As your second home, it’s important to feel like you can put your stamp on your static caravan, but renovating a static caravan and personalising your pad doesn’t need to break the bank.
Reupholstering your static caravan is a quick way to modernise your caravan and give it a fresh and original look. Ditching tired and dated fabric can help create an entirely different ambience and create a welcoming environment.
Sagging couch cushions can make a static caravan feel unloved. Comfort is key when you’re on holiday after all. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, there are several tricks to help drooping cushions: try rotating/flipping your cushions, beating the cushions, buying extra stuffing or a sofa topper.
Breathe new life into your existing furniture by trying your hand at upcycling. Feel free to think outside of the box and use your imagination. It doesn’t have to be complicated. You can transform tired cupboard doors with a quick lick of paint, fire up your splashback with some bold tiles or give your counters a new lease of life with some worktop wraps.
Finding a way to work with the existing fixed furniture in your static home can save you a great deal of money and you also might find a greater sense of accomplishment knowing you’ve done it yourself.
On a similar train of thought, have you ever thought about painting the walls in your static caravan? Some tend to shy away from too much colour, afraid that it might make your space look smaller but even a feature wall can help rejuvenate a lifeless wall and make a focal point. Although safe to do, be cautious when you paint your caravan walls.
Static caravan interiors utilise a different material than the usual plasterboard you’d find in your home. Check your manual to determine if you will require specialist paint for the optimum finish.
Embrace the seasons with some colourful accessories that you can swap out as the seasons change. Just a few statement pieces that you rotate throughout the year can help keep your static caravan looking fresh and avoid you growing bored of your décor. Think floral artwork in spring or a copper throw as autumn approaches.
Smart use of storage can help create an organised, clutter-free space that often gives the illusion of feeling larger. Why not try making use of the ceiling space or purchase furniture with built-in hidden storage like an ottoman? Collapsible fabric storage bins are also great and can tidy away neatly when not in use.
As a specialist insurer of static caravan insurance for 20 years, we’ve worked with our customers to understand what they want from their insurance. We’ve developed our product to offer a flexible approach to insurance, giving customers the ability to select additional products to meet their needs.
Adam Summersby is a respected leader with 11 years’ varied experience in niche personal and commercial lines insurance, including caravan, site operators and excess reimbursement, with proficiency in leadership, sales and account management.
Date: October 16, 2023