Source: google.com via Michele on Pinterest
Part of the appeal of travelling in a motorhome is that you have a home-from-home, with all the luxuries and comforts that you’d expect. For me, a huge part of this is the decoration.
To give them their due, the manufacturers of motorhomes do try to make the interiors as pleasant and well-designed as possible, but everybody’s tastes differ and they can’t cater for us all! Therefore a spot of DIY and interior design could be just what you need to totally relax when you’re on holiday.
Seeing funky interiors that people have clearly put a lot of care into warms my heart, and it seems that small changes can make a huge difference.
Scatter cushions and throws can transform a seating area, or you could go the whole hog and re-upholster the seat cushions. (My mother is particularly good at upholstery so she would be my first port of call).
You could also get a pretty clock or notice board, or paste a map onto pretty much any flat surface. It would be fun to mark everywhere that you’ve visited with a sticker.
VW campervans are particularly custom-friendly, as there’s a tradition of funky paintwork on the outside. Whether there’s a unique paint colour, simple flower transfers or full-on works of art, VW drivers are not paint-shy. Trawling through picture-sharing sites such as Pinterest will show the real extent of VW eccentricity, with stretch limo-VWs, flower-covered campervans and more. A van that looks totally customised, but is actually built that way, is the VW Doubleback – a little campervan with slide-outs to extend the bedroom. Click here for our Jeremiah’s You Tube tour of the Doubleback.
Themed kitchen utensils and accessories also make nice additions. I love retro-style kettles, patterned radios and bright and quirky cutlery.
How would you customise your motorhome, if you had nobody but yourself to consider?
Bryony Symes, 31 January, 2013
Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and all the people who use it to share their favourite photos online.