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The Magic of Paint (+wallpaper)

We are finally making some exciting improvements to the trailer! For months Daniel had been working on repairing the floors, running the electrical  wires and replacing all of the wall and ceiling panels. And now the fun begins! While Daniel was away this past weekend, I tackled the priming and painting. I decided to just go with white for most of the trailer interior and add wallpaper as a fun accent above the bed. My Mo is the wallpaper genius and she helped me with the accent wall yesterday. I am so happy with how it looks and about this major progress! Next up will be prepping the floors for laminate and building furniture!






We didn’t wallpaper all the way to the floor because we will be building the bed here and that section ill be covered anyway. Clearly the floors need some work.



We plan to build a futon-style bed that will also be our seating area during the day.




Here is the rest of the trailer, looking very white and boring. I can’t wait to build in some cabinets and add some color.


Here on the right below the double windows will be our dining area.


Loving how bright it is with the white paint!



I bought some thick white cotton rope to cover the edge between the painted wall and the wallpaper. Since this is the end of the trailer with the rounded roof, we can’t install straight edge molding here.

Thanks for following along on our trailer renovation!



Paint: Benjamin Moore, Simply White color matched to Valspar

Wallpaper: Spoonflower, Swiss Cross//Grey Plus

Beluga Inspiration and design plan

Daniel and I have been thinking about a travel trailer for a few weeks now, looking at blogs and watching Youtube videos to see what others have done to remodel these old guys. Daniel loves the super-detailed geeks who talk you through every minute detail of their trailer repairs. I, of course, love the pretty blogs with the pretty staged trailer pictures. Keep reading to see 4 of my favorite travel trailer inspirations!

I put together a mood board of the look we are heading towards in our own trailer. Check it out!
Travel Trailer mood board


1 I found out about these Smart Tiles from a designer on Instagram and I think they are a great idea for our kitchen backsplash area. They are super lightweight and seem very easy to install. Unfortunately, it looks like the hexagon design is discontinued, so I may have to keep hunting for something similar.

2 Our trailer came with 2 sets of bronze sconces similar to this one. I’m hoping to clean them up and reuse them on either side of our bed for reading lights.

3 We will likely be doing some type of laminate or cork flooring in the trailer. We need something that is lightweight and inexpensive and laminate does the trick. I love the light wood and grey stain tones.

4 I would love to find a narrow vintage runner like this one to span the length of the trailer, but we still need to do some measuring to see if one will fit.

5 We will, of course, need some fun throw pillows like these for our bed/couch area and possibly the dining bench area as well. These cuties from Anthropologie are amazing!

6 The trailer didn’t come with any cushions, so I will be starting from scratch on those. I am imagining them in a grey striped linen for the dining bench seats.

7 After having made one quilt this past winter, I am dying to make another. I found out about Courtney Hiemerl from Country Living Magazine and would love to give her faded star quilt a try.

8 I absolutely LOVE this Spoonflower wallpaper. This would be a fun way to accent a single wall or maybe the walls and ceiling around our bed.

9 We are hoping to reuse some of the original cabinet doors. They are in surprisingly good shape and I want to try updating them with some beadboard sheets, trim and lots of white paint!

10 These drawer pulls and some matching knobs would be so fun on white cabinets.

11 Daniel is really pushing for a bamboo countertop. I like the light wood look, so I think it’s a good way to go.

12 I love the look of this bronze faucet, or something similar. We are trying to reuse the original stainless sink and I wonder how that combination of metals will look, though.

13 We absolutely need to have some green plants in the trailer, I love these tiny hanging planters!


Keep scrolling for my 4 favorite vintage trailer designs!

Local Color XC This young couple remodeled a tiny trailer and are traveling the country for a year in it! Kudos to them! I love how they used a small space so wisely and that they tried to reuse some of the original items and materials. They really make a trailer reno look do-able!

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Lynne Knowlton has done a fabulous job with her airstream interior. You can actually rent her space on Airbnb on her property in Canada! I love all the bright, bright whites with pops of colors. The wallpaper and bronze fixtures are amazing.



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Vintage Revivals also renovated a super tiny trailer, and the blog has a ton of valuable info about painting, installing, and repairs in a vintage trailer. I love the high shelf with all the plants and the bright accent wall above the dining area.





Love, Sarah Schneider– this is the most amazing trailer interior I have ever seen. Another airstream, this time in collaboration with none other than Anthropologie. While somewhat impractical in many ways, the furnishings are fabulous. All the curtains and pillows and rugs are so, so great. You can see that hexagon backsplash in the kitchen area that I love so much. The light wood floors are lovely with the white walls and again, that pop of wallpaper is just the best.







So there you have it, our current design ideas and some amazing, drool-worthy travel trailer inspiration.