Whether you have a static caravan you use as a home away from home or travel the country or continent in a motorhome, you can still take advantage of personalising your interior design regardless the structure.
It is only slightly trickier than usual because of the limited materials you have to work with. The only two limitations you have relate to weight, and that is how you anchor your frames because really you cannot in any type of caravan and the second is the weight of the frames.
Generally speaking, the lighter the frame material is, the safer it’ll be to use in any motorhome, camper or static caravan. What you will definitely want to do is replace any glass with acrylic glazing as it’s far lighter, therefore, puts less strain on the structure of a caravan.
The lightest photo frames are usually aluminium frames.
For those with some DIY skills, small LED strips across the backing board of the frame can create an illuminating backlight as an alternative to installing a picture light, which would otherwise be difficult to accomplish in any type of caravan. The super important thing to remember with LED and aluminium frames is not to let any electrical wiring for the LEDs contact the metal frame, or it will not work.
When it comes to placing your frames inside a camper, motorhome or static caravan, take advantage of any existing ledges you have. Most caravans have integrated open shelving; whether it’s for use as a spice rack or a shelf above the bed for book storage, it could be used to place smaller picture frames by leaning them against the wall instead anchoring it into the wall.
For those with a little open space on the interior walls, you can take advantage of how renters hang frames in properties without risking their deposit by knocking holes in someone else’s walls. That is done using Velcro strips. For superior strength, these can be used right around the frame. Velcro strips or frame hanging strips that use adhesive rather than anchoring screws let you hang your frames on any flat surface without risking any cosmetic damage or risking the structural integrity of the interior walls.
Depending on how smooth the wall surface is you’re working with, you may need to roughen it up a little with some sandpaper, clean up the dust with rubbing alcohol, leave it to dry for 24 hours, then apply your hanging strips.
Once the surface is ready, you will be able to get your frames up with ease. The beauty of using hanging strips in campers and static caravans is there’s no risk of damage to the walls, and you can easily change your interior design up to match the season or your preference, or even switch your photos around when you’re expecting visitors, so you have your favourite ones on display. Given the number of photos taken on smartphones, favourite snaps change fast.
With your favourite photos framed in light-weight frames and using Velcro for hanging, you can have your photos with you anytime, wherever you go.