Monday, September 24, 2012

Cozy Travel Trailer Homes {Inspiration Files}

Lately I've been drawn to cozy travel trailers that are either full-time or temporary homes.

I love the look of this retro-cool one, with a painted diamond floor pattern, 50s style appliances and fun red accents.

Here is a light and bright travel trailer with lots of white, pastel pinks and blues, home made and vintage-salvage decor.

Another bright white example where the lack of color makes the tiny space read large. I like the ghost chairs and the tree trunk stencil on the walls.

While this cottage-style travel trailer home is too cluttered for my taste, you can see how the space was personalized with paint, cabinet knobs, curtains, dishes, lamps and pillows.

This cute green-and-yellow themed trailer gets its style from paint, updated flooring, a backsplash and coordinating curtains and towels.

I love the layout of this recreational vehicle! It sure doesn't look like a travel trailer at first glance! I like the warm, homey accents like cookbooks, a lamp, a plant--even a banner!

This is a motorhome, I believe. You can read their story here. I like the colorful rug, a real sofa and pillows, bright curtains, paint on the walls and other homey touches. Below is a collage of other spaces in this home, but the images are poor resolution and you'll have to visit their site to see them bigger.

With those images in mind, here's what would be fun to do. I spent approximately 37 seconds on Craigslist Sacramento and found this:

2000 Wildwood trailer for $9,300. It's 25 feet long, has a slideout, and sleeps six. It comes fully equipped with a stove and oven, full size fridge and freezer, central heat and air, a tub and shower unit and a private back bedroom with a queen walk-around bed.

Care to see my vision?

Trailer Mood Board

For the kitchen and dining area:
  • Leave the wood cabinets because starting to paint all the wood is a huge commitment!
  • Install a gooseneck, pull-out faucet
  • Add drawer pulls and cabinet knobs
  • Paint the counters to look like granite
  • Install beadboard--either paneling or wall paper--as a backsplash
  • Use a runner to define the space--I picked a navy one with a trellis pattern
  • Recover the banquet seating in a fun green and navy stripe; add accent pillows if you have room
  • Paint the built-in hutch to look like a separate piece of furniture; add bright dishes for accents
  • Accessorize with natural elements (baskets, a live plant, a bowl of fresh fruit, etc.) 
In the living area:
  • Paint the walls a color you love; I picked a sagey green for the kitchen and living area
  • Exchange the sofa for one in a neutral color, preferably a sleeper 
  • Add a playful, colorful rug
  • Install floor-length curtains (if there's room!)
  • Accessorize with colorful pillows, DIY art and other touches that make it feel like home (a lamp, a stack of books, a throw blanket, etc.)
 In the bathroom:
  • Paint the walls either sage green
  • Put beadboard on the vanity wall
  • Install a real mirror
  • Put in a new faucet
  • Install bright knobs
  • Paint the counter top to update it
  • Install a real shower curtain; I used one with a fun, colorful pattern
  • Use bath mats and towels in your color scheme
In the bedroom (not pictured):
  • Paint the walls gray-blue
  • Use pretty bedding that you love (and make your bed!)
  • Install real curtains in a coordinating color
  • Use a colorful area rug, even if it's a tiny one beside the bed

Ok, then! Do any of you have a pretty trailer? Would you consider living in one full or part time?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It’s pretty cozy and with those images in mind it looks like you’re just inside your house. I’ve been dying to have this kind of motorhome.



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