Make your old RV look new again with these easy tips
Whether your RV is your home or just your home away from home, you want it to look good. You may not be hosting dinner parties or having guests stay over, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your old or outdated décor and furnishings. If the inside of your RV looks like something out of last decade (or century), it’s time to remodel. The good news is that this doesn’t have to involve anything big or very expensive; you can transform your RV with any of these ideas.
Put up new window treatments
While you probably spend more time looking at the stuff outside your windows instead of what’s around them, chances are your curtains have seen better days. If they are worn or tattered, replacing them will immediately be an improvement. Even if they’re still in good shape, the fabric may be boring or ugly, in which case you’ll want to add something more modern.
Change up the furniture
If chairs, couches, or beds are uncomfortable, you may want to think about bringing in new items. However, there is an easy way to vastly improve the look of older furniture that still functions well: replace the upholstery. Just like with the curtains, newer fabric patterns can do wonders. Plus, you don’t even need to have any sewing skills for your re-upholstery project.
Add some color
What color are your RV walls? Probably something a little dull, like beige or off-white? Well, it’s time to do something about that, and you have a number of options. Painting is a good choice, and you don’t just have to stop with the walls; don’t be afraid to add some new hues to your cabinets and even ceiling. And if your RV has wallpaper, don’t waste time and energy taking it down, just paint right over it.
Replace the flooring
Nothing gets worn out in an RV quite as fast as the floor, and if yours is looking shabby, consider putting in a new one. You have several choices when it comes to RV flooring, including carpet, laminate, hardwood, and vinyl. But if you’re looking for a quick fix for your old or dingy floor, a stylish throw rug could be all that you need.
Transform the kitchen
The kitchen is probably the busiest part of your RV, and there are many ways to make it more inviting. Adding a new backsplash, for example. Now, for a kitchen in a home, this project will run you several hundred dollars. But for an RV, however, the peel and stick options are much cheaper. Plus, they go up fast and very easily. Replacing the countertops is another way to transform your kitchen. But even if you’re not crazy about the time and expense involved, you can make them look brand-new by painting them.
Bring in new appliances
While your RV may have basic appliances, like a stove and refrigerator, you should consider adding others if you have the room. A compact washing machine, for instance, might just change your life. How nice would it be knowing you can wash your clothes whenever you want and not have to worry about going to a laundromat? A compact dishwasher may also be a great addition, as it can help save time and also conserve water.
Don’t forget to decorate
Even if you leave your RV exactly as it is, just adding new décor elements can enhance it significantly. Think about putting up art prints, photos, or other items on the walls with proper adhesives. Sticker decals are another great option. In addition to improving how it looks, this is an excellent way to make your RV homier.
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