You have many choices when it comes to vacations, but if you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, renting an RV is the way to go. Especially since you can rent an RV in North Carolina for as little as $49 per night!
Nervous about renting someone else’s RV because you think you will feel like you’re staying in a stranger’s house? Don’t be!
It’s a lot easier to make an RV feel like home than you think, especially if you follow these five tips.
Display a Few Photos
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make an RV feel more like home, especially if it’s technically someone else’s RV, is to display photos of your family and friends. You just have to be careful how you do it.
It’s not a good idea to place free-standing picture frames on tables and shelves in the RV. They’ll just take up space and end up falling to the floor when you’re on the move. Instead, hang them on the wall.
Don’t nail holes in the wall, though! Instead, use removable Command strips so your photos can be removed without any damage to the wall.
Don’t want to hang anything on the walls? Or maybe you’re not allowed to? Instead, bring along a few photo albums. It’ll make the space feel more like your own, and it will give the kids something to do when you’re stuck on the road for hours.
Bring Along Some Lighting
Most RVs come with interior lighting, but that isn’t enough if you want the RV to feel homey. You have to bring along more intimate lighting options to make the RV more comfortable.
A few ideas include:
- Outdoor solar lighting
- Push lights
- LED lanterns
Candles are also a great idea, but make sure you use flameless candles. They can be used outdoors, but they can also be used inside the RV. They can even be used while the RV is running. If they topple over, they won’t accidentally catch anything on fire.
Don’t forget the flashlights! Not only can they be used outside after the sun goes down, attachments can turn them into lamps that can be used indoors and out.
Pack Your Family’s Bedding
Chances are, there will be bedding in the RV that you can use, just like there’s bedding in a hotel you can use. However, using someone else’s stiff blankets and flat pillows isn’t very comfortable.
Instead, bring along your family’s bedding. That means sheets, bedspreads, and pillow. If you really want to elevate the look of the RV and make it feel more like home, bring along a few of your favorite decorative pillows as well.
Cook Special Meals
It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. That’s because this area of the home is all about the food! Bring that homey, close feeling with you by planning special meals for the family while you’re on vacation.
There are some classy meal options that are surprisingly easy to cook over a campfire. Your family will love trying new favorites like campfire salmon and summer corn chowder. Did you know you can even bake homemade bread in a skillet?
Don’t forget about your family’s favorite recipes too. Omelets are easy to cook in the morning, while shish kabobs are an easy family-favorite. You can even learn how to bake a skillet pizza over the fire!
Don’t Forget About Outside
Don’t forget about the outside of the RV. There are plenty of limitations when making the interior of an RV rental feel like home, but those limitations don’t apply to the area you decorate outside!
There are a lot of great ideas you can try when creating an outdoor space that will make your family feel right at home. A few ideas include:
- Outdoor rugs
- Lawn chairs and tables
- End tables
- Bunting, flags, and outdoor umbrellas
Don’t be afraid to decorate your little outdoor space the same way you would decorate an interior space. That means covering the end tables with small table cloths and accenting outdoor chairs with decorative pillows.
You may not be able to repaint or reupholster the couch in an RV rental, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend weeks or months on the road feeling like a stranger in someone else’s space! With these tips, you can make the RV feel more like home and still return it in perfect condition.