5 Decorative Tips That Will Keep Your Mobile Home Warm This Fall
On the first day of “sweater-weather,” a cold nose might seem like a delightful reprieve from the overbearing summer heat. However, as time wears on, you may start looking for ways to protect yourself from the cold. And a warm, cozy house is a natural place to seek shelter from the chilly outdoors.
Of course, you don’t want to totally sacrifice the appearance of your home just to stay warm. You want ways to keep the mobile home looking great and feeling warm. Stay tuned as we share some ideas to help you with that.
Tip #1: Invest in a portable fireplace
If you’re looking for a way to add more heat to the house and up the ambiance at the same time, a freestanding fireplace could be just what you need. In fact, you may find it creates a great place for the family to gather on chilly nights.
Make the mantel look great
Plus, a pleasant benefit to a portable fireplace is the introduction of a mantel into your living room (or wherever you happen to put the fireplace). Who wouldn’t like the opportunity to decorate a mantel? It could be a great place for seasonal decor or even a mantel clock.
Tip #2: Cover the walls with tapestries
Now that you’ve gotten the heat cranking with your new fireplace, here’s a way to make decor double as insulation. Purchase tapestries to incorporate into your wall decor. Of course, we’re not suggesting you plaster every wall with them (though you certainly could if that’s your style).
But, if you’re looking for something thick to put on your walls, don’t just tack up random blankets. Let tapestries come to your rescue.
Tip #3: Cover drafty registers strategically
Next up, cover over unused registers (like A/C floor registers) that are letting in drafts. If your registers are cooling down your house, take some time to cover them with plastic or with a vent cover you’ve purchased.
Furniture is next
After you’ve done this, you can always move your furniture around so that the covered registers are no longer visible. This way, you don’t even have to worry about covering them up neatly. Once you make sure drafts are sealed out, a well-placed couch or end table could make even messy work invisible.
Better yet, use this as an opportunity to incorporate new furniture items you’ve been waiting for! If you’ve had to put off buying a side table because you’ve been low on space, here’s your chance. Make the most of the floor space you gain from being able to cover floor vents.
Tip #4: Stock up on throw blankets
With autumn upon us, stock up on throw blankets. Leave them any place your family typically congregates to relax (and in bedrooms, too). If you’re used to hanging out in the living room, you can always select throws that match your living room decor. Choose a blanket that brings out a color already in your couch. Then drape it over the back so it’ll be ready for the next chilly family member.
Or, you could get a blanket for each member of the family. If somebody’s a football fan, now’s the time for a team blanket. Or even a blanket that reflects a family member’s hobby – like gardening or bird-watching. Plus, if you’re trying to introduce autumn colors into your home to celebrate the season, here’s an opportunity to do just that.
Tip #5: Invest in rugs
Another thing you can do is buy some rugs for floors that tend to feel really cold. For instance, you might want some rugs by the bedsides. And you can also use them to line your most-used walkways. Your bare feet will thank you.
When selecting rugs, you could choose to keep it neutral. That way, you can keep the same rug even if you decide to change your other furniture or decor someday. Or, you could make it blend beautifully with your current color scheme. Another option is to add a pop of a new color that beautifully complements the look you already have going. Keep in mind what will and won’t show dirt – a rug with a design is often great for hiding specks.
Bonus tip: Snag some cozy bedspreads
Now let’s turn to the bedrooms. One thing you can do to keep the chill at bay while you’re sleeping is bulk up your bedspread. If you’re currently making do with a blanket that’s not exactly thick and warm, consider upgrading.
Investing in a warm bedspread may mean you can turn down the heat in the house at night (saving you some money). Thus, while you’re not keeping the house warm with this suggestion, you’re keeping you warm. That is, as long as you stay hunkered down in bed. Hint: keep a robe and slippers at the bedside in case you need to get up in the night.
Look good and stay warm!
We hope we got your wheels are turning about ways to keep your house warm and looking good this autumn. Remember to use the options that work best for your mobile home and your budget. And have fun checking out our visual inspiration to decorate your mobile home for fall.