How to Choose RV Living Room Furniture

How Tos & Tips

Whether you own an older RV and wish to upgrade the living room or you simply don’t love the current furniture in your rig, you may be wondering where to begin with your RV living room makeover.

Changing up the living room furniture in your RV may seem overwhelming at first glance. Luckily, once you jump in, you’ll likely find it much easier than anticipated. Here are our best tips on upgrading your RV family room furniture.

Updating RV Living Room Sets

Because RVs aren’t necessarily built to last, the living room furniture sets in older rigs can become pretty worn over time. Additionally, because styles change, many RV owners are not particularly fond of the colors and patterns on their RV sofas and other pieces. If you’re looking for a new look, but you aren’t interested in completely changing the furniture in your RV, you do another option: furniture covers.

RV furniture covers can be made by hand or ordered from sites like Etsy. Some people will even used fitted bed sheets which tend to fit RV folding couches quite nicely. Of course, there is always the option of purchasing a regular sofa or chair cover. Depending on the style of furniture you own, this might work very well.

Purchasing a New Couch or Sleeper Sofa

For those looking to completely replace their RV furniture, finding the right pieces can be tricky. This is especially true when it comes to finding just the right couch or sofa bed.

IKEA is a great place to start. Because this company has huge showrooms, you can measure any piece in the store to make sure it’ll fit before you purchase. Best of all, almost all of the furniture comes disassembled. This means you will have to do a bit of simple building, but it also means your furniture will have no trouble fitting through the tiny RV door.

Another popular option is Home Reserve. The sofa sets from this company are modular and completely customizable, meaning you’ll get exactly what you need for your rig. Additionally, the covers on these pieces can be removed and washed, a great feature for those who tend to track dirt in during camping trips.

Finally, there is the option of buying RV-specific furniture. If you drive a motorhome, this is probably your best bet for safety reasons. Flexsteel furniture is just the thing in these cases! This furniture is extremely well made and will last for years to come.

No matter where you choose to shop, be sure to measure your space carefully and measure the piece you’ll be purchasing a few times in order to make absolutely sure it will fit in your space. Remember to also consider any extra space the couch will use when folded into a bed.

an RV couch

Adding or Replacing Media Furniture

Lastly, there is media furniture to consider. In most RVs, an entertainment center of some sort is built into the wall. However, if your rig is missing this particular piece of furniture or even if you just prefer something a bit different, you may be wondering what to do.

Once again, we recommend IKEA for its wild variety of choices, ability to measure for yourself, and ease of getting your new furniture through the door. We do suggest that anything you add be on the short side to avoid problems with tipping, and all new furniture should be bolted to the floor and wall, especially media furniture. Obviously, your television should also be wall mounted to avoid a bad fall, and mounting monitors is never a bad idea either.

As long as you have space for it and secure it well, you shouldn’t have any problems replacing your RV living room furniture, and we are certain you won’t regret a living room upgrade.