Decorating Your Manufactured Home for the Holiday Season

Posted: November 28, 2022 by Jacobsen Homes

The holiday season is upon us and for many Florida homeowners, that means seasonal decorations make their annual appearance once more. If you’re new to manufactured home ownership and aren’t sure how to capture the spirit of the holidays in a way that makes your home shine, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about current holiday design trends and how to maximize your manufactured home’s space to accommodate all your family gatherings. 

Current Holiday Decor Trends to Try

These days, there’s a design trend for every taste. With comfort and coziness rising in popularity, a lot of the hottest home decor trends this year include a splash of warmth, nostalgia and fun. Here are three to try that are tailor-made for a fabulous Florida holiday season. 

Indulge Nostalgia With Vintage Kitchenware 

Incorporating family traditions is easier than ever with the rising trend of vintage accents and kitchenwares. Whether it’s a set of cups that have been passed down through generations, plates and silverware you picked up at the local thrift store, or serving platters with a vintage vibe, the holiday season is the perfect time to let your nostalgia run wild. Vintage kitchenware can also set the tone for the rest of your manufactured home’s holiday decor, allowing you to lean into the cozy vibes of plaid patterns, warm tones and comfy throws. 

Embody the Coastal Grandma Aesthetic 

Getting coastal with your decor choices makes so much sense for Florida homeowners, so the rise in popularity of the “Coastal Grandma” trend is a seamless transition if you’re feeling stuck on a holiday decor theme. Try incorporating ceramic Christmas trees with shells embedded, oceanic hues for your color palette, and intricately detailed stockings or dishes featuring Chinoiserie patterns. As a general rule of thumb, if it makes you feel like you’re spending your holidays beach-side yet somehow still perfectly cozy, it’s a great fit for this charming decor style. 

Sparkle With Metallic Accents 

If you’re a little more modern and want to add a splash of classic Florida glamor to your holiday decor, metallic accents are the way to go. Tired of the traditional star atop the tree? Swap it out for a disco ball tree topper. Small, decorative trees come in all manner of colors and gold or silver dusted finishes, so you can mix and match to create a little, glamorous tree farm on your fireplace mantle or dining room table as a show-stopping centerpiece. 

How to Make Your Manufactured Home Holiday-Ready

Once you’ve got your decor style nailed down for this year, there are still a few manufactured home holiday preparation items to check off your list before the gatherings begin. 

Light It Up For Holiday Cheer

Whatever your preferences, you can put up the holiday lightscape of your dreams without worry. There is a common misconception that manufactured homes are not as sturdy or well-built as other homes. However, you can rest assured that Jacobsen Homes uses the highest quality materials and building practices, and a Jacobsen home is just as structurally sound, if not more so, than a traditional, site-built home. 

That means you can let your inner Griswold go wild and hang as many exterior lights and get your seasonal landscaping on as your heart desires. Just make sure not to blind your neighbors in the process. 

Maximize Space for Family Gatherings

The heart of the holidays is spending time with family and friends, and owning your home makes hosting loved ones that much easier. At Jacobsen Homes, we have a plethora of floor plans to choose from with 2,000+ square feet of space that offer multifunctional rooms perfect for planning and throwing holiday parties. Whatever size your manufactured home might be, here are a few ideas to maximize your space. 

  • Rearrange furniture. Move couches and chairs to make more space for younger children to open presents, or bring in additional chairs and folding tables if you are hosting a potluck that needs plenty of seats and surfaces. 

  • Use sneaky storage. Utilize multi-functional furniture pieces like ottomans with hidden storage inside, cube storage or end tables with extra drawers, to hide any clutter that needs a quick clear-up, or surprise gifts that need to be kept under special lock and key. 
  • Organize the fridge and freezer. The holiday season brings a lot of gatherings focused on food, and getting ahead of the inevitable pileup of shareable dishes and leftovers in your kitchen can make things less stressful. Clean out your fridge and freezer to make space for seasonal dishes. 

Celebrate the Holidays in Your Manufactured Home with Jacobsen Homes

Whatever the holiday season may bring this year, celebrating feels different when it’s done in your own home. If you’re ready to start your journey toward homeownership, Jacobsen Homes is here to help. Request more information today.