As we are all eagerly anticipating RV season, now is the ideal time to spruce up your rig after a long winter in storage. After you’ve tackled the spring cleaning, there are a few key steps you can take to make your RV more homey and inviting. Whether you’re ready for a complete interior design overhaul or you’re decorating on a budget, with a few quick DIY steps, you can transform your RV from average to spectacular.
1. Invest in New Bedding
In many RVs, the bed is really the focal piece of your living space. When you choose bedding that not only helps you to express your personal style but your desired comfort level as well, you can really transform your living quarters. If you’re feeling extra fancy, try investing in a plush mattress topper and cooling pillows to help keep your comfortable during those hot summer nights.
2. Replace the Window Treatments
While modern RVs have updated interior colour schemes, if the window treatments don’t match your personal style, it’s time to make a change. Switch out the factory window treatments for simple curtains that blend well with the rest of your decor but are also easily manageable. And don’t forget that fabric choice and length matter when it comes to finding the right curtain choice.
3. Set Down a Rug (or Two)
If your RV has seen better days or you purchased it used, there’s a good chance that the flooring is in less than perfect condition. Does that mean you need to tear up the carpet and linoleum? Not necessarily. After a good deep cleaning, the addition of a few area rugs can bring new life to your RV’s interior. Not only will this help to brighten up the space, but it will distract the eye from the flooring and create a comfortable landing spot for those tired feet.
4. Update the Couch
Older rigs may also feature less than attractive upholstery that can be expensive to replace. But you can update your couch and other seats with the help of a stylish slipcover. Create a simple slipcover with a luxurious sheet by tucking the excess fabric into the crack of the couch and keep it in place with a pool noodle. Or you can invest in a custom slipcover from a number of online vendors.
5. Change the Shower Curtain
This is one simple trick that you can count on to instantly make your RV feel more comfortable and attractive. A new shower curtain is inexpensive and with a wide variety of available patterns, a great way to add a bit of charm to your RV decor as well. When browsing for the perfect shower curtain, you can choose from rubber duckies and scrubbing bubbles to elaborate flower and nature scenes, or even a custom picture of your favorite furry friend.
6. Buy a Tablecloth
Want to make your RV feel like your true home away from home? Then adding a tablecloth to your dinner table is an essential decorating step. A tablecloth can easily make mealtime feel special, even if you’ve been on the rod for long hours and are sitting down to simple fare like mac ‘n cheese, chips, and a soda pop. If you find that your tablecloth keeps slipping off the table, simply secure it with tablecloth clamps.
7. Experiment with New Scents
Many people forget just how much a pleasant or familiar scent can instantly make you relieve stress and make you feel cozy. Sometimes something as simple as a new candle or scent plug-in can make all the difference in your RV. Other good smell options include oil diffusers, wax warmers, and solid scents.
With these cozy decor tips, you’ll be sure to make your RV feel more homey before you set out on the open road.