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Lighting In Your Manufactured Home

When designing a room, the role of lighting is often overlooked even though it has a HUGE impact. Luckily, Clayton has plenty of beautiful lighting options to enhance the style of your home.


Lighting Sets The Mood

Lighting in Your Manufactured HomeThe Newport model by Schult


To choose the right kind of lighting for your manufactured home, keep in mind its purpose. For example, a lamp with a dark shade is not the best choice for your office space. The dark shade tones down the light, and makes it difficult to read. But that same lampshade could be the star of a darkened room by adding drama to the space.

With this in mind, I break lighting down into 3 categories:


 1. Task Lighting

Lighting in Your Manufactured Home


You need it for areas like utility rooms or kitchens, where defined jobs take place. Big, bright, and even lighting is the main focus here.Look for recessed lighting options combined with hanging chandeliers like the one above.


Recessed lighting above built-in manufactured home office

2868 Marlette Special model by Marlette


Clayton has a variety of task lighting options to brighten your key spaces like your kitchen, master bathroom, utility room or home office.


Master Bathroom Pendant Work Lighting over Double Vanity


Great task lighting helps you get ready in the morning, prep great meals, work efficiently from home and so much more!


2. General Lighting

Lighting in Your Manufactured Home

The Elation model by TRUmh


General lighting works best in triangles. Triangle configurations create even lighting to fill any room easily.


Built-in Home Office in Manufactured Home

GLE661K model by Golden West


Augment general lighting with task and accent lighting to make the most of your space. If there's a corner where your recessed lighting doesn't quite reach, enhance your space with a corner table and lamp or a standing lamp. 


3. Accent Lighting



Accent lighting enhances the feeling of a space. Your kitchen needs lots of task lighting because of all the activities involved in food preparation, so you can take your task lighting to the next level with unique chandeliers and pendants. Your dining room is another great spot for accent lighting that brings a pop of style!


Rustic Dining Room Chandelier


To soften the atmosphere from bright task lighting, just add a dimmer switch to existing overhead fixtures. You’ll create a cozy, inviting atmosphere to encourage lots of great conversations and unexpected moments, like a dance off!!


How to Add New Lighting to Your Home

Unique Vintage Bulb Chandelier in Dining Room 

Check out the lighting section of your local lumber yard or home maintenance store for all the newest innovations in lighting options. Check out thrift stores for different lamps and chandeliers if you're looking for vintage or unique pieces.


You can even find new concepts to work with just in the light bulb aisle of your local hardware store. You can also retrofit most fixtures to adapt to newer lighting technology. This is a simple way to add beauty and reduce energy costs


Mobile Home Kitchen Island Pendant Lighting

The Power House model by Clayton


And don't forget to ask your local home center what kind of lighting options are available for your manufactured or modular home when you get ready to buy your new home. As shown above, many Clayton homes have stylish lighting options to create a bright and beautiful manufactured home. 

Lighting is the final design layer to a wonderful room. Put a little time and thought into the process to create a positive change! 


See Clayton Kitchen Lighting Options!


Topics Decor and Design