There’s a lot of pressure these days to have a “Pinterest-worthy” RV interior. At the end of the day, however, it’s most important to have an RV that you love with a space that’s functional for you and your loved ones. Still, if you’re looking to upgrade your RV, there are plenty of DIY projects you can tackle that can make a world of difference without breaking your budget.
Try a Peel-and-Stick Backsplash
Tile backsplashes are incredibly trendy right now—but you don’t need to be an expert tile-layer to get this look in your RV. Instead, consider using some simple peel-and-stick tile to create a beautiful and modern backsplash in your RV’s kitchen or even bathroom spaces.
Peel-and-stick tiles have come a long way over the years. And when properly installed, you probably won’t even be able to tell the difference! A new backsplash can really modernize your RV’s interior without you needing to spend a lot of time or money in the process.
Update Your Countertops
If it’s in your budget to upgrade those old laminate countertops that are so commonly found in RVs, go for it! For RV countertops, it’s generally best to stick with lightweight materials that won’t weigh your rig down, which is why “trendy” options like granite and quartz aren’t usually the greatest option. Still, lighter materials like Formica laminate can give your RV the look of luxurious stone without the bulk (or cost).
Don’t have the budget for brand new countertops throughout your RV? Consider refinishing your existing countertops with a paint specifically designed for use on laminate. Giani, for example, makes countertop paint kits that are easy to use and designed to look like real granite, marble, or other luxurious stone!
Upgrade Fixtures and Hardware
Another simple upgrade you can probably tackle by yourself is that of swapping out any older and outdated fixtures and/or hardware. This can include anything from old faucets and door knobs to cabinet and drawer pulls. Simply stop by your local home improvement store to pick up fixtures and hardware that suit your style. Rubbed bronze and stainless steel are both popular finish options to consider that can really take your RV’s interior design to new levels!
Get Rid of Old Wallpaper
If you have an older RV, there’s a good chance it came with wallpaper (or, at the very least, a wallpaper border) when you purchased it. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wallpaper, the reality is that many of these older wallpapers can make your RV look very dated. By simply tearing out old wallpaper and applying a fresh coat of paint in its place, you can achieve a major RV makeover.
Removing old wallpaper can require a lot of elbow grease, but with the right tools and a little motivation, you can tackle this project yourself (or with help from a couple of friends).
Install New Window Treatments
Fresh window treatments can also go a long way in updating your RV’s interior. This is especially true if your RV came with those signature valences that were so popular in the 80s and 90s. Consider taking any existing valences down and replacing old window treatments with fresh blinds, drapes, and/or curtains.
To create the illusion of higher ceilings in your RV, you might also consider mounting curtain rods several inches above the top of each window. This, along with some floor-length curtains, can lengthen the appearance of your walls and windows significantly. And of course, new window treatments don’t need to be expensive. If you have some sewing skills, you could even create your own inexpensively!
Replace Old Furniture
If your RV furniture is looking a little worse for wear, it might be time to invest in some new couches, chairs, and the like. At the very least, putting some new slipcovers over your worn furniture can help to refresh and upgrade things.
If it’s in your budget, though, selecting all new furniture for your space can make a huge difference. The key is finding stylish furniture options that are compact and functional enough to suit your space. This is where shopping at a store that specifically sells RV furniture can be helpful.
The Final Word on RV Makeovers
As you can see, you don’t need to have a lot of renovation experience or a huge budget to modernize your RV. Now, which of these RV makeover ideas will you try for yourself?
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