24 Easy RV Interior Lighting Updates

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We love to share how to renovate your camper and turn it into a home on wheels. Most renovators go for paint and new floors, but those who really want to transform a space know to look into easy RV interior lighting updates. Maybe you want to add a chandelier over your dining table or replace the bedside lights. These easy upgrades can take an RV from looking factory-built to custom-made.

RV Interior Lighting: Before

Many newer RVs have recessed LED lights that look like this:

They leave a small footprint, but they aren’t particularly beautiful.

Now if you’ve got an RV over 10 years old, you probably have bulky light boxes like this that can date even a beautifully renovated camper!

Photo Credit: Homes by Hannah Design

Here are some ideas for easy RV interior lighting updates. We’ll list 24 options for ceiling-mounted lights, wall sconces, and lights that don’t require any wiring to inspire your RV design.

Ceiling Fixtures

1. Modern Farmhouse Chandelier

This modern farmhouse style chandelier can transform to fit many design styles. The matte black finish matches the other black finishes in the room—including the wall sconces.

Photo Credit: Wayland Ventures

Love it? Recreate this look in your RV:

LASENCHOO Matte Black Farmhouse Chandelier Light Fixture, 6-Light 26 Inches Classic Candle Ceiling Hanging Light Fixtures, Rustic Chandelier for Dining Room Living Room Foyer Kitchen Island Lighting
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LASENCHOO Matte Black Farmhouse Chandelier Light Fixture, 6-Light 26 Inches Classic Candle Ceiling Hanging Light Fixtures, Rustic Chandelier for Dining Room Living Room Foyer Kitchen Island Lighting
  • 💡【Height Adjustable Modern Farmhouse Chandelier】This farmhouse light fixtures hanging measured 66.9” in Max Height, 27.6” in Min Height, 26.1” in Diameter, 4.72” in Diameter of Canopy. With 2 x 9.84-inch center rods and 39.37" flexible chain, you can adjust the preferred height as you need. Black chandelier light fixture can be installed on a sloped ceiling or flat ceiling.

2. Semi Flush Mount Modern Glass Fixtures

A semi-flush mount light will drop the fixture only a few inches or less from your ceiling. This is good for over couches or dining booths where a low-hanging light could hit someone in the head.

Photo Credit: Brittany Suze

This type of light is available as a ceiling mount or as a wall sconce, making it easy to creative a cohesive lighting look throughout an RV. You can find this style with multiple different shapes of globe too.

3. Mount Wall Sconces on the Ceiling

Just because it says it’s a wall sconce, doesn’t mean it can’t be wired on the ceiling!

Professional renovators, Camp Revival, use these two wall sconces on this curved ceiling of a travel trailer.

Photo Credit: Camp Revival

You can find light fixtures at hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot. But for unique fixtures like this, Amazon is the most popular with professional renovators.

PEESIN Gold Wall Sconce, Starburst Wall Sconce Lighting, Mid Century Wall Sconce, Vanity Wall Light Fixture, Modern Wall Sconce for Bathroom, Bedroom, Stairwell, Fireplace, 1Pack Gold Sconce
  • 【Mid Century Design】This gold lamp sconce use gorgeous mid century style design, have well-made gold Lines and base and sturdy construction. Gold wall sconce goes perfect with mid-century decor, you will love the way the light casts spiked shadows on the wall

4. Boho Hanging Baskets

Want to add a boho or coastal vibe to the drop lights in your fifth wheel?

This RVer added rattan baskets over the existing drop lights.

If you aren’t a fan of the DIY approach, you can install handwoven pendant lights like this:

Arturesthome Woven Pendant Lights, Modern Boho Hanging Lamp with Handwoven Woven Rattan Shade, Farmhouse Coastal Pendant Light Fixtures for Kitchen Island, Dining Room, Bar, Foyer Hallway
  • This woven pendant light Its sphere shape basket wraps around lighting source and the light comes through the gaps of the shade, giving you a very gentle feeling. It's classic rustic design and give you a mottled effect.

You can find basket lights in multiple sizes to fit your space. This RVer chose the same style with a smaller footprint to fit over the bed.

Photo Credit: The Camp Revival

Ready to install your own light fixture? It’s easier than you might think and no electrician is required! Check out: How to Replace RV Light Fixtures in 7 Easy Steps

5. Vintage Glass Lighting

Mix it up and add color to your RV with colored glass fixtures.

Photo Credit: Camp Revival

Recreate this look, available in different colors and textures:

6. Seeing Stars ⭐️

For a unique ceiling light, we love this glass star!

Photo Credit: Dina Krukovets

This is a great flush mount option, but we love this Moroccan-style star as well!

DAYCENT Brass Moravian Star Light Flush Mount Ceiling Lights Seeded Glass Shade Boho Moroccan Ceiling Lamp for Kitchen Foyer
  • Solid Made: the Moravian star light is ETL listed, seeded glass panels hand crafted into the Moravian star shape, sealed with solid brass, showing the true tone of brass

7. Beaded, Boho, and Beautiful

Another Boho-style option is beaded ceiling fixtures. You can buy these assembled, but this Youtuber made his own for under $10!

Photo Credit: Jamy’s RV Renovations

You can find the above ceiling fixture on Amazon here:

KAERDI Beaded Light Fixture Flush Mount Ceiling Light White Bohemia Antique Farmhouse Wood Boho Chandelier for Kitchen Island Bedroom Dining Room Entryway Hallway,4-Light
  • 【STYLISH DESIGN】This flush mount ceiling light decorated classic bohemia style elements, made up of high quality solid white wood bead. The ring on the top is tied with linen rope by hand. The tail of ceiling light fixture is decorated with rope tassel,creating an eye-catching look that lends bohemian flair to any area. The hand-made ceiling light just like a artwork to improve the sense of beauty for rooms. cast their warm glow throughout your space.

8. Modern and Simple

A small ceiling light like this works perfectly in this open trailer bathroom.

Photo credit: @rvevolution2022

You can buy lights like this in sets to match other rooms in your RV.

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FadimiKoo 2-Pack Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Black Hallway Light Fixtures Ceiling Mount, Farmhouse Metal Cage Pendant Indoor Modern Ceiling Lamp for Kitchen Porch Bedroom (LED Bulbs Included)
  • 【Semi Flush Mount Design & Farmhouse Style】This semi-flush ceiling light is perfect for vintage, farmhouse and modern decors. Features with a matte black base and open diamond cage shade, the ceiling light fixture is unique, classic and beautiful, which will cast a nice shadow on the ceiling and create a romantic ambience in your home. This semi flush mount light fixture is decorating your house with a perfect choice.

9. Modern Farmhouse

Semi-flush mount industrial lights are popular in farmhouse-style renovations.

Photo Credit: RV Design USA

You can find lights like these in different sizes and colors on Amazon.

Farmhouse Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Light Fixture, E26 Base, Industrial Black Pendant Lamp Shade, Vintage Close to Ceiling Lighting for Kitchen Island Laundry Corridor Porch Foyer Hallway Entryway
  • 【Simple yet Striking Design】This farmhouse ceiling light fixtures (Shade Diameter:12.8 inch, Canopy Diameter: 5.7inch, Lamp Height: 8.5inch) features a unique matte black finish and open metal barn shape shade, gives a lot of light and add a beautiful accent to your house.

10. Make a Statement

As much as we love this big and bold light, it’s the ceiling medallion that really accentuates it.

Photo Credit: Kento Eyre

Light fixtures are a great way to make your camper feel more like a home than a trailer. But it’s little touches like the ceiling medallion that can really transform your space! Ceiling medallions are inexpensive and work best with pendant lights like this one.

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Ekena Millwork CM12PM Palmetto Ceiling Medallion, 12 1/8"OD x 3 1/2"ID x 1"P, Factory Primed
  • Dimensions: 12-1/8 in. Outside Diameter x 3-1/2 in. Inside Diameter x 1 in. Projection x 4-7/8 in. Canopy

11. Handmade Rattan Lights

Boho-style lights must be all the rage! Here’s another rattan basket pendant light. If you’re worried about lights swinging while you drive, look for pendant lights with rods instead of chains.

Photo credit: Erin Cherry

Shop this look in different colors and styles:

Rattan Ceiling Light Fixtures, Hand-woven Boho Flush Mount Ceiling Light, Handmade Rattan Light Fixtures Ceiling Mount with Fabric Shade, Farmhouse Light Fixture for Bedroom Hallway Entryway (White)
  • 【Rattan Light Fixtures Design】Hand-woven rattan surrounds the fabric drum shade, giving the flush mount ceiling light a vintage bohemian look,which has soft light and protect your eyes while making your space cozy. This is irreplaceable by other ceiling lights on the market. The boho ceiling light is perfect for decorating your home or as a gift for friends and family!

12. Simple & Subtle

Maybe you don’t want your lighting to make a statement, you just want better lighting! This minimal decorative lighting may be perfect for your RV.

Photo credit: @_gray_co_

A simple design like this makes it easy to match if you’re looking to incorporate multiple different lights in a space. It matches perfectly with the drop-down light over the dining table!

Globe Electric 65558 2-Light Reversible Vanity Light, Matte Black, Makeup Lighting, Beauty Room Accessories, Bathroom Lights Over Mirror, Makeup Mirror Lights, Decorative Lighting, Bulb Not Included
  • MINIMALIST DESIGN: the matte black finish of the Alexandria 2-Light Vanity Light is paired with an open socket construction and clean silhouette to showcase the stunning world of minimalist design

Wall Sconces

Perfect for by the couch or by the bed, wall sconces are the most popular RV interior lighting upgrade we see!

1. Hammered Metal with Wood Accents

These wall sconces were added to an RV full of custom woodworking that ties in perfectly with the wooden accent on the light fixtures.

Photo Credit: Chantal Keller-Ward

You can find these exact lights (sold in pairs) on Amazon.

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FEMILA Bathroom Light Fixtures 2 Pack, Antique Brass Vanity Light with Hammered Metal Shade, 2-Lights Bath Wall Mounted Lights Wall Lamp for Mirror Kitchen Bedroom, 4FG59B-2 BG
  • 【Modern & Industrial Design】The antique brass sconces set of 2 create a sleek and minimalist look. Unlike other traditional design,this bathroom sconce wall lighting has hammered metal shade and wood grain paint finish on the top,making itself modern yet tasteful!

2. Golden Double Light Sconce

Before even installing countertops or painting, these renovators knew exactly what light they wanted in the kitchen!

Installing Custom Light Fixtures in 2015 Open Range RV Renovation
Photo Credit: @wearedanandsam

Recreate this classic look:

PRIMEPLUS 2-Light Gold Bathroom Light Fixture, Modern Bathroom Vanity Light Over Mirror Two Light Brushed Gold Vanity Lights for Bathroom Wall Sconce Lighting, E26 Base, 15 Inch, Gold
  • ❰Gold Vanity Lights❱ An unusual looking and clear globe glass shade, the 2 light bathroom light fits any style. If you're seeking to add a touch of luxury and comfort to your space, this gold vanity light is an absolute must-have.

3. Accordion Bedside Lamp

Perfect for next to the bed is a swing arm wall sconce. We love the accordion-mount light in this green and white bedroom.

Photo Credit: Jeff Myers

Copy this look in gold or black:

COSYLUX Industrial Plug in Wall Sconces for Bedroom Bedside, Vintage Extended Swing Arm Wall Lamp with Plug in Cord, Modern Wall Mounted Reading Lighting Fixture for Living Room, Gold
  • 【Modern Industrial Design】 This scissors swing arm wall light fixture creates the ideal modern industrial wall sconce perfect for any room. This wall lamp is made of 100 percent iron and with matte gold finish. It comes with every element you need for creating a retro-industrial style environment.

4. Swing Arm Sconces

These sleek, modern swing arm lights look great by the bed but would also work next to your RV couch. They swivel and move so you can direct light right where you need it.

Photo Credit: Emily Seyl

Check out this similar look that skips the wiring:

Adcssynd Wall Sconces Set of Two, Plug in Wall Sconces Gold, Modern Wall Lamp with Plug in Cord, 270 Degree Rotating Swing Arm Sconces Wall Lighting for Bedroom, Living Room, Reading Room
  • 【Wall Sconces Set of Two】Featured with brushed brass finish, this sconces wall lighting can provide you a modern and elegant feeling. Classic arc design lamp arm, simple and stylish, fit into any decor styles. Perfect for reading in bedroom, living room, cabinet lighting, gallery etc.

5. Black Spotlights

In this warm bedroom, small black lights are a great addition that don’t distract from the design.

Photo Credit: Suzanne Taylor

Buy a set:

Black Wall Sconces Set of Two, Metal Industrial Wall Lamps Wall Art Spotlight Lamp Indoor Wall Mount Light for Bedside Tables, Bookshelves, Reading Lights, Retro Loft Sconces Wall Ceiling Lighting
  • 【Farmhouse Wall Sconces Set of Two】 Simple structure making hardwired wall light fixtures, the angle of the spotlight can be adjusted, you can adjust the bright spot lighting to aim the most important place.

6. Keep the Old Lights + Add More!

This RV renovation kept the old light fixtures above the bed and added golden wall sconces for even more light.

The color of your light fixtures can greatly impact a space. The brass color of these fixtures pairs with the rich colors in the wood for an extra cozy bedroom.

KSANA Antique Gold Wall Sconces Lighting Fixture, Modern Vintage Wall Mounted Lamp 1-Light for Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room, Brass Finish
  • [Antique Gold Wall Sconces Lighting] An even mix of industrial and contemporary elements, this lamp features an understated design with a conical shade to direct light in an ambient direction. Crafted from metal, this fixture is supported by a round backplate, and it can be hardwired to suit your preferences. A brass finish highlights its decoratively sleek angles, illuminating your decor with fashion-forward flair

Love this RV bedroom? Check out these DIY headboard ideas to level up your RV bedroom.

7. Brushed Brass Globes

This modern look pairs well with contemporary and modern design styles. We love the green cabinets complementing the brass!

easy rv interior lighting updates
Photo Credit: Pnw.camper.revamper

If you don’t want to wire your wall sconces, you can opt for a sconce like this that can be plugged into the wall and operated with a remote:

VATONI Wall Sconce with Remote Control, Plug in Wall Sconces Dimming 0-100% and Adjustable Color Temperature 2700K-6000K, Brushed Brass Globe Swing Arm Wall Lights with Plug in Cord(2 Pack, 2 Bulbs)
  • Dimmable & Adjustable Color Temperature: The wall sconce comes with remote control and dimmbale&adjustable color temperature LED bulb, Allow you to adjust light brightness 10%-100% and adjust color temperature 2700K-6500K, it can meet all your lighting needs.

8. Sparkle ✨

If you love a crystal chandelier and want to add a little fancy to your RV, try some small crystal wall sconces. Don’t worry, you can get crystals made of plastic!

We couldn’t track down this exact design, but there are similar looks available on Amazon:

Read How To: Replace RV Light Fixtures in 7 Easy Steps

Skip the Wiring

Wiring lights doesn’t necessarily require an electrician, but these easy RV interior lighting updates can help you skip the wiring headache altogether!

1. Hanging Black Cage

This black cage light has a 14-foot cord that allows it to be hung from the ceiling of your RV.

Photo Credit: Driftless RV Renovators

In the above photo, you can see it’s plugged into the ceiling, but you could easily plug this into any wall. Recreate the look with this fixture:

RAYMALUX Plug in Pendant Hanging Light Industrial Vintage Black Metal Cage Hanging Lignt Fixture with 14.3 FT Cord and ON/Off Switch for Kitchen Lighting,Bedroom,Living Room,Dining Hall
  • 【Vintage Industrial Design】Hanging plug in light, you just need to install any E26 light bulbs (Bulb NOT INCLUDED) and turn on/off the light by the switch.

2. Tuck the Wires Under the Cabinets

The black cords on these wall sconces blend in perfectly with the black cabinets in this RV bedroom.

Photo Credit: Shawna Marie Designs

Find a nearby outlet and skip the wiring with these easy-mount sconces:

VATONI Wall Sconces Plug in, Dimmable Wall Sconce Swing Arm Wall Lights with Plug in Cord and Dimmer On/Off Knob Switch, Brushed Brass Globe Wall Light for Bedside Bedroom Hallway(2 Bulbs Included)
  • Fully Dimmable Wall Sconces with Brushed Brass finished: The wall sconce designed with a dimmer on/off knob switch on the backplate, Just rotate it to turn on/off light and adjust lighting brightness level to meet your various lighting needs.(Dimming 0-100%)

3. Antique DIY Lamps

RVer Terri wanted a vintage and antique RV interior. She found hurricane lamp stands and built these lampshades with fabric and beading.

Photo Credit: Terri Voight Closs

If you want to add lamps to your RV, you can permanently or semi-permanently adhere them to your side tables. For a semi-permanent fix, we recommend double-sided acrylic tape. Your lamps won’t move while driving and the tape can be removed later with a little heat from your hair dryer.

Double Sided Mounting Tape 2 Pack Heavy Duty, (3/4" Width, Total 20 FT) Clear Adhesive Waterproof Removable for Carpet Fix, Home Office Wall Decor, DIY Crafts, Car Glass Decor
  • Strong viscosity, Environmental protection, one roll 3/4" 10' acrylic clear heavy duty double sided tape, long lasting coated with permanent adhesive, according to experience, please weigh 0.5 pounds per 1 square inch double sided tape. Note: Due to strong adhesion, please tear gently and carefully when tearing off the of double sided tape to protect the surface.

4. Christmas Lights

Why wait for the holidays? You can find Christmas lights or hanging globe lights to decorate your space no matter the time of year!

The warm glow of Christmas lights always makes the inside of an RV feel festive.

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