Look no further than modern RVs and camper vans as your true home away from home.
Not only do they provide you and your family with a place of your own to stay, no matter where you are in the country; but they also have plenty of potential for customization and decoration. (That way, your motorhome or travel trailer can truly feel like your own unique space.)
We’re sharing some of our top 10 favorite camper van decoration tips in this post — from simple and practical to fun and whimsical. Whether it’s the exterior to the interior of your RV, it's easy to make the camper van feel like your own personal oasis.
We hope you'll find some inspiration here to create your own unique camping space. Happy decorating!
1. ADD COLOR
Just like your home, when decorating your motorhome, it’s essential to pick a few key accent colors and use them consistently throughout your space. Whether you’re considering pillows, throw blankets, rugs, or wall decorations, keeping cohesive design colors (and theme) helps create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
Similarly, small touches can make a big difference in the look and feel of your camper van. For example, you can paint entire walls or add wallpaper to transform your camper van's look. With just a few simple decorations and accents, you can quickly turn your camper into an oasis on wheels that you and your family will love spending time in.
If you're ready to create a home away from home, start by choosing your favorite accent colors and accessorizing accordingly. Your camper will be looking great in no time!
2. ADD DOORMATS AND RUGS
A doormat at the entrance of your RV can make the space feel more welcoming and inviting. A simple “welcome” mat or other fun, unique mat can show personality (and help keep your tiny space cleaner too). Rugs are also a great way to make your camper van feel more like home. Plus, there are so many different styles of rugs available that you can easily find one to match your taste. What’s more: a few rugs around the inside of your camper van can help to add some warmth and coziness. Both doormats and rugs are an easy and affordable way to add style and personality to your camper van.
No matter whether you’re parking at a crowded RV park or a quiet campground, it's essential to have some privacy when relaxing in your camper van during the day or at night. Depending on the climate you're in, there are a couple of ways to achieve this goal. First, simply adding curtains is often enough to maintain privacy in warmer temperatures. However, if you're in colder weather — where insulation is more important — you might consider other energy-efficient options. The second option is to decorate your van with reflective, insulating curtains, to both block out the light and keep the RV’s interior warm and comfortable. No matter what method you choose, having a camper van that caters to your style will help ensure that you get the most out of your adventure mobile.
4. PAINT THE CABINETS
There are many popular cabinet trends to choose from when it comes to camper van decorating. One of the most popular choices is white cabinets, which lend a clean and modern feel to any rig. Light and bright colors can help a space feel bigger and, with the small square footage of an RV, every ounce of perceived space you can gain is well worth it.
Whether you decide to paint your camper van cabinets a bright pop of color or stick with a more classic look, updating your camper van can be a great way to revitalize your home on wheels. With just a little bit of time and effort, you can truly transform the look and feel of your camper van to match your own style.
5. ADD A BACKSPLASH
Looking for a quick way to update the look of your RV’s kitchen or bathroom? A peel-and-stick backsplash is the perfect solution. These easy-to-apply strips can be applied directly to any smooth surface, including over existing wallpaper, without glue.
Plus, their sleek, modern appearance makes them a great way to elevate the look of your camper van decor instantly. Whether used as a decorative accent or to cover unsightly stains and damage, a peel-and-stick backsplash is an easy and cost-effective way to add style and function to any rig.
6. TRY FAIRY LIGHTS
Fairy lights are a popular way to decorate camper vans, and for a good reason. They're quick and easy to install, while adding a homey feeling to your van.
Plus, they provide softer lighting inside the RV, creating either a romantic or calming atmosphere. Fairy lights are a great option if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to spruce up your camper van.
7. USE REGULAR FURNITURE
When it comes to camper van decorating, many people focus on changing upholstery for the existing furniture that came with the vehicle. While re-upholstering existing RV furniture can help create a stylish, customized look, it can also be an expensive option that's better suited to those with more experience with home decorating projects.
If you're looking to save money on your camper van decoration project, other options are available beyond reupholstering. For example, you could try replacing the built-in furniture entirely with regular pieces that would be more affordable and easier to work with. Additionally, by choosing simple, streamlined furniture designs, you'll have greater flexibility when it comes to rearranging or customizing the layout of your camper to best suit your needs and preferences.
8. USE SPECIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FROM HOME
When moving into a camper van home — or even traveling for days, weeks, or months at a time, it’s essential to bring some personal items from the house to make the space feel more like your own.
Having items like a crockpot and cutlery can make life much easier while you are on the road, as well as create a sense of familiarity and comfort that can be hard to find elsewhere. By bringing along these essential items, you will be able to take advantage of all the conveniences of home and feel genuinely at ease no matter where you happen to be.
Additionally, knowing that you have your favorite cookware and dishware readily available will help eliminate any feelings of displacement when transitioning into your camper van life. So if you want to embrace this unique lifestyle, remember to pack up all the essentials before hitting the road!
9. DON’T FORGET THE PHOTOS
Similarly, customizing your RV or travel trailer with personalized photos will help the space feel more like home. Since large scale prints, paintings, and decor are nearly impossible to bring along with you, personal and family photos are not only more meaningful, they’re also the perfect size for the space.
If you’re going on a long road trip, photographs of friends and family are a nice touch; they’ll serve as a reminder of the people waiting for you back home. And, if you are traveling for an extended period, they will also help keep you connected to your loved ones.
10. DITCH THE SLEEPING BAG
You might be camping, but that doesn’t mean you need to act like it. Whether you're on an adventurous road trip or simply spending a weekend camping, using a comforter is a great way to add both comfort and style to your camper van. It’s not only super cozy, but it also makes your camper look nicer and more like home.
Additionally, choosing and changing your comforter or bedding allows you to customize your camper according to your preferences. Whether you want to go for something bright and colorful or opt for a soothing neutral tone, endless options are available.
And if you ever feel like switching things up, simply changing out your comforter is an easy way to transform the look of your camper completely. In short, using a comforter in your campervan is practical and gives you the flexibility to express yourself through your decor choices.
Camper vans are becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst those looking for a great way to take adventures. One of the perks of RVs is that they can be personalized to suit your taste and style; so try these 10 tips to make your new travel vehicle or trailer your own!
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