How to choose furniture for your mobile home

If you live in a small mobile home, it is important to make smart furniture choices so you are able to maximise the space that you have to ensure that you can live comfortably without any unnecessary obstruction. Luckily there is a whole range of practical and compact furniture options to suit mobile home living. Below are some smart furniture choices that will enable you to live in style and comfort without compromising on space.

The perks of mobile home living

The advantages of mobile home living are numerous, it gives owners a sense of community, it feels more like your own personal home rather than real estate and it provides an even bigger sense of freedom in that you are able to tow your home anywhere and explore new places and live in beautiful natural parks.  While you may be compromising somewhat on living space, as you are about to see, there are many clever furniture options available designed for maximising space so you can get the most out of your home.

Multifunctioning furniture

Finding the right sofa to fit a small mobile home can be tricky. You will want something that is slick and streamlined without any unnecessary extra padding, do you remember the overstuffed sofas from the 1990’s? Now that would be a disaster for a small mobile home! 

There are some lovely futon’s available with a wooden frame that can also double up as storage space, some of the designs have big roomy draws at the bottom which can be very practical. While they don’t come cheap, they are well worth the investment as they are sturdy, practical, comfortable and they last for a very long time.

Multifunction coffee table

A convertible coffee table is your best bet. Look for one that lifts up and out to create a workspace or somewhere to eat, this means it has two surfaces at the top, and some of them also have bonus hidden storage in the trunk at the bottom. They are stylish, compact and practical and perfect for a small living room.

Multifunction bed

It is possible now to buy full sized multifunctional beds, for example beds that have cabinets or desks built in, or ones that are raised slightly higher than normal to allow for much more storage space at the bottom. There are some fantastic double bunk beds with an L shaped design which are a great option if you have children. Many of them have inbuilt shelves and draws on the side which are economical on space due to the clever L shaped design.

Expandable dining tables

Expanding dining tables are a must for mobile home living. This means when it is not being used it can be folded down either side and stored somewhere discreet. Try to find one that is the most compact when it is folded down as this will be the most practical particularly if your kitchen is quite small. If you get one where both sides fold down leaving a surface in the middle then this could be used as a nice breakfast bar, or folded out completely to seat 4 people if you have guests or if you want the extra space.

Cube shelfing Cube shelfing is handy as it takes up little floor space yet provides a lot of storage opportunity, you could even turn it on it’s side and turn the fabric draws around so it could be used as a bench, or to give you more surface space on the top to put things on such as ornaments or books.

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