One of the first considerations in an RV remodel is what to do with the windows? Whether you have outdated cornices and valances or just plain brown faux leather ones like ours, something has got to give. Updating your RV window treatments is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to personalize your camper and make it yours! I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook looking for inspiration and will share some of my favorites here.
My friend Lisa told me when working on my RV remodel I need to consider fabric first. She advises, “It’s easier to match paint color to fabric than it is to match fabric to paint color.” I had a basic idea of what I liked, but don’t know much about fabrics. Lucky for me, she was staying at the same campground and took me shopping!
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Here are some things to consider before you start looking at fabrics. The most important is where you plan to use it. Are you planning to cover outdated cornices or valances? Maybe add curtains for your living room or bedroom?
Updating Your RV Window Treatments
Cornices or Valances
There are two simple fixes to outdated or dark cornices and valances: cover them or remove them. I absolutely love the bright colors that Stacy from You, Me & The RV used to cover hers.
Check out this tutorial to see how easy it is to do it yourself!
The other option, as shown by Mountain Modern Life below, is to remove them all together.
Here’s their video tutorial on how to do it yourself:
Depending on the room, consider how much light you want to filter in or out. For example, if you’re goal is to lighten up the living room, you may want to opt for sheer curtains to allow more light into the space. Ashley Mann of RV Inspiration made the curtains below from bedsheets.
Or try a splash of color with coordinating throw pillows like these.
Consider a heavier fabric in a room where you want more privacy like the bedroom.
I opted for no sew cafe curtains made out of fabric shower curtains.
Need Help? More Ideas? No Problem!
I’ll be the first to admit that decorating is not my strong suit. That’s where friends and Pinterest come in handy.
If you need more ideas for updating your RV window treatments, head over to RV Inspiration, a great website devoted to helping you make your RV feel more like home. Be sure to read this terrific article with several RV Window Makeover Ideas!
Another great place to find design solutions for your RV remodeling efforts is Pinterest. I created an RV decor board to help me keep track of things I like. There are many great tutorials that provide step-by-step ins instructions on Pinterest as well.
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Updating Your RV Window Treatments
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Looks like you and Lisa are having some fun, nothing like shopping for fabric to open up the imagination to all of the possibilities! And thanks for sharing our windows 🙂
I’m excited to follow along your reno process!
It is definitely nice to have someone to join me in the shopping and provide advice. I don’t have a lot of original ideas, so I really appreciate you allowing me to feature your framed windows.
Liz Perry says
I love the leafy valance — the material is beautiful. Would like to know where to get the fabric/curtains from. Would match my camper perfectly.
Thanks! I believe it was Joann’s fabrics.
RV Windows says
Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing a great post.
Julie Chickery says
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
Sheryl Scali says
Love the curtain treatments you showed, but what about those *&^! shades that have strings on the side and no longer work. Has anyone had success with replacing them with home-style roller shades that we can get at the large box stores?