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.

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  1. Amber says

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

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  3. Teri Handrick says

    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

  4. debby ricci says

    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

  5. cheryl says

    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?

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Cheryl! There are mirror clips that you can buy. They look like an L and screw into the wall with the edge of the mirror under it. They come in several different colors but most everyone uses the clear ones. Here’s a link to them at Lowe’s – any hardware store should have them.


      Thanks so much for reading MHL!

  6. Melonie says

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

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Melonie!

      There’s a few great Facebook groups that should be able to help you with the 5th wheel. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the privilege of getting to work on one yet. Here’s a great group that are always willing to help fellow RVer’s: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvinteriorideas/?fref=nf

      Good luck!

  7. Shawna says

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

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      Hi Shawna! Unless the owner catches your comment and replies I can’t tell you for sure what was used. I can send you to an article with some good tips and known products that have worked on other mobile home cabinets. Here ya go:


      Thanks so much for reading Mobile Home Living!

  8. heather says

    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

    1. Crystal Adkins says

      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!

      1. Shaz says

        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.