This park model home turned beach cottage is beautiful!
Park model homes are best known for their second story, a design descending from the 2-story mobile homes that became so popular in the 1950s.
Most park model homes are marketed as temporary or seasonal living structures and are not classified as a manufactured home. Park model homes that have less than 400 square feet(or 540 sq. ft. in Canada) of living space are titled, registered, insured, and taxed as recreational vehicles. This classification relaxes building code requirements since they are not permanent dwellings.
The Cozy Beach Cottage
This home is a feast for the eyes and includes lots of great park model home decorating ideas that you could use in your own home!
I found this beautiful park model home at Homeaway.com, a website where people can rent their properties out by the night, week, or month. The home is a 3-minute walk from the beach in Encinitas, CA. It has one bedroom and one bath along with a small sleeping area on the second floor, sleeping 4 comfortably. It is available for $158 per night. The home measures in at 480 square feet so it has likely been classified as a manufactured home.
Park Model Home Decorating Ideas for Your Exterior
This park model home may be small but it has plenty of curb appeal.
There are lots of great decorating ideas used on the exterior of this home. First, the siding is painted with a natural blue/ gray color reminiscent of grass and sea. Secondly, a bold white color was chosen for the trim to create contrast and accent the home’s architectural features. Lastly, lush landscaping gives the home bulk, helping to ground it to the space, and tall vines strategically placed to frame the home draws the eye up, making it appear larger than it is.
Park Model Home Decorating Ideas for Your Interior
The interior of this park model home is gorgeous!
When decorating small spaces it’s important to define each space and chose functional furniture that is easy to clean. You’ll want lots of storage too!
The kitchen is decorated in a warm old world country style.
Decorating a small kitchen can be challenging if you don’t know a few tricks used by designers. One of the easiest tricks is to paint much of the interior space in a light, neutral color. Structural elements such as ceilings, walls, and cabinetry painted the same light color helps reflect light and makes a space seem larger.
The living room in this park model home is a beautifully decorated space filled with ample sunshine, comfortable furniture, cozy texture, and creative wall art. It all works perfectly together to create a friendly, welcoming space.
Luckily, the owner of this beautiful beach cottage shared a video:
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