How to Decorate a Houseboat



Decorating a houseboat does not have to empty your wallets or put you in debt. Keeping a nicely decorated house boat will help to welcome guests as well as personalize your house boat. Personalizing your home is important to everyone. You don’t have to go overboard with decorating, but a adding a few pieces and paint will make all the difference. It is not difficult to decorate your houseboat, but here are few tips to help you get started.

Always try to match the type of woodwork already placed in your houseboat. Do not mix knobby pine with oak or maple. It is best to stay with similar work textures unless you are specifically trying to accent an area of your houseboat. You can also stain or paint this wood to create a desired effect.

Pick a style or color you have never done before. Create an interesting atmosphere in your houseboat, but be sure it is within your tastes. Perhaps, try adding some reds, oranges, or yellows to give it a warm and bold statement. Maybe cool colors are more your style, so go for violets, blues, and greens. Whatever color scheme you decide to go with, make sure you are comfortable with the look!


Next on the list are accessories inside your houseboat. If you are trying to decorate on a budget, then go search garage sales, flea markets, and other discount shops for those little accessories to help spice up your houseboat. Make sure that items such as vases, glass plates, pillows, hanging pictures and candle holders are secured while moving your houseboat. Try to pick accessories that fit with the rest of the decor. Remember that these little pieces should make the rest of your room come to life.

Lastly, it is important to have a plan for you houseboat. Write each of your rooms on a paper and decide what colors and style you want. This will make it much easier whenever you enter a store to buy your items. It is also best to go one room at a time because this will help you stay more focused. However, if you see an item that is perfect for a room you are not working on, then be sure to buy it up before it is gone!

Whenever you decide to decorate your houseboat, if you follow these tips it will help you stay organized and within your budget. Even if decorating is not a strength for you, give your houseboat a few touch ups and it will be beautiful and personalized in no time!