Taking the time to consider the best ways to maximize the space in your container home can make the limited space feel much larger. Utilizing wall mounted lights, integrated shelving, furniture built for small spaces, mirrors to increase natural light, and creative storage solutions can make your limited space functional, cozy, and elegant.
Whether you are a minimalist, maximalist, or somewhere in between, these design ideas will help you maximize the potential of the space in your dream container home.
Wall Mounted Lights
When designing and customizing your container home, every inch matters. To make the most of your space, one solution is to add wall-mounted light features. These unique features accomplish two things. One, a classic elegance, two, saving that precious space within your container home. The placement of the wall-mounted lights can dramatically change the mood of your space. The walls provide a lot of extra space to help maintain clutter around the home. You can also integrate these wall mounted light fixtures with smart home technology like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control your lights with voice activation. Through the design process, chat with our container techs about the potential to plan this integration to make these additions seamless.
Our Joshua Model, for example, has three different wall mounted lights. One of the interior lights is a swing light, allowing you to move and aim the light wherever you need it best. There is also an interior light made of clear glass blown bulbs with a metal exterior, placed in a row of three. This type of lighting is good for any place like a bathroom or kitchen where extra space is at a premium.
The secret to a tidy, organized space is having good storage — a place to display decorations and accessories while hiding away the things you don’t need everyday. Integrated shelves are a great way to finish the interior and create storage space without having to add another piece of furniture. Integrated shelves can also be attached to the beds that fold down from the wall and create extra tabletop space around the bed. Take our Joshua Model for instance the integrated shelving next to the bed allows you to install a light fixture for reading in the shelving itself.
Invest in Small Furniture
Container homes and tiny homes have increased in popularity in the past 5 years. Along with this increase in minimal space homes, the need to create new and innovative ways to furnish your home without taking up much of the floor space has increased in popularity alongside. There are many options for beautiful furnishing made specifically for smaller spaces or saving space. Ikea is one of our favorite providers, not only because of their cost effectiveness, but if you select the right products, you can save space within your home while still making it functional and comfortable. Many of our models have furniture and light fixtures from Ikea that work in the space beautifully.
Keep in mind that an understanding of interior design can make a space come together without taking up much of the usable area. Adding a loft to the interior of a space will instantly create zones in your home that can function in multiple ways. The lifted loft can be for a bed while beneath it, you’ve placed a small couch and TV as a lounge area, or a working area with a desk and functional workspace for the waking hours. Zones in the home allow for more design elements to be added throughout and it can completely transform the amount of space you think you have.
Mirrors are a hack that works every time! Adding mirrors to a room will give the illusion of more space. A well placed mirror can reflect light and illuminate your space better throughout the day. Many of our upgraded models feature more windows or windowed doors to allow more light into the space. You can maximize this increase in natural light with mirrors.
Mirrors are a must have interior element if you are looking to make any room feel more spacious. Placing a mirror in front of a window can also add a new window to your space. Your home will seem bigger the more windows it has, creating an open feeling.
There are many small space decoration ideas that you can use to make any room look and feel bigger. For example, placing artwork higher on the walls will draw the eye upwards and create the illusion of a bigger space. Maintaining a common color or theme within the space can also create a spacious or cozy feeling. Small space decoration ideas can make the best of any room without breaking the bank.
This hack also applies to furniture. Tall, thin leg furniture combined with other furniture near the floor will create more space. The tall furniture will allow you to still see the floor underneath it, open the floor space, and increase space for storage. These elements of design combined with open windows and doors can instantly brighten any space.
Storage is essential for any home, but with space being at such a premium in a container home, the need is even more elevated. The kitchen is a popular area to get creative with storage space. There are many different ways to design cupboards or cabinets to fit your needs, ensuring every item has a place. Functional items like a lazy Susan, hideaway cabinetry, and other unique storage implementations can keep things tidy while maximizing space. Even though they are easily moved, container homes rarely move after being installed, so many things can be hung in unique places. For example, hanging mugs underneath the cupboards or pans on the wall next to the utensils keeps all of your necessary items near without creating headaches.
Storage compartments get better every year but are all inspired by basic storage solutions. Such as built-in cabinets, Murphy beds that fold into the wall, desks that drop down from the wall, and furniture with built-in storage. There are endless possibilities to create storage solutions in a small space; plan ahead and be creative with your space.
For more interior design ideas at Bob’s Containers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 833-265-3269.
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