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5 Tips for Making Your RV Feel Like Home 

Use these 5 tips to upgrade your RV into a soft, cozy space

5 Tips for Making Your RV Feel Like Home

If you've invested in an RV, you already know that it's a great way to travel around the country conveniently and inexpensively. But if you're going to call an RV home for several days, weeks, or months while away from home, you want it to be a cozy, comfortable space that you look forward to seeing at the end of a long, busy day.

Fixer-uppers will need a lot of work to be road-trip-ready, but even a brand new RV might not feel like home. No matter your starting point, these tips can help you to create a warm, personal space that will leave you feeling energized excited for your next vacation.

#1: Sleep every night like a king or queen

An unrestfull night's sleep is enough to suck the wind out of your sails all day - not exactly ideal for vacation days full of walking and exploring. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and we must stay well-rested no matter where we go.

5 Tips for Making Your RV Feel Like Home

To ensure you get a night of good sleep, make a bed fit for royalty with these:

  • Upgrade your mattress.
  • Buy good quality sheets with a thread count between 300-500 for softness and comfort.
  • Find a bedspread set that you love and fits your style.
  • Add in a few throw pillows.
  • Top it off with a soft, fuzzy throw blanket for those potentially cold evenings.

#2: Build a kitchen fit for Gordon Ramsay

5 Tips for Making Your RV Feel Like Home

One of the best parts of traveling with an RV instead of hotel hopping is preparing a quick meal in the kitchen for a fraction of a restaurant's price.

You don't need to outfit your RV with a fully-loaded kitchen complete with a KitchenAid stand mixer and bread-maker. If you purchase some high-quality kitchen tools that make cooking more accessible, you'll look forward to whipping up a few meals.

To get your RV kitchen started, invest in:

  • Good quality cast iron pots and pans. Cast iron will last you a lifetime if you treat it right. We got ours from Unocasa.com.
  •  Sheet pans. 1 or 2 should do for a small RV.
  • Glass baking dish.
  • A good set of knives.
  • Wooden spoons, good for stirring hot and cold dishes.
  • A gripped cutting board to keep it in place while you work in a small space.
  • Glass storage containers. These double as bowls and are useful for keeping leftovers, too.
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#3: Add a few of your favorite things

A beautiful space feels like home not because of the decor, but because of the personal touches we add to it.

Frame some family photos and place them around your space. Add some of your favorite gifts you've received to the RV decor. Buy some Snack Foods that you love and keep them stashed away for a rainy day.

If you have a favorite lotion or shampoo, don't skimp when buying supplies for the RV to save a few dollars. You'll feel better giving yourself the same comforts you enjoy at home.

#4: Breathe life into the space

You will literally and figuratively breathe easier by adding some green plants to your RV space.

Plants break down carbon dioxide and increase the oxygen levels in your air. They also remove toxic compounds from the air.

Mentally, plants also have a significant effect. They have been shown to reduce stress, calm heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduce/soften noise. They quite literally make us happier.

Put them somewhere that is easily transportable back into your home once your trip is over.

#5:Upgrade your walls

5 Tips for Making Your RV Feel Like Home

When designing your RV's decor, don't forget to add some personal touches to your walls.

  • Paint. A fresh, clean coat of paint in the color of your choice goes a long way.
  • ArtFind some beautiful pieces that speak to you and the vibe you want to create in your RV.
  • Wallpaper. If you have old, uneven walls, wallpaper is an excellent option for disguise. You can also add a funky pop to one of the walls or a wall section with a bright pattern or fun textured paper.
  • Drapes. Upgrade with some lovely drapes, valances, and blackout curtains in sleeping areas.
  • Functional Storage. You can find beautiful shelves and wall storage that help maximize the space you have while looking pretty.

We hope you get some use of these tips to make your RV cozy and comfortable to enjoy your next road trip with some extra style.

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