5 Ways to Make Your Caravan a Home on a Budget


Once you have bought your dream holiday caravan, you could be on a tight budget to really make it feel like a home for you and your family.

Below are some great tips and tricks to make your new caravan the perfect setting on whatever budget you have to work with. McCarthy Caravan Parks have been in the industry long enough now to know what you really need, what is classed as somewhat ‘luxury items’ and the specific little things that make your holiday caravan home.

1.      Storage Solutions

One of the fastest ways to make your caravan the perfect household is by making sure you have the right storage facilities for all of your items. There is nothing worse than an over-crowded caravan and boxes left unpacked with nowhere for your items to go months after you have moved in.

Try to not leave your belongings lying around and get the right storage solutions for your holiday home so that you can relax in comfort and style easily. By investing in good storage you can make use of the copious amounts of space under your beds, in cupboards and the little areas that you might not have never thought of before.

Think over door hooks for coats, boxes for shoes by the door and little drawers for your toiletries in the bathroom.

2.      Perfect Your Own Smell

Flower and Scent

It might sound silly, but getting your own fragrance really makes the difference between lodging in a caravan and living in one. Whether you choose candles, reed diffusers or just your own favourite air fresheners, creating your own environment will really make your caravan feel like home in no time at all.

Smell has the ability to have such a strong an effect on our experiences because it is processed in the Olfactory cortex of the brain’s limbic system, close to the area in which emotions, memories, and feelings are stored“, Angelica Angeli.

3.      Bring Your Home Comforts

One of the easiest ways to make your caravan your own is by bringing some of your home comforts with you. Think throws, cushions, rugs and your best snuggly pyjamas for when the cold wind blows and you want to sit inside all cosy and warm.

In no time at all, you will feel like you’re just back at home but with the luxury of a relaxed environment and the rolling countryside right outside your door. Whichever McCarthy Park you chose to reside on, your own personalised comforts will create the perfect ambience for many years to come.

4.      Bring Your Favourite Drinks and Snacks

Making sure you always have the essentials like bread and butter is great but always make sure you have your favourite drinks and snacks on hand to sit back, relax and enjoy your time in your new holiday lodge.

Your home away from home should reflect your normal home life with an extra sense of comfort and relaxation. Whether you choose for your favourite glass of red or home-brewed coffee for the morning after, having it on hand will have you and your family at ease.

Making sure your caravan is stocked to the rafters with all the home comforts you love to eat should be the main priority”, Willerby.

5.      Finishing Touches

Happy Family Caravan

The finishing touches will really turn your caravan into a home and won’t cost a lot at all. Bringing photographs from home and furnishings will add your own personal touch to the space and also make it feel much more relaxed and your own.

After all, once you have bought your own caravan, it really is yours to do whatever you want with! Choose your own style décor, furnishings and even furniture and you will feel at home sooner rather than later.

Get in Touch

To find out how you can bring your holiday home to McCarthy’s 5 parks or just for more information about purchasing your own, call us today on 07784815876 or 01524 735857

Check out more about our bring on scheme right here and see for yourself how you can make your holiday caravan your own home, quicker than you expected.