5 Inexpensive Remodel Ideas for Your RV

Major upgrades don’t have to mean major expenses (or headaches)! There are some changes you can make to your RV that will make a big impact on your RV’s style, but not on your wallet!

1. Paint

Painting isn’t a super costly change, but it is a time consuming one! Painting dark RV walls a light color such as white can make a dramatic difference in the interior of your RV. RV walls can be challenging to paint though! It takes several coats of good primer as well as several coats of good paint to cover RV walls and look good. Many people decide to also paint RV cabinets and trim. This is quite a bug undertaking but can completely change the look and feel of your rig!

2. Change Curtains

RVs usually have curtain valances as well as side panel curtains. If you don’t like the look of these, they’re fairly easy to tear down. You have several options for replacements. If you don’t want to make any more holes in the walls, (or if you find that you can’t screw any more holes in the wall because it feels like metal-this happened to us!) you can opt to use Command strip hooks and curtain rods. You can shop for curtains you like and them cut them down and hem them as necessary, or choose to make your own curtains from your favorite fabric!

3. Switch Out Light Fixtures

Updated or changing light fixtures is a nice way to put your personal touch of style in your RV. If you decide to try this, be sure and make sure to get fixtures rated with voltage compatible for your rig, and compatible bulbs. The most common RV light can be replaced with any 12v LED light bulb. I found several options that worked for our rig on Amazon.

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4. Add A Backsplash

Adding a backsplash to your kitchen, bathroom or both can be a fun, inexpensive upgrade. You don’t have to use tile and grout- there are some lightweight, easy to use alternatives to tile that work perfectly in RVs. I found some 3D sticker sheets on Amazon that look just like actual subway tile! They didn’t cost a fortune and I didn’t have to hire a contractor to install them! I just measured my space, cut them to size and applied. They’ve held up great and still look brand new.

5. Add Fun Decor

Adding pops of color here and there can brighten any space. Throw blankets, pillows and rugs can be used to add different textures, making your space feel cozy. I love having several plants around to keep the air clean and give the feeling of bringing the outdoors inside! Placing a few lightweight decor items on the walls (secured in place by command strips) can also be a nice way to personalize your space.

Personalizing your RV’s interior doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I hope this list gives you some ideas of ways to renovate your space if you have the itch to make some changes!

Related blog: 8 Tips For A More Luxurious RV Experience

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4 Responses to “5 Inexpensive Remodel Ideas for Your RV”
  1. Joe

    RV Make: Grand Design , RV Model: Reflection , RV Year: 2016

    Regarding changing out light fixtures, Lowes and Home Depot have a section where you can build your own hanging fixtures and mix and match the rods, glass or metal housings etc. My wife loves the vintage Edison bulbs and I found some 12 volt Edison base bulbs to use in the RV. And the wife loves them!!!

  2. James Stryd

    RV Make: Komfort, RV Model: 5th wheel, RV Year: 2003

    Just want to know how to upgrade my rig.
    I do like my rig but just want some Ideas as to upgrade it

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      We’d love to assist you! Could you supply us with a little more detail on what you’d like to upgrade and we’d be more than happy to recommend items to you!


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  3. Greg

    RV Make: Fleetwood , RV Model: 35K bounder , RV Year: 2018, Brand: J pull out sofa

    Factory sofa not comfortable to me I would love a sofa/recliner Theater style in the same color and material