How to Decorate a Motor Home

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How to Decorate a Motor Home
Decorative mirrors visually enlarge motor home spaces. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A motor home is basically a small house on wheels. Whether you use your motor home only for annual vacations or live in it full-time, decorating it so that the small space looks uncluttered yet still stylish can be a challenge. Space is limited; therefore it is best to choose small accessories that create an impact.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Artwork
  • Throw pillows
  • Decorative mirrors
  • Reversible afghan
  • Lightweight curtains
  • Screw cup hooks
  • Triangle-shaped accessories
  • Rugs
  • Holiday inflatables

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    Create a theme for your motor home based on a piece of artwork or a tapestry pillow. This creates balance and unity throughout the home.Trying to create themes in different rooms like in a regular home can overwhelm the small space and make it look too busy.

  2. 2

    Use throw pillows to create accent colours in your motor home. Recreational vehicles typically come with neutral-coloured furniture that matches almost any colour scheme. The throw pillows help make the seating more comfortable and add texture, functionality and colour to the area without taking up a lot of space.

  3. 3

    Hang decorative mirrors securely on the walls of a motor home. The mirrors bounce light around the room and visually enlarge the space. They are also useful in occupants getting ready for an evening out, since motor homes rarely have more than one bathroom.

  4. 4

    Toss a reversible afghan or throw onto the sofa in your motor home. They add colour, warmth and softness to the seating area. It provides an extra blanket if you have a guest for the night.

  5. 5

    Use curtains in lightweight fabrics for your windows and doors. The light fabric allows the sunshine to brighten the area during the day and provides privacy during the nighttime hours.

  6. 6

    Screw small cup hooks to the underside of your overhead cabinets. They are useful in storing key rings, displaying decorative coffee mugs, hanging amusing knick-knacks and even create a place to hang Christmas stockings.

  7. 7

    Purchase accessories for your bathroom and kitchen that are triangle-shaped, such as a toothbrush holder or soap dish. These fit easily in corners, provide decor, function and require little space.

  8. 8

    Place an area rug in the space in front of the door. This adds texture, colour and softness to the room. It also catches grass and debris from your shoes when entering the home, thus protecting your investment. Another idea is to use a long, rectangle-shaped rug for the hallway through the motor home. This gives the look of carpeting and feels soft to bare feet.

Tips and warnings

  • You don't have to go without patio and outdoor decorations during the holidays. Inflatables take up little space when deflated and add decor to the outside of your motor home.

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