Furniture You Should Avoid In A Tiny House

Furniture You Should Avoid In A Tiny House

Different varieties of furniture are best suited for different varieties of houses. Unfortunately, that is a fact that many of us don’t seem to grasp. And due to our ignorance of this fact, we end up making very poor choices of furniture, which in turn makes our living space not only aesthetically unappealing, but also practically uncomfortable to live in.

Take the example of a case where an objective analysis reveals that what you have is a tiny house. It is nothing to feel bad about, really. After all, tiny is cute. But your choice of furniture could end up making your tiny house lose its cuteness, and actually become uncomfortable to live in. And so that you don’t up in this predicament, we have worked out a brief list of furniture you should avoid in such a tiny house.

The first and most obvious type of furniture that you should avoid in a tiny house is that which is too huge. This fact would seem too obvious to state, were it not for the numerous cases we come across where people with what are obviously tiny living quarters insist on taking on the same size of furniture as their friends living in luxurious quarters. There are some of us who have this strange idea that furniture has to be huge, to be attractive. That is a fallacy, and it the very same thing that makes them blind to the size of their houses. The end result is a house that looks obviously stuffed; cramped if you like. It is neither attractive to look at (though the owner will like to delude herself that), nor comfortable to live in.

The second and not so obvious type of furniture that you should avoid in a tiny house is that which accentuates the sense of tiniest in the house. This is, for instance, furniture that, while not being physically big of itself, is designed to create an illusion of bigness. Here, we are looking at, for instance, those overstuffed sofas we come across from time to time. Some are not necessarily very huge, but the ‘stuff’ makes them look so. And placed in a tiny house, they accentuate the sense of tiniest in the house. That way, even a person who would not necessarily have noticed the tiniest of the house is forced to do so.

It is the power of perception, just as the wearing of certain types of clothes can make you look taller (or shorter) than you actually are. So the moral here is that no only should you avoid furniture which is too huge for your tiny house, but also furniture that (while not necessarily too huge), is designed in a way that accentuates the house’s tiniest.

There is also a school of thought which holds that furniture which is too colorful may not be ideal for a tiny house; because it will tend to be overwhelming to the people who have to co-exist with it in such a tiny space.