Holiday Decorating Tips for Mobile Homes
This year is quickly coming to an end, but before we ring in the new year, it’s time to deck the halls for the holidays!
This time of year can be so much fun, but mobile home owners may find that they lack inspiration for incorporating the elaborate holiday decorations from Hallmark movie specials and Instagram Influencers into their own humble abodes.
I’m here to tell you, not only is it possible to bring the magic of the holidays into your mobile home, it’s also easy and budget friendly too!
Know Your Mobile Home Style
First, when getting inspiration from your favorite movies or blogs and wondering how to make it work in your mobile home, it’s important to identify what it is that you love from those decorations.
Do you find yourself drawn toward a modern, simple design? Or a full, classic, and cozy theme?
Maybe you love elaborate, elegant décor of gold and white. Or you might be drawn toward deep burgundy, green and silver.
It all depends on your taste, but once you understand what draws you to a design, you can begin putting those ideas into your own space.
To create the most cohesive look in your mobile home, use a color scheme that flows naturally with your existing home décor.
Take the living room image above as an example, if you are drawn to more neutral color tones in your home, a flocked Christmas tree with white lights and natural ornaments will blend perfectly.
Mobile Home Décor Differences
One thing to keep in mind is most mobile homes aren’t built with fireplaces or grand Gone with the Wind style staircases. This doesn’t mean we can’t achieve beautiful, cheerful holiday décor, it just means we need to be prepared to get creative with alternatives.
One obstacle that might hold you back in decorating your mobile home for the holidays is the lack of a fireplace.
“Where do I hang the stockings and garland?” You might have wondered.
One easy solution is to utilize your entertainment center or TV stand to display your family’s stockings, using adhesive or clip on hooks to hang them from. (See video clip above.)
Another creative solution is to use a small wooden ladder to hold the stockings, bonus points if you string lights around it, too!
And, instead of dreaming of the miles of fluffy garland and holly draped down the staircase banister, try hanging your garland around the living room windows or evenly down the hallway over doorway openings instead.
Bigger isn’t Always Better
Mobile homes come in varying sizes, so as with any home you’ll want to purchase a tree that makes sense for your floor plan.
Measure where you want to place your tree first and then head out to buy the perfect tree for your space.
It’s easy to lose the concept of your space when browsing for that perfect tree, so having measurements will keep you on track.
A bigger tree might be your first instinct to bring a grander appearance to the holiday décor, but it might just end up making your living room feel cramped and stuffy. A more proportioned tree, decorated thoughtfully in your style and color scheme, will add to your décor in a more powerful way than a tree overshadowing the entire living room.
Decorating Your Mobile Home for the Holidays
Once you have the bigger pieces in place, it’s time to add in the details. Start by swapping out some of your smaller decorative pieces with holiday relevant trinkets. For example, if you’re celebrating Christmas: placing reindeer, small trees, and ornament filled vases would capture the holiday spirit perfectly.
Often overlooked in decorating for the holidays is wall space.
If you have framed art on the walls, think about exchanging it with a winter or holiday themed print. And if you’re feeling really creative, use a temporary chalk or letter board to display your favorite line from a holiday song.
Lastly, think of other small details in your home that can be swapped to accent the theme of your tree and stockings such as throw blankets, pillows, welcome mats, and your table center piece.
Most importantly, remember that ‘tis the season to be jolly!
So whether you are going all out or keeping your holiday decorations simple, don’t forget to celebrate your family and the home you share together!
Happy Holidays, from Braustin Homes.