So, you've decided to hit the road in a caravan or motorhome? Well, you're in for a treat! Exploring new places while enjoying the comforts of home is a wonderful experience. If you want to make the most of your adventure, you need to ensure that your home on wheels is comfortable and practical.
Here are some tips that will help you do just that:
First and foremost, adding some personal touches to your home on wheels will make it feel more like home and bring some character to your living space. Simple touches like adding some of your favourite books, artwork, or photos are easy and cost-effective ways to bring your space together. You can also use rugs or mats to protect the flooring which can add some extra colour whilst helping keep it clean and easier to maintain. The same goes with all your soft furnishings- some throws and cushions will add some comfort whilst protecting your furniture as most of it isn’t easily replaceable.
Good lighting is also vital to creating a comfortable living space. It's important to have a combination of ambient and task lighting, and you can also add some decorative lighting to create a cosy atmosphere. Consider things like LED lights as they consume less power and last longer, or alternatively, solar lighting can be an easy way to brighten your home without using so much power.
One of the best investments you can make in a confined sleeping space is something to help regulate temperature. As we sleep, our bodies need a little more help to wake up feeling rested and refreshed. It's worth the investment to get a good heater or fan that offers the right temperature you need to get a good night’s sleep and prevent the space from becoming too stuffy or too cool.
Once you've got the temperature to your liking, it's time to focus on bedding and window coverings. Things like curtains or window treatments will help with privacy and add some character to your space. As a bonus, they’ll also help provide some insulation during colder months, meaning you’re ready for whatever the weather.
Try to choose sheets and blankets that are made from breathable materials as these will help regulate your body temperature, especially during the hot summer nights. You can also invest in comfortable pillows and enough blankets to keep you warm on cooler evenings.
Cooking while on the road can be challenging but with the right equipment, it can also be a lot of fun. When outfitting your kitchen, focus on practicality and convenience. Having a camping stove, giving the option to cook outdoors on those warmer nights, is a great idea.
Make sure you stock up on non-perishable items like canned goods, pasta, and spices. This will allow you to create tasty and nutritious meals while minimising your supermarket visits.
A great way to save space and energy is to invest in a solar water heater, that can provide you with hot water whenever you please without harming the environment. Using solar water heats can help utilise space, so you can have all your essentials tucked away, allowing you more space .
Keeping your living space clean and organised can make it feel more spacious and having a designated area for everything helps to avoid clutter and mess. A great way to do this is by grabbing some storage solutions like shelves, cabinets, and baskets. You should also think about a small hoover to keep your space tidy.
If you have a hobby or activity you enjoy, bring along the necessary gear and equipment and store it methodically. This will not only help keep your space organised but also make it easier for you to enjoy your favourite activities on the road.
With these tips, you'll be able to create a comfortable and practical living space while exploring the open road in your caravan or motorhome. Happy travels!
Article written by Erin Lorde