Knowing that we would be on the road for at least one year, we decided to update a few things to make our RV feel more like home. We had a short timeline before we hit the road so we had to be intentional with what items we chose to change.
Some people think bright yellow is fun and I agree. We LOVE all the yellow on the exterior of our rig but to maintain some mental peace and calm on the inside we thought it imperative to tone down the yellow on the interior.
My mom and I did this project together. We got our fabric from Forsyth Fabrics in ATL where we also picked up free scraps which we used to make funky patterned pillows to give some texture.
With the fabric we bought we made a slipcover for the sofa, slip covers for the dinette cushions, and we recovered the window panels.
This change has definitely softened and warmed the feel on the inside of Charlie and I don’t regret one bit all the hours we put into this project.
We had our friend, Brian, replace our dinette table, pop in round table, flip up cutting board, and long standing desk located under the sofa with custom handmade pieces. It has made a huge difference for us. This is another touch to add a natural fiber into our home on wheels and make for a more inviting space. It definitely gives more homey vibes and removes another layer of the factory feel.
We ordered a small strip of peel and stick wallpaper for the bathroom from an Etsy shop. I notice and appreciate this tiny touch every time I walk in. We chose a fun, funky, mid century print with a pop of color to make the bathroom a little less blah.
Shoutout to Target and IKEA for these game changers. We got three rugs total and they make the space warmer, comfier, and provide some love for our feet and pups. Some may not recommend rugs in RVs because of difficulty of cleaning them but we found our cordless dyson hand vac takes care of that no problem. They’ve also sealed out some of the cold coming from underneath the RV in this cold winter we’ve been having.
Bonus: this is not a cosmetic update but having several comfy blankets around the RV makes it feel more like home as well.
There are still a few more projects we want to take on and plan on completing in the coming months. One is replacing the backsplash in the kitchen and bathroom which we’re about 30% done with at the moment.
We’re always looking for new and creative ways to make this space feel more comfy. If you have ideas, we’d love to hear them!
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