Your RV should feel like home. One of the best ways to make it feel that way is by hanging up pictures of your friends and family or hanging up your favorite artwork. Hanging up a picture in your RV or motorhome is different than it is in a typical home. In many homes, it’s just a matter of hammering a nail at the correct spot in the wall.
Well, in an RV, it’s not that easy. You need to make sure you’re not going to do any damage to your unit. Here’s what you need to know.
Map Out Your Interior Design
Before you start hanging pictures and wall art without a plan, lay everything out according to where you’ll eventually hang it. This will give you an idea of how your interior decor will look when all is said and done.
Wall space can be limited in RVs in general. So you run the risk of hanging something in a location that it better suited for a larger picture. Mapping out your interior design is the best way to make sure you have a place for everything.
Come into a Camping World Design Center near you and speak with a design specialist about your specific interior decor needs so you have the best possible plan in place before you start hanging pictures and wall art.
Avoid Nailing or Screwing Into RV Walls
Nails and screws can be used in RVs in some instances, but nine times out of 10 I would say to leave these kinds of fasteners and hangers to typical house walls. Avoid using them in your RV.
Why? Well, your RV walls are not built like typical house walls. RV wall panels are made of different materials and they’re usually slimmer. Also, there are all kinds of wiring and plumbing behind RV interior walls.
If you screw or nail into them, you run the risk of puncturing something you don’t want to. Also, holes in RV walls can be tougher to patch than in a home. Instead of hammering or screwing into a wall that isn’t several inches thick, consider using something that doesn’t damage your camper wall.
Use Adhesive Hooks and Hangers
In an RV or motorhome, adhesive hangers and hooks are your friends. They make organizing easier, but they also work wonders for hanging pictures or wall art. There are all sorts of different hangers and RV wall hooks available out there.
3M is one of the best companies for command strips. The hooks are sturdy, they’re easy to install, and the adhesive used to stick to the walls is strong. The best part about using adhesive hooks and hangers is that they’re easily removable if you change your mind as to where on the wall you want something and they won’t damage the wall when removed.
Consider Velcro or Similar Products
Yep, Velcro. It might seem like an odd choice, but you can use Velcro to secure your pictures to your wall. The best part about this is that you can anchor your pictures in multiple spots on the frame so that they don’t shift around during travel.
This is something that Velcro or similar products have over typical adhesive hooks. I’d look for Velcro strips that have a sticky adhesive on the back. You can then cut these strips to the perfect size and put your pictures wherever you want them. Just make sure you have enough to support the picture or piece of wall art.
How do you secure pictures and art to your RV’s walls? Leave a comment below!