“There’s no place like home” and you most likely don’t want your home to look like everyone else’s. This fact doesn’t change when your home is an RV or camper. Although you may not want to make major changes that could potentially affect your resale value, there are many things you can do to improve the interior of your motorhome and make it homier.
The following suggestions are fairly inexpensive and are easy to incorporate, easy to change, and easy to undo if need be. These options are arranged from most expensive to least. In fact, it is amazing how much a vase of fresh flowers, a well-placed mirror, or a new set of pillows can change the look and feel of a space.
Customize Your Window Treatments
The window treatments in a motorhome typically set the color-scheme for the entire coach. They are often of low to medium quality making them easy to replace.
Choose a curtain fabric that fits your style and pick blinds that match. Consider blackout blinds, such as Window Images cordless blackout shades for the bedroom and thermal curtains like the Better Homes and Gardens energy-efficient panels for behind the captain’s chairs to insulate and reduce heating and cooling expenses.
Fortunately, the flooring, walls, and furnishings are often a neutral color making decorating around them easy.
Customize Your Bedding
This may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. Choosing the right pillow and bedding can improve your sleep and possibly even lengthen your life. A proper night’s sleep can mean the difference between a well rested, good-looking, sharp-thinking “you” and a tired, grumpy “you”.
Furthermore, the comforter and pillows that your motorhome is provided with are not necessarily to your personal preferences. Although they are typically of high quality, they are often androgynous and although stylish, they are not terribly comfortable. Choose bedding that fits your taste and personality.
Add Throw Pillows
Depending on the brand, adding throw pillows can be an inexpensive way to add color, dimension, and class to your living space.
They take up little space and are easy to replace for seasonal color changes.
Hang Pictures or Mirrors
Hang pictures that show the various locations you’ve visited. Hang pictures that display your family members or friends. Photographs, paintings, and collages add color and texture to your living space.
Place mirrors on walls and counter-spaces to visually create the illusion of additional room. Although it doesn’t add to the square-footage, it actually alludes to additional room within a confined area.
Organize Your Space
Use totes, bins, and shelves to organize your space and keep things tidy. You can build creative areas to organize books, kitchen spices, or cleaning products. Use plastic totes to arrange makeup or install a second shower rod to keep bath supplies secure.
The more organized your items are, the less time you will have to invest packing up when you plan to relocate.
Not only do plants add personality and color, they also keep the air fresh. They are inexpensive and within the nearly greenhouse environment of a motorhome, they are sure to thrive.
For example, with very little effort, Philodendrons, spider plants, mint, and cacti are great additions that make your RV much homier and more inviting.
Make Decorative Seasonal Changes
Seasonal changes to the decor are small updates that don’t clutter the limited space. Things like replacing dish towels, glassware, and placemats or tablecloths can make a big difference with little expense and little effort.
Include seasonal window clings and other disposable additions like fresh flowers, ivy or holly, decorative gourds, and pumpkins to bring color and change to your environment.
By making little changes, you can easily and inexpensively update and brighten your space. Even though the interior of your motorhome is smaller than a brick and mortar house or apartment, you can still make your space homey and comfortable. If you found this helpful, please share this with your friends and family. There’s no reason not to have a comfortable area in which to live.