Glamping – Simple Steps to Upgrade your Tent
Glamping sites have opened up across the country and, while it’s not a new trend, more and more people are understanding the allure. A combination of the words “glamour” and “camping”, glamping is for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors without having to compromise comfort or style. Some sites are simply jaw dropping. Complete with Persian rugs, chandeliers, leather chairs and a four poster bed, while others are more modest. Looking to upgrade your camping experience? It’s not as hard as you might think.
Get a Bigger Tent
You need a tent you can stand up in, a tent with space to spare. It’s simply not glamorous to stoop (nor is it good for your back). Consider the size of your bed, your chairs and other accessories to determine the size tent you are going to need.
Burn Your Sleeping Bag
Use a cot or a raised pillowtop air mattress that is as much like a bed as possible. The cozier the better. Instead of a sleeping bag, bring bedding from home; sheets, a duvet and pillow. Throw pillows are optional but look really good!
Improve your Lighting
Good lighting is essential. Twinkly lights or a glamping chandelier with LED tea lights and a remote control add a beautiful touch. Not only safer, you can turn them on and off as needed. While the portable LED camping lantern with ceiling fan is perfect for hot summer nights.
Cover the Floor
Cotton throw rugs are an affordable option to transform the floor of your tent. Buy a few and overlap if necessary. So much more civilized than a thin sheet of plastic on the ground. Throw a small rug outside the tent as well to stop dirt and dust from crossing the threshold.
It’s the little things that make a big difference. A light weight bedside table, comfy chairs, a stylish pouf, a table cloth for the picnic table, enamel or melamine tableware, some really nice plastic wine glasses, a bluetooth speaker and a good playlist will all add to the experience.
Upgrade the Menu
Hotdogs may be a popular food choice when camping, but while glamping you want the finer things in life. Bring loads of yummy food. Pack up some fine cheeses, cured meats, olives, nuts, dried fruit and an assortment of crackers to make an epic charcuterie board.
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