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Decorating Ideas for Single Wide Mobile Homes

Updated February 21, 2017

When decorating your single wide mobile home, take into consideration the shape of the home. Typically, single wide mobile homes contain rooms and a long hallway. Use the shape of the mobile home to your advantage by decorating each room, including the hallway. Decorating a mobile home does not require special skills.

Paint

Older single wide mobile homes commonly feature wood panelling on the walls. Wood panelling makes the rooms inside the mobile home look and feel dark and small. To brighten up the rooms inside your single wide mobile home, paint the panelling a light colour. If you want dark accent colours, use them sparingly as they can make the rooms look smaller. You do not have to fill the seams on the panelling, unless you want to. Decide whether you want to paint the panelled walls one solid colour or use the seams to paint stripes on the panelling.

Landscape

Decorate the landscaping around your single wide mobile home. Adding decorative items to your lawn increases the curb appeal. Many times the landscape is forgotten about when a home is decorated. Plant flowers in the yard and create a rock garden. Incorporate lawn ornaments for an added decorative touch to your landscaping design.

Window Treatments

When deciding on the window treatments for your mobile home, consider light fabrics. Heavy fabrics may cause condensation, which may mean you have to repair the windowsill. Hang blinds on the windows and a valance or sheer curtain over the blind. This allows the windows to breathe and decorates the windows in the room.

Other Areas

Create a focal point in every room in your mobile home. Focal points draw attention and add a conversation piece to the room. A centrepiece on the kitchen table or a piece of artwork in a living room can become a focal point. Replace the light fixtures and faucets in the mobile home to make them look less like traditional mobile home fixtures. Turn your hallway into an art gallery by hanging framed pictures. Select pictures from a family vacation or your personal family favourites and display them.

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Stephanie Nolan has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles appear on various websites, where she specializes in topics about home improvement, parenting and interior design. Nolan holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.