Lady Wendolyn lives in Manitoba, Canada and didn’t want to suffer through another camping trip in the dull interior of her 28 foot Jayco travel trailer.
Plunging headfirst into ‘glamping makeover mode‘, Lady Wendolyn targeted her efforts on the few changes that would have the greatest impact. To transform her favorite camping vehicle from drab to dandy, she used simple materials and some basic interior decorating techniques like:
- powerful accent colors
- vintage (and modern) accessories
- and “a few little luxuries”
Follow along and you’ll learn how you too can immediately brighten the interior of your RV.
Redesign of an RV Interior
Rooms in a trailer are much smaller than those in a typical house. To create a sense of openness, Lady Wendolyn chose a lively green and yellow color scheme for her makeover.
Here’s some before and afters of her bedroom, kitchen, entranceway, and living room.
The bedroom used to be a dark brownish color, with big, empty walls.
A new three inch foam topper from Costco softens the bed, while a striped comforter and a wooden box and vintage tray (top) serve as a vanity table.
New throw pillows continue the green color theme (middle left), while carefully chosen items adorn the once-sparse wall (middle right).
The beach print (bottom left) gives the impression that you’re gazing out at a gorgeous sunset.
3M Command Hanging Strips keep the items securely fastened to the walls.
She originally chose this Jayco trailer because of its kitchen layout. While the general layout suited her tastes, she added some color and accessories to make the space her own.
Close-up of the corner.
Spice rack in a handy location.
A small storage compartment doubles as a seating area.
Opposite you’ll find a bulletin board and more hooks for hanging storage.
While hooks work well for storing long, skinny items, this DIY shoe storage rack would come in handy down below.
Living Room Before
Living Room After
A storage ottoman from Target adds style and functionality, while throw pillows immediately catch your eye and provide interest.
And to cap things off, on the wall hangs a colorful vintage photograph.
See these picture hanging tips to keep your artwork safe and secure as you travel.
For most people, choosing bright colors doesn’t come naturally. After all, few RV manufacturers ship their models with anything other than a brown or beige color scheme. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle.
While bright green and yellow might not fit your tastes, use this color selector to brainstorm some accent color combinations that fit your personal style!
See more photos of the bathroom, shower, and bunk area at Lady Wendolyn’s website.
More interior decorating ideas for your RV:
- How to choose curtains and window treatments
- Ideas for arranging throw pillows
- More throw pillow ideas
- Vintage photograph collections
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