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Static caravan decor ideas

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Just as you would in your home, changing the dynamic of caravan through different concepts is a great way to freshen up the ambience. Whether it's a new sofa, fresh coat of paint or an eye-catching painting strategically positioned, varied static caravan decor ideas can help modernise the feel of your van.

The most effective ways to decorate your caravan follow the same principles you would apply in your permanent home. Creating space, modernising a few key elements and adding certain components and accessories will dramatically alter the vibe of your home away from home. Here, we touch on a few aspects you might want to consider when decorating (or redecorating) your caravan.

Paints, colours and wallpaper 

Paints, colours and wallpaper 

Different rooms often inspire a different approach when it comes to colours. You may opt for brighter, more vivid colours in the living room, or you may fancy darker, less stimulating colours in the bedrooms. The colour schemes you choose for your caravan will undoubtedly impact your thinking about the other components of your design. The colour palette you choose will follow through from the paint or wallpaper you choose, to the furniture and accessories you have and right down to the floors you decide to install.

Alternatively, you may like the colour scheme you already have and would just like to give the space a face lift. There’s no better static caravan decor idea than a fresh coat of paint or some wallpaper. This is bound to freshen up any room in your van.

Furniture, fabrics and lights 

Furniture, fabrics and lights 

Caravans that can accommodate free standing furniture allow you the possibility of changing the actual components. You may want smaller sofas to create space and have a more up to date look or want to replace your chairs to suit a new colour scheme. Caravans with fitted furniture can also be updated and upgraded, by changing the upholstery with new fabric and colours to match the new look you are going for. 

In addition to matching your new, or re-upholstered, furniture with new fabrics and curtains, such as a throw blanket and new cushions, we suggest changing up the lighting pattern within the rooms. For instance, installing lower voltage lights can change the whole feel and mood of a room. Having lamps purposefully positioned in certain places is another static caravan decor idea. It can change the lighting balance in a room while also serving as ornaments and accessories.

Accessories

Having added lamps and rugs in different rooms, you may also want to add flowers, pictures, and other ornaments to create a more home-like feeling. A few mirrors also assist perfectly in making a room feel larger than it is. However, be careful not to overdo it with accessorising as you do not want to clutter a room and create an overly busy environment. Reserving space can be just as effective at upgrading the decorative feel of your caravan as accessorising.

Floors

Floors

As you make your way through the process of redecorating and modernising your caravan, you will discover that floors may pose the greatest challenge. You may choose to change the current situation you have on your floor, maybe by replacing the existing carpet with laminate flooring or vice versa. This can be costly, but it will change the whole look of a room. 

You could also choose to keep the existing carpet or floorboards and just invest in a few rugs, primarily in the living room and the bedrooms. Introducing rugs that match perfectly with your curtains and other accessories can drastically alter the feel of a room. Rugs are also an effective means of retaining heat in a room during colder periods.

Space and storage

Space and storage

Maximising space means maximising the joy of your caravan. These decisions will inevitably also impact the interior design concepts you implement within the caravan across the board. For instance, we would recommend that you invest in pieces of furniture that double as storage space, such as an apothecary coffee table for the living room. This would not only provide storage and space but provide a rustic feel. A table like this will fit in with whatever colour scheme and furniture you choose to have. 

Wall space in different rooms also provides different possibilities to create space and storage that would also help create a more modern feel. Having kitchen utensils and crockery hanging on hooks gives the kitchen a simple but trendy look. Shelves can also be installed on walls and have different uses in different rooms, especially in bathrooms which are generally smaller rooms. Installing shelves and drawers in corners can also prove to be a great design concept and could broaden your perspective on what is possible within any given room.

These static caravan decor ideas, interior design concepts and storage hacks are a great starting point if you’re craving some customisation in your van.

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