7 Camper Decor Ideas To Spruce Up Your Space
RVs are becoming more and more spacious and comfortable by the day. But it’s hard to deny that even the most luxurious campers can be a bit boring to look at. They often have a limited color palette and prioritize function over form. There’s nothing wrong with this, but a lot of travelers are looking for camper decor ideas to make their living space a bit more personalized.
There are lots of ways to add a pop of color or some new life into your RV. Many of these ideas are simple and can be incorporated even if you’re on a tight budget. So below are 8 ideas that will help you decorate your camper in a fun and easy way.
Let’s face it, walls are one of the most boring parts of any RV. They are usually just plain white or grey and are only adorned by the occasional window or light switch.
There are a few ways to add some color and interest to your walls though! Adding wallpaper, paint, or some backsplash can be a great way to add personality to an otherwise boring room. Some people even like to create a faux wood wall that mimics a log cabin.
Kitchens are particularly popular places to add a bit of backsplash. There are lots of good options for RVers, and may backsplashes can be bought in pre-assembled chunks that just need to be fitted together and attached to the wall.
You can mimic the appearance of tiles, bricks, ceramics, or metallic plates. You can also apply any color or pain that you want, or any wallpapers that appeal to you.
The best part is, no matter what you choose, you won’t need to buy very much of it. Sometimes you’ll only want enough decorations for an accent wall. The visible amount of RV wall space is limited by cabinets, furniture, and windows, so even if you want to redecorate every wall, it won’t take a lot of material to cover it.
2. New flooring
Flooring is another area that could use a few camper decor ideas. A lot of modern RVs use linoleum that is patterned to look like wood. This works fine and usually holds up pretty well over the years.
But if you’re getting tired of the current flooring and want something new, you could try replacing or supplementing the existing floor with some new adhesive options.
You can either use a new coat of decorative linoleum, or buy individual planks or tiles that can be fitted together. Now your RV can rock a checkerboard pattern, a lovely faux hardwood, or a bold tile pattern.
Many of these options can be stuck directly to the existing floor without any need for professional installation. You could also add some carpeted sections if you want to make a more comfortable living space.
3. Herb garden
Now it’s time to talk about one of my favorite camper decor ideas: herb gardens! I always find that adding a plant or two is the perfect way to freshen up any space. It’s also great to have a fresh stock of herbs on hand for any cooking you do on the road.
Herbs are also easy to grow and transport. They don’t need huge containers and can easily be tucked against a window sill. If your windows don’t have ledges, you can also create a hanging basket to store them. It’s easy to hang these baskets with command hooks, so you may not even need to drill holes.
Some of the easiest herbs to care for include basil, sage, rosemary, thyme, mint, chives, and cilantro. These just require moist soil, and a bit of sun, to thrive in your RV. You may even have to trim them back to prevent them from growing too quickly!
Your RV will look and smell better if you decorate with a few fresh herbs. You can even try burning sage or rosemary to keep mosquitos away from your campsite.
4. Fairy lights
Lots of travelers have incorporated fairy lights into their camper decor ideas. If you search “cute RV” on Pinterest or Instagram, I can guarantee you’ll find multiple results that include glowing fairy lights.
There’s a good reason for this! Fairy lights are easy to hang up, provide soft warm light, and are quite cheap. They can add a cozy touch to any RV, camper van, or motorhome.
Some RV lighting tends to be a bite harsh and cool. If you prefer warm lighting, then this is a good avenue to explore. There are even fairy lights you can buy that switch between settings. For instance, they might blink, fade in and out, or remain constant.
Some are even battery-powered, so you won’t need to use a precious outlet to use them. This MUMUXI 2-pack includes a control that enables you to switch between 8 different settings. Any string lights will do the job just fine though, and you’ll find that this is one of the easiest and cheapest camper decor ideas to incorporate.
5. Window curtains
Curtains are another fun way to add some personality to your RV. They come in all colors, sizes, and patterns, so you’ll definitely be able to find something that suits your style.
Curtains are also useful because they can give you some extra privacy and block the amount of light that enters your camper. I know that I don’t like getting woken up early by a sunbeam, and curtains can help keep your camper cooler and darker.
It’s easy to buy RV curtains, but you can also make them yourself! Try hanging them from suspension rods for an extra DIY project.
6. Storage bins
If you find it hard to clean up sometimes (and I know I do) then a few baskets and bins can be a lifesaver for organization and neatness. I’ve found that storage bins are a great way to keep everything neat and tidy.
If you notice that there are places around your RV that tend to accumulate a lot of messes and junk build-up, try putting a bin there! I know it sounds too simple to work, but it really does help. If you can localize the messy area to a few bins, it’s much easier to keep track of things, organize your cargo, and clean up later.
You can also use cute, themed bins to add a bit of style. For instance, you can try bins with cute labels, wicker baskets, or colorful plastic buckets.
7. Decorative accents
Finally, you can polish off your camper’s aesthetic with a few well-placed decorative accents. Adding a pop of color or an interesting pattern can make a world of difference in a bland RV.
Try adding decorative pillows, towels, rugs, or even a shower curtain. Boring spaces can easily be turned into fun centerpieces. Plus, adding things like pillows and rugs can make your living space even more comfortable.
Just make sure you don’t go overboard with the decoration! You could easily find your RV becoming cluttered if you try to stuff in too many pillows or houseplants.
At the end of the day, just make sure that your camper feels like home. There’s no requirement to add any of these decorations, but feel free to experiment a bit and see what feels right to you. There are lots of ways to make your camper comfortable and functional.
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