If you are spending the holidays in your RV you may be dreaming of ways to decorate your rig with festive cheer. As you gather with friends and family and start your holiday decorating consider these helpful tips!
You might be wondering how you’re going to decorate your RV when you’re limited on space. Where will the tree go? Do I have space for a nativity scene or village? It’s important to decide what you’re using before you start decorating. Before you get started with all your holiday cheer, don’t forget to plan ahead for the extra electricity usage. If you’re plugging in trees, lights, and other festive decorations they’re going to eat up some juice. Make sure you know how much so you can prepare accordingly.
First of all, let’s talk trees. You might be wondering how you’re going to put this Christmas staple into your camper (Like the Springdale Mini or Wolf Pup). It’s probable there’s not enough room for a full-sized Douglas fir, so you’re going to have to get creative with your tree. One solution is a small artificial tree, but that doesn’t have to be your only option. If you’ve got a little floor space for a tree, you can try a half tree–a Christmas tree cut in half lengthwise so it can be placed flat against the wall. If you don’t want a tree taking up table or floor space–or if you don’t have that space to spare–you can put up a wall tree. This is a set of tree-shaped stickers or garland hung on the wall to save space and hassle. You can even buy a wall tree that looks pretty darn close to a standard tree. If wall decorations feel a little…flat, you can check with your campground to see if they will allow you to put up a tree outside. If you’re the go big or go home type, setting your tree up outside allows you to minimize your space restrictions and light up your campground with Christmas cheer.
After you’ve got your tree taken care of, you might be wondering what the next step might be. How are you going to make your RV as festive as a sticks-and-bricks house? One of the most fun answers is lights! It’s not uncommon for RVers to cover their rigs in string lights inside and out! You’ve got endless options if you choose to light up your rig, from your traditional string lights to fun shapes and colors. From icicle lights on your awning to sparkling snowflakes on the sides, lights are an inexpensive way to make your rig your own. This works especially well if your inside space is limited. You can even buy adorable camper-shaped string lights.
Garland is a holiday classic, and when you’ve got a limited amount of floor and surface space it becomes a stable in your holiday decorations. Garland can be draped. hung, and decorated to your heart’s content. Hang it around your slide frames, your doorways, your kitchen counters, and more. Hang ribbons, ornaments, lights, and Poinsettias from your garland. Your only limit is your imagination!
Don’t forget to switch out your decorations. If you love the holiday season, it’s time to put out the festive throw pillows and blankets! If you have the room to store holiday decorations, you can switch out your dishes, pillows, bedding, and knickknacks to get ready for the holidays. You can even use QuakeHOLD! to hang beautiful holiday flatware from the walls if you don’t want it rattling around in the cabinets as you drive. Even if you have a tiny RV with very limited space for decor, adding a holiday bedspread and some Christmas throw pillows will bring some holiday cheer to your rig.
Don’t forget about that wall space! What’s Christmas without a wreath on the door and stockings hung with care? Wall space is incredibly important when it comes to decorating your RV, as surface and floor space is often limited. You can get creative with where your hanging decorations might go, from stockings on the slide to bows on the dinette.
An RV can be a warm and cozy holiday haven with a little bit of creativity and planning. December is right around the corner, so start thinking about how you’re going to deck the halls and preparing to have a beautiful holiday season. Whether you’re visiting family or heading towards your ideal winter weather, Day Bros RV is here to help with your RV needs. Whether it’s shopping for an RV or getting parts or service!