When you think of a pre-built home, you might envision a one stop shop; all buildings look the same and have no personality. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Buyers can pick and choose the size and shape of their modular home, with options spanning from small pods and quirky frameworks to luxury mansions and entire apartment buildings. Just as the outside of the home is a reflection of the owner, so is the inside.
One of the highlights of modular homes is the fact that they are considered “green,” or eco-friendly, because they use less water and energy, and reduce waste during the building process. Accentuate your environmentally-friendly home with furniture of the same nature—pun intended. Materials like wood, leather, and recessed metal can make for sleek pieces of furniture, like couches, tables, and chairs.
Add in pops of color and patterns to pull everything together with throw pillows, carpets, and curtains from retailers like Urban Loft. Or, make your furniture the focal point by choosing pieces that incorporate prints, textures, and colorful fabrics.
For smaller modular homes, pick your furniture with function in mind. Ottomans or coffee tables can also work as storage spaces, housing things you don’t need at the ready but want to keep nearby. You can incorporate mirrors to make the space look larger, or opt for a loft bed in children’s rooms.
If you have a lot of natural light you might not need added artificial lighting, however decorative chandeliers and lamps can be great accent pieces for a room and work to pull together a furniture set. Having a variety of lighting options at various heights and locations can brighten up a room that lacks natural light. Floor lamps paired with hanging lights and table lamps create levels of light, which brightens up dark corners and typically unlit areas.
The most important thing to consider when decorating your modular home is choosing furniture that you like. You can decorate your home with modern furniture that reflects its outside style, or go in a completely different direction. Pick items that speak to you, show off your personality, and work with the design of your modular home. It’s all about creating a space that makes sense for you and makes you happy.
Author Bio: Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and blogger from Los Angeles, CA. She has written for a wealth of high-profile clients including Demand Media. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, interior design, and crocheting.