Cozy RV Bedroom Remodel

by Ashley

RV Bedroom Makeover

Our RV bedroom remodel is complete with a wood accent wall and open shelving. See how we turned our RV bedroom into a cozy oasis with lots of storage! Check out the RV bedroom ideas in this post!

It’s reveal day!! I hope you’ve been enjoying all of our RV remodel projects so far. Today we’re showing off our tiny, yet oh so cozy, RV bedroom remodel!

Note: all sources are listed at the bottom of the post!

RV bedroom remodel with a wood accent wall

Before and After The RV Remodel

To give you some perspective of how far this bedroom has come, here’s what it looked like the day we purchased it:

Before photo of a 2005 Damon Bayridge park model RV bedroom with carpet and overhead cabinets

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RV Bedroom Wood Accent Wall

Alright, let’s talk about my favorite part of this bedroom first. Ever since we installed our first DIY wood plank accent wall in our old house, I’ve been addicted. So it only made sense to add one to the back wall in our RV bedroom remodel!

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RV bed inside a popout with a wood plank accent wall

Instead of the classic horizontal planks, this time we went with a fun geometric design. To see the step by step tutorial for this modern wood wall, checkout this post!

I love how the wood instantly makes the entire space feel cozy and warm.

RV bedroom remodel with underbed storage and a geometric wood plank accent wall

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We replaced the original wall sconces with vintage style brass sconces. The modern light fixtures add a pop of interest against the rustic wood wall.

Closeup of wood plank accent wall behind bed and a brass wall sconce
Brass wall sconce with globe light shade

DIY RV Bed Frame

Unlike most RVs, ours didn’t come with a built-in bed frame. Since our RV-Queen size mattress takes up the majority of the room, we built a DIY version of the classic RV bed frame that lifts up for easy access to storage space under the bed. (I plan to write a post detailing all of the storage solutions in the RV, so I won’t go into much more detail here.)

RV bedroom with bed inside popout and baskets under the bed

To keep the space feeling light and airy, Mike designed the bed frame to have an overhang which ended up being the perfect space for some extra baskets and bins. These are great for things like shoes, extra sweatshirts, and linens. When you’re living tiny, any cleaver space storage ideas make a huge difference!

RV bed with baskets underneath for storage

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RV Bedding

Speaking of linens, I’m so excited about our RV bedding. Since our mattress touches all 3 walls of the pop-out, making the bed was nearly impossible. Until I discovered Beddy’s bedding.

RV bed with zippered bedding and hats on the wall

It’s a 2-piece set: the bottom piece wraps around the bottom of the mattress like a fitted-sheet and zips to the top comforter/top sheet piece. Making the bed is as easy as zipping up the sides!

And I love that the zipper is hidden with a small fabric flap.

RV bedding with throw pillows and a wood accent wall headboard

No more wrestling with the mattress corners trying to tuck the sheets in while sitting on top of the bed!

I picked the Oh-So-Boho style that is a light tan oatmeal color. I love that it’s still soft and neutral, but doesn’t get dirty as quickly as our old white linen duvet.

To dress up the bedding and add some extra coziness, I added a few throw pillows.

RV bedding and throw pillows in front of a wood accent wall

These are the 20″ down feather IKEA inserts and my pillow covers are by the brand Woven Nook that I purchased on Amazon. The pillow covers came in a 4 pack for only $40 and the quality is so good!

Closeup of geometric pillow covers in front of a wood accent wall

After I purchased this set of 4, I went back and ordered this set too! I love all of the fun patterns and colors. All of the styles go well together so swapping new ones in for a fresh look is easy!

Closeup of RV bed with throw pillows

RV Bedroom Decor & Accessories

On the opposite side of the pop-out is where we mounted our TV.

Wall mounted flat screen TV in an RV

Because of the location of the wall stud, the TV had to be off-center. At first I didn’t love that idea, but ultimately this was the only space for a TV.

I decided to dress up the rest of the wall with my “p.s. i love you” letters, a wall clock and some twinkle lights. This really helped frame in the off-center TV. And now movie nights are extra cozy!

Wall clock with twinkle lights around it

The closet is to the right of our TV wall.

This is the only closet in the RV so I had to get creative when it came to fitting all of mine and Mike’s clothing in there. (More on that in a future post.)

RV bedroom with wall mounted TV and mirrored door closets

Just below the closet doors are 2 drawers that we also use for clothing. We were able to utilize the space in between the bed frame and the closet for a laundry bin.

Side by side photos of a closet showing a laundry bin tucked in out of sight

After taking precise measurements and searching on Amazon for the better part of a day, I was SO excited when I found this cute laundry tote. Not only did it fit perfectly in our space, but it has handles which makes it easy to carry across the lawn to our neighbors’ laundry room where we do all of our laundry.

Laundty tote sitting on top of bed in an RV

It’s like this laundry bin was made for this RV bedroom remodel! 🙂

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On the other side of the room, we added 2 small open shelves.

RV bedroom with 2 small shelves and hats hanging on the wall

These are actually the same shelves that used to be above the coffee bar in our old house. I’m so glad I hung onto them!

Two open shelves with candles and greenery on top

They were a great spot for me to incorporate some cute decor and a little greenery.

Small wood vase with eucalyptus in it

Next to the shelves I used command strips to hang up my wide-brimmed hats.

RV bedroom remodel with hats hanging on the wall and open shelving

I came up with this decorative way to store my hats in our old master bedroom and love how this wall decor idea has dual function!

Open shelving on the wall and hats hung on a hook

There you have it! Our completed RV bedroom remodel!

There wasn’t a lot of room for extras in this space, but I’m happy with how we were able to make it our own with a fun accent wall and open shelving.

I’ve linked all of the sources below, but first let’s look at a side by side before and after!

RV bedroom before and after photo

Below is a full source list for our RV bedroom remodel:

I hope you enjoyed the tour in our cozy RV bedroom!

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Have any questions about our RV bedroom remodel? I’d love to answer them in the comments below! 

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RV Bedroom Remodel Before & After

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Sydney December 18, 2018 - 5:49 pm

What a beautiful transformation!! I love that you added shelves as well! So fun. Well done!

Ashley December 19, 2018 - 10:42 am

Thank you so much!

Jade December 19, 2018 - 1:07 am

Looks amazing!!!! You guys did such a great job!

Ashley December 19, 2018 - 10:43 am

Thanks Jade!

Linna December 19, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Beautiful remodel. You really managed to make the most of the space. Lovely earthy vibe to the room.

Ashley December 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm

Thank you so much, that’s so kind of you to say!

Mama C December 21, 2018 - 11:04 am

My daughter in law and son are EXCEEDINGLY gifted and talented individuals and together they make a incredible team!!!
I’ll mention the tiniest thing here: I LOVE the “P.S. I Love You” sign…although EVERYTHING is AMAZING. Mike’s woodwork in the bedroom is more ART than renovation!
You both INSPIRE!

Ashley December 21, 2018 - 5:42 pm

Awe thank you!! Those letters used to hang in my Nana’s house a long time ago! I’ve kept them ever since 🙂 They’re my favorite too. And the wood wall is everything I dreamed of, so thankful for his handy skills!

Adrienne December 30, 2018 - 2:51 pm

I really think the space looks so comfy and welcoming now. I want to curl up and take a nap!

Ashley January 6, 2019 - 10:35 am

Thanks Adrienne! We have been loving it! 🙂

Mary January 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm

I love this so much. Can not wait for the tutorial on the wall! Totally going to give it a go in our spare bedroom.

Ashley January 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm

Thank you!

Shine Leo February 21, 2019 - 6:01 am

Your blog is amazing to read. Thanks for sharing the information. Thumbs up!

Ashley February 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm

Thank you so much!

Michelle February 21, 2019 - 8:00 am

How did you hang you those little shelves? Our RV walls are so thin, I can’t imagine drilling a hole in them for the brackets. Love the bedroom!

Ashley February 25, 2019 - 10:58 am

Thanks Michelle! If you cannot mount to the studs, the sturdiest way to mount directly to the thin RV walls is self-drilling dry wall anchors, or toggle bolts. You can find them at Home Depot/Lowes or Amazon. This should make a pretty sturdy shelf, but you still wouldn’t want to put something super heavy on it.

Crystal March 20, 2019 - 12:59 pm

LOVE THIS REMODEL!! Just stumbled on your blog from Pinterest and I’m so happy I did! Thank you for sharing your amazing tips and links to the goodies in your remodel! 🙂 So looking forward to your plans you mentioned about how to create that amazing headboard…oooo i’m swooning over here!

Can you please share you secret stain you used for your headboard??? That color is so perfect!!

Ashley March 21, 2019 - 9:52 am

Oh thank you so much! I actually JUST published the tutorial for the wood wall! The exact stain we used on the wood is linked in the post. 🙂

Deb April 21, 2019 - 5:04 am

Hey Ashley,
Love the remodel- you did an amazing job!! Just curious- did you position the bed width wise (left to right) in the RV? In the tiny master in our RV that makes more sense space wise and I’m eager to try it!

Ashley April 22, 2019 - 10:41 am

Hi Deb, thank you so much! And yes, that is exactly what we did! It allowed us to squeeze in a short queen instead of sticking with the standard full. It’s worked great for us!

Gloria April 29, 2019 - 6:23 am

How did you cover or do with the window

Ashley May 9, 2019 - 1:58 pm

We painted the inside of the window white so it looked decent from the outside, and then covered the window and entire wall with plywood.

Linda Harlan-Bynum August 17, 2019 - 7:14 am

ASHLEY, Hi! I was wondering the same thing. About the window, so here is my questions..
First, let me say. WONDERFUL JOB!!! After you painted the window and I suspect your RV is in a permanent place, did you place any insulation in the window area before you covered the window ? Is the wall removable or permanent? And if permanent, how did you apply the wood? Also, I am so very sorry to be asking all of these questions. But I would love to cover our window like that. What was your planning method? Do you live in a hot area, not entirely cold winters? Is your RV older or newer? I hope you can help me. This will help me convince my husband ??
Are you concerned about any condensation behind the wall where you covered the window?
Did you prep the wall, like with KILLS, in case it started to mold.

Ashley September 25, 2019 - 11:57 am

Hi, and thank you! We painted the glass of the window white (from the inside) so that it would look like closed curtains. We were concerned it would look weird if you could see through the glass to the backside of a wood wall, which wouldn’t look good! We did not prime the wall, or place extra insulation between the wood and the existing wall. We do control the humidity in the trailer by running a dehumidifier when the heat or the AC isn’t on. This prevents the walls from sweating which prevents mold.

Jessica Linder June 26, 2019 - 2:58 pm

WOW, Amazing job! I’m in the middle of completely upgrading my camper trailer. I love your bed, is the frame custom built? Can you give me any details, bed frame, mattress etc. because I would love to do this in mine. – Thx Jess

Ashley June 27, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Thank you Jessica! Yes, the frame is custom built to fit the space and create underbed storage. We used shiplap boards to make the front of the frame and then built the “box spring” out of 2″ x 4″ wood boards. We got an RV Queen (or short queen) size mattress from Lucid that is linked in the post! We highly recommend it, it’s so comfy and the perfect fit for a tight space!

Katherine June 28, 2019 - 11:28 pm

I have a window above my bed, but it’s the emergency exit.. I’m in the process of remodeling my 5th wheel. I love reading what you have done an see what I can work into mine. Thank you for the ideas

Ashley July 8, 2019 - 1:40 pm

So glad we could provide you with some RV inspo, Katherine! 🙂 July 7, 2019 - 5:41 pm

Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website?

My website is in the exact same area of interest as
yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from a lot of the information you present here.

Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!

Ashley July 8, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Yes share away! Thanks for asking!

house Outdoor July 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm

With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into
any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or
outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping
it up all over the web without my agreement.
Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being
ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

Ashley July 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Unfortunately this happens all too often; whenever I see my content being used without my permission I try to contact the website directly to have it removed. There really isn’t a great way to prevent this from happening other than making sure you have privacy/copyright agreements in place on your site. But this of course does not prevent all violations.

RJ September 9, 2019 - 11:47 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this! I love the transformation!
My hubby and I are getting ready to reno our 5th wheel. I have a quick question, how did you wire the light fixtures? Are you running them on 12v or 110? I’m desperately wanting to redo the light fixtures, but I’m having a hard time understanding how to use standard “normal” light fixtures to replace the original fixtures! I’m no electrician! LOL
Any advise you have is appreciated!

Ashley September 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Thank you RJ! In a 5th wheel I would recommend using the existing 12v system to power your light fixtures. If you want to use standard 110v light fixtures, they can easily be converted by using a 12v light bulb. You don’t really have to convert the light fixture, or do anything special with the wiring. Just connect the 12v RV wires up to the wires inside the light fixture! Here is a link to 12v LED light bulbs that have standard E26 bases that will screw into a normal light fixture. Good luck with your reno!

Patricia January 19, 2020 - 9:33 am

Love the design! Did you paint over the wallpaper or remove it and then paint?

Ashley April 3, 2020 - 2:14 pm

Painted right over it! That’s where the special primer comes in 👍🏻

LaKay Cornell July 9, 2020 - 3:23 pm

I’m wondering if you ever made the tutorial on the bed. Trying to come up wit a good solution for the vintage camper I am remodeling and a lift up bed would be amazing.

Ashley August 11, 2020 - 12:51 pm

We did not, unfortunately. But this bed has worked really well for us and we recommend the design. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!

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