How to decorate a mobile home to last the holidays
Making sure your decorations will survive the whole season means three things:
- Use your space wisely. Nothing is worse than being crowded out by your decor.
- Buy energy-saving decorations and have enough on hand.
- Utilize tips and tricks to keep your decor looking fresh.
1. Use your space wisely
Mobile home dimensions can make for a tight squeeze, so you’ll need to be creative to get the look you want. If you over-decorate, then your space will look cluttered and untidy. Here are a few key elements to consider in your decorating.
Find the perfect tree for the space you have
Whether you live in a single-wide or a double-wide, choose a tree that makes an impact without taking more space than you can afford. You may consider buying a smaller tree that you place on a coffee table in the corner. This way the base of the tree takes up less floor space, but you don’t lose any of its height.
Spruce up your door
Not all of your decorations have to be indoors! You can line your door with evergreen garland and intertwine it with a bright red ribbon. If you add to that a wreath with a red bow, then your entry will have a beautiful pop of color. And to make things even easier, it will be easy to sweep up fallen pine needles when they’re already outside!
Showcase your dining area
The best way to decorate your dining table is by laying down a festive tablecloth. To draw attention to the center of the room, you can make or buy a magnificent centerpiece for it. A centerpiece could be anything from an elaborate bowl to a vase full of bulbs or flowers.
Make use of the ceiling
The ceiling is one of the best spaces in a mobile home that you can decorate. You can hang sparkling snowflakes or bulbs from the ceiling where you know no one will run into them. Ceiling decorations add cheerfulness to your home without taking up unnecessary space.
2. Buy energy-saving decorations
If you have the electric holiday decorations from ages ago, you should consider replacing them. Use LED lights instead because they use less energy and have a lovely glow. We recommend Energy Star brands because they reduce energy consumption and rarely blow a fuse. Make sure you have enough on hand too. Buy extra batteries so your light-up decorations don’t lose their luster before the season ends.
3. Utilize these tips and tricks to keep decorations looking seasonal and fresh
How to extend your decorations past the current holiday
When decorating your home, one of the things you should keep in mind is your color theme.
If you use neutrals as your base, you can easily add pops of color to match the theme of the holiday. For example, if you buy white candle holders and picture frames, you can easily transition from fall to winter. Simply change out orange candles with red ones. Replace fall-themed pictures with winter scenes. If you buy squashes and gourds during the fall season for a centerpiece, don’t throw them out! Paint them white and reuse them for the winter holidays.
Finally, try to match your decorations with the interior décor of your home so that it will feel timely even after the holiday is past.
How to make greenery last longer
There are a few tricks you can use to extend the life of your greenery. Once you purchase it, the first thing you should do is add moisture to the plant by soaking it in a bathtub full of water and let it soak for about 24 hours. Drain the water from the tub after that and allow the water from the greenery to drain off.
Once dry, spray the greenery with a plant protector like Wilt Pruf, which is the best way to ensure that it does not lose moisture. Wilt Pruf is an anti-transpirant used on Christmas trees, greens and wreaths to keep them from wilting. The best part is that it is organic and non-hazardous, so you need not worry about your safety.
After you finish spraying, let it dry for about 4 hours then hang it where you desire. The greenery will last up to 3 months or more, so they’ll look fresh all holiday long.
How to make flowers last longer
There are so many ways you can make your flowers last longer. If you add soda to the water, sugar prevents your cut flowers from wilting faster. You can use apple cider vinegar with some sugar as well. Vodka does the trick too. You need to change out the solution every day for the flowers to last even longer. This will help your mobile home will smell sweet and fresh throughout the holiday season.
How will you decorate your mobile home this season?
The holidays are a great time to enjoy family traditions or to create new ones! With this article, we hope you’ve thought of some ideas for how to decorate your mobile home and bring cheer into your home this holiday season.