All right. . Here’s the deal. . We will be buying a mobile home, and it was pre-owned and rented a few times before our purchase. (.. I know trailers / mobile homes are considered “white trash”, but that is all we can afford, and I am proud that we could even buy that what matters is that c It is a house of our own)
Anyway, my question is – Does anyone know some good decorating tips for mobile homes? Space is limited, and I want it chic and posh looks without making a cluttered and shit (like a cow kitchen theme or lighthouses in the bathroom). I want it to be my dream home, but I was wondering if anyone had good links (with lots of good pictures) or good tips for making small spaces look fancy.
The Pottery Barn Look
My tastes are along the lines of Pottery Barn, but they are much too expensive for me, if that helps any. I want something that looks good, but something that I can afford. Do not click on the link Braxton B. It is a virus. I think I found an answer. I did not loose chuckles. I live in one. It suits me very well, and my previous home was custom built. The mobile has come up with a beautiful piece of land is more important long-term building on it.
Congratulations on your new home. Be it ever so humble. . . No you do buy the cow-themed stuff for the kitchen, do not worry. Take a tip from upscale apartment designs. If there are any around, go see them clues. Do not be in a big hurry to change things immediately unless you are very sure of what you want to do, like painting because the walls are filthy. Live with what you have a moment, think about what you want different.
Keep single bases. Use light colors to help the space look bigger, do not go for window treatments exaggerated, buy smaller furniture if you buy everything. Two loveseats may work better than a large sofa. Do not have a television monster. Get furniture that is double acting as an end table with a shelf underneath. A large mirror or several small, can increase a space. Go vertical. Install shelves to keep things on the floor if you can.
A clear floor space released a larger piece, as does a light colored floor. If you change the floor, trying to keep the same in almost all rooms, even with paint colors. You do not bump switches theme or color from one room to another. Choose a base color and two others to harmonize or complement the main. Once you outright basis, then add decoration as ornaments or art.
Buy what you want, but to get one or two things at once, put them and live with them for a while before deciding what else to get. No rush, the substance will be still there later. Try garage sales, second hand stores, do not buy until you are sure what you want.
If you like Pottery Barn things, wait for a sale. Keep a folder of photos from magazines or store flyers that have the look you want to remind you where you are heading. The advantage of a small place is that some good things can make a difference.
If you want to change the floor, I got a tip for you. I replaced my pink carved living room carpet and covered my kitchen in 1970 vinyl style with a product from Home Depot that is vinyl planks that stick to each other but not the ground. The price is very good, installation is easy, and people think it’s real wood until I tell them it is not.
For those of us living in Vancouver, a great painting company is Heritage Painting and Decorating. They are more of a high end contractor who specializes in painting older homes.