It sounds intimidating at first, but updating your RV is much easier than you think. Whether you have an older travel trailer or outdated fifth wheel or an RV that’s still sporting that “classic” RV aesthetic, updating it can be as simple as switching out the color scheme.
You know what “classic” means – the wood paneling, the darker accents, those dated window valances, and the several shades of brown throughout. There’s technically nothing wrong with those choices, but we’re seeing today’s RVs leaning into lighter and brighter spaces.
With the help of Camping World’s Design Center, RVers can now reimagine the interior of their RV with assistance from a Design Specialist. The Design Center offers access to the products, resources, and installations you need to plan and execute your ideal interior design projects with the latest products from exclusive brands.
If a full renovation isn’t in the budget at the moment, no worries! We’ve put together the perfect list of new products for updating an RV that won’t break the bank or your back.
Flooring and Floor Coverings
Deciding to update your RV can be a little overwhelming, so if you’re looking for a starting point, let’s start from the ground up… inside, at least.
Flooring can have a huge impact overall. If gutting your RV and re-flooring the entire thing isn’t a task you’re willing to tackle right now, rest assured you can still update the look and feel at a fraction of the cost.
At Camping World, you can choose from interior rugs, runners, accent rugs, doormats, or kitchen floor mats and they will all take your space to another level. The Orian Guilded Gate Natural Indoor/Outdoor Rug is a personal favorite.
Delivering comfort without sacrificing quality or style, this rug creates a more restful living space thanks to its neutral color and subtle texture. Modern, infinitely durable, and approved for both indoor and outdoor use, what’s not to like? It’s constructed from high-quality synthetic materials to ensure resistance from common spills, which means it’s pet and kid-friendly. It also comes in a Breezy Palms pattern, as well, if you’re feeling breezy.
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then it should come as no surprise that RV furniture is your best bet.
From recliners to sofas, indoor tables to storage ottomans, somewhere a piece of furniture waits to transform your living space. Take the Kathy Ireland Easy Out Sofa, for example. It’s a space-saving solution for any room because of the hidden bed within. The sofa is comfortable in both positions and converts quickly and conveniently with one hand. The best part though is it’s universally stylish, so it’s going to fit in with and elevate every type of décor. Available in two colors (chestnut and taupe) and in three widths (60 inches, 66 inches, and 70inches).
From the same line is another great piece of furniture that will have your RV feeling brand new. The Kathy Ireland Euro Recliner. It marries comfort and style with details like a reclining backrest, pop-out footrest, padded headrest, contoured backrest, and – get excited – it swivels! Picture your kids, and yourself when no one is looking, taking this bad boy for a spin. This one is also available in chestnut or taupe.
Another quick way to achieve that updated feel in your RV is through appliances. Upgrade one, several, or all, and your daily chores will start to feel less like a burden and more like an experience.
Camping World has dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, RV refrigerators, washers and dryers, and even the parts to replace any broken pieces from your existing appliances. When asked what appliance to start with when embarking on the upgrading journey, I always recommend the range and cooktop. The way to the heart is the stomach, after all, and we all want to love our time on the road as much as possible. Right?
The Furrion 21-Inch RV 3-Burner Gas Oven Range is a solid choice. Combining a powerful 7100 BTU oven with its three-burner cooktop means you have the right amount of heat for any of those camping recipes you’ve been wanting to try. Not only do you get top-of-the-line features such as improved heat distribution and an electronic ignitor, but it looks good while it’s cooking. Silver hardware and LED knobs compliment the sleek black front.
Upgrading the Bedroom
People often upgrade the main living areas first because they use those the most, but don’t let the bedroom fall by the wayside. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. With that in mind, you might as well make the bedroom as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible.
If you want to splurge on an update, the mattress is where to do it and the Sleep Number r5 Mattress is a fantastic choice. Discover the perfect balance of softness, improved alignment, and pressure-relieving support with this mattress. Each side adjusts for individualized comfort. After a long day of adventuring, your mattress should be a welcoming place to relax.
Other bedroom updates worth making: mattress pads, sheets, comforters, and pillows.
Shedding a New Light on Updating Your RV
If starting from the ground up meant flooring options, then ending on a high note must mean RV interior lighting.
Lighting is everything. Even the worst design decisions can look better if properly lit, so updating your lighting is an easy fix. Camping World has all the lighting options you need including light switches, ceiling fixtures, wall fixtures, and more.
For me? I’m seeing the Bytech Multi-Color LED Light Strips everywhere and have to get my hands on some. I’d encourage you to do the same! At just under $20, they’re extremely affordable and the options of where to put them and how to use them are endless. Perfect for mood lighting during the holidays or as accent lighting on the back of your TV to reduce eyestrain, each strip features 16 different colors with adjustable brightness and operating modes. It comes with double-sided adhesive tape for easy installation and a remote for convenience.
Updating your RV doesn’t have to mean ripping everything out. Upgrading your home on the road is more about the feeling you want to feel when you step inside. The Camping World Design Center can help make your camper feel like home.
Is there an update you’re looking forward to making in your RV? Tell us in the comments below.