5 Ways to Make Your RV Feel Like Home

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Your house on wheels can feel as warm and personal as any stationary place you call home when you’re not traveling. Just because you’re living in a vehicle doesn’t mean it needs to feel like a vehicle! To help you make your RV feel more like home, Erin Meredith introduces several tips for adding color, comfort, and personal touches that bring your RV interior to life.

Here are Erin’s top five tips for a homier RV:

1. Add paint wherever you can. If you have a vanity, a slide room, or maybe even a large bedroom wall that still has its stock factory coloring, spice it up with a vibrant pop!

2. Throw down accent rugs. Small soft rugs are the perfect way to break up open floor spaces and warm up or lighten a room. Cooling in the summer and warming in the winter. Just be sure not to cover furnace vents!

3. Hang pictures and artwork. Erin likes to keep her family’s space updated with recent pictures from their favorite trips. She hung a wire along one wall and clipped on photographs. You can also find unique personal wall hangings such as travel maps and paintings.

4. Remove bulky window treatments. Get rid of those large blinds and drapes that limit the amount of sunlight that reaches your living areas. Replace them with light pull-down shades and sewn curtains that allow your RV interior to burst with sun!

5. Upgrade your furniture. Reconsider the cumbersome stock furniture that fills your living areas. If you’ve had a pull-out or storage couch that doesn’t get used, maybe replace it with accent chairs, a small dinette, or a kitchen island.

These are just a handful of things you can do to your RV’s interior to help open it up, make it personal, and fill it with color and light. Get creative, be brave, and do what brings you joy!

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6 Responses to “5 Ways to Make Your RV Feel Like Home”

  1. bscharf

    How do you secure loose furniture such as tables & chairs? What impact can RV personalizing have on resale value? How do you get kids or light sensitive adults to sleep with minima; window coverings or minimize heat in your unit with sun beaming in?

    • Customer Service

      Hello Belle!

      We will need more information in order to further assist you. What is the year, make, and model of you’re RV?

      Thank you


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  2. Andrew Pierce

    I am impressed with your couch and storage conversion. I would like to do this in the rear of my rv. Do you have plans for the box and for the cushion?

    • Customer Service

      Hi Andrew. We unfortunately weren’t given any plans to what was done in their RV. It is possible they kept track of what was done and used but most of the time projects like this are just built as you go along. The area and size would be different for everyone as the spaces inside of slides are different on all RV’s. It would be nice to have something to go on and customize for your own needs but as of yet we haven’t received any plans.
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  3. ROBIN

    We would like to hang some things on our walls but are worried about what length nails or screws to use so that we don’t pierce any wires or end up going all the way through the wall. I have heard mixed reviews about how well Command strips work. What do you suggest?

    • Customer Service

      Hi Robin,
      Here is what our expert had to say:
      I actually always recommend command strips when possible. I have had very good luck with them and know many people that use them for most things. The things I don’t recommend them for would be for heavy objects like a coat hanger or towel rack. The walls are usually at least over an inch so I always use 1 inch screws when needed on wall panels that are attached to the exterior walls. For other wall panels leading to other rooms they might be thinner but you can always measure how thick they are at the door frame to see what is safe. Unless there is a switch or light nearby it is actually hard to hit wires behind the wall too. They aren’t scattered about and typically tightly secured in areas. If there is a blank wall you are looking to attach something too, most likely there isn’t wires behind it and if there are they will be up against an edge going straight up and down.
      Sincerely, Dan RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Let us know if other questions come up!
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