How to update your RV with ‘The best 5 Camper makeover Ideas’ stressless without painting a thing
I get it – you hate painting. Nothing worse for you than buying paint, primer, brushes, rollers. The need of covering everything up and then creating a mess with paint all over you. O.k. understood.
But you still want to update the brown and beige interior of your Camper and you wonder if there is a way around painting.
Yes there is, and this is why I show you Easy Camper Makeover Ideas without touching a paint brush in 5 steps:
5 best tips to update your RV without painting
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Here are my top 5 tips for you without painting anything. Just start with step 1 and work yourself up to step 5 and you will already see an amazing change in your RV.
- Add a fresh backsplash behind your sink in your kitchen and bathroom area
- Update your Jack Knife Sofa or Dinette with a new slipcover or fabric
- Remove valances and add curtains instead
- Get colorful decor and accessories
- Update the light bulbs
Easy Camper makeover ideas = Add backsplash
1. Add a pretty backsplash on your kitchen wall
In most Campers the sink area in kitchen and bathroom is just covered with the beige/brown wallpaper and a wallpaper border. This isn’t really an eye-catcher but can be updated. An easy fix to add some wow effect is by adding a colorful, bright peel and stick backsplash.
And it is so easy to apply. You just stick the tiles onto the wall.
Here are my top choices:
Of course there are many more backsplash options in many different color choices.
Get more details here how to update your Camper kitchen
How to prepare the walls before adding the backsplash
The only preparation you should do is to wipe down the walls. In case there is some grease or grime from cooking, just use a deglosser or warm water with detergent and wipe it off. But be sure that the wall is dry before adding the backsplash.
Try out a pattern how to add the backsplash on the wall without a lot of waste. Keep a utility knife handy in case you have to cut some tiles down.
Always cut on the back of the tile, using a level for straight lines. Bend them and they separate easily.
Easy Camper Makeover Ideas = Cover the Jack Knife Sofa
2. Update your Jack Knife Sofa
This is an easy fix. I have a lot of sheets I’ve never used, fabric I bought because I loved the pattern or curtains I never hung up collected in my drawer. If you have a collection like me, check if there is a fabric you could use to cover up the brown fabric of your sofa.
In order to keep the fabric in place add velcro strips on the back of the sofa. You can get velcro strips with adhesive backing. Whenever you have to wash the cover, it is easy to take off and to put back on again.
If you don’t have anything in your drawer you could use, check out these slipcovers you can get with or without arm rest. Before you order, measure the size of your sofa to be sure you order the right one.
Easy Camper Makeover Ideas = Replace the valances
3. Replace your curtains
I don’t really know what the valances at the windows of my Camper were good for, but they didn’t look very appealing. Especially the dark patterned fabric colors are really hideous.
If you don’t want to remove the valances, cover them up with a different and lighter fabric. Use spray adhesive so the fabric sticks on top of the old fabric.
If you want to take them down and replace them with curtains, here are more details how to do that:
Get all the details here: How to replace curtains in your RV
Below are some pretty choices of cafe curtains. No need to sew anything, they are ready made for hanging up on curtain rods:
Of course you also need the hardware to put it up. The curtains are not very heavy so no need to use huge screws to install the curtain rod. Here are some options:
Easy Camper Makeover Ideas = add colorful decor
4. Add colorful decor to brighten up
This is the easiest way to add color to a beige RV interior. Get a colorful throw, pillows, a rug and decor to add more atmosphere. Here are some colorful options:
Or make the decor for your RV/Camper yourself. Do you know how to make macrame? Looks so pretty and you can put a plant inside, herbs or just hang it on the wall.
If you don’t know how to make it, here are some pretty options from Amazon:
Easy Camper Makeover Ideas = Change the lights
5. Exchange the light bulbs
What a difference a bright LED light bulb makes. It totally changes the atmosphere in your Camper from a cave feeling to light and airy.
If you want to have it bright in your Camper, get LED bulbs. First of all they keep your Camper so much cooler inside because they don’t get hot and second the light is so much brighter.
Just make sure you buy the correct ones which fits into the light socket.
Read more on this topic at How to update Camper lighting
Summary of Easy Camper Makeover Ideas without painting
If you want to update the interior of your Camper a little bit but don’t want to get involved in huge renovations, do one step after the other. All of the above mentioned 5 tips are easy to do, don’t cost a lot of money and you can even do it while you live in your Camper. And you don’t make a mess at all.
Now if you have decided you really want to update your RV because it is time for a facelift, here are all my tips collected in an Ebook. You can follow everything I did updating my Travel Trailer on my own, without heavy tools. What I am trying to say is, you can do this too.
So check it out.
I hope you started with these 5 easy steps to update your Camper without painting and are enjoying your happy looking RV!
See you on the road,
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