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    11 Ways to Make Your Caravan Feel More Homely

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    Whether you’re holidaying in someone else’s caravan or have your own that you annually take out across the country, there are plenty of things you can do that will make your caravan feel more like your own home. From bringing your favourite things from home to throwing down a doormat, here’s everything you can do to make your caravan feel more homely:

    1. Accessorising with soft furnishings

    Soft furnishings can refer to anything from cushions to sofa throws. Having soft furnishings sturne around the place can make your caravan look and feel a bit more cosy. Sometimes, caravans can feel sterile, especially if it’s one that you’ve rented out for the summer season, but by bringing a few scatter cushions and chunky throw or blanket, you’ll be sure to make your caravan feel more like home, whether it’s your caravan or someone else’s.

    2. Installing a television

    It might sound like something simple, but a lot of caravans don’t come equipped with a television. This is mainly because those who like to go on caravanning holidays are more concerned with seeing the outdoors and everything else the area has to offer.

    In this case, the caravan is simply used as a place to sleep, eat and wash, so a television is rarely something that’s going to be a priority, but it can make all the difference when it comes to making a caravan feel more like home. You’re also likely to find it even more useful if you have children because entertaining them often involves more than just typical holiday activities.

    3. Enabling internet access

    Much like the television, having internet access isn’t considered to be a priority when having a caravanning holiday. For some, in fact, the reason for going on a caravanning holiday is to get away from everyday life, including taking a break from work and social media. Short of turning off your phone, the next logical thing to do is holiday without internet access.

    However, if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere with no signal, then internet access could be a life-saver. Not only can you make wi-fi calls, but it’ll also enable you to check maps and keep tabs on your bank balance, to name a few things. It can also be helpful, again, if you have children because they might want to watch a few minutes of their favourite television show or play some games.

    4. Getting an awning

    An awning on your caravan will add extra space that you probably didn’t even know you needed. This is the perfect option for caravans that are more compact in size or if you prefer to have your morning coffee in the great outdoors. It also helps to protect your caravan from the elements as well as allowing you to enjoy your outside space without being rained on.

    Where this is something you can do to your own caravan, it’s down to the discretion of the owner if you’re renting it from someone else for the summer. It might be handy to leave a recommendation or suggestion for the caravan owner to enable them to make it a more useful space in the future.

    5. Hanging some pictures

    If this is your own caravan and you plan on staying there for some time, then hanging your own pictures and photographs can make the world of difference in terms of making your caravan feel more like home. Even if it isn’t your caravan, you’ll still be able to set some photos down in a frame that allows them to be placed on a surface. This is something that’s worthwhile doing if, as already touched upon, you plan on staying there for a considerable time even if it’s not your own caravan.

    6. Fitting soft lighting

    Where you won’t be able to change the light fittings or lightbulbs in a caravan you’re renting, if you own one, then it’s something worth considering. If you don’t want to change the light fittings or get new, softer lightbulbs, then you could have a small table lamp instead. As a smaller light source, you’ll find that it will make your caravan feel more cosy and, most importantly, homely.

    7. Creating the smell of home

    Everyone has scents that they absolutely love to have in their own homes. Whether it be foodie or floral and everything in between, an amazing smell can make all the difference when it comes to staying in, what is supposed to be, a home away from home. Whatever scent you have in your own house, try and emulate this in your caravan. Refrain from burning candles, however, but definitely invest in a reed diffuser or some plug-in scent releasers.

    8. Doing some redecorating

    This isn’t really something you can do if it’s not your caravan, but like with the awning, you could make a recommendation after your visit. However, if it’s your own caravan, then giving it a lick of paint or installing a more modern kitchen is something you can do to make your caravan feel more homely. So much so, you might never want to leave at the end of the summer season.

    9. Bringing some favourite things from home

    If you have some things at home that make you feel comforted and cosy, then be sure to bring them with you when you visit your caravan over the summer. Whether it’s your own caravan or someone else’s, then bringing your own favourite things from home can make it feel a lot more cosy and comfortable, especially if you’re going to be spending a significant amount of time there.

    10. Taking board games & movies

    If having the internet installed or putting in a television doesn’t sound like something you would want to do, but you’re looking to keep your children, or even yourself, entertained by other means, then bringing some DVDs and board games from home will make all the difference.

    No matter how old you are, board games can be extremely engaging, as can some of your favourite movies. It’s ideal to prepare, entertainment wise, when going on a caravanning because there could be some days where it persistently rains and outdoor activities are no longer appropriate. At least you’ll have something to do indoors that’ll keep the whole family entertained.

    11. Putting a doormat down

    This is a simple-yet-effective thing to do when it comes to making your caravan feel more like home. This is because a doormat is something we have in our houses to prevent debris being carried throughout the property and this is something that can be continued into the caravan you own. You don’t want anyone to traipse mud across your caravan, much like how you wouldn’t want that to happen in your own house.

    Regal Furnishings have over 25 years’ of experience in the industry, providing customers throughout Derbyshire and the surrounding areas with high-quality, immaculate upholstery that is specifically designed for caravans, campervans, motorhomes, static caravans, horseboxes and even boats. For more information about the services we have available, get in touch with a member of our expert team today – we’re always happy to hear from you.

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