As the weather warms and summer beckons, campers across the country are preparing to head outside and become one with nature … From the comfort of a camper or RV, that is.
And while you’ve likely heard of glamping before, recreational vehicles rarely make it into these discussions. Luckily for you, an Insta-worthy glampsite is still well within reach.
We’ve compiled six easy ways to go from “mobile home” to “dream home” and officially kick off camping season. From the fast and easy to the truly transformative, we’ve got everything you need for a road-ready refresh.
1. Décor & Accents
A quick décor refresh is one of the easiest ways to make over a space without expensive structural changes or brand new furniture. Best of all, there are plenty of super-simple updates that can be done at home with just a few household supplies.
Try using contact paper or pasted magazine cutouts to make DIY wall decals, or put your sewing skills to the test by making your own curtains, pillows, or table linens. If DIYing isn’t your thing, add in pre-fabbed pieces such as rugs, clocks, or a chic lamp.
A fresh coat of paint can have an instant effect on the look and feel of a space, whether it be on the walls, cabinets, or even the furniture. Light, breezy colors make cramped spaces feel bigger, while bold and bright colors allow you to truly express your personal style. If you’re looking for maximum versatility in your space, finish a few areas with chalkboard paint to write out lists, schedules, and reminders.
While it may cost more than a new rug or a handful of cabinet pulls, all-new flooring is a worthy investment in your camper or RV style. With tons of options ranging from faux-wood laminate to tile and carpet, you’re sure to find the flooring choice that best fits your space and style.
Outdated hardware and appliances can easily reveal the age of your camper or RV. To take your camper into the modern age, consider changing out the light fixtures, faucets, or cabinet hardware.
5. Multipurpose Pieces
One of the easiest ways to make the most of a small space is to double down on utility. Bookcases and shelves are the ultimate versatile storage solutions, offering plenty of space for blankets, books, clothing, or camping gear. To keep smaller items close at hand, use magnetic backing strips to secure them to the walls or other metal surfaces.
6. Road-Ready Dining
Even though trailers and RVs offer most of the amenities of home, connecting with the great outdoors is still one of the essential parts of camping. Whether you’re cooking outdoors or in, indulge in al fresco dinners or drinks with outdoor-approved cookware, dishes, and accessories. For an ultra-glampy outdoor dining space, string up some globe lights beneath an outdoor canopy.