Single wide mobile home living rooms are difficult because there are only so many ways you can arrange the furniture. We thought it would be helpful to gather a bunch of photos of beautiful single wide living rooms to help you get ideas for decorating and arranging the furniture. We also found some tips about arranging furniture for small living room.
Tips on Arranging Furniture in a Single Wide
Single wide mobile homes usually have living rooms in the middle of the home with the kitchen and dining room right beside them. The shape is usually boxy and there are many points of entry that hinders furniture placement.
Living rooms should be as functional as they are beautiful. Hopefully, these tips and images will help you achieve that.
Consider your Traffic Patterns
The natural pathway for single wides usually includes a front door, a hallway, and a kitchen. All three points must be easily accessible and that drastically limits how we can place the furniture. Putting the furniture up against the walls is the most common furniture layout for single wides but as you’ll see below you do have other options.
Establish a Focal Point
Decorating a room and arranging furniture is easier when you establish a focal point first.
The majority of these single wide mobile home living rooms have an obvious focal point. The most popular focal points are bookcases, fireplaces, and accent walls. The most popular wall for the focal point is the shorter wall beside the hallway (I call it the hallway wall).
In the 25 single wide living rooms below you will probably notice a pattern. A sofa will be along one of the long walls and the chairs on the other with a TV or bookcase on the short hallway wall.
Scale and Balance
Scale and balance are important for furniture arrangements and pleasing decor.
The scale of a room simply means that the furniture should be the right size for the room. Some designers recommend the rule or 3s. The majority of your furniture should not be above the bottom third of your wall height.
A balanced room will have the largest pieces of furniture symmetrically placed or opposite each other.
Yes, the furniture placement options are limited but you can still have a gorgeous living room in your mobile home! The 25 beautiful single wide mobile home living rooms prove it.
Jennifer Simmons completely remodeled here 1964 Chateau mobile home last year.
One of a Kind
This 1972 single wide has a built-in focal point and it’s awesome! That little cedar shake-looking ‘roof’ or ‘eave’ is so unique!
Budget Focal Point
Focal points don’t have to cost a lot. The bookshelves were $29.99 at Big Lots and the fireplace was found on Craigslist.
Many interior designers will tell you that dark colors don’t work for small spaces but that’s not necessarily true. You just need to be careful about how you do it. Learn more about interior design tips for mobile homes here.
The focal point in this room is the black accent wall. The loveseat adds depth and the lamp and plant balance each other perfectly.
Charming and Comfortable
The hallway wall in this 1991 manufactured home makes for a great focal point. However, the hallway itself can create an imbalance if you’re not careful. The owner of this home used a large clock to balance the hallway out.
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This Living Room Follows all the Rules
Lots of these single wide mobile home living rooms use scale and balance very well. For every ‘weight’ on one side of the room, there should be an equal one on the opposite side of the room. It doesn’t have to be perfectly balanced. I’ve read that humans are attracted to faces that are balanced or parallel, that same concept works in home decorating. The two chairs on the right balance each other. The lamp in between is a perfect height.
The grey wall with the sofa and mirror make a great accent wall. The sconces are giving the balance.
Vintage trailers and mobile homes usually have the living room on the end. It was done for park living and campgrounds. You are seeing the results of Kirk Montgomery’s $500 vintage mobile makeover. Balance, scale, and comfort are all used and it looks great!
Canada’s single wides are wider than American single wides. The extra space really helps. The focal point here is the TV with the large prints above it. We featured a couple of Canadian manufactured homes here.
This single wide was for sale in Oregon a few years ago. It’s on a gorgeous property. It’s simple but eclectic. I bet there’s a story for every piece in the room.
Kathy’s 1978 single wide is a beauty inside and out. This is her vacation home that sits beside a beautiful river. I’d call this style ‘classical library.’
Kathy has added plenty of shelving and comfortable seating for those cozy nights by the river.
I love everything about this home! The two sofas on each wall balance the space perfectly. And there’s no need for a coffee table when you have plenty of end tables.
Coffee tables aren’t always required.
The new single wide mobile homes in California are so cool. The accent wall is simple but it works. The accessories really pull this room together.
This is a new manufactured home but I’m including for one reason – the wood beams. It can be difficult to give separate space with open-space floor plans but beams can do it.
Dianna Woods let me feature her gorgeous 1964 mobile home makeover years ago. She is so creative and clearly has a knack for design. With such a small space (the whole house is less than 700 square feet) she made sure everything was easy to move around and serve two purposes whenever possible.
This mid-century modern style vintage mobile home is so cool! It has an accent wall, clean lines, balance and simple furniture placement.
Clean and Crisp
Annie paid $10,000 for this 1980 Skyline model single wide and spent another $5,000 to remodel it. The original mirrors make the room feel larger and helps bounce light around.
Simple furniture is cozy and clean. Round coffee tables are perfect for small space with the traffic flow going by it.
This living room is gorgeous! I think our friend Steven shared it on Facebook page. The fireplace is a great focal point. The furniture placement is perfect since space is at a premium.
All of these single wide mobile home living rooms are great! I especially love this one though. The sectional separates the living room and the kitchen visually but not so much spatially.
I’m a sucker for gallery walls! Carolyn shared her eclectic single wide story with us years ago.
This living room proves you don’t always need a sofa. This space is separated in to a few different areas. The office desk is behind the love seat on the back wall and a conversation set on the left. There’s plenty of room for activities!
French Country Cottage
Felicia created a gorgeous living room in her newer single wide manufactured home. The uses the hallway as the focal point and balances it out with the matching mirrors. She doesn’t have a coffee table so there’s no traffic interference.
Single wide mobile home living rooms are so simple but there are so many different ways to decorate them. I think it may the wood beams and stone fireplace. You can read about the owner’s journey to restore her single wide mobile home.
The more you look the more you find. The large armoire on the right balances out the bedroom door. As we learned with the hallway wall, doors and windows need balanced out too.
This accent wall is amazing! The wood warms up the cold gray and the bookcase on the left balances out the hallways.
The furniture placement is simple and cozy.
This 1995 single wide is a beautiful home! They nudged all the furniture on the left of the home to allow for easy entry at the front door. The accent wall has a bench and plenty of storage.
What Living Room?
I wanted to share this Phillips’ gorgeous new single wide because it’s so unique. After they turned a bedroom into a cool media room they decided they would rather have a large kitchen and dining space over a small living room. The area that was intended for a dining table is where the large kitchen island stands.
The living room is now their dining room!
Use Every Inch Possible in Single Wide Mobile Home Living Rooms
Single wide mobile home living rooms can be short on space but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. When space is limited you need every piece in the room to serve more than one purpose.
The best tip anyone can give about mobile home decorating is to do whatever makes you happy! A home should be something you are proud of, regardless of how big it is, how old it is, or how much it cost.
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