Whether you are living in an RV full-time or just want to spice up your camper, adding some decor will help this space to feel more like home. Since you spend most of your day in the kitchen, this is a great place to start. There are so many ways you can decorate your RV kitchen to give it a bit of personality.
The first room I started with when we renovated our fifth wheel was the kitchen. I wanted this space to not only be functional but look like a home on wheels. I love to cook and bake so I looked for ways to utilize every inch of this space and give it a farmhouse feel!
I’m going to share some ideas on how you can decorate your RV kitchen without breaking the bank! There are definitely ways you can make your kitchen feel like home without doing a full reno. You will find tips, tricks, and inspiration that will make your RV kitchen feel spacious and inviting!
12 Ways to Decorate Your RV Kitchen
1. Change the Light Fixtures
It’s AMAZING what a difference light fixtures make. You can take a generic RV and make it feel like a home, just by changing out the lights.
For our farmhouse-inspired fifth wheel, I went with all-black fixtures that had Edison bulbs. I loved the warm, yet vintage style these brought. Everyone compliments the pendant lights hanging above our island and how they make the kitchen feel like a tiny home!
It’s important to choose a light fixture that reflects your style. I’ve seen everything from wicker shades to vintage sconces. You just have to keep in mind that you can only use 12-volt lightbulbs.
My Favorite Light fixtures for RVs:
- Metal Globe Hanging Island Light Fixture
- Retro Black Flush Ceiling Light
- Modern Farmhouse Flush Ceiling Light
2. Peel and Stick Tile
I have a love-hate relationship with our peel and stick tile. It looks absolutely beautiful, although it tends to peel when water gets underneath it. We’ve re-done it two times and I think we’ve figured out how to prevent this from happening.
Anyhow, Peel and Stick tile can give you the illusion of real tile without adding all the weight. It also will COMPLETELY change the look of a room. Anytime I show people photos of our kitchen, they are in love with the tile.
This afternoon project will make your kitchen feel just like a home!
3. Adding Signs
I’m a sucker for a cute sign! This is where you can add your personality to this space. My advice here is to not go overboard! One of our two signs with a quote will definitely make your kitchen feel like home.
You can do the whole “happy camper” thing. But, if you really want your RV kitchen to feel like a home, choose a sign that says something like “Sweet Tea” or “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” This will add a personal touch and a bit of color to this space!
My favoriteKitchen Signs for your Farmhouse RV:
4. Add Shelves
If you’ve taken out any cabinets or have some empty wall space, add some shelves. You can put nicknacks or wicker baskets up there. This really helps to create a style for your RV instead of sticking with the factory features.
Here is the tutorial I used to make our bathroom shelves.
5. New Barstools
If you have an island, get some new barstools! This can really change the look of your kitchen. Just be sure to measure your bar height and look for something that isn’t too heavy!
I opted for something adjustable because my husband is pretty tall and I’m short. Here are our leather barstools!
6. New Curtains or Shades
This is another EASY change that can really change the look of an RV. You will need to remove the factory shades and patch the walls. If you opt for curtains, you may need to figure out ways to hide the holes from the original valances.
7. Change the Cabinet Hardware
If you have a specific style you are going for, get some hardware to give you that look! This will cost you under $100 and can completely transform your cabinets.
If you have a free afternoon and don’t want to spend a lot of money, take off all the handles and spray paint them! Even if you don’t paint your cabinets, this can be game-changer.
8. Get a new Faucet
Changing out a basic faucet for something that’s more your style will definitely personalize this space! You should probably stick to an RV specific faucet just because the fittings are all the same, this makes installation a breeze. If you want something meant for a residential home, you may need to get some other fittings to make it work.
If you don’t want to spend days sanding and painting your RV walls, wallpaper is an awesome option! This truly will transform your space and give you the style you’re looking for.
There are a lot of different styles and colors to choose from! Just make sure to buy in the adhesive so that you don’t have bubbling down the road.
10. Add a Rug
If you have linoleum, user runners, and rugs to give your space some style. These are commonly placed in front of the sink, next to the island, and in the living room. Make sure you choose something that not only goes with your style but is easy to keep clean.
11. Dish Soap Dispenser
Instead of having your Dawn dish soap sitting next to the sink, get a stylish dispenser. This makes your RV Kitchen feel more like a home and less like you are just camping.
12. Install Hooks for your Coffee Mugs
I love the simplistic look and functionality of it. Get some mug hooks and install them under your kitchen cabinet. Next, you will need to shop for some minimalist coffee mugs, so they aren’t distracting and more of a decorative piece.
Check Out how this RVer installed hooks for coffee mugs!
Some tips for Decorating your RV Kitchen
Tip #1 – Choose a Style
Head over a create a Pinterest board to hold all your RV kitchen inspiration. Once you have found some ideas, you can get a feel for the overall style you are going for.
Tip #2 – Pick no more than 3 Colors
To keep things clean, I recommend choosing no more than three colors to decorate with. This will help you hone in on your theme and will give your kitchen a cohesive look.
Tip #3 – Less is More
Don’t overcrowd or use too many decorations. Since you live in a tiny space, more things will just make it feel smaller and more cluttered.
If you opt for shelves or open spaces you want to fill with decorations, just be sure to pick a few things you really like!
Adding wallpaper, new barstools, or even just a cute sign, will give your RV kitchen a feeling of home. Even if you can’t change everything about your living space, upgrading a few things here and there will make such a difference. I hope these 12 ways to decorate your RV kitchen gave you some inspiration to make your tiny home feel like YOU!