10 Simple and Easy RV Decorating Tips

By applying these simple RV decorating tips to your motorhome or camper interior, your small space will come alive with style and function. Even if you don’t have the knack for interior decorating, simply following these incredibly easy RV decor ideas will make your motorhome or camper fun and welcoming without breaking your wallet.

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10 Simple and Easy RV Decorating Tips for your Motorhome or Camper

Having owned two fifth wheels, we’ve taken pimping our home on wheels to new levels!

Because RV interiors are typically dark and cave-like, we wanted to lighten and brighten our RV interior to reflect our personalities. We’ve theme-decorated which made it fun to plan, collect and decorate our RV with our new accessories using art, fabrics and color.

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It doesn’t matter if you live in your RV full-time or use it as a weekend or seasonal camper. You’re home away from home is just that; HOME. So, why not make it as comfortable and inviting as possible.

There is such a plethora of cool ideas to insert color and style that will make your camper house beautiful. But don’t think you have to rush out and buy a whole bunch of paint and wallpaper supplies to update your RV interior. A few decorative wall art pieces and accessories, fabric and textiles and even a colorful kitchen counter gadget will do just fine.

But what if you just don’t have the eye of creativity or forethought to make it all come together. Well, I’ve come to help with a few RV decorating tips to get your motorhome or camper looking like home.

RV INTERIORS: 10 Simple and Easy RV Decorating Tips

Throw Pillow Interior Design Tips

Yes, girls love them, guys hate them. But hey, pillows are the quickest and easiest way to insert pops of color into your coach. At the same time, they add a bit of function because they can be used to prop up heads, feet and even your tablet on your lap.

Pillows come in all different patterns and textures. You can get them with pompoms, fringe and cool trims making great focal points in your room.

Personally, I like to change my pillows often so I don’t spend a ton on them. Instead of buying bulky pillows though, I opt for pillow covers with zippers. First, they’re easy to change out. And second, that makes them easily washable.

Being throw pillows are standard sizes, they’re super easy to replace for far less than buying the whole pillows themselves also. And seriously, who has room to store a bunch of extra pillows anyway?

Look at this adorable set of four lime green and marina blue pillow covers that you can get for the price of one pillow you’d find in a pricy brick and mortar store. Don’t those colors WOW you?

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Or, if you own a boat or you just can’t get away from nautical decor, check out these cool set of four nautical pillow covers. And who says nautical decor is just for boats anyway? They’d look fun and refreshing in your land-yacht too!

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And, if you love fun geometrical patterns but wish to keep it monotone, this set of four yellow and white pillow covers will make your dinette, bed and sofa pop with bright sunshine and smiles!

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And of course, if you don’t like any of those colors, you can opt with softer pastels, whites and gray palettes just the same.

The point is, pillows are great accents that can be moved around and changed as often as the weather. So, as you see, cute pillows and pillow covers are one of the easiest of decorating tips because they’re inexpensive and easy to change around.

Customize Using Wallpaper and Decals

We’ve seen several who have installed wallpaper or wall decals onto their motorhome or camper interior walls. They’re fun and fairly inexpensive because walls in RVs are not really spacious.

Check out this amazing bright wall mural wall decal that you can install as your bedroom headboard or large space wall to break up the blank space.

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Most specially-designed wall decals can be repositioned so if you decide after a year you don’t want it, you can simply remove them carefully. My suggestion is read the manufacturers’ information to make sure they are removable or repositionable.

Here’s a great vinyl nomadic Adventure Awaits decal that’s perfect for a small wall or vertical surface in your RV or camper! It’s an awesome RV decorating idea for adventurous RVers who love to head for the mountains!

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Wall decal art also comes in inspirational or spiritual phrases. This beautiful Christian biblical verse vinyl decal is a perfect daily scripture reminder. Again, follow manufacturer’s directions to ensure proper placement with adhesion instruction tips.

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Photo Frames

Just because you live in an RV shouldn’t negate you from displaying your family photos. But guess what? photo frames don’t have to be for just family photos though. You can also use them to incorporate small art cards, favorite greeting cards and even post cards of places you’ve traveled.

If you’re looking for a more uniform or simple look, you can pick up inexpensive lightweight plastic frames that can be secured to the wall with Command strip velcro or already have easels for table or countertop display. We secure our desktop photos using museum putty.

Buy frames where you can pick exactly what color and size you want so you can make your own arrangements or use as interior decorating accents.

If you have a magnetized refrigerator front, why not get magnetic 4″x6″ photo frames?! They stay put perfectly during transit.

Oh, and say you love a frame style but don’t love the color? That’s what craft paint is for! A simple can of spray paint or brush-on acrylic paint can coordinate your frames to your decor perfectly.

Decorate your RV with Plants

If you have cats like we do, you know having most houseplants is a huge no-no. For one, many are toxic. But also, mischievious cats seem to gravitate towards anything they can make a mess out of; either by digging through or knocking them over. And really, who has time to take care of plants anyway; especially when transitioning through several different climates and humidity.

Instead decorating with live plants, create your own arrangements or buy them ready to display on your RV countertop, table or desktop. Check out this stylish four pack artificial mini topiary shrubs!

Do what we did! We bought two small artificial grasses for dirt cheap! We also bought little galvanized aluminum bucket planters for them to sit inside to impersonate clamming buckets you see on the beach. If you don’t like the color of pot, then customize them with paint!

If you don’t really have counter or table surface to keep your greenery or faux plants, consider getting small cute wall planters instead and stuff a couple fake succulents inside of each of them. Then, attach them to the wall using removable wall velcro.

Placemats or Table Runners

Like the pillows we mentioned first in this article, inexpensive and fun placemats and table runners are a great way of bringing in pops of color into your motorhome or towable RV.

We love our set of four PVC woven vinyl placemats that are bright with popping colorful stripes. And, since they’re not fabric, they can be easily wiped off for the next use.

Be aware though, manufacturers may say they are heat-resistant however, I wouldn’t trust to place hot-from-the-oven or hot microwave dishes on them. They still may damage your counter or table surfaces. I recommend using trivets or pot holders underneath them instead.

Decorate your RV Using Dishes, Place Settings and Trays

Your RV dishes or kitchenwares don’t have to be hidden in drawers and cabinets; especially ones with fun and bright patterns! Dishes, serving trays, and other kitchenwares can also compliment your colors palette or interior decorating theme. A simple red tea kettle can give a splash of color against a dull backsplash.

My red melamine plates stacked vertically in a black metal decorative plate rack can double as decor and easy-grab accessories. The plates are lightweight and unbreakable making them easy and carefree to store on travel days.

And check out my cool, lime-green olive oil bottle that pops with additional color. You can see how just adding splashes of color brightens any space.

But hey, we understand not everyone is into bright colors. So, find your own favorite colors and themes that are perfect for your motorhome, fifth wheel or camper travel trailer.

Bottles or Counter Trinkets

We totally get the point of eliminating unnecessary clutter when living in an RV or small space. However, who’s to say you can’t mix fun and function into one? Remember, your RV is your home.

So, there are some things you may not be willing to sacrifice or give up just because you live in a rolling home on wheels. We have our dish soap in a cool glass blue bottle with a pour spout to make easier dispensing but also adds a focal point. Remember, function and fashion can work great together.

Incorporating Small Kitchen Appliances into Your RV decorating

In an RV, being you don’t have much cabinet storage, you may have to leave your coffee maker, air fryer or other useful small kitchen appliances out on your RV kitchen counter. Especially if it’s an appliance you use often.

So, that presents a perfect opportunity to select a cool color or style to compliment or even be the focal point of your decor and theme.

As you can see, my red air fryer above perfectly balances my RV kitchen counter work area with my red sandwich plates; creating perfect symmetry. Using some of these RV decorating tips will help customize your own motorhome, fifth wheel or camper.

Decorative Lighting Puts FUN into FUNction

Interior lighting isn’t just for seeing in the dark. But your existing RV lighting features don’t have to be boring.

Lamp shades and globes can present cool ambiance that offers ambiance with a bit of flair. By simply changing out your pendant lights or wall sconce light globes  like we did created a cool focal point. 

In the rear of our fifth wheel, we strung up colorful indoor/outdoor battery-operated patio lights on the back window for some party-fun. And, they make perfect nightlights too!

Rugs and Floor Mats

Look, the buck doesn’t stop at the floor when it comes to decorating your RV interior. Colorful rugs and floor mats with interesting patterns not only accents your other RV decorating features but also, adds balance throughout your motorhome or camper.

In our fifth wheel RV renovation project, we replaced all of the carpet with vinyl plank flooring. While we totally love it, we still needed a little warmth for our tootsies and our kitties to lay on cold days and nights. But we also needed to balance it all by throwing a little color to draw your eyes down.

I bought a few, colorful rag rugs in various colors since our RV is decorated in bright Margaritaville beach theme. It was nice to mix and match them without spending a fortune. And if they get soiled, a simple shake outside and in the washer they go!

On moving days, they also are super easy to fold up and quick to shake out the pet hair or fuzzies that seem to find their way onto the floor.

That’s a Wrap!

As you see, these simple and easy RV decorating tips don’t have to take a whole lot of green in your wallet to customize your RV or camper interior. And, the great thing is you don’t have to change it all at one time.

When you’re living in a small space like RVs, boats and tiny homes, just keep in mind less is more. You just need to find the right balance and forethought to create your cozy home. Even the smallest pops of color and style will liven up your space.

More RV decorating tips:

12 Fun Ways to Lighten and Brighten Your RV Interior

Our Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler Interior Makeover

RV Backsplash and Textured Wall Treatments

Our Fifth Wheel Bathroom Makeover

10 Colorful Ways to Brighten Up an RV Kitchen

Our Fifth Wheel RV Interior Makeover

Check out our YouTube video on how we recovered our RV window cornice boards

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2 Replies to “10 Simple and Easy RV Decorating Tips”

    1. Thank you Ashley! Dan really didn’t want them up there but what was I supposed to do? There was very VERY little kitchen cabinet space to even put my dishes. I’m sure you’ve noticed though, Toy Hauler interiors are getting much nicer and accommodating. -Lisa

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