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RV and Camper Decor Series: DIY RV Design

We continue our RV and Camper Decor Series with this DIY nature-themed RV design. Previously, we enjoyed the Ginter’s gorgeous camper makeover. 

Humble Beginnings

This RV design was found on the Rate My Space blog and started out with the typical oak veneer and lightly patterned walls that we’ve seen throughout the last decade or so,  but the owner,  going by the screen name HarborLizard, updated the space dramatically. Several do-it-yourself projects ultimately created a delightfully modern, nature-inspired home away from home that is gorgeous!

Modern rv design before makeover

Nature Inspired RV Design Decor Idea

The owner, inspired by nature and her lovely dogs, created this beautiful small space. It’s a perfect example of small space decor ideas and uses smart color and material choices.

Modern rv interior design

The windows are bulked up with dark wood-inspired valences, making them appear larger. The colors in the RV are balanced perfectly.  The whimsical fabric print is tossed together with twisted branches giving the area a modern, though, natural look.

Modern rv design and decor idea

Modern rv design and decor

Modern rv design - living area

Modern rv

The owner painted the entertainment system with a natural white that pairs perfectly with bright green and dark brown.

Modern camper design

The original walls of the RV were styled with busy patterned vinyl panel in a beige camouflage.

Modern rv - before photo

The kitchen is gorgeous! White cabinets, glass backsplash, and a dark gray accent wall give the eye plenty to take in.

Using texture in a small space is one of the best ways to add interest and scale. Small areas allow you to splurge on quality materials without breaking the bank.

Modern rv design ideas for a kitchen

The bedroom is improved drastically with this beautiful DIY RV makeover.

Modern rv bedroom before photo

Modern rv bedrooom decor ideas

The bathroom mimics the kitchen materials and colors. Animal prints and stone inspired backsplash adorn the walls creating a soothing nature theme.

Modern rv design ideas for bathrooms

The owner even painted her own puppy portrait to adorn the accent wall in the kitchen.

Modern rv style

This RV design has it all; spacious kitchen, living room, dining area, and master bedroom. This would be a perfect home to travel across the country in or just use for local state park summer adventures.

As always, thank you for reading Mobile Home Living!


  • Amber
    Posted November 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    What type of paint did you use and how long did the painting take you?

  • desain rumah tropis modern 2 lantai
    Posted May 24, 2017 at 3:07 am

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  • Teri Handrick
    Posted May 30, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations on this project. It has to be the best remodel I have seen. It completely transformed the space from travel trailer to home. Great job

  • debby ricci
    Posted November 10, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I love the ideas of makeover camper. We just got a motorhome in july,, I been trying to come with a idea on our makeover

  • cheryl
    Posted June 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I was wondering what you used to hang the mirror over the head of the bed? I want to hang something on our wall too but not sure what to use?

  • Melonie
    Posted May 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    hello, I recently purchased a 33ft 5th wheel and would love to remodel. The walls and
    Ceiling are felt. Any tips or suggestions ?

  • Shawna
    Posted January 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Love how this turned out! With what paint did you paint the cabinets with and did you sand or prime?

  • heather
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I love the look of this rv I am in the process of redoing our 1970 camper. But with 2 kids and 3 dogs white is not ideal

    • Post Author
      Crystal Adkins
      Posted January 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Heather!

      I’m having the same issue with my white kitchen cabinets in my home – I just can’t keep them clean! I’m thinking of trying a mid-gray and trimming it in white. Worse that could happen is I’ll have to re-paint, I suppose…lol

      I’d love to see your camper when you get finished with it. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      • Shaz
        Posted July 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm

        I want to downsize and live in an RV full time in about 9 years from now once my boomerang son graduates from college. I know I can purchase one and remodel it to fit my needs (I am an interior designer). I cannot wait as I want to exit the rat race at 62.

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