Have you ever dreamt of hitting the open road with your designer pad right there with you? One couple couldn’t wait to leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but first they needed a camper trailer conversion! So they turned to their friend and Decorilla designer, Sonia Carlson, for a Boho-inspired Burro camper makeover!
The Challenge: Camper Conversion 101
A camper trailer conversion is quite the task, but if you have a Scamp, Casita, or Burro camper trailer you’re off to a good start. The couple’s vintage Burro trailer was in bad shape. Years of wear and tear had certainly left their marks. It was time for a complete rejuvenation. So, to get started, the Sonia needed to:
- Completely strip the Burro camper trailer down to its core
- Build up a boho camper design with layers of texture, warmth and texture
- Include a space for a bed, dining area, and kitchenette
- Include small camper interior ideas and DIY trailer designs for space-saving
Pro Tip: Start your camper conversion by defining your personal decor style. Wondering what that is? Then try our Free Interior Design Style Quiz to find out today!
A Burro Camper Reborn: The Transformation Unveiled
After a few hard sessions loaded with elbow grease, the Burro camper trailer conversion singed success! It’s no wonder, as Sonia is a seasoned expert with many designer home makeovers to her name. Now, bohemian style décor braces the small hull that feels surprisingly spacious. This is all owing to clever camper trailer design that makes the most of small spaces.
First off, a light color palette makes this interior practically glow! It also made it feel more spacious than the floor space would allow. One of the key aspects of this transformation was creating a functional living space within the limited confines of the trailer. Sonia aimed to balance comfy boho design and functionality, ensuring that every square inch was utilized efficiently.
Making the interior multifunctional was critical. For this reason, the dining area next to the kitchenette also doubles as the bedroom, designed with coziness in mind. When not in use, the space reveals a plush mattress adorned with bohemian-style throw pillows and plush blankets at the heart of the trailer. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day of adventure, and the soft, earthy tones evoke a sense of calm and relaxation.
During the day, the bedroom area functions as a dining table. Next to it is a practical and aesthetically pleasing kitchenette. This compact area allows foodies to whip up something delicious while taking in the surrounding inspiration.
The charming kitchenette boasts a sink, a small stovetop, and ample storage for cookware and utensils. A curved backsplash with custom graphic wallpaper adorns the wall, courtesy of local artist Cara from Charlie November Design. It’s the kind of detail that takes a tiny boho camper kitchen from mundane to magnificent.
Embracing Boho Camper Aesthetics
The boho decor and details make this enclosed trailer camper conversion feel like home. Bohemian style is all about embracing the unconventional and infusing spaces with a sense of wanderlust and creativity. Achieving this boho aesthetic within the confines of a Burro camper trailer posed a delightful challenge.
Here’s how Sonia made the Burro trailer a boho haven:
Suction Cup Hangers: Small spaces require creative storage solutions. Suction cup hangers let the designer display everything from boho decor to coffee mugs, turning every nook and cranny into an opportunity for self-expression.
Custom Wallpaper: The curved backsplash wall behind the sink is a standout feature of the kitchenette. Instead of traditional tile, Sonia opted for waterproof custom wallpaper, creating a striking focal point that adds plenty of style and personality.
Boho Lighting: Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a space. Sonia incorporated battery-powered lights and a macrame pendant shade, hung using, you guessed it, suction cups! These additions provide a touch of class and a warm, inviting glow.
Multi-Purpose Furniture: Space-saving is key in a small trailer. We designed a wood ledge that doubles as a decor mantel when the bed isn’t set up. Plans are also in the works for a bunk bed on this ledge, maximizing sleeping capacity without sacrificing style.
Cabinet Upgrades: The cabinet doors received a fresh paint coat and custom hardware matching the Burro branding. To add texture and character without compromising functionality or creating heat loss, Sonia adorned the cabinets with cane paneling.
Small Camper Van Interior Ideas for Your Conversion
A boho style can work wonders if you’re keen on a camper conversion. First, collect your favorite small camper van interior photos and ideas. Next, you’ll have to consider the best van layouts and clever interior design tricks that make the most of tight spaces. Now, it’s on to planning. Sketch out your layout, measure the space, and ensure you know the dimensions of everything you’ll need and how it’ll fit together.
Getting someone handy involved is an excellent idea to make sure the final camper conversion is successful and looks well-rounded. You can even work with Sonia to make it happen! So, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a novice adventurer, don’t be afraid to dream big and let your bohemian spirit guide you on your next journey. Happy travels!
Meet the Designer Behind the Camper Makeover
Creating a bohemian oasis within the vintage Burro trailer was only possible with the creative vision and hard work of Sonia Carlson. Her continued dedication to this project is inspiring.
Future plans for the trailer include adding stylish and functional handmade canvas curtains to the windows, ensuring privacy and a touch of boho elegance. Additionally, the ceiling will be adorned with bamboo slats, transforming the space into a true Bohemian paradise on wheels. It’s an ongoing labor of love, and we can’t wait to see the finished product!
As we wrap up this transformation journey, we hope Sonia’s vintage Burro trailer conversion serves as a testament to the magic that can be created in small spaces. With a little creativity, a dash of boho inspiration, and the support of local artists and vendors, you can turn any vintage treasure into a dreamy haven ready to hit the road.
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