Let’s be honest…even the nicest RVs could often stand for a bit of updating in the furniture department.
Factory-issued RV furniture rarely takes your family’s specific needs into account, and options for upgrades and customizations can be limited. Luckily, you can often swap these out for your own picks.
Here are our choices for the best RV furniture to spiff up your space!
Best RV Furniture for Your Living and Dining Area
One of the biggest struggles for families who choose the RV life? Storage space.
Luckily, there are many ways you can expand your storage options without overcrowding an already crowded space. Storage ottomans are one of our favorite pieces of RV furniture for this reason!
You will have to sacrifice a bit of floor space to accommodate these nifty little boxes, but in all honesty, it’s worth it. Especially when you first experience the bliss of propping your feet up after a long hike!
Not only will adding a couple of hollowed-out ottomans to your space offer extra comfort, but they also provide more hidden storage. You can hide blankets, games, pet toys and supplies, shoes, or anything else you want to keep out of sight but within easy reach.
Navigating the halls of your home in the dark is already a challenge. When you have to find your way through a much more cramped space, that challenge doubles.
Many a toe has been stubbed on RV furniture during the journey from bunkroom to bathroom, and it’s not easy to muffle the sounds of your suffering to let your companions sleep. (Plus, a bruised or broken toe doesn’t exactly make hiking and other camping activities easy.)
The solution? Installing a handful of extra lights!
With just a couple motion sensing lights added to your RV “hallway,” you can avoid any stubbing incidents. By attaching them just above the floor, you can light up the path without waking the rest of the bunkmates.
Dining Table Upgrade
Though it can seem like a daunting task at first glance, replacing your dining table in your RV is actually very easy!
All you really need is to make sure your table will fit in your chosen space and that you have a way to secure it in place.
(If your table is crashing into the walls every time you drive with your RV, either the table or the walls aren’t going to last long. It all depends on which is hardier!)
If you don’t really need a dining area in your RV (for instance, if you always eat outdoors or sit on the sofa or chairs to eat), you can even swap the table out entirely and replace it with an “island” for extra counter space!
While you need to be a bit pickier with your RV couch, you can absolutely replace your current one with something nicer.
Luckily, there are plenty of couches out there made specifically for RVs. Finding one to match your size specifications should be a snap!
Many campers choose to swap out their factory model for a reclining couch. This offers the same foot-propping perks of the storage ottomans but with the added plus of being able to tuck the reclining portion away.
Another option, if your RV’s current couch only functions as one thing–a couch–is to replace it with a jacknife model.
A “jacknife” couch refers to a type of couch that can fold out into a flat surface, providing the option for extra sleeping space.
Best RV Furniture for Your Kitchen
Cutting Board Stove Cover
One word for RV kitchens? “Adequate.”
While they technically come outfitted with everything you need to prepare a meal, there isn’t much space for that preparation to take place.
Counter space is limited, and what little you do have is often taken up by other necessities.
This is where a cutting board stove cover comes in handy!
The point of a cutting board stove cover is to provide you with more space to prepare your food. Now, instead of attempting to balance a cutting board on your narrow counters or on other RV furniture, you can turn your stovetop into counter space!
By placing the cutting board over the stove, you now have room to chop up your ingredients with a stable support underneath. It also helps you free up the rest of your counter space for utensils, dishes, and other ingredients.
RV factory faucets aren’t the most user-friendly. Between the stationary faucet and the smaller-than-average sink size, it’s difficult to do dishes without soaking either your counters or yourself with residual spray.
One way to solve this issue is by replacing your original faucet with a flexible RV faucet!
With a faucet that has a flexible neck, you can find the right angle to spray your dishes clean without spraying yourself or your other RV furniture.
The addition of a rotating sprayer is also helpful.
The cutting board stove cover is a great way to expand your counter space. However, at some point, you’ll need to access your stovetop.
By investing in a countertop extension, you can do exactly that. By attaching this foldable counter extension to your current countertop, you can expand your prep space without covering up your stove.
You can use this extra portion of counter space to hold ingredients, pre-prepped food, your cooking utensils, spices, or whatever you might need close at hand while cooking.
No more food stains on your RV furniture from having to prop your utensils on top of it!
If you’d rather eradicate the need to wash dishes in your sink at all, good news–you can!
With a portable dishwasher, you can say goodbye to dish racks, dirty sponges, and other eyesores that tend to crowd your RV’s kitchen.
Instead, you simply hook this little guy up to your faucet, load your dishes, and let it run. It even has a drying function, so as soon as your dishes are done, you can put them straight in the cabinet.
When the dishwasher is not in use, it doesn’t have to stay on the counter–you can tuck it away beneath the sink and bring it out when it’s needed.
At only 17 inches tall, this compact appliance is about to become your new best friend. (Don’t tell the rest of your RV furniture!)
Best RV Furniture for Your Bunkroom/Master Bedroom
Out of all the rooms in an RV, the bunkroom tends to have a larger amount of storage-focused RV furniture.
However, this is out of necessity–as the room that houses the most people, it needs the most storage. And unfortunately, that storage gets taken up quickly.
Kids tend to be particular about where their things go…and not having those things disturbed by others.
So when they’re forced to keep all of their belongings alongside those of their siblings, it can quickly become a full-blown bickering brawl.
Luckily, there’s a way to alleviate some of this tension!
By adding bedside shelves to each bunk, you can provide each child with their own space to keep their most precious possessions close.
One of the easiest things to replace in an RV is the master bedroom mattress…and thank goodness for it. Those factory-issue mattresses are notorious for tying knots in your back and shoulders.
They’re not exactly conducive to a good night’s sleep, and a bad night of sleep can turn into a bad day of camping.
Your biggest concern when replacing your RV mattress should be its size. You’ll want to measure your bedframe and check the specifications of your chosen RV mattress to make sure they match.
A memory foam mattress is a great choice to replace your current RV mattress. If possible, try to choose one that has cooling gel infused in it. After all, even air conditioning can only do so much when you’re camping in the dead of summer!
If you’re looking for a cheaper–but just as effective–solution to your RV mattress woes, you can invest in a mattress topper!
Despite being thinner than a full new mattress would be, toppers can often provide just as much comfort enhancement. They’re also easier to install. Since they’re more flexible as well as thinner, it’s easier to maneuver them into your master bedroom or bunkroom.
You can also choose a cooling mattress topper, so don’t worry about losing that perk if you choose a topper over a full mattress!
RV bunks are super fun for kids to sleep in–after all, who doesn’t love a good bunk bed? However, the top bunks present a risk, especially for children who roll and wriggle in their sleep.
RV bunks don’t often come with rails along the sides for safety. Thankfully, you can purchase your own rails and install them without issue!
Bunk rails are a cinch to secure in place. All you have to do is tuck the “arms” beneath the bunk’s mattress, and you’re all set!
Another issue with RV bunks is that they often come outfitted with steep ladders. These ladders can be difficult for kids (and adults!) to climb up and down.
By replacing these ladders with models that stand at more of a slant, it becomes much simpler to climb up to and down from the top bunks in your bunkroom.
Best RV Furniture for Your Bathroom
If your RV didn’t come with a medicine cabinet included in its array of RV furniture, that’s okay. It’s easy to add one yourself! All you have to do is mount it on any empty wall.
If your RV has a mirror above the sink you don’t need, you can remove it to make room for your medicine cabinet.
On the other hand, if you prefer to have a mirror hanging over your sink, but the factory-provided model isn’t cutting it…don’t worry! You can switch out your current mirror for an improved version just as easily as you can swap it out for a medicine cabinet.
You’ll need to take careful measurements, but once you have those numbers in mind, the sky’s the limit when it comes to furnishing your RV with a new mirror.
You can choose whatever mirror best matches the rest of your RV furniture and decor! Just make sure you secure it carefully.
Towels are thick and bulky and tend to take up more storage space than can be spared in an RV. With the addition of a towel rack to your RV furniture assortment, you can conveniently store your towels without consuming all the space in your closets and cupboards!
Trash and Toilet Brush Receptacle
In a space as small as an RV bathroom, you often need to choose between certain necessities. If you only have room for a trash can or a toilet brush holder, which do you choose?
With this combination receptacle, you don’t have to! With its locking lid and detachable toilet brush, you don’t have to juggle multiple containers in your bathroom anymore.
Free-Standing Storage Cabinet
Need more storage in your bathroom, but can’t find the space? You can fix this by furnishing your RV with a free-standing storage cabinet!
Now, we know what you’re thinking…how can a storage cabinet save space?
With this compact version, you can slide this storage cabinet into any available slot of space in your RV’s bathroom. It even includes a toilet paper dispenser!
Best RV Furniture for Your Outdoor Space
Folding Rocking Chair
One of life’s greatest joys is sitting in a rocking chair as you sip your beverage of choice, read a favorite book, or simply sit and enjoy the quiet…but it’s one comfort you have to leave behind when camping.
At least, it was…until now!
One piece of RV furniture you simply can’t miss out on is a foldable rocking chair. With this portable version of your favorite chair, you no longer have to live without this creature comfort while you’re out adventuring in the outdoors!
Okay, so you have the option to take a folding rocking chair along…but what if you want to snuggle up with your significant other while sitting around the campfire?
That’s where the folding loveseat comes to the rescue! With this nifty contraption, you can bundle up with your best friend beside the bonfire without the arms of your folding chairs keeping you apart.
Folding Picnic Table
So, now you have the perfect setup to enjoy your morning coffee in the fresh air…but wait! Where to set it down?
In this situation, a folding picnic table comes in handy! All you need is a little one to set up between your chairs to create a camping-friendly coffee table.
Get Your Hands on the Best RV Furniture Now!
So what are you waiting for? Now that you have your list of the best RV furniture you can buy, get out there and trick out your RV for your next trip!
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