The holidays are just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time to decorate your RV. The holiday season is full of celebrations, so why not bring a little joy into your home on wheels? Whether you’re planning on a winter road trip or living in your camper year-round, holiday decorations for your RV let you bring that festive feeling along for the ride.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to glam up your RV for the holidays.

1. Twinkling Lights

If you’re like most RVers, storage space is at a premium. That’s why string lights and fairy lights are such a great way to add holiday cheer to your home on the road.

These versatile decorations add a welcoming glow to your RV while taking up very little space. You might just enjoy the twinkling, sparkling lights so much you leave them up year-round.

Use Command hooks to install outdoor lights and leave the hooks up after the holidays. This makes it easier to hang the lights next winter.

2. Festive Throws and Pillows

There’s no simpler way to bring cheer into your chariot than throw pillows and blankets. Soft fleece pillowcases, cuddly knit afghans, warm flannel sheets and even colourful towels all lend that cozy vibe to your camper.

If you choose explicitly holiday-themed fabrics — such as Santas or menorahs — consider replacing existing linens in the lead up to the holidays. That way, you won’t take up valuable storage space.

Alternately, you can choose pillows and throws in holiday colours, such as red or green for Christmas, blue for Hanukah, and red, black and green for Kwanzaa. Absent holiday-specific patterns, you can still display the throws and pillows when the holidays have passed.

3. Living Décor

If you celebrate Christmas, you know there’s nothing more iconic than the Christmas tree, filling the room with scent and colour. But in an RV, finding the space for a tree can be a real challenge (or even impossible).

Instead, consider a tiny, live tree in a container. During the holiday season, you can decorate the little tree and keep it inside for a festive feel. Once the holidays pass, make plans to plant the tree outside.

4. Natural and Edible

Let’s face it: Holiday decorations for your RV can get expensive, fast. If you balk at spending a lot of money for décor that’s only up for a few weeks each year — and then have to store the rest of the year — why not seek inspiration from nature?

It’s easy to decorate your RV using natural materials. Look to the great outdoors to find beautiful holiday swag. Collect fallen items while walking or hiking, and bring them back to the RV for a crafting session.

You may also want to incorporate edible items such as:

  • Popcorn strings
  • Dried oranges and other fruits
  • Cranberry garlands
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Gingerbread

Use evergreen boughs to create natural garlands and wreaths, and enjoy the amazing fragrance. Bright red holly berries add a splash of colour, especially when mixed with pinecones (throw in a few cinnamon sticks for a warm scent). Best of all, when the holiday season passes, you won’t have to store anything or add waste to a landfill. You can compost or simply return your natural items to the outdoors.

5. Decorate Vertically

When thinking of how to decorate your RV, keep vertical dimensions in mind. Because space is at a premium, planting décor on flat surfaces — such as counters and tabletops — may result in a cluttered look, as well as being impractical when you’re cooking that holiday meal.

Instead, focus on decorating with a vertical (up and down) orientation, rather than horizontal. This may mean hanging pictures and decals on walls and doors, and stringing lights and garlands around windows and door frames.

No matter which celebrations you choose, the winter season is the perfect time to decorate your RV. Happy holidays!

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