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December/7/2017

What You Need to Know about Caravan Interior Design

If you are a veteran of caravan holidays in North Wales, then you are probably a little bit in love with the freedom and adventure that comes with owning a caravan. However, this doesn’t mean that you want to do without the comforts of home while you are exploring the country! Whether you are the proud owner of your own caravan, motorhome or static holiday home, you will probably want to add little personal touches to the interior. After all, it doesn’t take much to ensure your caravan is comfy and homely, while also maximising space and minimising any disruption from travelling.

Towed or Static?

Decorating a towed caravan takes a little more thinking about as they will usually experience jolts and vibrations while they are on the road. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make a towed caravan look beautiful, but you have to keep in mind that things need to be fixed down so that they don’t become loose when travelling over speed bumps or other uneven surfaces, or even when braking hard. Decorating a static caravan is slightly easier in this regard as not only are they usually sturdier and larger, but they are also fixed in one place, so there is less need to worry about things being broken while travelling.

So, when it comes to decorating your caravan what do you need to think about? Here are some of our hints and tips whatever your decoration needs or skill level.

Artwork

You don’t have to spend thousands of pounds on artwork to make your caravan look good, instead, you can just ask your kids or grandkids. Whether they use paints, crayons or even shells they have found nearby, they are sure to be a fantastic alternative to the usual artwork and will bring a smile to your face when you see them. It is also a great activity to keep them occupied on those occasional wet days we get!

Textiles

One of the easiest ways to add some homely touches to your caravan – so why not ditch the out-of-date drapes and invest in some thin blackout blinds or curtains that will keep out the light at night, but won’t make the walls close in on you. You can also add a splash of colour with a warm and cosy rug, and some throws – which are also a great way to make a statement and add a huge dollop of character.

Lighting

While you may be a chandelier lover, throwing one in your caravan is probably not the best idea as space is at a premium. To keep your interior neat, tidy and modern, you may want to invest in some LED bulbs that are set into the ceiling as this will also give your van a cool and contemporary look as well.

Colours

Just like when you move to a new house, choosing your paint and wall-coverings cleverly will not only help to make your space personal but will also help to open it up as well. Go for paler colours such as white, pale grey, mint green and aqua in the living areas for a bright and open feel, and you can use dark shades and patterns in your bedroom to make it feel warmer and cosier.

Mirrors

One thing that can really make a difference in caravan decoration is using mirrors. Placing a mirror behind a couch or chair can be a great point of focus for a room, and if it is opposite a window or lamp, it will also reflect a huge amount of light into the room.

However, you chose to decorate your caravan there are lots of different ways to put your own stamp on it.

Whether you have your own caravan or are looking to invest in your own holiday home on site, please give our friendly team a call today on 01978 780 277 or send them an email at enquiries@plassey.com

 

December/5/2017

2018 is Wales’ Year of the Sea

In the past few years, The Welsh Government has focused on changing the perception of Wales by promoting everything about Wales that makes it a distinctive place to visit – such as the experiences, events and world-class products available here. As one of the leading touring sites in Wales, Plassey are delighted that for 2018 the theme they have chosen is the Sea! We think this is a fantastic idea, and a great way to show people all over the World, the epic coastlines, lakes and rivers we have in this beautiful part of the world.

We don’t know if you are aware, but the focus in 2016 was “Year of Adventure” which focused largely on the wide range of activities visitors can participate in in Wales. This year it was “Year of the Legends” which was more about celebrating the past, present and future of Wales. “Year of the Sea” builds nicely on these and leads into 2019 which will be the “Year of Discovery” focusing on the fact that Wales is packed full of activities and events.

Why the focus on the sea this year then? Well, if you take a close look at Wales on a map you will see that it is surrounded by sea on three of its four sides! It is one of the most dominant features of the area, and really drives a lot of the tourism here. Because of the way our country is laid out, we not only have around 50 islands and 230 beaches but we can also boast a unique 870-mile coast path that runs the entire length of the shore! Wales also boasts the UK’s only coastal-based National Park, and Britain’s first area of outstanding beauty. Many cities within Wales are also renewing their links with the sea as well, with investment in marinas and waterfront areas in both Swansea and Cardiff.

This focus on the sea means that Wales is going to an even more exciting place to visit next year, so we are anticipating a very busy year! The Welsh Government is asking all businesses within Wales to think about what experiences they can offer visitors that are authentic, creative and alive! After all, Wales has such a great history and heritage, set in a beautiful and bold landscape – it really does have something for everyone to enjoy.

There are some fantastic events and experiences planned for next year, including

  • An Epic Easter campaign (more information to follow)
  • The Man-Engine – a mechanical giant which will tour Wales starting at Blaenavon and finishing at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
  • The Volvo Ocean Race – Cardiff is hosting a leg of the ultimate round-the-world nautical challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race, in May/June next year
  • Wale Air show in Swansea
  • Pembrokeshire Fish Week
  • Wales Rally GB

 

The best way to sum up 2018 in Wales is probably in the words of the Welsh Government themselves:

“In 2018 discover new epic experiences all around our shores. This is our Year of the Sea. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path passes seascapes of breath-taking variety, hundreds of beaches, harbours, inlets and islands. Or follow the rivers upstream to the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs. A warm Welsh welcome, a unique culture, the finest food and drink… this is the greatest coastal experience of 2018. Welcome to our epic shores. #FindYourEpic”

If you want to get involved in Wales Year of the Sea, then book your spot at one of the country’s leading touring sites by calling our friendly team today on 01978 780 277 or enquiries@plassey.com

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