Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV

Written by rosallee scott | 13/05/2017
Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV
Make your RV feel like home. (Andy Reynolds/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Whether your recreational vehicle is your home or just your home away from home on occasion, replace its ceiling with something that expresses your personality and style. The ceiling is one of the most important parts of the entire structure of the vehicle, and signs of damage include dark spots and sagging. Sometimes it is repairable, but, if not, replace it with a design that is a little more homey.


Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV
Create designs in metal, using chemicals or heat. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Depending on what the style of your ceiling is, whether it is a solid ceiling or has drop-down tiles to get to electrical and plumbing elements, choose nontraditional replacement alternatives. For example, in lieu of traditional sheet metal, replace the ceiling of your RV with a blast from the past. Install a custom-made piece of diamond plate or corrugated metal. Use vintage tin tiles instead of standard drop-down tiles. Paint them to match the rest of your decorating scheme.


Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV
Use smaller decorative beams to mimic a grand ceiling. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Create the look of an old-fashioned panel wagon using wood to replace your RV's ceiling. Panelling, which is usually used for to trim car doors or cover walls in a home, comes in many finishes and colours. Another option is wooden slats. Carve designs into the wood before installing it. Re-create the look of an old-fashioned beadboard ceiling using reclaimed material from older homes.


Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV
Suspend fabric panels, such as small colourful rugs, from the ceiling for whimsy. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Cover your ceiling in fabric for an additional punch of colour. Drape it from the centre of the RV or around a focal point such as a sunroof. Choose a durable fabric, preferably one that is washable in case of a leak. Drape it through beams or cover standard drop-down tiles with it. Choose a pattern that complements the rest of the interior design scheme that you used to decorate your RV.

Artistic Alternatives

Ceiling Replacement Ideas for an RV
Make the oldest of ceilings come to life with a colourful design. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Another option is to simply paint your ceiling using a product that is meant for the type of material that it is. Paint it a solid colour that complements all the hues in your design scheme. Create a personal mural of your favourite vacation spot using stencils. Create a photo collage by tacking up your vacation pictures to cover your entire ceiling, and change them out with the season or location where your RV is parked.

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