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10 RV Living Essentials for the Ultimate Road Trip Experience

Bryan Baeumler with RV
Unsplash, HGTV Canada

There are so many benefits to RV living, from always having a place to stay to the ability to pack up and go wherever you want on a whim. However, when you first start living that RV lifestyle, your mobile home can feel cold and basic.

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So why not stock up on some RV living essentials to make the place feel like home before you hit the road? After all, when you’re on the move for extended periods of time, like Bryan Baeumler is for his new HGTV Canada series, Bryan’s All In, you want to feel comfy and secure.

Whether you’re looking at getting into RV living or upgrading your current model, here are 10 accessories and ideas for the ultimate home on wheels. For more RV inspiration, be sure to check out Bryan’s All In, premiering Sunday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. Stream Live or On-Demand with STACKTV. Try it Free!

1. Add Warmth With Throw Pillows

RV themed throw pillows
Amazon Canada

Throw pillows are a great way to bring a space together and make it feel cozier and more welcoming. They’re also relatively inexpensive, and if you’ve got a set, it’s easy to swap out the covers for a more festive or seasonal vibe. Of course, if you’re RVing, you might want to go with themed pillow covers, like these happy camper pillows.

Royalours Camping Happy Camper Pillow Covers, Amazon, $23.98.

2. Find Smart Storage Solutions

Hanging towel rack
Amazon Canada

There are many benefits to RV living, but storage isn’t necessarily always one of them. Change that with smart storage solutions, such as ottomans, hanging organizers and packing cubes. In the bathroom, tuck towels away but keep them accessible with this cute yet practical towel rack.

KITHOLD Towel Racks for Bathroom, Amazon, $34.99.

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3. Hang Your Laundry Bags

Hanging laundry bag
Amazon Canada

Keep the limited floor space you have clear with these hanging laundry bags, which are crafted from durable material to hold an entire average load of wash. Hang a couple and separate items as you go through them for an even easier time when you’re ready for laundry day.

KEEPJOY Hanging Laundry Hamper Bag, Amazon, $18.99.

4. Upgrade the Shower Head

RV shower head replacement
Amazon Canada

Just because you’re camping or on the road doesn’t mean you’re not on vacation. And while on vacation, a good shower is essential. Many RVs come with standard shower heads that don’t offer the right amount of pressure. Enter this replacement, which features five settings, a high-pressure stream, and a temporary pause button to help you save water while you lather.

High-Pressure RV Shower Head with Hose, Amazon, $34.99.

5. Mixing Bowls With Covers That Nest

Nesting bowls with lids
Amazon Canada

When stocking an RV kitchen, it’s essential to grab multipurpose items like these nesting bowls. They’re cute and trailer-themed, but they also store easily and can be quickly covered and stashed in the fridge. Use them to mix, prep, serve and store, adding function and style to your next trip.

Camco Life is Better at The Campsite Nesting Bowl Set with Lids, Amazon, $76.40.

Related: Bryan Baeumler on What to Expect From Bryan’s All In

6. Add Texture With Curtains

Small curtains for an RV
Amazon Canada

Most RVs come with blinds to keep nosy neighbours at bay, but they don’t offer much style. Fix that with a new set of curtains that add colour and personality to the space. Since they’re for decorative purposes, curtains can be lightweight and inexpensive, which also makes them easy to replace if your style changes next season.

Linen Tier Curtains, Amazon, $21.99.

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7. Add Plants for a Touch of Nature

Faux potted plants
Amazon Canada

Upkeeping real plants can be a pain when you’re on the road, but you can still add some earthiness to your RV space with faux plants in cute planters. Small pots can make a huge difference in creating that comfy home vibe you’re going for, and if you secure them with a bit of museum wax or double-sided tape, they should stay safe and sound during your travels.

Kazeila 3 Pack Potted Fake Plants, Amazon, $39.99.

8. Consider Framed Art

Nature prints in wood frames
Amazon Canada

Small pieces of framed art, especially when framed in wood, can also add warmth and texture to your RV living space. If potted plants won’t work, you can still incorporate plant-like appeal with these leafy prints, which come in a set of four. Remember to hang them with adhesive tape or hooks to avoid damage to RV walls.

ArtbyHannah Wall Art Framed with Square Picture Frame Set, Amazon, $36.79.

9. Add a Feature Wall With Wallpaper

Peel and stick wallpaper
Amazon Canada

Add even more character to your mobile space with a peel-and-stick wallpaper, which is easy to switch up or remove if you want to retain resale value. There are tons of designs and options to choose from, and you can add as little or as much as you want to really speak to your personality.

Green/White Eucalyptus Leaf Wallpaper, Amazon, $29.97/sqm. 

10. Create an Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor rug for camping or RV
Amazon Canada

While it’s nice to deck out the inside of your RV, you also want to enjoy the great outdoors. Creating a portable but enjoyable outside space can be key to achieving that outdoor zen while on the road. Consider lightweight furniture and an outdoor mat to add an instant living room feel to the exterior. Like this lightweight and compact mat, which folds for easy storage and even includes a carrying bag.

Reversible Mats Outdoor Patio/RV Camping Mat, Amazon, $140.98.

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Follow along as Bryan embarks on an RV journey to help struggling entrepreneurs revitalize their businesses in Bryan’s All In, starting Sunday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. Stream Live or On-Demand with STACKTV. Try it Free!



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