5 Classic Ways to Customize Your RV Travel Trailer: Before & After

When you understand the basic principles and colours of classic and timeless design for a new build, it’s just as easy to make your own choices  when it’s time to customize your RV.

Lea and Greg’s Boxer Lab Cross (Babs)

My sisters partner Greg (below) retired this Spring and to celebrate, they bought a new RV Camper to replace their old one! Lea called me to help her choose their own finishes because the standard choices were still in the Tuscan brown trend.

Greg & Lea

Oak or Maple Millwork

There were two choices for the cabinets. Oak and maple. We chose maple because the oak option still felt too much like the 80s.

Before

The walls in this camper are padded white vinyl.

After

 

There are two colour choices for classic and timeless wood floors

Pale or medium brown floors.

You could choose grey but it would place your colours in the grey trend.

We chose the medium brown option (above)

The bathroom has a shower in it as well! Lea spotted this little hit of plastic greenery that fit perfectly in the shower caddy!  You need something to look at when the bathroom is this simple!

Greg always brings the guitar with them when they go on the road (below):

Choose vinyl for the seats and a treated outdoor fabric for the backs

These are the standard finishes if you don’t upgrade and choose your own. However, each upgrade costs only $100 extra, although you do have to pay for your own fabric for the bench seats and the slim valance that covers the pink beige honeycomb shades (there was no option to change that colour).

It’s the reason why I think pink beige should be banished from the colour world. It’s too often chosen as a default colour.

Lea fell in love with this treated outdoor Paisley fabric online and after she ordered it, we found a vinyl Sunbrella for the seats to coordinate. We repeated the solid blue on the valances (because did not have the option to choose a third fabric).

We were thrilled to find the two patterned pillows, one with pussy willows and the other with these fabulous turquoise and purple leaves (hey we are camping in nature) that coordinated perfectly with her fabric.

White faux marble laminate countertops go with everything

The new white faux marble countertop is perfect (below). Classic and timeless!

Lea spotted these Moomin camping mugs (made in Finland) on an Instagram site she follows.

I always love a cute face!

I love this sweet little little black plant pot with faux lilies of the valley

Coordinate your exterior colours with the interior

There were countless colour options to choose for the stripes on the exterior of the camper. Once we had the interior colours chosen it was easy to make this final colour choice.

 

And here’s my sweet sister Lea, happy in her newly decorated Escape RV!

Well what do you think? Happy or what? I love it!

If you need help with your RV colours, our Get me Started package can help!

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  1. I can’t believe people are still buying RVs that are still in the brown trend. How old does that trend have to be before it finally dies off?
    It’s a good thing Lea had you with her. You’ve made her RV cheery & fun!

  2. The RV looks modern and timeless. I love all the colors chosen. It just looks like a happy place to be! Enjoy it, Lea.

  3. At last! An RV that is cheerful and bright. Maria, maybe you will revolutionize the future of RV decor. I have never understood why they are so dark and dreary. Especially since they are mostly used in warm, summery weather. You and Lea have made this a cozy and welcoming retreat.

  4. Love, love, love! This is so happy and cute! All of your advise applies to boat cabins, too! Now I want an RV!!

  5. Escape should take your lead and update their colours. Lea’s trailer is just plain fun! I love the light coloured cabinets & flooring and the turquoise & blue fabric brightens the interior. The turquoise stripe on the outside is the finishing touch. I’d love to hit the road in this light, bright space.

  6. Nice, but as an avid glamper, I want to know where Lea stores all of the chachkies when they’re on the move.

    • Some of them were definitely there for the photo!! She will keep the macrame and the hanging succulent though because it’s hard to hang anything on the vinyl walls 🙂 Maria

  7. I never knew that you could choose colors in RVs. This one is so cute, thanks to your good color choices. It’s so bright and light inside and cheerful. Have fun, Lea!

  8. Hi Maria love what you did with your sisters Trailer! We have one and love it but we have bunk beds and our kids don’t go anymore ? Have any ideas what we can do for more room we now have 4 pups that go with us . Our colors are Tan

  9. This is amazing! We almost updated our pop-up camper, but ended up selling before we did that. This would have been super inspirational!