Whether you have an RV, cabin or summer home, you can bring your design style into any space with these simple tips for decorating small spaces. My husband and I purchased our family RV last summer. I loved it from day 1, but did not feel like it was “homey” until I added my modern farmhouse flair! Adding a few simple décor items turned our camper into a cozy, stylish vacation home. Here are my simple vacation home décor tips.
Decor Tip: Choose an Accent Color
I love to keep the walls and floors simple and neutral, so that way I can change my accent colors out at any time. When you pick neutral paint colors for the walls and stick to simple wood floors, you can then add pops of color with your decor. It makes it super easy to change out your colors for holidays or parties! For summer, I am loving bright yellow! I choose yellow as my accent color for our RV, but depending on my mood or season, I can easily change it up.
Choose a color that you love and then add pops of that color throughout the room. Only choose 1 or 2 accent colors at the most.
Decor Tip: Add Style and Texture
To add texture, bring in cozy faux fur blankets. Create layers with different style pillows, but keep the same colors consistent. In the above picture I have two yellow pillows, but each pillow has a different style and pattern. This gives your space style and texture.
Decor Tip: Less is Best
Do not over clutter the space. Vacation homes should feel relaxing and inviting. Too much decor can feel overwhelming. Not to mention, more decor equals more to clean! Check out this great article on how to declutter your house in 30 days from healthfullyrootedhome.com. The author states it perfectly, “a decluttered home leads to a decluttered mind.”
Keep it simple and choose items that are functional, yet stylish. I love decorating with plants and accent pillows. They serve two purposes. Plants refresh the air, while also offering decor style and pillows offer comfort and can also bring in a pop of color.
Have Fun! This is your chance to possibly try styles that you may not feel brave enough to test out in your home. But whatever decor pieces and style that you choose remember to keep it simple and not over cluttered.
Bonus: Top 10 RV Camping Essentials
#1: Portable outdoor garbage holderWakeman Portable Trash Bag Holder- Collapsible Trashcan for Garbage and Indoor/Outdoor Use Outdoors -Ideal for Camping Recycling and More (Blue)
#2: Outdoor tableclothVinyl Fitted Tablecloth for 6 ft Rectangle Table, Gray Moroccan Design, Waterproof Elastic Table Cover with Flannel Backed Lining, Fits 30″x72″ Folding Table, for Outdoor Picnics/Travel/Holiday/Party
Or for larger tables:LUSHVIDA Moroccan Rectangle Table Cloth – Washable Water Resistance Microfiber Moroccan Tablecloth Decorative Table Cover for Picnic Banquet Party Kitchen Dining Room, 150 GSM (60 x 84 Inch, Navy
And since the larger table cloths are not fitted, make sure you order the tablecloth bungee cord clamps to keep your tablecloth from blowing away.ECOHomes Tablecloth Strap Band | Table Bungees to Hold Down Table Cloth (2 Piece Pack) – for Picnic, Camping, Outdoor Tables, Parties, Weddings etc – Tablecloth Straps Clips Bungee Cord Clamps
#3: Outdoor RugsGuide Gear Moroccan Outdoor Rug, Gunmetal/White, 9X18
#4: Zero Gravity ChairsBest Choice Products Set of 2 Adjustable Steel Mesh Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners w/Pillows and Cup Holder Trays, Beige
#5: Emergency/First Aid KitM2 BASICS 300 Piece (40 Unique Items) First Aid Kit | Premium Emergency Kits | Home, Camping, Car, Office, Travel, Vehicle, Survival
#6: Outdoor Portable GrillBlackstone Adventure Ready 2-Burner 28″ Outdoor Griddle
Pricey, but so worth it! Especially if you do not want your fire alarm to go off every time you cook inside the RV! hahaha (true story!)
#7: Reusable s’more sticksAjmyonsp Marshmallow Roasting Sticks with Wooden Handle Extendable Forks Set of 5Pcs Telescoping Smores Skewers for Campfire Firepit and Sausage BBQ, 32 Inch
#8: Drying rackEveryday Home Drying Rack – Folding, Indoor Outdoor Portable Dryer for Clothes, Towels, Linens – Laundry and Home Essentials, White
#9: Slim Laundry Hamper!Caroeas 22″ Rolling Slim Laundry Basket with Stand Foldable Waterproof Sorter and Organizer on Wheels Tall Thin Dirty Laundry Hamper Basket Home Corner Bin (Slim 22″,Grey)
This is perfect to fit in the small RV bathrooms. It fits right in between our toilet and shower.
#10: Happy CamperHAPPY CAMPERS Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment – 64 Treatments
Use paper plates and plastic utensils. I bought cute camping dishes,but when you are camping with friends and large parties I promise you that the last thing you will want to do is dishes!