'So glad you asked about curtains! Interior decor of my 13' Scamp
is my favorite topic. Feel free to contact me on or offline if you'd like further discussion. While I have attached photos of my first decor theme I have many more in mind and in progress. These photos show my lined curtain panels made with a cotton blend print of fall
foliage. I chose to keep the original light
colored curtains in the middle so light
could enter the trailer while retaining privacy. When you cover all the windows
in a print the curtains will seem to overwhelm the tiny interior.
If you look closely you can see that I made "tie-backs" that fasten to the "rat fur" with the hook side of Velcro. You will also note that I made black out "shades" with Ron-Loc, a fabric for lining curtains. I simply made a pocket at the top end through which I slid a dowel (or metal rod) and placed it on top of the curtain rod supports. I sewed another pocket at the bottom edge and sewed hook side of Velcro in 3" tabs to stick the shade to the bottom of the window to the "rat fur" keeping the edges from flapping or from letting in too much cool air. (The windows
leak slightly even when closed. This is a good thing because you want to minimize condensation and to have fresh air.) To raise the "shades" I simply roll the whole unit to the top while the Scamp
is parked and unroll it at night and when under way. The black out shades also serve to protect the interior fabrics from fading.
In addition to curtains I make "themed" pillows and a pennant swag for decoration (not shown). I also drape my seats with throws that tie into the theme. For instance I have a Hawaiian theme consisting of a curtain print of grass shacks and ukuleles along with large beach towels with a sea turtle as throws, all in brown and tan. I have a patriotic theme of muted red, white and blue for curtains, pennant swag, throw and door hanging. Upcoming themes will be 1950's (I have an Elvis pillow to start), South of the Border and Alaska. Often I carry the theme outside to our picnic table. I have even sewn a spare tire cover in theme by using a plastic outdoor tablecloth! (sorry, no photo)
As you can see, one can go crazy with interior/exterior decor or simply choose one color theme and stick to it. Fortunately I have an indulgent husband but he does draw the line at a pink and frilly interior (to tell you the truth, I draw the line there too).