If you’re the type of person who loves relaxing spaces, creating cozy spots in and around your mobile home should be on your to-do list. But when it comes to making the perfect, relaxing outdoor space, there are so many options to choose from. Are you wondering if there’s a way to narrow it down to the basics? Today we’ve done just that! We’re going to explore ways to create mobile home outdoor spaces you and your family will love.
Best of all, we’ve included options to fit every budget, whether big or small. So let’s dive in.
What’s your vibe?
Maybe you already have a patio, porch, or something fancier – ike a gazebo, for instance. If you don’t, now’s the time to think about adding a defined space to your yard where you can start to create an area of relaxation.
Need inspiration to get you started? Here are a few styles and budget options within those three categories (patio, porch, and gazebo).
Patios can be big or small, close to the house, or out in a cozy corner of your garden. Pavers are the most popular medium for patios, but we know they can get a little pricey. These interlocking patio tiles that look like the real thing are an easy substitute. Leftover bricks or stones can also be a cheap alternative.
Chances are you’ll have to get creative if you’re planning to DIY with stones or bricks. But that’s half the fun! There are dozens of videos on YouTube to get you started.
Again, porches don’t have to be big, rambling affairs. They can be small and, if you’re up to it, they can be entirely DIY. Also, if you’re looking to expand your mobile home’s footprint, a sun porch is a great option too.
And here’s a pro tip: porches aren’t just for houses. Do you have a garden shed or a nice toolshed? There’s something quaint and irresistible about a cute shed with a porch.
By this time you know what we’re going to say: gazebos don’t need to be big or expensive. In fact, your gazebo might not have to even look like a traditional gazebo. “Gazebo” can simply mean a covered area. It even can be square. You get to decide how big you want it. Do you want ten people to sit in it, or only two? You can build it yourself, buy it online and have it delivered, or search for a used one in your area via an online classifieds website. And don’t forget that if you want extra privacy you can purchase one like this with curtains.
Creating space to relax
Now that you have a space with relaxation potential, the fun begins. Start adding tables and chairs, ottomans, and pillows. If your space needs more shade protection, consider building a small pergola over your patio, buying a couple of umbrellas, or hanging flowy curtains. Rattan blinds are another option that’ll give your space instant character.
It’s common knowledge that having a roof over your head makes things doubly cozy. If you can’t build a roof for your patio, hang bulb-lights to create that feeling instead. This Homemade Heaven has a fantastic tutorial for string light poles that double as planters. How’s that for an inexpensive alternative to a roof?
Perhaps instead of creating a living room feel, your family would benefit from an outdoor dining room. Eating outdoors is always a wonderful way to relax after a long day of work. If you decide to create a dining are, be sure to provide a table with enough space for everyone. And make certain the chairs you choose are actually comfortable to sit on.
Tips for adding character to the space
Once you have your basics in place, start adding all the extras that help make a space relaxing. Outdoor rugs are an often-overlooked element, but they can add so much depth and coziness to an outdoor living area. Add a coffee table, too. Have you been wanting a hammock or a fire pit? Incorporate that into your space as well.
And of course, don’t forget the pillows, blankets, candles, plants, and outdoor wall decor. Those are all great options, but it’s up to you how lavish you want it to be. Bohemian maximalisim may be your style, but if it’s not, you can opt for a minimalistic look. Create a space that reflects your lifestyle and incorporates the things that you find particularly relaxing.
Home is where you can relax
Creating places where we can relax often means hard work on our part before the dream can become a reality. But that doesn’t make it any less fun. The reward is well worth the work. We hope this has inspired you to create a relaxing outdoor space for your mobile home that will have your family chilling out for years to come.
For more decorating inspiration, check out our ideas and themes for mobile home summer porch decor.