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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.

Colours

Colours

Different rooms often inspire a different approach when it comes to colours. You may opt for brighter, more vivid colours in the living room, and you may fancy darker, less stimulating colours in your 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.

Paint

There’s no better static caravan decor idea than a fresh coat of paint and it’s bound to freshen up any room in your caravan. But when it comes to selecting the type of paint to use, this will depend on the surface you're painting and your desired finish. There are loads of options to choose from depending on your preferences and the surfaces you are painting.

Here are some of the best types of paint to consider for the interior of your caravan:

Emulsion paint

This is a popular choice for interior walls and ceilings because it's easy to apply and dries quickly. Emulsion paint is available in different finishes, including matt, silk, and satin. Matt finishes are ideal for walls that have imperfections as they can hide them, while silk and satin finishes are good for high-traffic areas as they are more durable and easy to clean.

Oil-based paint

This type of paint is durable and has a high sheen finish, making it ideal for use on woodwork and metal surfaces such as skirting boards, door frames, and window frames. Oil-based paints take longer to dry, but they provide a durable and long-lasting finish.

Water-based gloss paint

This type of paint is similar to oil-based gloss paint but has a lower level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Water-based gloss paint is quick-drying and easy to apply, making it an ideal choice for use on woodwork and metal surfaces.

Chalk paint

Chalk paint is a type of water-based paint that has a matte finish and can give furniture and accessories a shabby chic or vintage look. It's easy to apply and doesn't require much prep work, making it an ideal choice for DIY projects.

When choosing a paint for your static caravan, it's important to take into account durability, ease of application, and the finish you want to achieve. Golden rule: try to make sure that the paint you choose is suitable for the surfaces you will be painting!

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Much like paints, wallpapers are a fantastic option for changing the atmosphere and look of your static caravan interior. However, there are also a few factors to consider here such as durability, moisture resistance, and ease of installation.

Here are some of the best types of wallpaper to consider:

Vinyl wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper is a popular choice for mobile homes as it's durable, easy to clean, and moisture-resistant. It's also available in a variety of colours, patterns, and textures, so you can find a style that suits your taste.

Non-woven wallpaper

Non-woven wallpaper is made from a blend of synthetic and natural fibres, making it durable and easy to install. It's also breathable, which means it won't trap moisture, making it a good choice for areas that are prone to condensation.

Textured wallpaper

Textured wallpaper is a great way to add depth and variety to a room. Textured wallpaper comes in a variety of patterns, including stripes, florals, and geometrics.

Peel and stick wallpaper

Peel and stick wallpaper so easy to install and remove. It is a great option for those who want a temporary wallpaper solution or who want to experiment with different styles without committing to something permanent. 

It goes without saying that before installing any wallpaper take into account the style of your caravan and the overall look. It's also important to make sure that the wallpaper you choose is suitable for the surface you'll be applying it to and that it's easy to clean and maintain!

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.

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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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