11 Unique Mobile Home Decorating Ideas from Hollywood

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What do you get when you throw MTV, a rapper, and a mobile home together?  Some pretty unique mobile home decorating ideas.

The following images are actual mobile home makeovers created during the filming of MTV’s short-lived show, Trailer Fabulous. Some of the unique mobile home decorating ideas they created are pretty awesome. Some, meh, not so much.

Unique Mobile Home Decorating Ideas: Hollywood Style

The show apparently took the style the family liked most and created the most over-the-top representation possible. They took the classic library, 1950’s retro, and colorful 1970’s style and ran with it.

Classic Library Style

The owners probably liked the classic libraries or smoking rooms you see in mansions so the show created it. Opulent velvet and scrollwork set the stage for a classy traditional look.

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A mobile home living room in the classic library/smoking room style.
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The velvet sofa and scrolled bookcases takes the look to the extreme,
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This is so fancy!

Retro Fabulous Mobile Home Makeover

This family obviously liked the 1950s and 60s. I’ll admit, this is a pretty awesome mobile home makeover. A little over the top never hurt anything!

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This living room is retro fabulous!
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Where’s the roller skating ladies and jukebox?
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LOVE that dining room set!

 

Hunting Cabin Style

Older mobile homes are used for hunting and camping cabins all the time in West Virginia. That’s how I was introduced to the older models; they would be permanently set up at campgrounds we visited. This mobile home makeover is another favorite. They created the ultimate hunting cabin:

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A comfy hunting cabin style.
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A peek at the hunting cabin style kitchen and breakfast bar.

Colorful Sixties?

This is one colorful mobile home! I’m not sure what to call this unique mobile home decorating style. I really like the way they created a small seating arrangement in front of the fireplace. The professional designers always say to keep your furniture off the walls and bunch them together for easy conversation.

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The furniture placement is great in this living room.
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Fancy and colorful!

See 5 more great living room mobile home makeover ideas. 

Unique Mobile Home Decorating Ideas: Misc Styles

The rest of the pics I found are just one room for each style.

Classic Black Kitchen

The show has been off the air for 12 years so this classic black kitchen was ahead of its time. Kitchens with black and gray cabinets are huge trends right now.

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This classic black kitchen was ahead of its time.

Colorful Southwestern Kitchen

I see both a southwestern style and a nod toward classic dutch decor but I’m going to say this is southwestern. The stenciled cabinetry is unique.

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A cozy colorful kitchen.

 

Soothing Simplicity

I love simple designs and calm colors. This kitchen has both. Removing the doors from the middle upper cabinets is a great way to open the space up and display pretty stuff.

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Eclectic kitchens are pretty.

Unique Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Ready to visit the bedrooms for some unique mobile home decorating ideas?

Bedrooms are fun because they aren’t seen as much as the rest of the home so you can really go wild in any color or style you want.

Classic Black and White

This first bedroom is a very nice. The walls are a matte black and they added dimension and interest with trim. I like it!

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Black and white will always be a home decorating favorite.

Metallic Opulence

This bedroom is very Hollywood glam. Silver and black metallic wallpaper with red accents pair well together when you want glamour.

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Another black bedroom.

Eclectic Bedroom

I like everything about this bedroom. Unique mobile home decorating ideas can be pulled from the most common things. I see similar wall art at Goodwill and flea markets all the time.

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Simple but beautiful.

Great Geometry

Remember, this show was filmed in 2004/2005 and geometric design or bright accent colors weren’t a big decorating trend, yet. The show’s designers certainly had an eye for upcoming decor.

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Geometric is a huge decorating trend. The colors are, too.

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

These unique mobile home decorating ideas may be a little over-the-top but they all prove that anything is possible for your mobile home

See unique two story and high-rise mobile homes here.

As always, thank you so much for reading Mobile Home Living!

Sources:
All room photos owned by Cass Cass on Flickr.

4 thoughts on “11 Unique Mobile Home Decorating Ideas from Hollywood”

  1. Where can I find the fleetwood single wide floor plans for the 1980’s?
    Also, I’m having pluming issues & need to know how the 86-87 fleetwood pluming layout

    1. Hi Caressa,

      I would try contacting Fleetwood via email. Make sure to give them the exact model and year of the home but don’t expect much – there are so many different models (and of course buyers have changes made to homes when ordering) that the chances of them having the information you want is little to none.

      The only other option you may have is running across an advertisement or brochure for your model but that’s not a likely thing to happen either unfortunately.

      One of the great things about manufactured homes is their simplicity of construction. Likely, your water lines are running under the floor on whatever side your water heater is on (or the majority of your faucets) and come up through the floor to each faucet. You should be able to follow the lines directly from your water heater and figure out the rest. The only plumbing schematics I’ve ever seen for a mobile home were practically useless.

      Is there a particular reason you need the floor plan? What exactly is your plumbing issue? I’m sure we can help you without needing to go through all the trouble of finding the literature.

      Thanks so much for reading Mobile Home Living!

  2. Does this site recommend people who do this kind of work? Also, who do I need to tell me it may not be worth it. I now have my grandmothers mobile home, and parting with it breaks my heart, as our whole family have so many memories there.

    1. Hi Tamantha,

      Unfortunately, I don’t recommend companies (not even manufactured home builders). I think its better for me to remain neutral and be a voice for the homeowners and not the companies making money off us. I can give you lots of tips for finding a good contractor that will work on manufactured homes though.

      Usually, if you can repair the minor issues and put a new coat of paint and maybe some new floors down in an older mobile home you can have a great summer cottage or even rent it out. I bet your family would love to have a place to get together every now and then!

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