Decorating a home is part of human expression. Since at least ancient civilization, homeowners (including the pharaohs) have sought ways to dress up bare walls. Those who live in mobile homes are no exception.
Our reasons for decor may be to continue weaving our stories — stories of who we are as individuals and as families in households. The decor may provide both a utilitarian and a beautifying purpose.
Regardless of your purpose in decor, you should know that there are common decor mistakes people make. Why is this important to know? Knowledge is power. And with knowledge, you can avoid commonly-made mistakes when it comes to mobile home decor.
9 Mistakes you’re probably making when it comes to mobile home decor
Oftentimes, people are unaware of the mistakes they make in their mobile home decor. That’s why we’re here today. We’re going to walk you through nine common mistakes you just might be making in your mobile home.
And with this knowledge, you’ll be a little wiser and savvier than you were before. What’s not to love about that?
Expand your knowledge and watch your mobile home morph into something beautiful. Home improvements are worth taking note of as a homeowner.
So without further delay, let’s examine these nine mistakes.
1 – Neglecting to keep outlet locations in mind
For a major facepalm, design and implement your room’s decor ideas with no thought toward outlet placement. Few, if any of us reading this, will want to drag an electrician into the process of decorating a home. It’s no good to come up with a killer design with standing lights and then find that your outlets are only available on the opposite wall.
2 – Placing style over comfort
Here is an important thought to remember — you can have both comfort and style! It’s important to note that you don’t want to buy a new couch just because it’s stylish. Make sure it’s comfortable. It should be cozy and comfy because it’s where you’ll want to unwind after a long day.
3 – Embracing cluttery designs
That’s right — a common mistake is incorporating cluttery designs. Your home merits better care and attention. Furniture, counters, and shelves can fall prey to well-meaning collections of too many framed photos and knickknacks. It’s up to you to whittle the numbers down to a pleasing few.
For pictures, as an alternative to cluttering the shelves, they can look great as a wall gallery of photos. Hang them up!
4 – Forgetting the foyer
In many homes, the foyer or entrance area is often neglected. Change the way we think about foyers and entrances by taking care to design an inviting entrance. After all, it’s everyone’s first impression upon walking through the door. And it’s your first whiff of home as you enter from a long day of work.
5 – Not balancing furniture
One mistake people often make is not looking for balance in furniture arrangements. A bulky couch, for example, does not balance well with a bulky coffee table and bulky TV furniture. Without balance, everything begins to feel heavy and oppressive in the room.
6 – Failing to test different paint hues
For the best method of seeing whether or not a paint jives well with you and your space, you need to test different paint hues on your wall. Most people don’t get sample paints. They look at paint chips, but they commit to buying the paint needed before actually sampling the paint on their walls. This can be a big mistake.
7 – Embracing too much of a good thing
So we get it. You found a theme you want to bring to the room. But please don’t go overboard. You’re better off bringing your theme into the room with accents. It’s better than making your room become an eyesore with everything screaming out your theme.
8 – Leaving out plants
Having no plants in your home is a mistake. Plants contribute to an aesthetic while serving a grand purpose. Take charge of your mobile home’s decor by incorporating a plant here and there. It’ll brighten up your day and your home, while maybe even purifying the air.
9 – Having the TV rule the room
A common mistake home decorators make is allowing the room’s design to revolve around the TV. Your room’s design should not center around the television. Take control of your room by first planning the location where your TV will stay. Once your design is in place, you may add the TV.
Take charge of your mobile home decor
Now you know the nine mistakes you’re probably making when it comes to mobile home decor. Take charge of your mobile home decor by rectifying these mistakes and creating a fresh, inviting space.
And speaking of taking charge, do you know how to live a happier life in your mobile home?