Modern Decor & The Psychology of SLEEP
Modern Décor and the Psychology of Sleep
Tiny living is designed to save time by maximizing space. As more people turn to this new style of living, many are discovering the positive impact it has on their lives. In this post we look at how this trend will change a person’s outlook on life, and how it could it could be beneficial to improving their sleeping habits.
A tiny home is not a compromise on building standards. A blog post from Modern Tiny Living stresses that for even for the tiniest of homes like The Nugget, an off-the-grid micro-home on wheels, the standard of smart design and durability should always be upheld. The same way you don’t want to settle for anything less in your tiny homebuilding process, you don’t want anything taken away as you transition and embrace the tiny home lifestyle and everything that comes with it. One of the potential challenges you may encounter is getting great shuteye making that traditional-to-tiny-home shift. Although truthfully, there isn’t really much to fret about because you could be doing yourself a favor more than you think.
Feel Good, Sleep Well
Examine: The Koko2. Modern Tiny Living highlights this 24-feet custom made trailer allows a substantial amount of sunshine into the space and offers convenient vantage points for relaxing views. This upside to tiny home living can be beneficial to your afternoon naps or even help you to get a good night’s sleep. Live Science notes that you can improve your mood and your body-clock when you’re more regularly exposed to natural light. Plus, you tend to become calmer in the presence of wooden design features, from flooring to surfaces. With that in mind, it seems that tiny homes have more than a conducive sleep set-up than regular living spaces.
Blush Your Bedroom
Color can not only make a space seem bigger, but it can also make you sleep better. To facilitate rest and help create routine, choosing the right bedroom wall colors may make a huge difference. A blog post from Leesa suggests that “spa-like blues” and “greens-inspired by nature” with accompanying accents of gray and even neutral tans are the best colors to creating a sleep-inducing environment. This is a perfect fit for tiny homes that are nestled away in the middle of nowhere and want a color scheme that corresponds with earthy tones. A fine example of this is The Point which is a 20-feet home-on-wheels that has incorporated sleep-favorable colors into its design. But as personality and preference dictates most design and décor, the objective is always simple and straightforward: choose complementing shades that can make you ultimately achieve quality sleep.
Simple is Relaxing
Living in a tiny home means streamlining everyday decisions. Limited space translates to less clothes, choice appliances, and eliminating other lifestyle options that are not necessary .Psychology Today underscores that the simplicity in décor and design of tiny home living eliminates all the drain from having to sift through a list of decisions that are normally hinged on what you have in your home. Tiny homes ensure your home environment is less-cluttered, which in turn can improve your sleep in more ways than you think, as you ditch a lot of unnecessary worries from your everyday decision-making process.
Just put the finishing touches on this beautiful shell for our customer Erik! Erik brought MTL in to do the heavy lifting on his tiny home shell, and now he can finish up the interior on his own (with a roof over his head!) 😎
Shells are a great way for tiny house enthusiasts to get a little help with some of the most cumbersome work, and at a much lower cost than a fully completed home. For those that are handy and want to DIY, a shell is a great solution to get the ball rolling!
Update on DIY Tiny House Project
Progress Pic: Patrick's Tiny House on Wheels!
Patrick picked up a perfect shell from Modern Tiny Living a few months ago, and we wanted to share a photo of his progress on the interior he is building himself! Looks great Patrick!
Like we mentioned yesterday, having a robust and sturdy shell built by MTL is a great option for people that may not have the space, conditions, tools or machinery needed to tackle the job themselves. The foundation of the tiny house movement is fueled by the DIY builder, and we are thrilled to help those ambitious enough to tackle a tiny house in any way we can.
That said, there is no shame in having a builder do the entire project for you! A tiny house DIY build should only be tackled by someone who is well-versed in construction, architecture, plumbing, electric, and design. We've seen countless DIY projects fall apart, or get abandoned, when the individual realizes that the project can easily take hundreds of hours (even for an experienced and qualified craftsman), and that building a truly roadworthy home takes careful planning and meticulous execution.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to think it through before you commit - whether you want to build the whole thing yourself, pick up a shell and finish the interior, or have a builder help you make your design and dream a reality.
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MTL Featured on mobilerving.com!
Modern Tiny Living is proud to announce that we have been featured in an extensive article on MobileRVing.com, an extremely popular RV publication that is dipping its toes into the Tiny House niche! Dan did a great job on his interview, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to promote Modern Tiny Living and the tiny house movement to this network!
Check out the article on Modern Tiny Living, and Dan's comments on the tiny house movement here: Packing And Moving Has Never Been Easier - Modern Tiny Living
Modern Tiny Living is proud to announce we've completed another tiny house on wheels, and another young couple about to embark on their tiny house journey!
We are so thrilled to have completed this 32 ft. tiny house on wheels for Sarah and Shane, a wonderful young military couple from Ohio who now have a forever home they can take with them wherever their adventures may lead.
This home is so incredibly unique, and we cannot wait to show you the final photos and designs when we get a chance to do a formal shoot. Sarah and Shane were absolutely wonderful to work with, and we can't wait to share their tiny house story and journey with all of you.
We built this tiny house completely customized for Sarah and Shane, and as a 32 ft. tiny house on wheels, represents one of the larger tiny houses in our collection. We'll have new photos of the tiny home available soon!