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I love decorating our home for the holidays, the sparkly lights and greenery makes it feel so magical, don’t you think? And moving into a tiny house on wheels didn’t change that.
We still have projects and touchups to finish up in our RV, and it’s far from perfect, but I’m going to ignore all that right now. Instead, I’m going to think about how excited I am to show you our RV Christmas Home Tour!
When we hit the road in our RV four months ago the one area I had issue downsizing was all of our Christmas decorations. Somehow I managed to narrow down my faves into a small box, which just so happened to be the same box that got soaked with water on our very first day in the RV.
I’ve gotta admit that we definitely could have brought a few more Christmas decorations with us. Then again, it’s probably best that we didn’t…
In 2017 one of my goals is to be a part of our YouTube channel that my husband started. Well, I took my first baby step this past week and gave a quick tour of our RV, eeek! It may only be my voice, but hey, that’s a start right?
Be warned that I’m super awkward and even make car sounds go around a corner, haha. You can watch the video below:
Let’s get onto the photo tour of our RV all decked out for the holidays, shall we?
RV Christmas Home Tour (2016)
We wanted to keep things pretty simple in the RV, sticking to mostly greenery that we wouldn’t have to worry about storing. We always get a real tree, but this was the first year we debated going with an artificial one. In the end, the real tree won once again (yay!) when we realized we’d have to store a fake one.
We may have jumped the gun a bit early when we picked up our cedar garland, being that we’ve had it up for over 3 weeks now so it’s pretty much dead. Woops. I even called around this past week to see if I could find any more, but all of the local places were out of pine and cedar, and we’re about an hour from Home Depot, which is where we picked it up the first time. Oh well, I still think it looks pretty.
By the way, the curtains are hung up using this tension rod.
I’m so happy I made my rustic winter pillows on a whim, I love them! Plus they give our RV more of the cabin vibe, which we are all about.
By the way, we left our rustic tree collar in storage, so this year we picked up a galvanized tub from the Tractor Supply Store for about $12 and used our jigsaw to cut a hole in it. I got the idea from ChicCalifornia, and love how it turned out! It’s actually a smidge too small for our tree stand, oops, but we tried to disguise it with our furry white rugs.
I brought some ornaments, including our photo ornament, and made a few new ones this year as well.
The square ornaments were made from wooden ornament boxes I dismantled, along with the help of my Silhouette machine.
The two mini trees are from the dollar spot at Target, I had to remove the base they were in to get them to fit on our sconces, and then placed them inside a couple galvanized buckets with some battery-operated lights. I recently made the “Winter Wonderland” sign using some wood we found here on the farm.
The “Let’s Be Adventurer’s Sign” was made with my Silhouette machine, but I have the printable version in the shop.
We love our electric fireplace, which is definitely helping us keep warm in these freezing temps, along with our gas heater. Can you believe there’s a 48 inch TV on a lift, and a table/desk that extends over 4 feet tucked away inside that media cabinet? Gotta love tiny storage solutions.
From this view, you can see the custom sofa we built and get a glimpse of the little wooden train I snagged from HomeGoods this year. While those ottomans may not be the prettiest, I like that they can be turned into extra seating and storage. We actually corral a lot of our loose items into them before we hit the road.
Not a whole lot going on in our tiny kitchen, just a small wreath and some tree clippings in a jar. I originally planned to put two small wreaths on the windows but one side is the screen and I was too lazy to figure out how to hang a second one. By the way, I get asked about our mountain wall art quite a bit, which was super easy to make, and you can find the post here.
I love this little area to the right filled with extra hooks. I added some tree clippings to a little hanging basket and switched out one of my photos for a Christmas printable.
We haven’t watched Elf yet because it’s one of our favorite Christmas movies and we try to save those for last, but I’m thinking it’s about time we give in and watch it. By the way, this Christmas printable is also up in the shop.
This is looking down the hallway that leads to our bathroom and bedroom. The hallway windows in our RV were one of the main reasons we went with this model (2008 Tiffin Allegro Openroad 32LA). I need lots of natural light and love all of our windows.
You may recognize the Christmas wall art, which I had up in our previous home tours. I did snag that “Joy” ornament from Target this year and have it hanging from a frame.
You can access our bathroom from the hallway or bedroom. This is the view from the hallway. We haven’t shared too many bathroom projects on the blog, but you may recognize that horseshoe shelf, or tp holder.
We recently made the new linen closet door using old tin and wood we found here on Eric’s family’s farm. We’ll share more on that a bit later, but I LOVE how it turned out! It’s basically what I wanted our bathroom sliding door to look like, only we ran into a few issues when we tried some new techniques to save on weight. We’ll be creating a new sliding bathroom door for the hallway here soon…
Here’s the view of our bathroom from the bedroom. It’s funny but I don’t think we’ve really shared any photos of this space, and it’s one of my favorites! Although you can catch glimpses in some of Eric’s previous tours on Youtube.
Here I added some more tree clippings, a little picture of Frosty and a snowflake candle holder. By the way, all of the candles you see lit throughout our RV are LED.
Here we are in the bedroom. It’s not huge, but we have everything we need and it feels big enough for me (unless I’m cursing as I make the bed). We added some cedar garland around the slide-out and it’s made a huge impact on the space.
That moose pillow has now made it through 3 Christmas tours and is one of my favorite pillows, which is saying a lot considering I’m such a #pillowhoarder.
You can also see that we added a wreath to our map. We haven’t been able to utilize the map too much lately, but that should change in the upcoming months as we start traveling more.
It may be tiny, but this bedroom feels so warm and cozy, especially with the blanket of snow outside.
Here we are back in the living room. It’s starting to get dark so you can see the glow from all Christmas lights…
This photo is one of my favorites because it shows how magical our RV feels with all of the twinkling lights.
And here are a few nighttime photos from our RV Christmas home tour.
The little tree next to the fireplace and the other little one in our bedroom is from Hayneedle. I like the extra glow they bring to the RV and figured they won’t take up too much space when it comes time to storing them. Plus I had a $40 credit so I snagged them both up for around $10.
We’re heading back South to visit my family for the holidays so we won’t even spend Christmas in our RV, but that didn’t keep us from getting a tree or decorating. We love the holiday season so much that we decided even a few weeks in the RV during December would make it worth it, and it definitely has. This is one Christmas I’ll never forget.
That about wraps up our RV Christmas home tour. I hope you enjoyed seeing how we decorated our tiny house on wheels! We hope you’ll follow along as we continue to share the projects we’ve created, as well as our travel journey.
By the way, you can see the before photos of our RV here.