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Tiny homes are becoming more and more popular each year. Simplicity is the main appeal of living in a space that’s less than 600 square feet, inevitably requiring the occupants to maximize space and live with less stuff.
It’s not hard to imagine that it could be difficult to get a good night’s rest while staying in a tiny home, especially when you’re new to it. However, the simplicity of the experience can significantly reduce stress. Less stress, combined with implementing a few tricks, can lead to some of the best sleep you’ve ever had. Whether you’re considering a tiny home for yourself or as a rental, here are five tips presented by Polkadot for making it a great place to sleep:
1. Thoughtfully Choose a Mattress
In such limited space, the most essential part of ensuring you or your guests get a good night’s sleep might be to choose the right type of mattress. The mattress you select should comfortably fit the space and reflect who will be staying there. For instance, if the tiny home is for you, get a mattress that fits your body type and sleep style. If you’re renting it out, it’s best to go with one that accommodates a wide range of body types and sleep styles.
Some tiny homes come with a custom bed design built into the interior, but if yours doesn’t have such a luxury think of adding one. Installing a bedroom loft or a Murphy bed creates comfortable sleeping arrangements. What’s more, it may increase the value of your compact home, should you decide to sell in the near future. Remember to save all the receipts for purchase and installation, whether you DIY or hire a contractor for labor, to show proof of the updates to your appraiser.
2. Use Multipurpose Furniture
Multipurpose furniture is one of the best investments you can make in a tiny home. “Multipurpose” says it all: You can use the pieces for several different functions. This means that you can use a convertible futon, sleeper sofa, or portable hammock for relaxing or sleeping. Furthermore, there are other kinds of multipurpose furniture that can save space, such as:
Wall-mounted folding desks
Storage coffee tables
Any way you can save space in a tiny home will help to keep stress at a minimum, which can promote better sleep at night.
3. Keep Less Clutter
Tiny homes are designed to keep clutter to a minimum, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get messy really fast. And when you’re surrounded by clutter, Psychology Today explains that it can cause or exacerbate your stress, which makes it harder to sleep. Therefore, it’s imperative to take advantage of the tiny home lifestyle and keep it tidy at all times.
4. Set the Tone
The colors you choose for your interior can make a significant difference in how big the space feels, but they can also play a role in how well you or your guests sleep. For the bedroom and/or loft area, consider cooler shades like light blues or greens, and incorporate accents of a neutral shade.
5. Let in the Light
Light can also make a difference in the quality of sleep you or your guests experience. Some tiny homes, by design, allow in a lot of sunshine, along with calming outdoor views. Along with boosting your mood, natural sunlight can help to regulate your internal body clock, leading to more restful daytime and nighttime sleep.
With a few tricks, you can turn your tiny home into a sleep haven for yourself and your guests. Remember to pick the right kind of mattress and bed for your needs, and invest in multipurpose furniture. Minimize clutter, use a soothing color for the walls in your sleeping quarters, and invite natural sunlight into the home throughout the day. Before long, you or your guests might be getting the best sleep ever.
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