How to Update a Mobile Home's Interior


Updating the interior of a living space can bring new life to drab surroundings and turn a house into a home. Mobile homes are manufactured at a factory and transported to the home site. Typically, the manufacturing process also includes creating a look for the home that is popular at the time of construction. Over time, the mobile home can begin to feel outdated. Taking the time to spruce up the home's interior will not only make occupants more comfortable, but potentially increase the value of the unit as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Paint rollers
  • Carpet
  • Large furniture
  • Window treatments
  • Table lamps
  • Sort through your belongings and discard or donate any items that are no longer being used. Reducing clutter in the home will help open up space and facilitate an updated look.

  • Paint the mobile home's interior walls in a light, neutral paint color. Paint each room a shade in the same color family to create a unified look throughout the home without using the same color in every space.

  • Replace old and worn carpeting with neutral-colored, good-quality carpet. Typically, mobile homes are manufactured using relatively inexpensive carpet that is installed quickly before the walls are set in the home. Work with a professional carpet installer to see if you will need to cut carpet away from the walls, or if a tack strip is in place around the edges of the carpet.

  • Replace old draperies and window shades with treatments that coordinate with the mobile home's new wall and carpeting colors. Choose a treatment that provides privacy and still allows enough light in to help make the home feel open.

  • Install lighting around the home to illuminate dark corners or spaces. Place floor lamps in areas where permanent fixture installation is difficult, or work with an electrician to have recessed lighting installed throughout the mobile home.

  • Replace outdated and worn furniture with a few large, contemporary pieces such as a sofa and love seat set. Avoid using multiple pieces of small furniture, which will cause the space to appear more cluttered and less welcoming. Consider utilizing bookcases and other organizational pieces as room dividers to create new spaces and keep clutter in check.

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