RV Furniture | Top Sofas to Replace The Seating In Your RV

RV Furniture | Top Sofas to Replace The Seating In Your RV

RV Furniture | Are you looking to upgrade and replace the seating in your RV?

Is it outdated, broken, and just flat-out uncomfortable to sit or sleep on?

If you answered yes, then this post is for you!

During any RV renovation, replacing your seating is a final touch to add character, match the new décor, and make the space feel new again.

So, if you’re looking for some sofa inspiration from other RV’er’s, where to buy and more than scroll on! 🙂

But, first a few tips on what you can choose from and how to get the old couches out.

RV Sofa Ideas

Tip #1 – Measure first!!

There are many different sizes of sofas you can choose from when replacing your RV Furniture. The last thing you want is to order a couch that is too large or too small for the space.

Our couch is 65 inches long, although we could fit a long couch in the space, 65 inches is a perfect size.

Tip #2 – How to remove the existing RV Couch

I remember reading a Facebook post about someone asking how to remove an existing couch from the tiny RV door, and I thought this was a great question!!

Usually, the couches are placed in the RV before the slide(s) or the walls are complete so they didn’t have to hassle getting the large furniture through the small doors.

Now, this also depends on the style of RV you have. If you have a toy hauler, it would be easy to replace a couch.

However, for an RV like ours, getting the couch in or out is a challenge. So, the solution; just like a couch is built, it can be taken apart.

So, if you have just a door and no toy hauler RV, I recommend taking the couch or all the RV Furniture out in pieces. You will need the proper tools, patience, and time to do this, but it will make it easier and possible to get the bulky and heavy RV couches out!

Tip #3 – Buy a couch that can be put together inside the RV

When you purchase your new couch, it’s recommended to purchase one that can be assembled.

Many places like Amazon, Wayfair, and Ikea offer this option to make it easier to carry and transport. 

This also cuts out the “how do we fit it through the RV door” scenario.

Types of Seating you can choose

Regular Sofa – This option is best if you do not plan on having guests join you for your camping trips. There are also more styles and options if you choose from.

Futon Sofabed or Pull-out bed couch conversion – There are many options to choose from with a futon or pull-out bed. These are great RV couch options if you like to have guests while camping or if you’re full-time.

Day Bed – These are usually about 74 inches, so I would definitely measure the space before going the day bed route. The plus side of choosing a day bed is if you have a guest they will be able to sleep on a twin size mattress versus a futon or pull-out bed conversion. A day bed also has the option to have a trundle which you can have an additional twin mattress for another guest.

RV Couch – You can even replace the existing and probably worn-out sofas with a new couch that is made for RVs.

Build your own – I have seen some crafty individuals build their own seating in their RV. The nice option of building your own is you create multipurpose storage along with the seating. If you are wanting to go this route and really customize the space, I suggest checking out some Youtube videos.

Where to buy the best couch options for your RV

Amazon is my first go-to when buying anything for our RV. We have Amazon Prime, so we can get free shipping on many items including sofas. They even have RV couches, if you want to swap your existing seating for couches or chairs that are made for RVs.

Ikea is the ultimate assemble yourself furniture store. Everything comes in boxes with instructions and tools to DIY your own. Ikea is a great place to buy a new couch for your RV because you can even customize the sizes to your liking and space.

Wayfair is great to shop for a new couch because they have many different options and sometimes you can find a great deal or sale.

Target, Costco, or Nebraska Furniture Mart are some of the other places you could take a look at to find the perfect couch for your RV!

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In Conclusion

I hope you have found some great insight and inspiration from the other RV’er’s in replacing your RV furniture.

A new sofa can make such a huge difference by completing the interior design of your camper.

Don’t forget to go check out these amazing RV’er’s Instagrams and follow them for more camper renovations ideas.

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12 DIY Ways You Can Update Your RV Camper

12 DIY Ways You Can Update Your RV Camper

Update your RV and turn it from drab to fab so you can fall in love with camping again.

For years, RV manufacturers were stuck with colors and fabrics that weren’t pleasing to the modern RVer.

Therefore, it has become popular to take an older RV and renovate it to today’s standards of style and detail.

From personal experience, renovating an RV can be time-consuming, nerve-wracking, and can even feel impossible to accomplish.

However, from our own renovations that we have made in our RV, I know that the changes are worth it! I love that our RV is our own style because it feels like home!

Update your RV

1. Change the Flooring

Changing out the outdated carpet that can get worn and dirty is the best way to start renovating your RV.

Starting from the bottom in your design and working your way up will make an incredible difference.

Many people are choosing vinyl floors for their increased durability and lightweight for traveling.

2. Paint the Walls and Cabinets

Updating your RV with paint is a huge transformation and the first thing we did when we purchased our RV.

The beige walls were not my personal style and I opted for white to brighten up the RV. White also makes a small space feel larger.

It is an interior design trick of the trade. The lighter the colors, the larger the living space will feel.

For more tips on painting your RV’s Interior check out our post “How to easily paint your RV Interior walls”.

3. Replace or Paint your Slide Trim 

If you have an older model RV, replacing the trim and getting rid of the carved faux wood will make a huge difference.

Many people are opting to replace the trim with natural wood panels, usually pine or walnut panels. They add a simple and modern rustic character to the space.

Some also choose to paint if the details aren’t too outdated.

We painted ours white, but one day will love to replace them with a gorgeous, stained wood panel like my sister did with her RV. 

4. Wallpaper!!

Wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper!!RV Wallpaper

So many people are opting to use wallpaper because not only is it lightweight, the patterns and technology are better than ever before.

The simple peel and stick wallpaper options are great for RV’s because they can easily be removed for a quick change in style.

Now, there are some temperature issues that you will have to be wary of to ensure your wallpaper stays. For example, too much moisture or heat can cause the wallpaper to peel off.

For more tips and some wallpaper inspiration, check out our post, “How to use peel & stick wallpaper to transform your camper”. 

5. Replace the Valances/Blinds

Removing our Valances and blinds was the very first update we did in our RV. I wanted to make our space feel more like a home by using curtains instead.

I chose to make my own curtains, but you can find some of the various sizes on Amazon or other stores.

Changing the valances made a great difference in removing the outdated typical RV feel and more of the cozy home on wheels vibe.

Another popular way to update your window treatments in the RV is to use new blinds like roller blinds or roman shades. Whichever you choose, I know it will look amazing!


6. Update your Seating

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Image Credit: Christy Schmidt

We all know the couches and chairs that come in RV’s do not last, especially if you live full-time. Many of the pleather couches tend to wear out quickly.

For us, our recliners broke within the first year, one recliner also began to sag which made it uncomfortable to sit.

The couch we have pulls out into a bed, but that did not last very long. The bars poke out and it is so uncomfortable to sleep on!

Therefore, updating your couches and chairs is common and you could purchase something with more durability.

For our cushion covers on the bench seat, I opted to purchase a durable fabric from ELuxury (find on Amazon) and sewed new cushion covers. This can always be an option to update your bench or chair seating as well.


7. Update your Cabinet and Door Hardware

This is by far the easiest update you can do in your RV. It’s a simple switch that can make a huge impact.

After we painted our cabinets white from a dark espresso brown, I updated the handles from silver to modern farmhouse style black.

There are so many options you can choose from to update your cabinets and door hardware.

Tip – Measure not once but twice! Make sure the cabinet’s hardware will fit the pre-existing screw holes (how far apart of the holes). I ordered so quickly that I ended up messing up the sizes twice. Instead of ordering 3 inches, I ended up ordering 5 inches the first time and 4 inches the second time. Learn from my mistake! 😊



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8. Change your Table

Changing your table out can be super easy! There are so many renovation ideas where people replaced their table for one from Amazon or Ikea.

Others have created their own with extra storage, while some have also utilized the space for a home office instead of a dining table.

Whatever works for your space, go for it! Just be sure you can secure it if you plan on traveling!

9. Change your Countertops

My sister-in-law updated her RV’s countertops with marble-style contact paper. It turned out so beautiful!

A super popular remodel for RV countertops are butcher block tops. They add in the natural wood tones and are super durable as well. I love the look of the butcher block countertops.

You can even get a countertop paint kit from a local hardware store or amazon. However you choose to update your countertops, I am sure it will turn out amazing!

10. Replace the Sinks in the bathroom and Kitchen

Let’s face it, the sinks that come in RV’s are usually plastic and they tend to discolor over the years.

Replacing your sink is a huge transformation and will add value to your RV if you ever decide to resale.

Here are a few examples of sinks that have been changed out in RV’s.

30 RV Kitchen Makeovers

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30 RV Kitchen Makeovers

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11. Update your Faucets/Shower Head

If you plan on updating your sink, you may want to consider updating the faucet hardware as well.

We updated our kitchen faucet from a stainless-steel standard faucet to a gorgeous matte black one. It was one of the best decisions in our RV renovation.

12. Change our Kitchen and Bathroom Backsplash

There are so many styles of backsplashes you can add to your RV kitchen and bathroom that will transform the area.

We first chose a peel and stick tile, but after two years, we changed our kitchen backsplash to a white shiplap.

This is an area where you can get super creative!

You can use a stencil and sharpie, a peel and stick tile, real tile (if you don’t travel much because of weight and cracking), wood pieces, or even a lightweight textured ceiling tile as a backsplash.

The possibilities are endless!


Final Thoughts

Update your RV to your own personal style and make it that home on wheels. These 12 DIY ways will transform your camper from drab to fab!

For more inspiration, check out our posts with images from other RVer’s that have remodeled their kitchens, bathrooms, and used wallpaper to transform their Campers.

As always, Thank you for stopping by! I hope you feel inspired! You can do it!!

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RV Renovation | A Stunning Modern Motorhome Redesign by Christie

RV Renovation | A Stunning Modern Motorhome Redesign by Christie

Modern Motorhome Redesign | This next RV Renovation is brought to you by Christie Schmitt.

She and her hubby enjoy the occasional camping experiences for nice getaways.

I found this RV renovation in a Facebook group and I ABSOLUTLEY FELL IN LOVE!

Christie renovated a 2008 Thor Motor Coach Hurricane with Bunkbeds.

She took a Class ‘A’ RV that was losing hope and renovated it into a gorgeous modern motorhome that is better than a hotel.

Her style is just beautiful and she truly made this RV home away from home.

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 So check out the before pictures, then scroll to the after. Trust me, you will be amazed!!

Before Pictures

After Pictures

It’s going to be hard to believe that this is the same Motorhome once you scroll and see the after images.

Seriously, it looks like a modern hotel room with her gorgeous choice of colors, patterns, and wallpaper.

Many of Christie’s decoration choices came straight from Amazon and Wayfair.

She also mentioned that the paint color on the cabinets is color-matched to the wallpaper. This is a professional decorating tip that I will always keep in my back pocket!

Tip: Color Match your choice of wallpaper or favorite textile to your paint to ensure a nice aesthetic throughout the living space. 

 

Christie also replaced the countertops with Butcher Block throughout and the floors are new peel and stick vinyl plank flooring. 

I love every little detail! The entire space is cozy and inviting!

 

After – RV Kitchen


After – RV Bedroom


After – RV Living Room & Bathroom


Final Thoughts

Do you love this Modern Motorhome redesign by Christie? Leave a comment below!  

For me, this remodel is inspirational! To take an old 2008 Motorhome and make it look and feel brand new again is doable for anyone, even you! 

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42 Gorgeous RV Bedroom Remodels for Cozy Inspiration

42 Gorgeous RV Bedroom Remodels for Cozy Inspiration

RV Bedroom Remodels are so inspirational. 

Each one is uniquely designed with colors, textures, and patterns that bring a sense of relaxation. 

Making the place you sleep cozy and personal to your style is important for a good night’s rest. Even if it’s only for a weekend RV camping trip.

Just so you know, many of these RV Bedroom Remodels you will see below are from full-time RVers or those who enjoy flipping RVs for profit.

But however you choose to RV, these Bedrooms are admirable and inspirational to make your campers’ bedroom just as cozy.

So, while you’re scrolling through take some notes! If you really like one, click on the photo credit and visit their Instagram for more inspiration.

RV Bedroom Remodels

@Troopnashville – 5 Remodels

These first five RV Bedroom remodels are by @troopnashville. She has incredible style and makes the RV’s she fixes up worth every penny in re-sale.

@RVfixerupper – 4 Remodels

These next 4 RV bedroom makeovers are done by @RVfixerupper. Her designs and full RV remodels are admired by many full-time RVers. She makes them feel like a luxury home on wheels. You can check out the full remodel’s on her Instagram @RVfixerupper.


@fawnblackhome

This beautiful and all-natural remodel is relaxing and artistic at the same time. What a wonderful remodel from a full-time RVer in Texas! 

@shererjoyjourney

Mary and her tribe enjoy this beautifully renovated bedroom on their journeys as a family 6. You can follow their adventures on their Instagram and see more of their RV! 

@this.sacred.space

Shannon describes her space as light, airy, cozy, and eclectic. I think this RV bedroom remodel exudes her style with excellence. 

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@rvsandtrees Before and After

What a great remodel and awesome place to crash after a long day of adventure. The 3D peel and stick white brick and wood-tone trim bring texture and comfort to the space. 

Credit: @rvsandtrees

@caylahb Before and After

Another Full-time RVer that has transformed her RV bedroom into a cozy oasis. I love the lights and pom-pom stringer that shows off her own style and personality. 

Credit: @caylahb

@morg_ngoestiny Before and After

Neutral and cozy is exactly what Morgan had in mind for her RV bedroom remodel. She definitely created a comfy and relaxing space to retreat.

@trucknorristravels

From the DIY macrame light covers to the striped pattern bedding, this RV bedroom renovation has texture and patterns that flow perfectly together. Check out more DIY’s on her instagram. 

@wandering.watsons RV Bedroom

This gorgeous hotel-like bedroom is one from their previous RV but it’s a beautiful renovation. 

@tinywallsfamily RV Bedroom

One of my favorite RVer’s to follow, this tiny walls family has a cozy and natural place to retreat after family outings. 

@pondhouseprojects Before and After

It’s amazing what white can do in a tiny RV bedroom. Did you know that light colors are known to create a feeling of joy and openness even in small spaces? 

@olsenhousehome RV Bedroom

I love textured headboard space in an RV that adds character. Beautiful DIY project completed by Stephanie! 

@hippieandthetech

This awesome southwestern RV bedroom remodel is perfectly unique. The colors from the blanket and the natural elements flow beautifully together. 

@our.rv.adventure Before and After

A beautiful and unique before and after renovation by The Paz Family took hard work and elbow grease to complete. I love the pops of green! 

@thecampingcostas

This is one of the prettiest RV bedrooms remodels that also makes me want to go to the beach. What a cozy and relaxing space by Tony and Ashley! 

@_gateswideopen

I love the muted green cabinets that offset the beautiful white bed set. Great way to add a pop of color without it being overwhelming. 

@jojothecamper

This before and after is one of my favorites. From the ’90s brown to the modern rustic is so desirable and inspirational.


@katykunst Before and After

It’s not common to see black cabinets, but Katy has perfectly designed this space as a cozy and modern bedroom. 

Credit: @katykunst

@doherty_digs

Another one of my favorite RVer’s who love to design spaces to follow. Her style is gorgeous and her RV is even more! 

@our.gateway.adventure Before and After

Sometimes just adding a bit of character to the slide and bedding changes the space significantly. This is a new RV, therefore making too many changes wasn’t necassary. 

@fernwehafar Before and After

Love this before and after! It looks like a completely different RV Bedroom with how drastic and wonderful the changes are. 

Credit: @fernwehafar

@whitehousemuddyfeet Before and After

I love the modern farmhouse feel renovation. There’s something just so simple and cozy about this style. A beautiful RV bedroom remodel

@simplecatlady Before and After

A gorgeous peachy remodel by Bethany! Her style is one that is admired by many RVers, so check out her full RV on her Instagram. 

@adventurewithpeggysue Before and After

Another gorgeous renovation with white, navy, and gold accents. Taking the old making it new and lively again! 

@gypsyandapirate

RV renovators and wanderlusters created a comfy bedroom space in their home on wheels. I love the wood accent wall behind the bed! 

@the.wanderpreneurs

The warm and snuggly bed decor makes this RV bedroom worth two images to show angles. I love how they kept the gorgeous warm wood and added the white shiplap. Beautiful space! 

@coziehome Before and After

White and bright is the name of this renovation. It’s a beautiful and cheerful transformation from old and dated. 

Credit: @coziehome

@plumprettydecoranddesign Before and After

Seriously, RV remodels like this bedroom is so inspirational! The headboard alone makes this feel like your not even in an RV. 

@therossesroam

Warm, Grey, and oh so cozy! This remodel makes me want to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea! Renee did a great job! 

@bowenwiththeflow

Jordan brings her own hygge style to her RV. Her remodel is cozy, warm, and beautifully hers. You can check out her full RV renovation where I featured her. “RV Renovation Tour | The Dark & Moody Hygge with Jordan Bowen”

@2benedicts

I love this renovation! It’s beautiful, elegant, and simple in the best way! It’s bringing me inspiration for our own RV bedroom 

Credit: @2benedicts

Lesley-Anne Crumpton – Before and After

She has truly transformed this space for the better! It is bright, cozy, and a perfect place to relax after a day of adventure. 

Christie Pratt Schmitt

I found this renovation on a Facebook group and immediately fell in love. It looks like a true modern-day hotel room with the wallpaper, the headboard, and cozy bedding. 


@brittanywinebarger

Another one of my favorite RV bedrooms is by Brittany. I fell in love with the natural warm colors she chose to decorate with. You can see one of her RV renovations on her feature. “RV Renovation Tour | Brittany’s Gorgeous Modern Boho RV Remodel”

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful RV Bedroom remodels.

I know I love looking at these because they bring me so much inspiration to make our RV bedroom cozy and inviting for a goodnight’s rest.

If you’d like to submit your RV project to be featured on our site, please check out our “work with us” page for more details.

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RV Renovation Tour | Brittany’s Gorgeous Modern Boho RV Remodel

RV Renovation Tour | Brittany’s Gorgeous Modern Boho RV Remodel

Who doesn’t LOVE a great toy-hauler RV Remodel?

I know I DO!!

They are so inspiring with the amount of customization that adds a special touch of uniqueness.

Speaking of customization, Brittany Winebarger @brittanywinebarger is an RV Remodeler that adds amazing customization to her RV’s. 

In this Raptor Toyhauler, she has added her own modern boho RV style to create a gorgeous cozy home away from home.

While this RV is Sold, it is still one to admire and be inspired by! 

 

Modern Boho RV

About Brittany | @brittanywinebarger

Brittany is just doing life like the rest of us with little projects here and there.

However, remodeling an RV isn’t a “little” project but one that she put her heart in too.

Making the RV space a home away from home was a high accomplishment.

Her family enjoyed this RV Toyhauler for many adventures before selling it and buying a motorhome. I can’t wait to see what the full renovation on the Motorhome is going to be!

Until then, check out this amazing modern boho RV remodel and follow their adventures @brittanywinebarger on Instagram.

Before Pictures

 

 
 
 
 
 
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After Pictures

Now that you have seen what the RV Toyhauler looked like before, it is time to check out the after!

While scrolling, please take note of the small details.

She did some amazing woodwork on the bedroom headboard and the doors.

 

After – RV Kitchen and Main Living

 


After – RV Bedroom

After – RV Guest and Master Bathroom

After – RV Toyhauler Room


Additional Custom Work

Final Thoughts

Did you love this renovation and grab some amazing ideas to renovate your own RV?

I hope you did! Those custom headboards and doors are a phenomenal inspiration to make your RV your own. Plus the Modern Boho RV style is one to admire as well.

Brittany did an amazing job on the RV remodel!

Thank you Brittany for allowing me to highlight the amazing work you’ve done. All photo credits are to @brittanywinebarger <– Go follow her!! 

If you would like to have your RV renovation featured on our Blog, please email me at Nissa@exploringnewsights.com

 

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RV Renovation Tour | A Rustic Bohemian Home on Wheels with @Our.Own.Beat

RV Renovation Tour | A Rustic Bohemian Home on Wheels with @Our.Own.Beat

I’m so excited to highlight this family’s RV renovation.

Whit and Gui with their 2 kids and 2 dogs live and travel full-time in their remodeled 5th wheel.

Their RV story begins December of 2019 when they decided to rent out their home, sell their belongings, buy an RV, and travel full-time.

Before purchasing their RV, Whit and Gui already decided they wanted to renovate it and make it home.

Looking through their Instagram and pictures of their RV, I like to describe their style as Rustic Bohemian.

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The warm earthy tones, the rustic wood trim, and the play with color, textures, and patterns give this RV the perfect combination of Rustic Bohemian.

I think they definitely accomplished their goal by making their RV a cozy and inviting home on wheels!

So check out their RV Renovation and get inspired!

Before Pictures

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After Pictures

Now that you’ve seen what Whit and Gui’s RV looked like before, check out the amazing after pictures.

It is totally transformed from the basic factory decor.

By painting their walls and cabinets, changing out the hardware, and getting creative by building a fold-down island, they made this 5th wheel their own.

Every detail of this home on wheels flows and provides a comfortable feeling of home.

I also love how they’ve created play space for their little ones. So, even when they’re on the road, the kids can still play dress up and more.

 

After – RV Kitchen


After – RV Bedroom

After – RV Living Room


Final Thoughts

I hope you love this RV 5th wheel renovation as much as I do.

There are so many little details from the custom-built island extension to the gorgeous wood trim on the slides that can bring you inspiration for your RV.

If you’d like to check out their adventures and more of their renovation, go follow them on Instagram @our.own.beat

If you would like to have your RV renovation featured on our Blog, please email me at Nissa@exploringnewsights.com

 

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