The car accessories market is a global juggernaut. It’s set to hit almost $520 billion in the next three years.
You can change out your grill, add body armor, and customize all of your hardware. There are radar detectors, cup holders, and phone mounts.
While much of it is geared towards making your car look cool on the outside, there are plenty of cool things to do to your car interior too.
Personalizing your car’s interior will make it feel like more of a retreat. Here are five ideas for making your car more like your home.
1. Customize the Upholstery
The things that make a house your home are the personal touches you add yourself. The same thing goes for making your car homier. Customize the upholstery to let your personality shine through.
If you’ve got the cash, have the seats completely redone with custom fabric. You can do something ultra sleek and modern. Or go retro.
Try a mixture of tweeds and leather. Quilted red and white is a classic color combination.
Take it a step further and yarn bomb your car. How do you decorate your car with yarn, you ask?
Twist a colorful skein around your steering wheel. Knit a sweater for your gear stick. Make some seat covers out of crocheted granny squares.
2. Let it Glow
Lighting can make or break any interior. While you can’t install a free-standing lamp, you can set the mood with LED rope lighting. Illumination is just a dang cool car interior idea.
You can light up your foot space. Outline your interior trim like a Christmas display. Emphasize your console in white for a subtle glow up.
There are light kits in every color, and most of them come with a handy remote. Match your interior lights to your exterior driving lights for a comprehensive style upgrade. Click here for more info on driving lights.
3. Hire a Maid
Okay, you’re not actually going to have a maid come in and clean your car. But you should pay to have it detailed every now and then. A clean car will feel so much more comfortable than a messy one.
Car detailers will deep clean the upholstery and shampoo the carpets. If your seats are leather, they’ll be conditioned. Everything will get a layer of UV protectant.
In addition to a sparkling interior, a car detailing service pays special attention to the exterior. When’s the last time you did a sweep of the engine bay?
4. Install a Bed
A bed is the most obvious thing to put in your car to make it feel like home. You can buy a heavy duty air mattress that fits over your back seats. Accessorize with some throw pillows and cozy blanket.
5. Make Your Pets Comfortable
It’s not about what’s in your house, but who. If your pets feel at home in your car, so will you.
A small dog will enjoy riding in a hanging booster basket. Use a hammock car seat cover to provide a den on wheels for your bigger dog.
These Are Just a Few Cool Things to Do to Your Car Interior
These are just a few of the cool things to do to your car interior. How you personalize your car is up to you. Fill it with soft furnishings, light it up from the inside, or make it a comfy place for you and your pets to take a nap.
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