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How To Take Your Camper From Boring To Beautiful With Bright Accent Colors

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.

Bedroom Before

The bedroom used to be a dark brownish color, with big, empty walls.

RV bedroom redesign
Lady Wendolyn

Bedroom After

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.

Bedroom redesign in small RV
Lady Wendolyn

Kitchen Before

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.

Before an RV kitchen makeover
Lady Wendolyn

Kitchen After

Accessories like copper storage canisters and an under cabinet wine rack spice up the counter space.

Kitchen from a distance
Lady Wendolyn

Close-up of the corner.

Close up of the kitchen corner
Lady Wendolyn

Copper storage canisters.

Copper storage vessels
Lady Wendolyn

Spice rack in a handy location.

Spice rack near stove
Lady Wendolyn

Entrance Before

Entranceway
Lady Wendolyn

Entrance After

A small storage compartment doubles as a seating area.

Entrance after
Lady Wendolyn

Opposite you’ll find a bulletin board and more hooks for hanging storage.

Bulletin board and hooks
Lady Wendolyn

While hooks work well for storing long, skinny items, this DIY shoe storage rack would come in handy down below.

Living Room Before

Redoing RV interior
Lady Wendolyn

Living Room After

A storage ottoman from Target adds style and functionality, while throw pillows immediately catch your eye and provide interest.

Living room after renovation
Lady Wendolyn

And to cap things off, on the wall hangs a colorful vintage photograph.

Cute picture of vintage sunbathers
Lady Wendolyn

See these picture hanging tips to keep your artwork safe and secure as you travel.

Conclusion

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.

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