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Revamping Your Caravan: Vintage Style

  • 10th Jun 2014

Revamping Your Caravan: Vintage Style

When it comes to decorating your caravan, ideally you want to make it your own, meaning that comfort, style and practicality are at the top of your list. While a handful of caravan owners will throw their cash around to achieve extravagance, there's absolutely no reason why you can't stick to a well thought-out budget and still have high hopes for a vintage design. In this article we will be taking a look at how to bring a vintage and ultimately unique style to your UK family holiday with Allen's Caravans.

Cover Up

Now, you may already find comfort in your worn-out caravan furniture, however I think we can all agree that they're not very appealing to the eye so if you'd like to spruce up your furniture, why not consider throwing over a patterned blanket? Not only will this enhance the overall comfort of the caravan, it will also push forward the concept of a vintage-style caravan. There are lots of places where you can find patterned blankets and throws to suit your style such as notonthehighstreet, next and John Lewis. You may also be able to find matching cushions to go with your blanket or sofa throw to supplement your vintage design.

Out With the New, In With the Old

All of us love a good car boot sale and it may surprise you to know that they are the perfect place to find vintage-looking furniture. The whole idea of a vintage style is that you focus on the old and battered rather than the new and luxury and car boot sales offer an array of unwanted goods. In addition, you may end up making a real bargain at a price that suits your budget type! However, if you're not too keen on the idea of furniture that looks as though it could do with some TLC, you can always add a floral fabric overlay to spruce it up a little! Click here to view our luxury range of UK caravan holiday parks now!

DIY Construction

There are several different ways you can incorporate the idea of DIY into your final vintage caravan design. For starters, if you can't find the curtains you want, perhaps consider constructing your own out of floral napkins or handkerchiefs; simply stitch them together in your desired pattern and voila!

Alternatively, you could stick to smaller DIY projects such as tea light and scented flower holders out of old bent spoons on the wall or glass dessert dishes! Or, if you'd like to take it the extra mile, why not place some floral fabric on the inside of your caravan door or create a string of heart garlands; channel 4 homes offer a how-to guide on how to construct heart garlands right here! If you're struggling for inspiration, why not check out a few crafty websites such as channel4, hobbycraft and even Pinterest for tutorials.

Wall Art

Everybody loves family photos, but why not take a very different approach and providing you have the wall space, fill your caravan walls with vintage canvases and black and white or pastel coloured photographs? A unique and scattered layout can really add a vintage feel to your caravan while complimenting the surrounding furniture. For a cliché vintage look we would suggest looking at canvases that consist of old movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe or floral designs. If you're looking to purchase a canvas or framed photographs, here are a few good sites to take a look at: easyart and vintagecanvasart.

Flooring

Ideally for flooring you want to be looking at retro black and white squared laminate flooring or wood however, if this is not possible or out of your budget range then take a second look at the carpets available! Patchwork and different tones work well with vintage furniture and can enhance the feeling of comfort and homely essence. If you're struggling on where to buy, check out vintagecarpets and for a real sense of vintage-style, preloved which offers a range of gorgeous second-hand rugs and carpets as well as other second-hand furniture.

These are just a few of the sites and ideas you could use to turn your run-down caravan into a vintage haven. Do you have any more tips and tricks for our readers here at www.allenscaravans.co.uk

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