Camping can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit rough. If you want to make your camping experience a little more glamorous (think glamping), here are some ways to glam up your tent.
Remember that we’re balancing comfort and style here, so feel free to mix and match these tips to fit your needs. Don’t hold back; let your inner glamazon shine!
Go big with the air mattress.
Of course, you’ll need a place to sleep, and an air mattress is critical. If you’ve ever camped on the ground or a cot, you know precisely why we say this.
But don’t just settle for any old air mattress. Go big! Get one of the larger, more comfortable mattresses on the market, like a queen size. You want to be able to stretch out and have plenty of room to move around in your tent.
Pack a soft sleeping bag and pillow for a great night’s rest.
A good night’s sleep is key to a successful camping trip, so make sure you’re cozy and comfortable with a soft sleeping bag and pillow. Plus, something has to go on that luxurious air mattress, and a comfortable sleeping bag is perfect.
You’ll want to make sure your sleeping bag is rated for the temperature you’ll be camping in, so do some research before you pack.
Bring the power with a generator.
We need to talk about power if we’re trying to glam up your tent. A generator will allow you to bring all the comforts of home with you on your camping trip, like lights, a mini-fridge, and even something to charge your gadgets.
Some say overkill, and we say glamping. We like the Honda EU2200i Generator, it’s quiet, and it can run for up to 8 hours on a full tank of gas. You can even control it with your smartphone—it’s super cool! That is enough power to keep your luxuries going throughout the day and into the night.
Something to keep you cool (or warm).
You brought out the generator for a reason, so why not put it to use and get something to keep you cool (or warm) on your camping trip? A portable air conditioner or heater will ensure you’re comfortable no matter the temperature outside.
Remember that portable air conditioners and heaters can use quite a bit of power, so check your generator’s rating before buying one. That Honda we mentioned should be good to go.
Add in the ambiance with some string lights.
At this point, you have almost all of your comfort items. Now it’s time to focus on the style. A few strings of lights will help set the mood and add some ambiance to your tent. Some tents have lights built in, but if you want something fun go with some color-changing LED lights.
Your tent is your glamping oasis, so make it reflect your style.
Keep the drinks chilled with a cooler.
No glam camping trip is complete without a cooler full of cold drinks and snacks! Grab your 65-quart Yeti Tundra and fill it with all of your favorite beverages. If you want to get fancy, you can add a mini-fridge for your perishables – after all, you should’ve topped off the generator.
Put a finishing touch with an outdoor rug.
A rug or mat is an inexpensive upgrade that will make your tent feel more like home and keep you from getting cold on the ground. You can find rugs designed for camping, or just grab a colorful mat from your local store.
Now that you have all the tips to glam up your tent, it’s time to get packing! With a few simple upgrades, you can take your camping experience from roughing it to glamping it in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and camp in style!