Colorful RV Makeover

Owning a camper or RV is a lifelong goal for a lot of people and for good reason. The idea of loading up the family and taking to an exciting new place is a dream that has followed modern man (and woman) for centuries. If we can do it in style that’s even better!

Modern RVs and campers are wonderfully convenient for travel, some could even argue that they are one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Regardless of their ease and usability, they all seem to have the same cookie cutter style – laminated cabinetry and easy-to-clean materials are staples in the RV world. Unless you pay extra for a package upgrade, you can expect to find the same materials and decor in the majority of RVs, regardless of the manufacturer.

Fortunately, you can give your RV a makeover just as easily as you can a home and one RV family proves it with this beautiful RV makeover done in less than a week.

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Apartment Therapy recently featured this modern RV makeover that owners, Carissa Miller of CC Miller Photography and her husband did on their family’s RV. It’s an amazing makeover done in less than a week but the results are amazing.

This high-end RV certainly wasn’t lacking in style when it came off the assembly line, as you can see in the photos above taken before the makeover. But giving the RV a more cozy, family friendly style was important for the family since they would be going on a cross-country trip to Yellowstone National Park. They focused their efforts on changes that would make a big impact in a short amount of time. Only 6 days to be exact!

As you can see in the photos below, the makeover was a runaway success! You can copy the Miller’s modern RV makeover by following their steps below.

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Painting the Cabinets

The first step for this RV makeover was painting all the cabinetry in a more modern off-white. This gave the entire space a clean, muted slate which would allow the colorful details they later added to take center stage.

 

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Replacing Low-Functioning Furniture

Leather recliners were replaced with an colorful Ikea sofa that could be used as additional bedding.  Dining room chairs were also replaced to bring the space together.

 

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Replacing Factory Valances 

Next, the family replaced the factory installed valances with stylish window treatments. This still allowed privacy and shade but in a more modern design.

 

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Updating Electronics

The old televisions were replaced with current model flat-screen models providing more space for storage and giving the RV a more modern look.

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Adding Stylish Accents

This beautiful RV makeover was completed by adding modern accents. Throw pillows, framed prints, and other small details brought the style together perfectly.

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Giving your RV a makeover is a great way to travel in style. It doesn’t matter how old or how fancy your RV or camper is – the possibilities are endless!

As always, thank you for reading Mobile and Manufactured Home Living!

All images:  CC Miller Photography 

8 Comments
  1. Lynn says

    Love all your updates, could you please tell me the make and color of the paint you used? Love it!

  2. Pat says

    Really enjoyed all the creativity.

  3. Vanessa Cox says

    How did you secure the couch and dining chairs?

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      I’m not the owner but I bet they use L-brackets or some kind of strap system. I have an outdoor chair and table set that I haul in the Airstream but I never have to secure them as they’ve never moved much in transit (but I do make sure they aren’t near anything breakable).

      Thanks so much for reading MHL!

  4. Sharon says

    We bought a sportsmen camper that had camo themed
    Decor, redid with a northern theme, it turned out so nice!
    Had cushions professionally redone, was worth every penny!
    Thank you for more ideas!

  5. trisha anderson says

    Awesome! I love it! What kind of motor home is this? I like the little details it has even before the makeover, stuff that would come in handy when living in one.

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Trisha,

      I was never able to find the make or model. Sorry!

  6. Angelica says

    that’s amazing! i’ve been googling rv’s for months looking for something that i thought was attractive and felt i could really live in and haven’t seen anything. but this! and the harborlizard makeover really gives me hope. it would be really great to know what the rv models are though. thanks for the inspiring images!

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