Small camper van interior ideas

Small camper van interior ideas

Small camper van interior ideas

camper van interior

If you've ever wanted to get into the RV lifestyle but don't have the space for a big rig, then you might be interested in a camper van. These vehicles offer all the same conveniences as larger RVs—like kitchens and sleeping areas—but with more portability and more savings on fuel costs. But how do you make these tiny spaces livable? We'll show you how!

A custom-made bench that acts as a couch or storage space

A custom-made bench that acts as a couch or storage space

The idea of converting a bench into something more useful like a couch is something that many people have already done, especially if they have limited space in the camper. If you are interested in making your own custom-sized bench, there are many ways to go about doing it. You could use reclaimed wood from old pallets, repurposed materials such as foam or other soft material used for cushions on the inside of your camper van and then cover those with recycled fabrics or repurposed blankets and pillows. You can also use reclaimed materials like old chairs or parts of broken furniture that you find at thrift stores and craft fairs to create a unique piece of furniture that really stands out from all others

Bunk beds

If you want to maximize space, bunk beds are a great option. In a small camper van, the bed is typically going to be the largest piece of furniture. If you have two people sleeping in it, then it needs to be big enough for both of them and any gear they may have (like backpacks or suitcases). Even if only one person sleeps in the bed at a time, having more than one person using it regularly means that there's extra weight on every night. A bunk bed design can also serve as storage during the day when not being used as a bedroom; although this will mean less room for activities in your camper van.

Bunk beds come in many styles: wooden or metal frames with mattress supports; foldable designs; even plastic frames with built-in drawers underneath for storing things like clothing and linens. Camper vans are usually well insulated against heat loss so heat isn't much of an issue but keep in mind that some bunks will absorb more noise than others due to their construction materials (metal vs wood).

A hinged table that can also act as a bed

A hinged table that can also act as a bed is the best of both worlds. You can fold it up and away when you need room to move around, or unfold it for meals or even lounging. It's also useful for storing things out of sight (or at least out of reach) while traveling in your van. When it's time for sleep, just pull down the table and use it as a mattress!

Curtains for privacy and light blocking

Curtains for privacy and light blocking

If you have windows in your camper van, curtains can be used to create a sense of home. Curtains can also be used to cover up windows if you’re in an area where it might not feel safe to leave them open while you sleep. The curtains I bought were made from the same fabric as my bedding–they look great together!

A sink with a pressurized water system

A pressurized water system is an efficient, compact way to have running water in your camper van. It's also one of the first things you should install. If you have a small kitchen sink in your van, it will be much easier to connect the pressurized water system to that than it would to install one on top of a large cooking surface. The other advantage of putting a pressurized system under your sink is that there's less chance of leaks or flooding if something goes wrong with the system.

If you're planning on installing a small kitchen sink and want running water beneath it, there are a few things you need:

  • A tank that holds 16 gallons (60 liters) or more (the larger the tank, the better)

  • A pressure pump capable of supplying more than 8 gallons per minute at 80 psi (559 kPa) - most pumps for RV applications are designed for this purpose

  • A check valve - this prevents backflow into the pump when there's no flow through it from another source

A portable fridge and stove

If you want to save space and make your camper van more efficient, look for a portable fridge and stove. These will be more energy efficient than built-in models, which can get really costly to run.

You'll need two 12 volt power sources — one for the fridge and another for the stove top — but they're easy to install in most camper vans (and if they don't come with outlets, they're often quite affordable). If you have a small camper van interior already, these appliances will fit nicely on one side of the vehicle or even under the bench seat in front of where you sit while driving.

An over-the-cab bed to maximize floor space

If you are thinking about buying a new camper van, one of the first things you should consider is whether to go with an over-the-cab bed. This is a great option for those who don’t have enough space in their vans and need as much floor space as possible.

An over-the-cab bed isn't that hard to install, but it does require some planning and work. The first thing you must do is decide where exactly on your van's ceiling you want your mattress to rest. If there are vents or other items near the spot where you'd like your mattress, this could affect how comfortable it will be when sleeping up there (and whether or not it will fit). You also need to make sure that there's enough clearance above the cab area so that no part of your body will hit anything while lying down or sitting up in bed mode! Once these conditions have been met and all measurements taken into account, installing an over-the-cab bed involves simply removing some sheet metal screws from around the outside edges of where they're going up against each other - making sure they're screwed back into place once finished! You'll also want some padding underlay inside so that when someone sits down on top of them (which happens frequently), they won't feel any hard spots underneath them - otherwise known as "sharp rocks." And finally make sure everything looks nice before putting everything back together again once installation is complete:

Lots of customizable storage solutions in the kitchen, bed, and all around the van

You can really customize your storage options to fit your needs. You might have a lot of bedding or even camp gear, so it’s important to make sure you have enough space for that.

One of the best ways we found was by using these cabinets from sliding door track hardware. They are great because they come with lots of different lengths and you can make them as tall or short as you want depending on what size cabinet fits in the van! They also come in different finishes like white and black so they match with most vans!

Small camper vans can have all the amenities of an RV with some clever design work.

If you're interested in the idea of a small camper van, it's important to keep in mind that this type of vehicle is often made to be used as a living space. Because of this, many owners choose to customize their vehicles with all the amenities expected from an RV. The most important thing to consider when customizing your small camper van is keeping it lightweight and efficient so that you can get up steep hills and accelerate quickly on the road.

Another way to add more storage space is by adding accessories like bike racks or cargo boxes on top of your vehicle. These types of accessories tend to be lightweight and easy-to-install but they can still provide extra storage space while allowing easy access into your vehicle if necessary.


If you’re an avid camper or someone who wants to travel more, a small camper van might be the perfect way to do it. These vans can be customized to your liking and make it easier than ever to go on adventures with friends and family. The best part is that these vehicles are so versatile that they can be used for many different activities without sacrificing comfort or luxury.