One of the biggest complaints about newer campers and travel trailers is their lackluster decor. Luckily, we feature plenty of makeovers to give you lots of camper decorating ideas!
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The majority of factory-built campers have a drab color palette, with beige and brown being the standard color choices. Combine the lackluster color with the lightweight materials needed for a moving unit and you have a formula for a very boring space.
Luckily, campers of all shapes and sizes are fairly easy to makeover! You can do simple camper decor updates like adding a bit of color via curtains and rugs or you can go all out like Laura Sauve, a Decor Consultant, has done.
You’re gonna love this camper and get lots of great camper decorating ideas!
Here’s what the camper looked like before Laura added her talent to the space:
5th Wheel Camper Before Makeover
After Laura’s 5th Wheel Camper Makeover, So Many Great Camper Decorating Ideas!
And here’s the camper after Laura got a hold of it:
Laura describes the camper on her Facebook page:
144 ‘liveable’ square feet is small, except when you’re cosmetically updating it! This has been the most challenging space to re-decorate due to it’s minimal size and maneuverability while completing tasks. That being said, it’s been the most rewarding transition and design endeavour because it has shown me that space itself is not only an illusion, but can also be a functioning beauty that is not only warm and cozy, but quite roomy and has everything that we need to live happily.
Thank you to Kortnie Sloat for these beautiful shots!
What a great transformation!
Laura has used color and texture to create a vibrant, welcoming space that travels easily and you can do the same thing in your camper or mobile home!
You can see more of Laura’s camper decorating ideas on her Facebook page here. Be sure to like her page so you can get updates on her future projects!
Looking for more inspiration? Check these 15 Awesome Airstream Interiors.
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7 thoughts on “Camper Decorating Ideas: Laura’s 5th Wheel Makeover”
I so glad that I have came across your site, as my husband and I have just purchased a 2 yr old RV. I am wanting to update the home by bringing in more detail and colors. It is nice but currently to brown for my taste. We just completely redid our 5 bedroom home updating to sell it which is now bright white, greys and dark floors. I am very excited about redoing this new home on wheels space but at the same time feeling very anxious. I don’t want yo deface the RV trade in value for money return we when might sell it in thd future. I would love to be featured in your published site as we progress. Also, could you please tell me what other people who have done remodeling projects in their RVS.
Hi Mary Ann!
I am always looking for homes and RV’s to share! All I need are photos and some details about the project. If you click on ‘Campers and RV’s’ you’ll see all the ones I’ve shared so far. Pinterest is another great place to find inspiration, too.
Best of luck to you! Be sure to take photos of the process!
Can you give any guidance on what kind of wall paint works over the ugly typical RV wall coverings? I’d really like to paint and update ours from the fake tumbled wall stone look!!!
Those walls are usually VOG panels (vinyl on gypsum) so you’ll need to wash them down really well and use a primer+paint in one. Go with a higher priced brand. Here’s an article that will help: https://mobilehomeliving.org/how-to-update-vinyl-coated-drywall-in-mobile-homes/
Dana, I painted them in my Airstream. I first primed with Kilz oil based primer, tinted the color. Then painted with Latex paint. 10 years later still looks good.
One word – FABULOUS!!!!