In recent years, an increasing number of families are choosing to take caravan holidays, by either visiting a static caravan, or taking their own caravan or campervan to a destination. Certainly, in a very difficult financial climate, it’s a cost-effective way to enjoy your time away from work, and there are many caravan parks now open across the UK, allowing you to take a holiday a little closer to home. Many prefer like the retro feel they get when using an older VW campervan for their travels, and certainly, this can make for a very enjoyable trip!
As with any other room, the interior of your caravan or campervan will need decorating. After all, you could be spending a lot of time in there (especially if the unstable UK weather forecasts are anything to go by!). The last thing you want is to be stuck in your caravan on a rainy day, looking at outdated and bland surroundings. Of course, space in some caravans is limited, so you will need to take this into consideration when you are choosing your furnishings – for example, large rugs may not exactly be ideal in a small campervan!
Perhaps the first thing to think about is caravan curtain rails. Many caravans use curtains to separate the individual areas inside (i.e. the sleeping areas). Unless you have a brand new caravan, the curtains may be a little outdated, so think about changing them. If your caravan has a carpeted area, you can co-ordinate your new curtains with it, or you can tie in the curtains with the design of your seat covers.
Most caravans have at least one seated area – usually around a table for dining purposes. Ideally, the seating should be padded for comfort, but should also be made of washable and durable material. This is especially important if you plan a lot of outdoor activities during your holiday – mud and water can be common place in rural areas, so you need a fabric that is relatively easy to clean/wipe down. You don’t have to give up comfort for this kind of material - there are many materials available for seating covers that offer padding and protection. You can also buy materials that have a special coating, for added durability.
You can also co-ordinate other items in your caravan or campervan to match the curtains, flooring and seat covers. For example, you can use matching colours or fabrics for your bedding, and even for your tea-towels! If you plan to entertain in your caravan, you can even get a co-ordinated tablecloth and napkins, to add an extra special touch. Whatever your caravan or campervan fabric requirements are, Curtains made simple have a large range of fabric patterns, suitable for all of your furnishings. You can email Curtains Made Simple on
to find out more about their fabric for caravans.
If you choose your own caravan curtain and seat cover material, you can select the exact combination of fabric, colour and pattern to suit your individual requirements. Try to think of your caravan or campervan as an extension to your house – you spend a lot of time co-ordinating the furnishings in your home, and your caravan is no different. It needn’t be an expensive process, and a few changes here and there can make all of the difference to your caravan, and in turn, make you feel relaxed and happy while you are on your holiday.
To look at some of our great fabrics look no further than here; Cath Kidston
, Clarke & Clarke
, Vanessa Arbuthnott
or Prestigious Textiles
We can also fullfil large contract curtain orders for Hotels, Schools, Restaurants, Pubs and Care Homes