Making Space for Nature in Your Tiny Home

Making Space for Nature in Your Tiny Home

Homeowners looking to create a brighter living space and improve their overall health can help by adding plants and greenery. If you own a tiny home, it may seem daunting to look around and believe you don’t have the space for extra items. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and with some creative thinking, you can beautify your space and make it more natural and comforting. 

Today, we have the benefits of living with plant life in and outside of your home. We’ve also got some great tips for adding nature in your tiny home.

Why You Should Add Nature To Your Home

You may not realize it, but as a tiny homeowner, you’re already doing a lot to help the environment. Since your dwelling requires fewer materials, there’s less waste when building your property. It’s also inevitable that you will use less electricity than in a traditional home. Many tiny homes are also made of recycled materials, bringing your sustainability to a whole new level. That’s why we believe it’s only natural for many owners to want to add greenery to their tiny homes, and it’s a wise idea to do so.

There are many unique health benefits to spending time around plant life, including getting better sleep. That’s because when you’re inside, the greenery can send your mind to a more natural place so you feel at ease. Also, if you like greenery that much, then you likely also spend time outdoors, and exercise outside can help you to sleep at night. Spending time observing plants and nature has also been found to lower your blood pressure. 

One way that you can add nature to your tiny home is by starting a garden outside on your property. Planting native species in your yard will create a positive ripple effect in the ecosystem around you. You’ll also supply your family with natural home-grown food, which is good for you and will save money you would spend at the grocery store. If you don’t have a yard in which to grow a garden, then at least consider the idea of getting a plot at a community garden so you can reap some of the benefits.

Make Space For Greenery

While a garden is a nice start, let’s talk about other ways to add nature to the inside and perimeter of your tiny house. 

If you like the idea of placing potted plants on the ground inside your home, you may opt for an open floor plan if you don’t have one already. That means placing your couches and chairs alongside the perimeter of the space and keeping many of your items on shelves closer to the ceiling. Many people have an open floor plan because it gives the appearance of a continuous, uninterrupted flow, which makes even a tiny house appear much larger. This strategy creates room for your standing plants, and you can also make a plant the primary focal point of the space. 

Another strategy is to optimize your vertical space by hanging plants on your walls and placing them on your high shelves. At some point, your only option may be to put plants outside. If possible, hang plants on the exterior walls of your house or plant flowers on the ground around the sides. 

There may also be an opportunity to take advantage of the space on the porch. Even if you have a small area, you can still place plants on the corners or add a row of flowers leading up to your doorway.

Best Plants And Other Considerations

The best way to ensure that you can find space in a tiny home for nature is to find plants that don’t take up a lot of space. Luckily, many plant species are great for tiny homes. 

Succulents are a great choice. They come in a variety of colors, and they are aesthetically pleasing in almost all home environments. Best of all, they can survive in low light and require infrequent water, so you may be able to put them high up on the wall since you won’t need to maintain them daily. Similar plants requiring less maintenance include spider plants, peace lilies, and Boston Ferns.

Although many tiny house-worth plants are low-maintenance, you’ll still need to ensure that they are placed just right so they can still get the minimal care they need. Your plants will still require sunlight, so don’t put them in a dark corner. If you go with a plant that requires more frequent watering, put it where you can reach it.

You may fall in love with a certain plant’s look and believe it fits your decor. Just make sure to do your research and read up to see how large the plant will get over time. It may look small now, but if it’s going to overpower your limited space, you may have to go a different route. 

As you can see, adding greenery to your tiny home with a strategy and a bit of imagination. Start small, add on over time, and soon you’ll have your nature oasis.

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