishing touch is two custom made, globe shaped, antler chandeliers. These chandeliers are another example of BIG art that is the perfect fit for a tiny house. Their open shape, crisp clean lines and neutral color makes them seem airy as they float above the interior. Don’t be afraid to go BIG with art in your tiny home, or any home! The right pieces and a carefully thought out color scheme and theme can blend together to create a sophisticated, beautiful area that makes you stop, smile, and take a deep happy breath whenever you enter.