8 Ways to Make Your RV Feel Like a Home Away From Home

Life on the road doesn't have to feel like camping

LIfe on the road doesn’t need to feel like you’re on the road. And, staying at a campground doesn’t need to look like camping. If you have an RV, you have the luxury of turning it into your home away from home. With a few small touches and a little work, you can create a true home away from home.

Here are some tips on how to make your RV feel more like home:

1. Add in the small things

If you’re at home right now, take a minute and look around. What are the things you see that actually make it feel homey to you? For many people, it’s things like having a blanket on the couch or a decorative pillow on the chair. And maybe having candles to create the smell of your home. Maybe a lamp to give off cozier lighting.
All of these things can be added into your RV as well. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time on the road you can even take those things from your house that help you to feel like you’re at home and put them directly into your RV. There are all kinds of tricks you can find to help secure things in places so they don’t shift around as you travel.

2. Do some painting

This will require a little bit of work on your part, but painting your RV can go a long way in making it feel like it has more of your personality. Just like you would at home. You can paint the walls or even the cabinets in your kitchenette. And, If you have an old RV this is also a great way to update the look and hope CreateSpace that you love.

3. Put up some pictures

Hang pictures in your RV of things you love. It could be pictures of your family or of locations that you visited. A lot of people just use velcro straps to attach the pictures to the wall. Make sure you find lightweight picture frames to help them stay on the wall better as you drive.

4. Put down a few rugs

Even if you love the floors that you have in your RV it can make it feel even cozier when you throw a couple of rugs down in your living space. Finding rugs that have rubber backing can help them not to slide around as you drive or as you walk on them.

5. Get the RV organized

It’s hard to feel like you’re in the comfort of your own home when you’re surrounded by clutter. And, if you have stuff out all over the place it’s difficult to see the special touches that you added to the RV to make you feel homier.
Look for different ways that you can better organize the things that you have in your RV to keep them out of the way. Try different strategies to fully utilize the storage space that you do have. And, think through what you really need in your RV and what things you have in there that you never use.

6. Hang curtains

Adding curtains to your windows can do a lot for helping the whole interior space to feel more like home. This is a simple thing that you can do, but it does make a big difference. Look for curtains that compliment the other decor, colors, and materials that you have in the space.

7. Use a tablecloth or placemats

Just because your dining table transforms into a bed if you need it doesn’t mean that you can’t dress it up beautifully during the day. And, there’s even more reason to do it if you don’t have a table that converts to a sleeping space. Try putting on a tablecloth, add a centerpiece, or use placemats. Look for ways that you can dress your table up.

8. Look for inspiration

The internet is packed with ideas on how to turn your RV into a home. There is no limit to the creative ideas that people have come up with in order to create a space that they truly love. When you see the pictures of some of the things people have done, you’ll be surprised that you’re looking at pictures of an RV.
Do a little searching and then see what is best for you. In the end, these are just ideas to help get you thinking. For it to feel like your own home it’s going to need to be what feels right to you.

Buy the right RV

If you’re going to buy a house, you have to look at multiple houses in order to find the one that’s just right for you. It needs to feel right, look right and just give you the sense of knowing that your home. You can do the same thing with your RV. Don’t just rush out and buy the first one that you see. Instead, look for the one that’s right for you.

This will give you a great foundation for creating a home away from home. Stop into Sky River RV to start finding your new RV. 

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