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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One of the easiest ways to add some homely touches to your caravan – so why not ditch the out-of-date drapes and invest in some thin blackout blinds or curtains that will keep out the light at night, but won’t make the walls close in on you.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

 

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