Living on the road you have three options for living.
- 1. Motels/Hotels
- 2. Apartments
- 3. Camper/RV
I don’t think many people will argue with me that the stock interior decorating of campers in general are horrid. I’m sure that those that actually pick out the color schemes, fabrics and window treatments will disagree with me and for that I will simply say, agree to disagree. Between the bad patterns and weird, useless “decorative” wood accents on the walls, and the super ugly window treatments, I was, at first, extremely put off. Luckily, with a little DIY sprinkled with TLC, we have been able to make our 5th wheel have less of that “bad hotel room” feel and more of a “I’m home” feel.
Pictures. We have pictures hung everywhere: kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom. You can’t say personalize more than photographs of your loved ones and your memories. I used to use a good old nail in the wall, but soon learned that the walls are not that sturdy and the pictures would always fall off in transport. So, I now use this 3M double stick velcro strips. They don’t leave marks on the walls and they hold up the frames while in transit.
There was a really ugly wallpaper boarder that was originally starting in the kitchen and went throughout over half of the main living area. This thing was some sort of ugly. And to make it worse, it had matched the fabric on our recliner chair. Why? Needless to say, it had to go. Luckily, it was very easy to peel off. The bad part was that it ripped off small sections of the wallpaper that was underneath. So, I had to replace it. Good thing is that because the area is so small, I was able to do a new boarder for under $10 and I think it looks much better: no more accenting the already hideous chair!
- Changing out the stock comforter for your own. I have found that using a duvet cover over my comforter makes for easier trips to the laundry mat.
- Decorate for the holidays! We don’t have room for a Christmas tree, but I still hang garland and lights inside. We packed a few of our favorite ornaments and those hang from the garland.
- Rugs will keep your area clean and can totally change the look of an area. Try making our t-shirt rug for your kitchen or bathroom! Learn how here.