Thanks to a complete remodel in 2011, this single wide is beautiful and has several great decorating ideas for mobile homes. The home has a great combination of style and function that works together to create a modern, and beautiful, home.
This mobile home is a great example of putting professional interior designers’ advice to work in a real-life setting. Working with small spaces can be difficult – space efficiency and home fashion doesn’t often go hand-in-hand, but this home makes it work. It’s apparent the homeowner did their research because some of the best known tips for decorating small spaces is being used in the home.
First, lets review our growing list of the best decorating ideas for mobile homes. This list is based on tips and advice from interior designers’ for certain issues that most affect a mobile or manufactured home: small space, rectangular rooms, low ceilings, multi-functional rooms, and so forth.
16 Great Decorating Ideas for Mobile Homes:
- Use a light wall color throughout the entire home to open the space up and create cohesiveness.
- Make your furniture work double-time with multipurpose pieces – stools as tables, benches with storage, etc.
- Use wasted space in your home for storage. Click here for a great article on mobile home storage ideas.
- Use a high-gloss white for the ceilings so light will reflect well and help make the ceilings appear taller.
- Mirrors help make a space seem larger and your ceilings appear taller- use them!
- Go Up! Use the vertical space in your home. Stacked washer and dryers take up a lot less room than side-by-side appliances. Bookshelves on the walls can make a beautiful display area.
- Pay attention to detail. In small spaces, every little detail counts. Trim and accents that pull the space together can update a room quickly.
- Extend the living space to the outdoors – decks, patios and porches are perfect outdoor living spaces – use them to your advantage.
- Control Clutter. The less you have, the less you have to clean or store. Make a goal to donate one item for every new item you bring in.
- Use Pattern and Texture. Many designers have stated that patterns and textures work wonders to add pizzazz to your home.
- Hang artwork higher to help make your ceilings appear higher. Full length curtains work, too.
- Use moderately scaled furniture – scale can make or break a room. Buy furniture that isn’t to big or to small, but don’t be scared to have one or two large pieces that are functional.
- Mobile homes are rectangle so add as many curvy or circular pieces as you can in your home. It will break up the straight lines.
- Keep the furniture off the walls. Create cozy, intimate seating arrangements instead.
- Use bookshelves as room dividers.
- Forget about all the rules, advice, and tips. Take them into consideration, sure, but it’s your home and your space – make it yours!
Single Wide Mobile Home – Real Life Decor
This lovely mobile home uses several of the best decorating ideas for mobile homes listed above. One of the easiest decorating tips anyone can follow is painting your home in a light, cool palette – using a light palette throughout the home can make it seem larger.
This single wide has a light sea-green color is on every wall and it works well to open the space up and create a cohesive space.
Clean, white ceilings helps connect a space and makes it seem larger. The crown molding isn’t hurting either. Notice the thick baseboard trim used?
Trim is great way to give the interior a polished look. Be warned though, some designers state you should paint your crown molding the same color as your walls in low-ceiling rooms so you don’t call attention to the ceiling. Other designers state you should paint a 2-3″ band around the top of your wall the same color as your ceiling to help make it seem higher. I suppose it depends on the colors you use. Here’s what Apartment Therapy has to say:
Ceiling color: Paint your ceiling a color lighter than the walls, preferably white. Some believe high-gloss paint is best because it reflects light and makes the ceiling look somehow less fixed and static, while others say a matte finish will help the ceiling to blend in more. Some designers suggest you paint the wall beyond the top of the wall. In other words, paint the first two or three inches of ceiling around the perimeter the same color as the walls to give the illusion of taller, higher walls.
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