Five Ways to Personalize Your RV Interior


Jessica Baker

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Jessica is currently living and traveling fulltime in her 5th wheel RV with her husband, two kids, and four cats.

Whether you RV full-time or only a couple weekends a year, it is YOUR tiny home on wheels. Just like a house, it’s nice to add your personal touch.

While each year our favorite brands of RVs are coming out with nicer interiors, it still might be hard to find one that exactly fits your style. Chances are you’ll want to update the light fixtures or fabric. Luckily, in a small area, a little will go a long way in terms of decor.

How To Personalize Your RV Interior

Here are five ways to personalize your RV interior. Does your RV need more than just a touch-up? Check out why you should upgrade your RV’s interior. And if you need personalized assistance with RV interior decor and renovation, check out Camping World Design Centers!

1. RV Curtains and Window Treatments

Beautiful young woman with book lying on a bed in a camper van with beautiful curtains on the window
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RVs are known for coming with less than appealing cornices or valances over the majority of windows. They generally come in busy patterns that might not fit your personal style. By removing factory-installed cornices and replacing them with curtains and rods, you can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your RV’s interior.

These window treatments are easy to remove, and once taken out, you can replace them with any rod that suits your vision. Most curtain rods are adjustable in length, making it easy to fit your preferred rod over only an RV window.

As for the curtains, they come in a variety of lengths which should make it easy to find the right one to fit any sized window. Consider placing the curtain rod several inches above the window and using floor-length curtains to make walls feel taller.

Can’t find the right pattern in the right length? Simply hem the bottom of the curtain to make it the ideal length. Want more privacy than curtains can provide? Hang your curtains and add custom window shades for additional light control and privacy.

2. RV Wall Decor

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The walls come pretty much bare when you purchase a new RV. While it may seem tricky to hang a ton of decor from the walls of your traveling home, there are plenty of ways to secure pieces to the walls to give them a personal touch. To avoid putting holes in your RV walls, use Command hooks to hang the decor.

Command makes a variety of hooks ideal for hanging different types of decorations. Use large hanging strips for bigger frames or small wire hooks with hanging items. While Command hooks are extremely reliable and are sure to keep your personalized pieces hanging on travel days, consider using plastic frames or only hanging decor that won’t shatter if the unexpected happens.

Ready to switch up the look and feel of a wall you’ve personalized? The best thing about Command hooks is they come off the wall easily and without doing any damage!

3. RV Rugs and Floor Coverings

Stack of traditional colorful carpets and rugs
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Just like in a house not on wheels, floor coverings can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a room. To personalize your RV, add a rug to any or all areas!

A welcome mat is both functional and a nice way to be greeted when you open the front door. If you have a motorhome or fifth wheel with a long hallway, a runner can make a nice transition from the living space to the sleeping area.

Consider adding a large rug to your RV living room not only to make the space feel more like yours but to provide extra padding when walking or for kiddos playing on the floor.

4. RV Bedding

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Choosing a comforter that fits your style is a simple way to personalize your RV. Your bed should be your sanctuary while on the road. so chose bedding that makes you feel comfortable and ready for a good night’s sleep. It’s also a good idea to have a set of flat sheets for warm weather camping and cotton sheets for cooler nights.

Depending on the size of your RV bed, you may be able to use the same bedding you’d use in a traditional home. Some RV mattresses are shorter than a standard queen, full, or king sized mattress. In this case, you’ll need to find a set of RV sheets that fit your bed’s dimensions.

Adding a throw pillow to the bed (and couch for that matter) is a great way to further personalize your sleeping area. Use pillow shams to change out the look of your throw pillows or simply have a second set to change out when it’s time to wash the first.

Traveling with little ones? Let the kids pick out the sheet sets for their bunks so they feel more comfortable and ready to sleep as snug as a bug instead of feeling cramped in a sleeping bag!

5. RV Light Fixtures

Imagine turning on the lights and A/C in your RV remotely while on your way back from adventuring.

Regardless if you buy a new or used RV, there is a chance you may not be thrilled with the light fixtures. Sidewall lights may look outdated and overhead lights may just be domes and provide nothing aesthetically to the room. Replacing light fixtures is an easy way to make your RV feel more like home.

Replacing old, dimming lights with fresh RV light bulbs is another quick and easy way to bring new life to your RV’s living space. Camping World carries assorted varieties and bulk packs to ensure you always have a fresh bulb on hand.

Start with LED lighting in the areas you spend most of your time in. Chances are you spend a lot of time at the table and a new light fixture over the dinette will make a noticeable difference. Or a new pin-up light next to the couch will give your RV the personalized touch you are looking for. Switching out just one or all of the light fixtures in your RV is a great way to give it a personal feel.

The best thing about having an RV or travel trailer is the ability to take your home with you wherever you may roam. Even if you only spend a few nights a year in the RV, it’s still so nice to have the comforts of home with you. Make it a cozy and organized space with savvy RV hacks that will save your sanity.

Since your RV is a home no matter if it’s 365 or 1 day a year, you might as well make it feel like your own. Stop into one of our new Camping World Design Centers today to browse all your options for upgrading your RV’s interior!

Do you have any suggestions for ways to personalize your RV interior? Leave a comment below!

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