Is it possible to live in a home on wheels with style? Here are 20 inspiring RV makeovers and renovations to prove it just might be, with a little elbow grease and creative vision.
We’ve so enjoyed renovating our own RV which we lovingly call “TIDBITS ON WHEELS”, designed and decorated in my light and bright, Cottage Romance TIDBITS style.
Here is a peek, but check out all the details on our reveal post, then come back to enjoy this round-up of other RV renovations I discovered while looking for inspiration. Be sure to subscribe to my email updates to catch all the details of our adventures of living in our RV with our 4 kids, while we build our home.
There are some clever creatives out there taking small spaces and making them huge with style! Whether you have an RV just to hit the road or a temporary home on wheels, these ideas will get you excited to make the effort to make it an RV to love!
WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY AN RV
If you’ve ever imagined it would be fun to buy an RV to fix up, the off-season is a great time to buy! My husband works with someone who has a side hustle of buying and selling RV’s, and he highly recommends the new year as the perfect time. When people find themselves high with bills from the Holidays, the RV is the first thing to go, and they are often desperate sellers.
In our search for finding an affordable RV in need of some tender DIY love and care, here are the places we searched:
- Local Classifieds
- Facebook Marketplace
- Word of Mouth
- Local Dealerships
Beautiful RV Makeovers and RV Remodel Ideas
Be sure to bring big vision and hard work to the table, and you just might be able to create a tiny home as beautiful as these ones below!
1. COTTAGE HILL
Even though this is technically an airstream, I adore the bright and white color palette found in this transformation by Cottage Hill.
2. MRS. SCHMICK
This cute RV, lovingly nicknamed “Mrs. Schmick” is darling inside and out! Be sure to catch up on their adventures for Mrs. Schmick on Instagram.
3. KREATING HOMES
An incredibly helpful how-to from Kreating Homes for replacing those nasty floors and carpet that can be found in older RVs.
Another airstream makeover, but I am inspired by the custom seating found in this reveal on The Modern Caravan.
5. ARROWS AND BOWS
I love how they painted the exterior and made a classy and cozy retreat just outside the front door.
They managed to make the small space cozy for kids and adults alike! Paint, statement wallpaper, lighting, and so many simple upgrades made a huge impact!
6. LIFE AS AN ARTISTPRENEUR
It’s important to rethink all the RV nooks and cranny’s to make sure they function for your needs. I love how Life as an Artistpreneur reworked this wall to provide entertainment and decor.
7. GYPSY AND PIRATE
The small bathrooms have got to be the trickiest space in an RV that gets full-time use. Making it pretty with some upgrades like Gypsy and Pirate did make all the difference!
I love how Honeysuckle on Instagram added nice wood trim to the border of the slide out of their RV and improved the living space significantly with beautiful seating areas.
9. CLEVER FOX MAMA
I’m finding out Instagram is a major hub for RV enthusiasts to share their improvements and adventures. It was fun to discover this account –Clever Fox Mama on Instagram. You can’t even tell this is an RV!
10. THE ARROW ANGLERS
I’m inspired by the modern look in the RV by The Arrow Anglers. Their use of woods, whites, and blacks come together nicely.
11. BONNIE CHRISTINE
The most inspiring makeover I ran into comes from Bonnie Christine. The colors, the patterns, and the well-thought-out use of space are so inspiring!
12. RV FIXER UPPER
This gal should be dubbed the Joanna Gaines for RV’s! Be sure to check out her many RV design inspiration ideas on RV Fixer Upper.
I was wowed by the clever idea of using a ladder behind the potty for storage and beauty.
Every detail is noteworthy. Check out the wallpapered pocket door, faux shiplap, lighting, countertop, flooring, stairs . . .
I would never have guessed this was an RV kitchen! Definitely check out more on RV Fixer Upper.
13. KALIFORNIA KOUNTRY
I found another family living in their RV while they build a home and their bunk area is so cozy and adorable. Follow along with Kalifornia_Kountry on Instagram to get a glimpse of the reality of living in a trailer with kids!
Had to share her two-toned kitchen too!
14. WILSON GRAND ADVENTURES
I keep thinking those dinette nooks just make it hard for everyone to scoot and sit. I love how WilsonGrandAdventures on Instagram changed that area into a bar-like eating and work spot for the whole family. Brilliant!
This cozy landing place came a long way as well!
15. VINTAGE REVIVALS
You can count on Mandy from Vintage Revivals to come up with the most creative designs, and an RV was no exception. What she calls “the nugget” is a tiny retro RV that they transformed into the happiest place on earth!
16. THE WACO VEGAN
I adored the clean minimalistic look found in the RV from The Waco Vegan. It was clever to add the cute shelf just above the bed.
17. THE DIY MOMMY
The YouTube star, DIY Mommy, decorates her remodeled RV for all the seasons. I love watching them make the most of their RV!
18. ANYONE CAN DECORATE
For all my fellow shabby chic fans, this RV from Anyone Can Decorate goes down as the most unique RV I’ve seen yet!
19. ZEVY JOY
The pop-up camper that has taken Instagram by a storm comes from my sweet friend Annie of Zevy Joy. It looks like an outdoor oasis!
20. THE NOSERY
I love this sink and countertop transformation from The Nosery. It doesn’t even have the RV feel. I’m thinking the fancy faucet makes a huge difference too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring the incredible possibilities that lie in a small RV space!
I’m working on finding even more inspiration and filling up my RV Design Pinterest board, so head HERE if you would like even more!
Please let me know if you have any experience with RV living or making RV makeovers a reality!
How about you take a guess at what we will be doing next. I dare you. 😉