Give Your RV a Makeover

Are you tired of a drab RV with no style? If you have an older RV, some things may be outdated and need a fresh look. Give your RV a makeover for a personal touch that will have your rig feeling like home!

General Areas

Spicing up your RV is easy! Let’s start with the walls. You can paint them or add wallpaper to give your RV a style unique to you! The use of both will allow you to create a room with an accent wall on one side and painted walls elsewhere.

If the floors are drab and outdated you have a couple of options. Invest in a few rugs that are not only functional but they help to add some style and color to the inside of your RV. There are a lot of benefits to using rugs. They can be easily tossed in a washing machine when dirty, unlike carpeting. You can also change your rugs to match your changing decor or the seasons. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, you can install new hard floors and/or carpet. This won’t be easy to change in and out, but it will create a warm, residential feeling.

Window treatments can make a huge difference in your RV. They can add a splash of color when needed, create a warmer environment, and make your RV look like a home. Ensure you evaluate the type of hardware that may already be installed and get treatments that are made for RVs, especially if you’re getting shades or blinds. If they’re made specifically for an RV, they won’t flap or bang around as you drive down the road. Not all of the mounting equipment is the same, so make sure that they will either fit what you have or that you get new mounting hardware with the new treatments.

The Kitchen

Breathe new life into your kitchen by adding a coat of paint to the cabinets. Once you have them painted, switching out the hardware can give them a quick modernization and you can match the hardware to whatever you may have in the kitchen. For example, if you’re going for a nautical theme, find drawer pulls that are shaped like a ship’s steering wheel or an anchor.

If the countertops aren’t what they should be, you can either replace them or you can actually paint them. There is paint that is made specifically for countertops, so you will want to look for that to make sure that it’s going to stay put. Before you get started, make sure to clean the countertops well. Sanding and adding primer will ensure that the paint will stick better and stay where it should be. Give your paint plenty of time to dry and add a clear topcoat to protect it from moisture and spills.

Once your countertops are all set and looking beautiful, complete the look with a new sink and faucet if the old ones aren’t up to par. Measure before you go shopping so you know you’re getting a sink that fits.

An RV’s dinette can often be an eyesore, especially the older ones. Give your drab dinette a new look with a coat of paint on the wood and new covers for the cushions. If you’re super crafty you can sew these covers yourself, or you can custom order them. If you simply do not like the shape or style of your dinette, remove it and replace it with a freestanding dinette with chairs.


After a long day in the great outdoors, you’ll want a comfortable, peaceful bedroom in which to rest and get a good night’s sleep. You can easily spruce up your bedroom by updating the bedding and adding some decorative throw pillows. If you have a headboard, you can either remove it, replace it, or paint it if it’s wood. Many bedrooms also have wardrobes and overhead cabinets that can be painted to freshen up the look. If you want to upgrade more than just the way this room looks, add in a comfortable new mattress to ensure you’re getting the rest and relaxation you deserve.


An old, outdated bathroom can really bring down the entire look of an RV. Luckily this is an easy area to update. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can pull out the shower and replace it with a new surround shower, replace the toilet, and update the vanity. If you just want to jazz it up, add a colorful shower curtain or new shower door. Replacing the sink and faucets in the bathroom can also make it look new almost instantly.

Living Area

Let’s take a hard look at your RV’s living room. Does it exude comfort and style? Is it a place where you want to curl up and relax at the end of the day or play family board games on rainy summer days? If not, then it might be time for a living room makeover. The furniture can be removed, replaced, or simply recovered. You can have it professionally reupholstered or get a slip cover that will give the piece a new look without breaking the bank (or your back). Finish the look with some throw pillows to accent the colors. If you have an old entertainment center or any other overhead cabinets, polish them up with a coat of paint and new hardware.


The outside of your RV can be just as important as the inside in creating a tranquil environment. If the outside is rusty or the paint is peeling, you can freshen it up with a new coat of paint. If you want to try and restore it to a factory look, you can order new graphics from your RV’s manufacturer. Make sure you take off the old graphics before painting. Use a heat gun to remove them quickly and easily. Replace an old, outdated awning with a new sleek one to give it something special. You can even update any exterior lighting or add some if there isn’t enough.

An RV is a big investment and you want to enjoy every minute you spend in it. Updating the look and feel of your rig will make you want to use it more often since it’ll feel more like home. Give your RV a makeover today so that it has your own personal touch!