Planning an RV Makeover

by Ashley

RV Interior Makeover Ideas

We are moving right along with our RV makeover and we’re starting to see the light at the end of this crazy remodel tunnel! Now that the entire interior has been painted and floors are installed, I can finally start thinking about designing and decorating!

All along I’ve had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted the inside of our new home on wheels to look like and I can’t wait to walk you through some of my design choices.

So let’s dive in!

RV Makeover – The Plan

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After gutting the entire thing and coming up with a layout that works best for our needs, we are excited to start putting all of the pieces back together. Since we’re essentially starting with a blank slate, it’s been a lot of fun coming up with a design theme for this RV makeover.

We started off by painting every square inch in a bright, yet cozy, shade of white. Sherwin Williams Alabaster to be exact. When dealing with a small area, choosing a light paint color really helps to make the space feel open and airy.

Related: How to Choose the Best White Paint for Your Space

RV makeover with white interior walls

With that said, here is the design plan we came up with for our RV makeover:

RV makeover ideas moodboard with furniture and appliances

Wall Sconce (similar) | Wood Wall Design | Leather Sofa | Yellow Mudcloth Pillow | Red Mudcloth Pillow | Fig Tree | White Planter | Mid-Century Plant Stand | Ottoman | Shaggy Rug (similar) | Woven Baskets | Subway Tile | Gold Wall Sconces | Hanging Plant | Open Shelving | Copper Sink | Faucet | Black Pitcher | Mason Jars | Butcherblock | Cabinet Pulls | Terra Cotta Pots | Aztec Rug (similar)

To bring in warmth, we decided to go with butcher block countertops and copper accents. We’ve never had butcher block countertops before and are excited to try them out in the RV!

We’ve already ordered the Monet Farmhouse Apron Copper sink from Sinkology and I love how it contrasts against the bright white walls and cabinets. We LOVED our fireclay farmhouse sink that we installed in our budget kitchen makeover, but wanted to try out Sinkology’s famous copper sinks this time around.

I’ll keep you posted on which one ends up being our favorite, although I have a feeling it might be a tie. 😉

Related: How to Install A Farmhouse Sink – A DIY Tutorial

We also plan to bring in some fun wood designs (like the geometric design I included in the moodboard) as accent walls and/or backsplash. If you know me and my wood accent wall obsession, that shouldn’t be a surprise at all! 😉

Lastly, I am planning on incorporating lots of texture and greenery to keep the space feeling warm and welcoming.

After doing some precise measuring and crossing of fingers, we were able to map out a layout that will allow us to squeeze in our giant leather sofa.

This is one of our very favorite purchases and I’m so excited about being able to use it as our main seating in the living area!

I’ll be cozy-ing it up with lots of rugs, woven baskets, ottomans and throws.

So that’s the plan!

This RV makeover has been such a whirlwind of a project, and I am beyond excited to see how it turns out! Make sure you’re following along over on Instagram where I’m sharing daily updates and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks in my IG stories!

Curious about why we chose RV life? I recommend reading this post where I spill all the details about this crazy life decision!

RV Makeover Ideas

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Brooke October 22, 2018 - 11:09 am

Love it! Can’t wait to see the finished product ?

Ashley October 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm

Thanks Brooke!!

Ty Vikos September 17, 2019 - 8:29 am

Hello, I am curious as to total cost of your remodel, as well as the size and model of this trailer. My wife and I have done one remodel but not to this extent. Trying to get an idea of what it might cost to pull this off.

Ashley September 25, 2019 - 12:07 pm

Hi! The purchase price of our trailer was $13K. The renovation (materials + labor) was significantly more expensive than the purchase price of the trailer, effectively over doubling the total cost of the RV. In our renovation, we chose to splurge on several areas of the trailer, like top-of-the-line flooring, very nice kitchen appliances, Sinkology sinks / faucets and a few other fun upgrades. I believe that a similar project could have been accomplished for under $10K (in materials only) if the ‘splurge items’ listed above were swapped out for more budget friendly options. I hope this helps to give you an idea on budget! Thanks!

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