Shipping containers are not just for transporting cargo. Their popularity amongst homeowners is fast becoming a trend resulting in designers from all over the world being contacted to help with the design and decoration aspects.
Whilst the idea of living in a shipping container may sound rather strange to some, these sturdy, flexible and rather inexpensive items are well worth a second look.
A blank canvas to inspire Whether you opt for a recycled or brand new container, you’ll find yourself with a fabulous blank canvas ready and waiting for your inspiration. With a bit of imagination you can transform both the inside and the external surroundings of your chosen new home into something that is original and perfectly suits your needs.
Create space with paint As with any home, a good splash of color introduced with paint can create feature walls, introduce the look and feel of separate living spaces and is arguably one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the look.
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Depending on the style you want to achieve, you may prefer to keep the tones neutral to allow for color to be introduced by way of furnishings and accessories, or you may want to go bold and bright. The choice is yours.
Furniture choice is critical Due to the shape of a shipping container, you may find that traditional furniture purchases need to be put on hold until you have your final home layout locked in. A clever way to decorate is to use furniture sparingly. Over cluttering can cause your space to appear smaller than it actually is.
Walls walls everywhere Take advantage of the study strong walls that give your new home its unique look. Add hooks, mirrors and accessories all over the walls to create a further sense of depth and space.
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Designing your new shipping container home is exciting. All you need is an open mind, lots of imagination and the willingness to be different and you’ll create a unique space that brings an old cargo box to life.
If you need further advice or need to take the first step into sourcing a container, chat to Tiger Containers. The possibilities are endless.