This guide will show you the 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
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So you bought this gem of an RV for an amazing price and you are so excited to make it pretty. It looks a little dated and you want to brighten up the interior of this new to you Camper as fast as possible.
You don’t want to invest a lot of money because you have never owned an RV before. You just want to try it out, if this is actually the right path to go for you and your family.
No problem at all.
Start by checking if everything on the inside is in good condition and then give it a good cleaning. I used this detergent to get the inside clean and smelling fresh again.
Leave doors and windows open and wipe everything down with warm water and this detergent. Wear gloves! You will notice the Camper will smell better instantly.
If the inside still smells pretty musty after cleaning, take all the textiles off. Get rid of the old mattress, take the valances off and just keep the blinds on the windows, take the slipcovers off. The bad smell sits in the textiles, so remove as much as you can.
If your Camper has an old carpet you can’t remove now, use a carpet cleaner to get all the dirt out.
You are ready to brighten up your RV or Travel Trailer, you are not into browns and beiges?
- You see all these beautifully decorated Campers and you want to get your RV updated as well?
- You are not sure where to start and how to do it?
Start with 3 instant steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper and you will see results immediately. 1. get rid of the yellowish plastic throughout the Camper, 2. add peel and stick wallpaper to create an accent wall, 3. update the lighting in your RV.
Now how do you spruce up your Camper to make it more inviting and homey? How do you decorate your RV to brighten it up?
Camper Renovation – The 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV
Look at your entry door! Is the door yellowish and looks very dated? Are the ceiling vents yellow? How about the light fixtures? Also yellow? There is an easy way to update and make it look more modern.
Here is Number 1 of Camper Renovation – 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
Start with the entrance door – If your door is yellowish and very dated looking, start pimping up the screen and entrance door with some color.
The only material you need is an angled brush and one or two different sample colors. You can get a sample color at Lowes or Home Depot for about $ 3. It takes not even 30 minutes to paint that door and makes such a difference.
How to paint the door: Clean the door with warm water and detergent, then apply 2 coats of paint. Let dry in between coats. That’s it.
If you have some stickers or decals you like, add them on the inside of the door.
Or you can get creative and add peel and stick wallpaper and add a clear coat, for protection over it. Or decoupage your front door. But don’t forget at least 2 layers of clear coat.
Get a bottle of appliance spray and get rid of yellow ceiling vents, yellowish sinks, showers and toilets. Just make sure you protect yourself and the floor and everything else you don’t want to get messed up with spray.
No need to replace a vent or sink if you don’t like the dated color – use spray paint to update it and make it white and fresh again.
Here is Number 2 – Camper Renovation – 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
Add some peel and stick wallpaper! Select a wall which is a focal point in your RV.
Seriously, it is not hard to apply peel and stick wallpaper on a wall without plugs and windows. It takes maybe an hour, including measuring, cutting the wallpaper and applying it.
If you select a wallpaper pattern without a pattern repeat it is so easy to do. And because the walls are not very big, you probably only need to apply two panels and you are done.
This wallpaper has a pattern repeat of 2,5 inches, so you just add 2,5 inches to your second wallpaper panel measure. Here is how to apply peel and stick wallpaper.
But wow, what a difference it makes if you add pattern and color to your Camper.
Here is Number 3 – Camper Renovation – 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
Glamp up your Camper with more attractive light fixtures. If you don’t want to replace the light fixture, then just make it pretty. By replacing the light bulbs with LED lights you have already made this Camper so much brighter. (Check the socket in your Camper to order the right bulbs).
If you have a little talent add a crochet cover, or cover the socket with feathers or make a macrame cover, or make tassels. There are so many ways to cover this oh so plain looking light fixture with a little glamour.
Here is what I did in our Camper:
Camper Renovation – The 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV and many more ideas
There is so much more you can do to make your Camper look fresher and more unique without doing a lot of remodeling.
- Add a pretty rug in front of your kitchenette.
- Add a slipcover over your dated looking Jack Knife Sofa
- Take the valances off and add a curtain rod and add curtains.
- Apply a pretty colorful backsplash in your kitchen.
- Add a colorful bedcover or throw.
Do you want to know how to paint the cabinets, the walls, how to add peel and stick vinyl floors, how to add curtains, lights and so much more? Get the Ebook How to update the interior of your dated RV with all the information and links you need to know to start your remodel you have been waiting for for so long:
No need to be overwhelmed
You don’t need to start a huge remodel if you don’t have the time for painting and renovating.
Start with these easy and fast updates and you are going to love your Camper because it will lighten the inside up instantly.
Paint the walls and the cabinets if you feel like it after you used your Camper for some time. Also you will know exactly what you want and need after using it.
Check out the color scheme you prefer, what works best for you and your Camper and then update the rest or your RV.
Want to know how to pick the right wall color for your RV? Get the free mini-course here.
If you start with the 3 instant steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
- you will feel better in your Camper and
- these tips don’t break the bank and
- it is easy to do and doesn’t take a lot of skills and time.
Also read my absolute favorite post which has been shared sooo often if you want more information about updating your Camper.
Summary of 3 steps you can do right now to brighten up your RV/Camper
Start with cleaning the Camper, add a slip cover over your sofa and your bed, get a pretty rug to cover up the dated looking linoleum, make pretty light covers and get some cafe curtains to replace the valances.
These are easy and cheap updates but will make a huge impact on the atmosphere of your Camper.
Make your RV happy, bright and colorful and get rid of some browns and beiges, without feeling overwhelmed.
Let me know what you did.
See you on the road,
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