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8 Living Room Decorating Styles that Look Great in Mobile Homes

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We’ve put together a few of our favorite living room decorating styles that look great in a mobile or manufactured home. We know these styles look great because we have pictures to prove it!

The living room is one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s a favorite place to unwind and relax with loved ones and entertain guests. With all the time spent in the living room, it should shine and represent your favorite living room decorating style whether it be rustic or retro.

Related:  A Few of our Favorite Remodeling and Decorating Ideas for Manufactured Homes 

8 Living Room Decorating Styles that will Look Great in a Mobile or Manufactured Home

Modern Farmhouse

Modern farmhouse took the world by storm a few years ago. It’s definitely a favorite in this house.  Modern farmhouse embraces imperfection. Furniture is usually left to look new or painted in an accent color. White is often used as the base color so it’s one of the best living room decorating styles if you have a small home.

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Melodie is a pro when it comes to interior design. She used the modern farmhouse style in her latest living room update.
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Hunter’s double wide is a great example of the beautiful modern farmhouse style. Notice the white?

The rest of Hunter’s modern farmhouse / country chic style double wide is here. 

Shabby Chic

Modern farmhouse and shabby chic are similar but there are a few noticeable differences. Shabby chic is all about distressed furniture and bright white linens while modern farmhouse likes to keep the furniture a bit more ‘new.’ Modern farmhouse style tends to be more minimal in its approach so the decor is kept to a minimum.

Shabby chic is another perfect living room decorating style for small rooms because white is an absolute must in the shabby chic world.

Romantic Shabby Chic Mobile Home 0076

You can see the rest of Rita Lavoe’s beautiful shabby chic single wide here. 


A Bohemian or ‘Boho’ styled living room has increased in popularity in recent years. This casual and relaxed living room style is made up of an eclectic mix of patterns, textures, and colors. Inspired by trends and living room styles from all over the world, just about anything goes when it comes to creating a bohemian living room. Simply choose your favorite colors and furniture pieces and layer with patterned textiles, artwork, handmade homewares, and other interior accessories that are personal to you. 

The bohemian style is an excellent choice for mobile homes as layering different colors, patterns, and textures in a smaller space will have a greater impact on the eye. 


Rustic has been one of the most popular home styles in the past decade. It revolves around simplicity, utility, nature, and repurposing. There is no excess when it comes to the rustic style. For instance, it would not be uncommon to see an old tree stump used as a side table in a rustic home. In order to achieve this look select neutral-toned seating if it has fabric. Dark wooden furniture is also popular, whether in the form of a bookshelf, chair, or table.

Click to see the rest of this awesome rustic double wide!


Dark metallic accent pieces like frames and candle holders tie the room together to give it a completed feel if you are going for an industrial look.  Try using steel, glass and polished wood to pull together the industrial look. 

Glass and metal complete this industrial look

Minimalistic Retro

Minimalism is another home decor that has been very popular the last decade. It is self-explanatory for the most part; it simply means no excess. Minimalism matches well with the retro/vintage theme so teamed them together.

When looking to redecorate your living room to the minimalistic retro style, look for furniture with straight lines that are raised off the floor with distinct legs. Throw cushions and other accents are not typical of the style.

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Clean lines and pops of color pull this minimalist retro look together.
This home was featured on USA Today (and Mobile Home Living), see it here

Modern Traditional

Modern traditional is more of a catch-all for living room decorating styles. It’s the lighter version of minimalism where comfort is king. Color, light, and texture are important to achieve the modern traditional look.

Modern traditional is a great choice for your living room decorating style if you prefer a neutral base, such as cream, to build from. This could potentially mean having the walls a beige or natural color. From there you get to add in color with the furniture for the room. The trick is to keep it cohesive.

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This living room is modern traditional. It is cozy and warm while leaning toward traditional patterns.

Click here to see the rest of this remodeled Florida double wide. The landscaping is amazing!

A bright or patterned piece of furniture like a couch should be brought in as a focal point, then accent pieces added to tie the room together. Cube shelves with colorful storage baskets are a popular look in the modern traditional style.


Primitive is another one of those living room decorating styles that speaks for itself. It is a recall to the good ole’ days when things were made to last with wood and metal. Texture, especially wood and twigs, are a staple in the style. Three words says it all when it comes to the primitive style: salt box houses.

Tan, maroons, and dark gray is the most common colors used in the primitive style. If you like cozy and country, the primitive decor would be perfect for your manufactured home’s living room.

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This Georgia double wide is a great example of the country primitive style. You can see the entire property here.

There are lots more living room decorating styles, of course, but these tend to be the most popular.
We hope these 7 living room decorating styles help spark your imagination. Do you have a favorite style that we missed? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

As always, thank you for reading Mobile Home Living!

Kim Alley

Kim Alley

Kim Alley has been a part of Mobile Home Living since 2017 and has written over 300 articles for the site.