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Best Container Homes Designs and Decor

These inspiring container home designs prove that small doesn't have to be boring, cramped, boxy or industrial.

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Container Home Decor 3eceb5b8 A420 4b55 80e7 082b6b4a3a80Courtesy of @appalachiancontainercabin

Space-Saving Fireplace

This container cabin by @appalachiancontainercabin features an electric fireplace that warms the tiny living room without taking up too much space. The fireplace paired with the recessed TV create the perfect focal point for the room, while allowing a clear walkway. Because, as we know, every inch counts in a container home!

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Container Home Bedroom 120262143 1620570434812010 4607686666970398820 NCourtesy of @findyourrepurpose

Space-Defining Decor

In this container home by @findyourrepurpose, the open floor plan means that the bed is essentially right next to the kitchen. But by using a simple black and white color palette and hanging a large art piece, the area feels like a separate space.

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Container Home Bedroom Tr2xoybkCourtesy of @trelan_farm

Convertible Furniture

In a tiny home, space often serves more than one purpose. The living room in this beautiful container home by @trelan_farm doubles as the bedroom. Thanks to the smart choice of a convertible couch, guests can simply transform the sofa into a bed when it’s time to go to sleep.

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Container Home Room Divider 135289753 3541611995888421 6820415160290409862 NCourtesy of @theriverstonehouse

Don’t be Afraid to Take Risks

Designing a container home is a unique opportunity, so don’t be afraid to take risks with the decor. This gorgeous container home by @theriverstonehouse incorporates one of the original exterior panels as an interior room divider. The metal wall is now a beautiful reminder of the simple shipping container that the home once was!

Here are a few fun ways to use metal in your home, even if you don’t have a shipping container house.

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Container Pool House Patio 106727425 203038957733056 5494232059054884004 NCourtesy of @craftspaceinc

Bring the Outdoors In

The wall of this shipping container pool cabana by @craftspaceinc opens up onto a furnished patio, creating one big entertaining space. Decorating and furnishing an adjoining deck or patio is a great way to expand a tiny interior. Use a similar color palette and design style to make the two areas cohesive.

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Container Home Accent Wall 117319386 1207846559578936 8844719826151793869 NCourtesy of @bendigouniquestays

Dark Accent Wall

Most of this boho chic container house by @bendigouniquestays is painted bright white. The one dark navy accent wall gives the room depth, making it look bigger. A single nightstand, instead of two, and plenty of wall shelves help add storage to this small bedroom without taking up too much space.

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Container Home Bathroom 4y5a9221Courtesy of @alternativelivingspaces

Enlarge a Bathroom with Visual Tricks

This space by @alternativelivingspaces proves that even a tiny container home can have a beautiful bathroom! The horizontal lines created by the shiplap draw the eye around the space to make the small bathroom feel wider. A floating vanity gives the illusion of more space by exposing the floor underneath.

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Tiny Kitchen 133384837 204668881292182 480434753200368878 NCourtesy of @theflophouze

Texture and Color

Although an all-white interior often makes a small space feel bigger, this container home kitchen by @theflophouze shows that you shouldn’t shy away from color or texture when decorating a small home. The reclaimed wood accent wall adds interest and depth, and the soft blue cabinets provide a breath of fresh air in an otherwise all-neutral space.

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Container Home Decor Cdc9498a D957 4e54 Ab24 F6cdce3827faCourtesy of @kaiserworks.home

Be a Minimalist

Minimal furnishings and decor help this small container home Airbnb by @kaiserworks.home feel bright and spacious. We love the pop of color from the green sofa and the slim storage shelf in place of a bulky media cabinet. The sofa also folds out into a bed. As we’ve mentioned, multi-purpose furniture is always a smart choice when decorating a small space.

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Container Home Kitchen 93449738 164682614758792 2361423435737489707 NCourtesy of @mattandpaiton

Use Durable Materials

In a small space, every inch gets a lot of use, so it’s important to choose materials that will last. In this container home kitchen by @mattandpaiton, the scratch resistant laminate countertops can take a lot of abuse before showing any wear and tear. The durable (and affordable!) sheet metal backsplash protects the wall from splatters.