Decorating Awkward Spaces In Your Mobile Home For The Holidays
Decorating your mobile home for the holidays is a fairly simple process, but what happens when you realize you’ve decorated the whole home but left those few awkward spaces empty? You know the ones we’re talking about – the corner that’s a little differently shaped, the part of the roof that slopes a little, or that one window that’s a little too far from the rest. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to make these awkward spaces fit in with the rest of the house this holiday season.
Cheer up a bare ceiling
One of the many areas of a room that often goes unnoticed is the ceiling. Believe it or not, you can even dress up your ceiling to make it look festive. For example, check out this gilded ceiling.
As you can see, the color and texture of the ceiling blends in very well with the room, while still making a statement on its own. If you’re planning to try something like this, keep in mind that the ceiling should make a statement without taking away from the rest of the room. Try out small crafts like DIY snowflakes that you can hang on the ceiling, or buy festive wallpaper to put up temporarily.
Most houses have at least one awkward corner that doesn’t seem to fit in. There are two basic ways to deal with this. First, you can simply hide the corner with an elegant screen or curtain, which can be part of your festive design. Second, you can turn the corner into a cozy nook, like the owner of this home did:
During the holidays, comfy, out-of-the-way corners may be the perfect places to seat spontaneous guests or let kids have a place to play. So, you definitely shouldn’t overlook these areas during your decorating sprees! Put a holiday spin on your decor, and you’ll be all set.
The awkward corners that are too small for furniture
If you have awkward corners that are too small for furniture, try decking them out with potted plants instead. Now that Christmas is around the corner, a vibrant Poinsettia plant is a great option for filling up a tiny corner with color and festivity.
Decorating your load-bearing wall (if you have one)
Obviously, you’ll focus on the walls in your kitchen and living room quite a bit during the holidays. While that’s definitely a great idea, you should also focus on the load-bearing wall that separates your kitchen and living room! Even though it may seem like a mundane part of the house, it deserves some attention too – and it’ll definitely make your design look more cohesive and full. Here are a couple of ways to do that:
- Go along with the theme of the rest of the room, making your load-bearing wall just one more part of the bigger picture.
- Alternatively, get creative by turning the load bearing wall into an accent wall.
- If you’re feeling especially creative, do something different on each side of the wall. For example, fill the side facing the kitchen with wreaths and candy canes, but cover the side facing the living room with tinsel and seasonal lights.
Decor ideas for pass-through windows
Pass-through windows can be tall or shorter and appear in several rooms of the house. Usually, smaller pass-throughs are a kitchen feature. Taller pass-through windows tend to lead from the living room to a patio or porch. While seemingly insignificant and easy to overlook, these little areas are great opportunities to break out more holiday decor! Imagine something like this, but decked out in festive decor:
There are a few quick ways to do something like this, including these easy ideas:
- Place a few candles around your kitchen pass-through.
- Turn a kitchen pass-through into a hot chocolate or coffee bar, complete with Christmas mugs, colorful ornaments, and a mug of candy canes for the kids!
- A pass-through to your patio or porch is a good excuse to hang up even more festive lights.
- Tinsel, paper chains, or faux evergreen garlands are great ways to frame your porch or patio pass-through window as well.
Don’t be afraid of the awkward spaces – just go ahead and decorate them!
If you’re afraid of drawing attention to the awkward spaces in your home, don’t be! Just go ahead and decorate them. That way, you get to enjoy your holiday decorations even more – and so do others. Your family and friends will appreciate the effort you’ve put into decorating every part of your home.