We’ll start with the most important RV bedroom essential: the bed. One of the best investments you can make in your RV is replacing your RV mattress. Often, the mattresses that come from the manufacturer are thin, flimsy and lack support. While it may seem like an unnecessary big-ticket item, think about it. Your RV is your home, even if you’re just taking it on the road as your “vacation home” for the weekend. Shouldn’t it be a place where you can get great rest?
If your manufacturer-installed RV mattress isn’t cutting it for you, there are plenty of great options out there. Remember, RV beds are typically shorter than standard king or queen beds. Make sure you look up your bed’s exact dimensions before ordering a mattress. Short beds can be hard to find in store, so ordering online is a great solution. Mail mattresses have become a trend in recent years, and their vacuum-packed packaging makes it easy to get the mattress through narrow RV doorways.
Our favorite is the LUCID 10-inch memory foam mattress. You can choose from plush, medium and firm and their “short queen” size fits in many RVs. It’s made of bamboo charcoal and is Certi-PUR certified so you can rest easy knowing your mattress is non-toxic. The Zinus 8-inch foam and spring mattress is great as well if you prefer a more traditional mattress. Finally, if you’re in need of a larger RV mattress, DynastyMattress makes luxury mattresses specifically for RVs in short queen, short king, and RV king sizes. When budget is important, a cheaper solution is to add a mattress topper instead of replacing the mattress. We love this Bedsure cotton mattress topper in short queen.
Next, you’ll need some bedding to complete your RV bedroom. As we mentioned, the size of your RV bed is key here. Ordering bedding online is the best way to find quality sheets for your RV. First, you’ll need a mattress cover. This waterproof RV mattress protector comes in RV queen and RV king to make a great base for your bedding. Nestl makes high quality RV sheet sets that should fit that new mattress perfectly. They’re made from microfiber and are resistant to pilling and snagging. You can also try 1000 thread count cotton sheets from GoodSleep Company.
Another nifty item to have on hand when it comes to RV bedding is a set of sheet fasteners. Because finding a perfect fit with an RV mattress and RV bedding can be tough, you can use these to keep your sheets snug to your bed. Try the corner fasteners that snap on the underside of the mattress or the Rubber Hugger bed sheet holder band. With your bedding in place, you’ll be able to sleep soundly to recharge for all the adventures that lie on the road ahead.
Space saving hangers
Now, let’s tackle the closet. Everything you put in your closet should be focused around saving space. One easy way to do that is with space-saving clothes hangers. These velvet hangers are thin and allow you to pack in way more clothes than clunkier plastic hangers. To take it a step further, purchase these space saving “magic hangers.” You can hang multiple hangers on them at once and then drop then down to stack vertically rather than horizontally. This allows you to maximize your space and pack in even more clothes into your tiny closet! These S-type pants hangers are great for hanging multiple pairs of pants at a time as well.
Another key to a great RV bedroom is having it neatly organized. Space is paramount in an RV, so you have to be able to make the most of it. One solution we love is having a hanging shoe organizer in the closet. These keeps shoes off the floor and maximizes vertical space. Under-the-bed organizers are a great solution as well depending on the configuration of your RV bed. We put together an entire collection of our favorite RV storage hacks on Amazon, so that’s a great place to start when it comes to getting your bedroom in order.
Hanging laundry hamper
Organizing dirty clothes is just as important as organizing the clean ones. We love this hanging laundry hamper bag you can secure to a wall to take up less space. Many RVs don’t have washers and dryers inside, so full-timers opt for taking their dirty laundry to a laundromat. If this is you, this collapsible laundry basket is perfect for bringing clean laundry back to the RV. It keeps clean clothes organized and then folds up narrowly when you’re done for easy storage.
Even if you have heat and air in your RV, you may want a little something extra to make your RV bedroom the perfect temperature. A fan and a space heater especially come in handing when you’re boondocking or camping without hookups. For warm nights, we recommend this bladeless desk fan that’s quiet and stylish to have sitting out in your bedroom. Get cozy on cold nights with this oscillating space heater. It has tip-over protection so it shuts off if it falls over to prevent fire hazards. It also has a remote control so no one has to get up if you want to adjust the heat.
One thing most don’t realize until they stay in an RV is how important it is to guard against moisture. RVs can get humid on the inside if you aren’t careful. This is especially true if it’s raining outside. Not only can humidity make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep, but it can also cause damage and odors inside your RV. There are lots of ways to protect against this, starting with checking your seals regularly to make sure no moisture is getting trapped. Once you’ve done that, you can set up some guards against moisture inside.
Our favorite is to invest in a quality dehumidifier to keep things dry. This compact dehumidifier from SereneLife is designed to be ultra-quiet and also includes a HEPA filter to purify the air as it dehumidifies. This smaller dehumidifier is only meant for 260 sq. ft., which is perfect for most RVs. If you want something a little more simple, this is a great way to go. Another simple way to protect your bedroom from moisture accumulation is to set out canisters of Damp-Rid around the RV. This product attracts and traps excess moisture, and it’s cheap, so it’s great to have on hand. They also make hanging moisture absorbers for the closet to keep your clothes from smelling musty.
RV Bedroom Inspiration
You deserve to have an RV bedroom that feels like home. These items can help you do just that. With the right mattress, sheets, temperature, moisture levels and organization, you won’t ever want to leave your cozy space. Check out our full RVUSA Amazon Essentials page for more recommendations on RV essentials for everything from the kitchen to the campfire.
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