Your Theme / Color Scheme and Why

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  1. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    With the fabric thread, I started wondering what theme/color scheme folks have selected and why.

    I'll start. When I had my TT, I had picked up some wall tins for Sun Records. When I traded that in for the clipper, I kept the tins, but decided to go with more of a 70's theme. I ended up doing bright orange and lime green. I love it because it's bright and fun every time I go inside. I have added as much plush as possible to soften the look a bit and make it cozy and cushy. I have kept the Sun Records decorations.

    For the FnR, I decided I wanted a different atmosphere, but retain the plush, cozy, cushy feel. So, I went with shades of silver and grey with accents of forest green. I've kept decor to trees. It feels cool and refreshing like a sunlit pond in a copse of trees.

    Definitely different, but both make me happy every time I go inside them.
     

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    I haven't gotten that far.
     
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    Just the way it was when we brought it. All clean and in great shape. Why change it for us?
     
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    The theme for our first one was sort of "outdoor", the quilt I made for it used fabrics with moose, beat, etc. The cushion covers, after our renovation, were all made from canvas, so neutral. Made slipcovers in some inexpensive fabric that had green in it, which went with the quilt.
    Second pup ended up with a SW/Route 66 theme, the quilt (still in use in our TT) has lots of Route 66 fabrics, national parks, etc. Throw pillows used similar fabrics, again, still in use in the TT.
    TT is a White Water Retro, so arrived with a vintage feel. Black and white checkerboard, floor, light tan wall covering, and cherry-look wood; silver/cream vinyl dinette. I made another quilt with "atomic" and other vintage look fabrics, which will be nice if I ever get it in hand. (Long story, still with the quilter after 3 years, haven't figured out how to retrieve it.) Have another vintage look quilt in progress, will quilt it myself; it will be a lighter weight than the Route 66 one. Hated the striped curtains that came with it, they produced an interesting strove effect if we camped where headlights could rake across the windows at night. I made dark cobalt color ones, which coordinate with the quilt. Will replace those with a lighter set, since they seem to suck in the light from the ceiling light. (Also will use a lining that may give a bit more thermal protection when the sun beats in.)
    I've put a few decals on the walls, pretty door knobs on the cupboards (easier to grasp than the originals. Since one reason we have the trailer is to make life easier, I haven't done all the decorations many of the SOTF and glampers do in similar trailers. I try to limit how much has to be secured for travel.
     
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    I get that. Everything in both my campers has a place and doesn't need to be removed for travel. I have used museum wax and double stick tape where needed.

    Love your themes - very "camping" and "rv". :)
     
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    In my old Jayco I already really liked the colors, a county blue with grayish blue cushions. So outside of adding curtains because the old ones were moldy I didn't touch it. My new to me camper had UGLY what my niece dubed "puke orange" with forest green colors and im working to change it ever so slowly. I decided to reuse the curtains from the Jayco so sticking with the blue theme. Found some print fabric that had the same colors. Now just got to figure out what fabric to choose for the cushions. I want something easy to clean so my options are very limited.
     
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    my skamper sofa is “forest tapestry”. mom & i attended TRF & it was purrfect for that event. (TRF Texas Renaissance festival )

    now thats its just mine, the 2 big changes are cosmetic.
    painted cabinets gray, (the FAKE wood was - fake oak)
    added layer of ivory sheers to top of dark forest green curtains - so when curtains were shut at night, camper wasnt so dark inside.
    nylon is a good insulator.

    all my other serious upgrades /remodels are for practical reasons, like installing power ports!
     

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    Nice! The curtains look great. I thought about painting the clipper cabinets, but didn't want white and nothing else really worked with the orange and green.
     
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    I have not had much time yet to work on decor. Thought I would "go tropical" in colors since the existing curtains are dark green, but with white to the exterior. Those work all right. I need some accents in tropical colors like teal, pink, orange. I have orange dishes. Have some teal-colored pillow covers. First order is to get it leak-free before I can put much investment into decor.
    I have some sand-colored paint to do the cabinets when I get around to it.
     
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    That will be nice. And tropical is very popular with outdoor fabrics and decor, so you'll have an easy time finding stuff at a good price.

    IA friend has a new to her mini motorhome. She's not much into decorating, but rather just finds random stuff she likes. It works as her taste leans towards casual Hippy. When we first looked at the motorhome, it had different colored glass knobs on the cabinets. I made a prediction and the next day when we picked it up, there were no knobs on any of the cabinets... So, as an "RV Warming" gift, I got her a bunch of handpainted ceramic knobs in various designs that matched her interests and taste: parrot, surfboard, peace sign, rainbow, psychedelic design, etc. They fit great and don't come off "matchy matchy" (which so isn't her)..
     
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    I had some red and blue vinyl that I was going to use for another project but decided to use it on the seat cushions for the camper. We also found some really cute camping bears fabric that I used to make window curtains. When our boys became teens we decided we wanted a little more privacy and picked up some red and blue curtains at Target which match the seat cushions exactly.
     
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    Our family is geek. Since a pup is bigger on the inside, I want to do a TARDIS theme. Have not bought anthing yet, but have lots in my Amazon wish list as well as a line on getting the outside painted blue.
     
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    Ha! I love it! What regeneration tardis will you aim for?
     
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    When I looked at the (green) curtains again, there were more worn spots than I recalled. Maybe I will overlay them with pale blue sheers instead. For some reason I am now thinking more about soothing, calming beachy colors like blues, tans, etc. instead of bright floral fabrics. We'll see. Maybe the seasons are affecting my tastes?
     
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    You could do more of a blend of the two. Simething like a muted beach sunset. That would keep the orange dishes (which would be the brightest color) as the sunset, maybe with coral accents. Cooler softer darker blues and greens for the ocean and coastline. And the sand paint as the beach.C

    That gives you the cool relaxing feel most of the time, with the splash of color at mealtimes. If you decide you want more color, you could add more oranges and corals.
     
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    One of the darker ones, Tennant, maybe. I love his line "Allons-y Alonzo!"
     
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    Good idea. Originally I thought I would have bunches of colorful hibiscus themes, with pink, green, orange etc., like flower power (1970s?). Considering things to be a little more simple now, and having a light-blue overlay to the curtains will brighten up quite a bit. I am not so much into decorating, but want to envision something for BEYOND the basic repairs stage. If only I plan for every other weekend of this blessedly cool season (at last) for either camping or renovating, I can get there. Was feeling overwhelmed in December, however end can be in sight if I make it so. I forgot about the orange dishes for awhile. Now WHERE are those? Somewhere in my home, not in Pup at present.
     
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    Tennant was great. Of the new ones, Eccleston is my favorite. Davison is my favorite of the prior group - he was "almost young". :)
     
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    I understand that reasoning.

    My clipper is sort of "flower power" with just the orange and lime green. It is very bright and cheery.
     
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    I didn't see much of the original episodes. I really started with Eccleston. I've enjoyed all the newer Doctors, but like the platonic relationships better than the lovestruck ones.
     

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