The Farmhouse Style is very popular right now. I see it all over the internet! I found a TON of resources pertaining to decorating in this fashion. Where? Pinterest of course! I wanted to show my readers that anything is possible. Want the farmhouse look in your RV? Well check out these stunning examples below! A few are also not just from Pinterest but our FB Group as well.
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Decorating in this style is easy and affordable. Below I am going to list some helpful ways in getting your RV to reflect this style!
First – Painting. White is a big thing with the farmhouse look. It makes everything look bigger and cleaner. Worried about how to pick the perfect white? Katie over at MountainModernLife.com did a blog post that explains exactly how to pick the perfect shade of white to go in your space. The next color I would go with would be grey! You want to stick with neutrals for the Farmhouse look. Claire, who owns Claire Brody Designs, did a blog post on picking out the correct shade of grey. When it comes to picking out these neutrals these ladies know their stuff! I know I was quite lost when I first started looking at colors I wanted to use for my main living area. Gidget, who is one of the remodel’s featured in my Favorite RV Remodel’s blog post, recommended I go to Sherwin Williams and ask for a color wheel. This was definitely some of the best advice I have ever gotten.
If you want some color in your RV you can also visit fynesdesigns.com where Virginia gives you a pallet of Modern Farmhouse Colors which allow you to use some color other than the neutrals I spoke about above and add some color to your home on wheels!
This will be what you need to keep with you at all times! Especially when shopping for decor. I believe she said they are around $10. I got mine for free. I had gone in and was looking at all the whites. I had picked out 4 or 5 for samples. Their samples come in quarts just FYI. So the guy behind the counter gave me this and said why don’t I use this to see what colors I liked before spending a fortune on paint samples. You can read more about the process of painting and the How To’s from my blog post, How to paint a camper interior.
After you figure out your paint color scheme then we get to move on to flooring. Now I don’t have any experience in this yet, although I will be replacing my own flooring later on this year. Until I write that blog post I do have a highly reliable source on how to redo your RV floors. Again MoutainModernLife.com did a how to flooring post when they remodeled their rig. I personally would pick something darker toned, like THIS for the color. I am planning on going with a very similar color in our rig. It would go very well with the style and look you’d be going for.
Now that we’ve covered the base items like flooring and painting it’s time to move onto furniture. Rustic and Farmhouse are closely related. I personally have a little bit of the rustic look in my living / dining slide area. We went with a light grey for the walls, a cream color for the cabinets, and I used stained wood pieces as accents. For our dining table I found someone who had paid a guy to build all this pallet furniture for her. She decided to go a different way and sold it all. I got this table for $20. I was stoked! I decided to stain it a dark color. I tried a weathered grey at first but decided it looked to blue for my taste. Although thinking back on it I might have made it look like weathered wood instead. Which is also a great look you can give your furniture. Wondering how? CherishedBliss.com has a tutorial on how to achieve this style! I love the look of wood grain either painted or stained. Probably stained more. It just gives it a more earthy feel and really encapsulates the Farmhouse theme! Below are the colors I used. The paint color is for the cabinetry and the stain is what I used on the dining table along with my ottoman tray and flower boxes.
The bar style table I picked not only works well for us but saves alot of space. Although as you have seen above there are ways to keep your current table setup (if you don’t have a booth) and just stain it with a darker stain. White or silver would look good as well. You can pick some cute fabric out to recover the seat cushions. I would recommend something similar to either THIS or THIS look to keep your look continuous. I have purchased fabric from Fabric.com and I think their prices and selection are really great! I actually used the Ticking Stripe I recommended when I recovered my window shades. You obviously don’t have to pick either of these styles but this is just to give you some direction. I did however find THIS style of fabric on Hobby Lobby’s website and thought it would work really well also!
The flower baskets I made from some spare grey burlap I had, some planting boxes that didn’t work out the way I had planed on using them, and the stain color above. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out 5 bushels for each window. Then I screwed them into the walls on either side of the living/dining slide-out. The couch cover I got off of Overstock.com Although I will say the only negative drawback of this type of couch cover (loose fitting) is that you have to constantly re-tuck it in. Unless you get some of those plastic tuck in bars that supposedly keep it in place. A couch cover will work well if you have a couch and are not ready to change it out. It’s an less expensive way to upgrade. I am personally changing my couch cover to the fitted style later on this year along with a matching fitted ottoman cover. I made the pillow covers. I made them with using The Crafty Gemeni’s Youtube video. I’ve mentioned her before and I think she is amazing. It’s really easy to follow her instructions, even for a beginner sewer like me!
Now that we’ve covered furniture, painting and flooring we get to talk about the really REALLY fun stuff! The decorations! It’s no secret that Hobby Lobby and I have a secret affair. Ok it’s totally public and very common among most housewives. I think they have some of the BEST decor out there and at reasonable prices when you get them on a sale week.
As I said before I am a Hobby Lobby freak! I LOVE the store! Last night I went searching online for some items that I thought would either be good inspiration for you or would be something you could purchase to complete your RV Farmhouse Interior look!
First lets talk wall decor. Shelving to be exact! Shelves are a great way to display more decorations but also a neat way to have storage space when your living in a tiny home on wheels. I found several really pretty shelving pieces that would look fantastic in any space (rv or home) to get this look! Any of the items you see below, just click on the photo itself and it will bring you directly to the website for each item. First one would be nice with some faux greenery in it. Now this second one is a bit more expensive but I def think is worth the look! The third one I absolutely ADORE! I was trying to think of a place I could put it in our RV! It just screams Farmhouse/Rustic!
This next piece isn’t necessarily wall storage or decor but I thought it would give you an idea of furniture that would look great in a small space! I would personally stain it all one color but maybe you like it with the splash of color on the sides? This could def be used as a small dining table with some cute rolling stools beneath! These metal chairs, which could also be spray painted oil rubbed bronze OR antique white would go perfect as either accent chairs or up to your larger wooden dining table. And this loveseat? I am IN Love!!!!!
Now to move onto some more fun decorations! Knick Knacks as I like to call them! I love the arrow so much I might get it for my master bedroom redo. And of course as I am writing this post most of these are on sale!
I am also a person who loves details! Where-ever you can get them! Especially in little things like handles on a dresser, etc. I do have a thing for handles as well. Just to let you know. That is why I picked several that were my favorite at this store! I also love anything metal like cast iron or wood.
Ok lets move on into the linen’s like bedding, curtains and pillows!!! I am also shifting gears and moving into the Target decorating territory which I know can also be a problematic place for many wives who love decorating as much as I do! Anything by Nate Burkus is top notch in my opinion. I love his decorative styles! So many textiles to choose from!
Now for Light Fixtures! The best part about replacing light fixtures is that as long as you have the correct watt bulb you can replace your lights in your RV with any residential style that suites your needs! The first one below comes from Target but I am adding some from Amazon as well. I was interested in the last one for over my sink but with the new faucet I’m getting its too low a profile, even though its partially flush mounted. With the light fixtures you can even search for “industrial” styles and they will work great with the farmhouse look!
So does this inspire you to go for a farmhouse style in your RV? Leave your thoughts in a comment below!