As we did with Unique RV Kitchen Accessories, in this article we’ll look at other unique accessories for your RV interior. These items work for your bathroom, bedroom, and living room. All of these companies are independent small business people that handcraft their products. Some are specifically for the RV world, and others are brick and stick items that translate well into the RV lifestyle.
As you enjoy your time at the campground, you may come across someone with the same model of RV as you. They may have the same base interior design pattern. With unique interior accessories, it turns your RV from just another model to your personal space.
RV Interior – Let’s Start With the Table
Living Room Table Runner by Cottage Rose Boutique
In the dark ages, the table runner’s creation protected table cloths from the less-than-eloquent table manners of the nobility. Today’s table runners are used to add a finishing touch to interior design but still retain some of that protective element. If you loved the Cast Iron Pan Holders from our RV Kitchen Accessories article, Sharon from Cottage Rose Boutique has the perfect table runner for your dinette, freestanding table, shelving ledge, or other RV surfaces.
For a motorhome RV interior, you could add a table runner to dress up the dashboard. Adding a few home-like finishing touches can make the driver’s area not stick out so much when you’re not traveling. Of course, the table runners will act as the perfect medium to protect your surfaces from scratches or other damage. Use them to display treasured items and conversation pieces when you have guests over.
Choose from several different fabrics to compliment your RV’s interior design and style. Sharon, the artisan from Astoria, Oregon, gives you a link in the description to explore the various fabric choices available. The table runner measures approximately 13-inches wide and come in 28, 26, or 42 inches in length. Between the top and bottom layers is a poly fleece filler that’s moisture-resistant.
Cottage Rose Boutique is a 5-star business on Etsy. Sharon’s Superior quality craftsmanship, honest business practices, and dedication to her customers make it easy to see why she continues to be a top seller on the online marketplace. To add that finishing touch to your RV interior, check out Cottage Rose Boutique’s RV Table Runners.
It’s Your RV Interior So Roll Your Own
In the RV world, storage space is as valuable as gold. Surface space is silver. Veteran RVers have walked away from buying specific RV models that fulfill their requirements but don’t have the storage space they need. RV storage hacks are a popular search. DIY RVers and storage product companies are always coming up with better ways to add storage space. The T-shirt storage holder by The Roll Keeper holds 16 rolled-up t-shirts or other pieces of clothing. It hangs in your closet or on the door itself. The dual elastic cords prevent your items from falling out or becoming loose. A bigger version holds 11 pieces for towels, and a smaller version keeps 48 small things like markers in place.
You can also use the T-shirt storage hanger for your art supplies, business materials, or gift wrap. If you buy rolls of material for your crafts or personal business, this device is a great way to keep your supplies organized in your RV or tiny home. If you go to The Roll Keeper’s Etsy page, Traci from Kelso, Washington, shows you some of the endless possibilities of her storage solution. The 6-inch wide by 50-inch (4.167 foot) marine vinyl backboard uses PVC for strength at the top and provides a hanger connection. You can use the paracord for the hanger or slide the PVC into an existing hanger pole. Increase your golden storage capacity with The Roll Keeper’s T-Shirt Storage holder.
Deluxe Pegboard for the RV Interior
Baltic birch wood has a long history in the RV Industry. Vintage Era (1915-1970) travel trailers like the Shasta AirFlyte had this material from Finland and Russia throughout. Today, structural beams, plywood, and cabinetry in RVs rely on Baltic Birch due to its lightweight yet strong properties. RV manufacturers like to use this type of wood because of its natural aesthetic look.
If you need additional shelf space, the Pegboard Display by Ply Design Studios will fit right in with your RV’s wood trim and features. What makes the pegboard an essential accessory is the various configurations you can use to add vital storage shelf space in your RV. Whether you’re using it to display your family memories or hold office supplies in your RV workspace, this wall-mountable pegboard can take the weight.
The pegboard measures 18-inches square, and Ryan from Ply Design Studies chooses only the best Baltic Birch plywood boards. Each Pegboard comes with:
- One 10.5-inch long shelf
- One 7.5-inch short shelf
- Four 5.5-inch pegs for the shelves
- Two 3.5-inch pegs for hanging items
- An optional pre-mounted french cleat wall attachment
If you choose the french cleat wall attachment option, Ryan from Webster, New York, asks that you include which orientation you’ll be mounting the pegboard so he knows how to connect the cleats correctly (top-down or side-to-side). He also reminds customers that each piece of wood is unique so that wood grain patterns will differ. He is willing to create custom measurements better to fit your wall, desk, or table needs.
If you plan on staining the wood, you can contact your RV manufacturer regardless of your RV’s age. The company may have the ability to send you a can or mix one up for you. If your motorhome or travel trailer is too old, their RV heritage division can look up the color to help you find something close to the original.
For an excellent shelf storage solution that will complement the wood fixtures in your RV, look at the Pegboard Display by Ply Design Studios.
Custom Order Bench Seat Covers by GlampNChicks
There are many ways to get a great deal on a used RV. One of which is finding that travel trailer from the Classic Era (1971-1989) that’s in better shape than it should be, but that old classic country fabric pattern is like nails on a chalkboard in your mind every time you see it. Throw blankets and pillows can only do so much. Let GlampNChicks solve your problem with Custom Order Bench Seat Covers for your dinette and other furniture pieces. Cathy and Sheryl give you a link in the description that lets you look through the plethora of fabrics you can choose. If you found a fabric you love, send it to them, and they’ll put it together for you.
The GlampNChicks provide the covers only but will point you in the right direction if you need to replace the foam material for the cushions you’re updating. Before you send your order, Cathy and Sheryl ask that you include the measurements of the replaced cushions for proper sizing. You’ll see durable stitching and a sturdy zipper that won’t break from wear when you receive your order.
Every material comes with washing instructions. Many are machine washable; some have special instructions. As you pick your fabric, consider your RV lifestyle and what your RV furniture goes through during your RV vacations. After all, how many times has someone sat on the sofa with a wet and sandy bathing suit? If your RV furniture cushions are ready for a makeover, instead of buying new furniture, see what American-made Custom Order Bench Seat Covers by GlampNChicks can do for your RV interior design updates.
Personalized RV Family Pillows by Mariola Place
Ask any professional interior designer; decorative pillows for your sofa or master bed are the best and most cost-effective way to make a room feel finished. Whether you have a newer coach with the monochrome contemporary look, a warm modern approach, or a classic farmhouse interior, RV manufacturer interior departments purposefully keep the interiors neutral. This neutral theming gives you a multitude of possibilities to finish your interior, making it uniquely yours.
You can pick up the colors all around you: the wood trim, furniture, cabinetry, or the floor. If your furniture or carpet has a different color pattern, you can use solid color pillows to accent specific tones you like. Experts will tell you that patterned pillows work well with complimenting patterned furniture. To add the “cherry on top,” why not have one or two customized printed pillows that are uniquely yours?
Mariola Place has the perfect rectangular Personalized RV Family Pillow for every type of RV. What makes Janny and Jody’s company unique is their inclusive nature. Not only can you include your first names, family name, or special message, you can choose the correct RV category. Why have decorations that show travel trailers when you have a Class B campervan or another type of RV?
You can choose between a travel trailer, fifth wheel, campervan, or Class A motorhome for the main image. The cover comes in white, cream, oatmeal, or linen. If you already have a pillow, you can opt to purchase the pillow cover only. The pillow measures 18-inches long by 12 inches wide. If you want to change the message on the pillow, include it with your order.
These Portland, Oregon sisters have been in business since 2015 and have an Etsy 5-star rating. They are proud of their over 400 top reviews earned with their quality products, eco-friendly materials, and customer-focused business strategy. For the perfect finishing touch for your RV interior, turning it from just another model to your home on wheels, add a Personalized RV Family Pillow. Not only does it personalize the space, but it’s also your interior designer’s signature.
Landscape/Landmark RV State Sticker Travel Map by Lush Leaf Design
A tradition that started in the Classic Era (1971-1989) was the RV Sticker Map. RVers would place a large silhouette of the United States on their RV and fill in the states with colored stickers based on a predetermined set of rules. There isn’t an authority that codifies the RV state map rules, so each RVer designs their own. Many use the rule to place the state’s sticker on the map if they spend at least one night in with the coach. Other variations include spending a week, experiencing a significant attraction, local food, or other topics of a personal nature. These RV travel stickers show others where the RV and/or the RV travelers have been within the RV community.
At first, the sticker maps showed each state as solid colors, without any text or images. Modern technology has advanced them a long way. The American company Lush Leaf Design’s RV State Sticker Travel Map sticks to any clean solid surface inside or outside your motorhome or travel trailer. The vinyl decals depict landscapes or landmarks the state is known for that are pleasing to the eye.
If you explore the company’s Etsy page, you’ll see they offer other RV sticker maps like the license plate depiction, the state flag version, the colored state with its name, or the basic colored map. Each map is water and fade resistant, making the designs shine brilliantly for years to come.
If you decide it’s time to upgrade into a different RV, simply peel the vinyl U.S. sticker map off and place it on your new coach. If you want to start over, simply remove the states already on the map, and you’re ready to go. Cleaning the vinyl stickers should be a matter of wiping down the laminated vinyl with your favorite window or RV cleaner. If you want a beautifully designed RV sticker map that’s high-quality for less than $25, check out the Landscape/Landmark RV State Sticker Travel Map by Lush Leaf Design.
Bathroom Shelves by WFHandmade
RV Exterior and RV interior storage may be as precious as gold, but the 24 karat value is in the RV bathroom storage. Many have had the experience where before a travel day, everything fit perfectly. Once they reach their destination, all the items come flying out when opening the bathroom storage cabinet. It would be a laughable memory if nothing broke open (This author has some strong words for a particular body lotion company. Their “unbreakable” bottles are mislabeled).
To ease the stress of mastering the art of storage, WFHandmade has Bathroom Shelves in a wood crate configuration that works excellently for the RV lifestyle. Each shelf had three slats in front to prevent anything from falling out. The storage piece mounts to the wall using keyhole-style mountings. Company owner Heath from Fayetteville, Arkansas, also includes 2 hooks and pre-drilled holes so you can hang cords and other items from the product.
Each shelf measures 12-inches wide by 5-inches deep by 3.5 inches tall. You can choose between the standard Raw Wood-look or, for a minor upgrade, choose Gray, Chestnut, or Jacobean woods. Customer reviews talk about how much they enjoy the quality craftsmanship and how they’ve ordered more shelves after their initial purchase for other rooms in their homes. If you need more storage in your RV bathroom or other areas, the Bathroom Shelves by WFHandmade is a great storage solution.
Custom Size Shade by Online Sun Shades
If you’ve ever completed a do-it-yourself RV (DIY) project, one of the first lessons you’ve learned is that it’s rare to find standardized parts. Especially during the 2020-2022 model years, RV manufacturers will place different versions of the same part in the same model series to manage the backlog challenges. When it comes to windows, one size doesn’t fit all. If you buy a window shade off the rack, it’s either too small or too big, and you have to trim it. Online Sun Shades from the Atlanta, Georgia area solves that problem by producing Custom Size Shades for your RV interior windows.
When you order your shade, Billy, the company owner, asks for the window’s measurements. He’ll also want to know if you want the RV window cover to snap on or velcro because he can add either connection medium. Lastly, you can choose between black or tan for the marine-grade canvas and Sunbrella material. The fabrics used are mildew, mold, UV, and water-resistant.
The blackout benefit gives you the privacy you want or blocks the natural light when you prefer it darker. Some RVs with pass-through bathrooms don’t have tinted sunroofs in the shower. All that sunlight can heat your coach’s interior, make it difficult to watch TV, or concentrate while working at your RV desk. Using a sunshade that snaps on may be the perfect solution. Get your Custom Size Shades by Online Sun Shades today for privacy and the perfect fit for your RV interior.
Sink Topper Standard by SinkTopper
Even though you’re camping, it doesn’t mean you have to walk around all day with bedhead or feel like the cousin of Bigfoot. Yet, many space-saving RV bathroom counters have zero space to complete your morning ritual. The most annoying part is your spouse, partner, or traveling companion’s knocking on the bathroom door telling you to hurry up (remember, they probably don’t understand, and there’s no way to explain to them where they’d get it).
The Sink Topper is a great way to add counter space in the bathroom. This tri-fold essential accessory fits in your standard 19.75-inch wide by 15-inch deep round sink basin (or large oval 24-inch by 15.5-inch deep). There is still enough open space to use the faucet without getting anything wet. Balancing your shaving products on the edge of the sink won’t be a problem anymore. This Simi Valley, California company thought of everything, including making it heat-resistant up to 480°F. Hot iron curlers, hairdryers, and other electric heat devices won’t melt the Sink Topper. It also holds up to 7 pounds, so you can focus on getting ready without worrying about your hair and makeup products falling into the sink.
If the Sink Topper gets messy, simply use soap and water to rinse off the non-slip silicone rubber material. If it’s time to wash your makeup brushes, curlers, or other products, the Sink Topper also works well as a drying mat. Learn more about the Sink Topper today and solve your bathroom counter problems by ordering your own. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch your partner using it for their own purposes.
Backseat Car Organizers for Kids by Berniea64
Many first-time RVers think the most challenging part of the RV traveling experience is navigating the roads and other things outside the tow vehicle. Using the best RV trip planners like RV LIFE Trip Wizard and RV LIFE Campgrounds makes that the easiest part in today’s world. The most difficult part is the tiny humans sitting behind you, asking, “are we there yet.”
There are RV hacks you can use inside your tow vehicle if you don’t have the ultimate entertainment package in your SUV. Bernadine Apolinaro of Graham, Washington, makes Car Organizers for Kids of all ages. Her handcrafted backseat organizers come in kid-friendly colors and patterns that include pink & white, black & white, all black, and navy & cream. The big pouch on top uses clear plastic so that kids can watch their favorite movies or shows on an iPad or tablet. Openings that are big enough to plug-in power cords and earbuds are a new feature, making it easier to use stored mobile devices. When finished, earbud and cord pockets keep the wires from damage.
The pockets measure as follows:
- Top pocket with a velcro flap: 12-inches wide by 8.25-inches tall by 2-inches deep.
- Middle pocket: 4.5-inches deep by 12-inches wide. It’s stitched down the middle making it two separate storage spaces.
- Bottom pocket: 5-inches deep by 12-inches wide.
- The whole product: 12.5-inches wide by 20-inches long.
The organizer is machine washable in warm water. Due to the plastic, the product must air-dry it. The top and bottom straps are adjustable, making the backseat organizer versatile for most passenger vehicles. If you need a car organizer with more pockets, Bernie offers other designs, so check out her vendor page to see the different options she provides. Instead of buying a machine-made lifeless organizer, see the handcrafted Backseat Car Organizers Bernie Apolinaro offers that old all of your children’s items and adds some kid-friendly style to your RV tow vehicle.
Wow, My Credit Card’s Barely Warm
When we looked through the many choices on Etsy, one of the factors we considered was the price. Adding those personal touches to your RV interior space shouldn’t require taking out another loan against your RV. These items are little things that you can pick up almost anywhere. You may find a craft show, antique shop, or local art store during your RV adventures. Something there may speak to you just the right way. You may choose to add something to your RV interior space as a memento of a particular destination you traveled. Create your travel museum with various doodads. Next time you entertain, each piece is a conversation starter.
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About the Author
Although he’s from Motown, Brian Newman is a legacy RVer that grew up on I-75. He, his wife, and two working-class fur-babies have enjoyed the full-time RV lifestyle since 2017. Like John Madden, he hasn’t “worked” in years because he gets to write about his passion. When Brian’s not writing, he supports his daughter’s dog rescue efforts and disability causes.