How To Decorate the Tiny House

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by Andrew Odom

During the course of our nearly 3-year tiny house build we spent a lot of time thinking about the inside. Where would we sit? Where would the bed go? How would the kitchen work best and in what layout? But what we didn’t think about was what colors our walls would be. We never asked ourselves if the house would be too bright with our large skylight. Besides the electrical outlet placement in specific spots for things like our small computer/TV monitor, the pump for our SleepNumber bed, and the hidden plug for our iPad and iPhone charging needs, we didn’t once think about whether or not we would hang pictures anywhere or what kind of window coverings might work best for both energy efficiency and style. And I think this is fairly common in the tiny house community. Due to necessity of design so much time is spent thinking about the design and build that little energy is given to how the house will transform into a home.

The author Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” But how comfortable are we making our tiny houses? And therein lies the reason we have recently published our first Tiny r(E)volution e-Book entitled How To Decorate the Tiny House.

A 48-page digital download, How To Decorate the Tiny House is a guide for helping tiny house dwellers and small home aficionados figure out what will turn their four walls into a nest of comfort, style, and emotional well being. Complete with space-saving tips, color tricks, psychological and physiological effects of decor, and some of the best top tiny tips, How To Decorate the Tiny House is more a passion project than a task of authorship.

The motivation behind our writing the book truly came from a 2-hour online workshop we taught on the same subject. During the preparation for the workshop it became obvious that the landscape for tiny houses sort of ended with design, wood product, and space saving ideas. There was little to be found on color choices, furniture selection and placement, and even style development. Curating dozens of photos of small houses, model homes, and tiny spaces, we were able to put together a sourcebook that we think is worth far more than its $4.95 price tag. It is that guide that helps us all find our comfort in our home and the tranquility in our decor decisions.

Andrew Odom

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Kirsten - October 27, 2013 Reply

We need this book for a yurt, too, please. It’s difficult not to just “pack stuff in,” especially as a family of five.

    Andrew M. Odom - October 30, 2013 Reply

    I do wish I could help Kirsten but I have no experience in a yurt. I am confident though that a number of these tips can be transferred to a more circular floor plan. Don’t hesitate to contact me at with any specific questions that may help you out.


Sue - October 27, 2013 Reply

If we’re going through PayPal, why can’t we pay with our PP account, rather than having to enter credit card?

    phyllis - October 27, 2013 Reply

    get a blue bird prepaid credit card from walmart. use this # for purchase. just get what u need on it for the purchase. then they cant take more from your regular acct.

      Sue - October 30, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for info, but I’ve boycotted Walmart & Sam’s since viewing The High Cost of Low Prices, but will put money in the acct.

        Andrew M. Odom - October 30, 2013 Reply

        Once you are taken to the shopping cart you should see the option to log in to your PayPal account. There you will find your balance and can purchase directly from that. Please let me know if you have any further problems.


Barb Conte - October 27, 2013 Reply

Just went through the book. Lots of great tips and ideas! I would have loved more pictures! More pictures of houses decorated with different color ideas, etc. All in all, a fun book!

    Andrew M. Odom - October 30, 2013 Reply

    Thank you so much for those encouraging words Barb. I wish I could have had more photos as well. I had to obtain photo permission though from the sources and that can be an arduous process. I had to do the best I could do. I will keep your comments in mind though when researching the next eBook. Thank you again.

Ellen - October 27, 2013 Reply

Hi Sue: I ordered and paid through my PayPal account with no problems. I had a balance in my account, is it possible you don’t? This is definitely worth buying!

    Sue - October 30, 2013 Reply

    Thanks…..will put $$$ in acct.

alice h - October 27, 2013 Reply

I have no problems decorating my living spaces, except for picking paint colours. That is pure h-e-double-hockey-stick!

Donna McFarland - October 28, 2013 Reply

Brrrilllliant idea, this E book is!! Making it inexpensive for the masses, also the BEST best way to reach as broad an audience as possible!

Bravo to you!

    Andrew M. Odom - October 30, 2013 Reply

    Thank you so much Donna. We wanted to put a low price point on the eBook for that very reason; to make it available to all. Our goal is not to get rich but rather to enhance the tiny house community with each resource.


christine - October 30, 2013 Reply

i am wary to purchase this unless i knew how many pages, could see the table of contents, and ideally an excerpted paragraph or two.

wilda.afwani - November 14, 2013 Reply

Hello Andrew, I am from Indonesia….my hobby to design my house…I was interested in the above offer book….if you sent me all of info.of tiny houses, I used to read all of your sent…I learned from your design how to set the chair, bed, painting etc. I have a house, the size is only 8m x 10m, so I would appreciate so much if I could a suggestion from you where the kitchen, bed room, especially guest room, in fact I like to see if the guest room in behind to view the garden. thanks very much for your kind reply.

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