Glamping is the perfect way to enjoy some time in nature without leaving the luxury and comfort of your home. It is kind of like camping with a glamorous twist. There are many ways that you can and indulge in glamping.
You can rent a room at a five-star glamping resort and enjoy some time in nature, but you may miss the sense of adventure that comes with camping. Plus, they are super expensive, so you have to shell out the big bucks.
But there are ways to arrange things yourself so that you do not have to undergo the hassles of camping and yet enjoy the sense of adventure. These are eight pro tips that can make your glamping experience luxurious and comfortable.
The accommodation is one of the most important things to consider in a glamping trip. A small camping tent just would not do because it can never fit in all the luxuries necessary for glamping.
You would need a tent tall and big enough to accommodate some luxurious stuff, such as a bed, furniture, lighting, and heating. Large tents tend to be expensive. So if you do not want to shell out all that money, you can look for used ones on Craigslist. Alternatively, you can rent an RV with all the amenities built-in.
Being in the lap of nature feels great until you start shivering with cold. Even though spring is just around the corner, the weather is still quite cold. Weather can be a concern even in spring because it tends to change very fast. So if you are planning to stay in tents, you should bring a heater along with you.
Remember that this is not camping, so there is no need to pack in extra jackets and sleeping bags. Instead, we would suggest you check some super accurate weather forecast websites or applications to plan what you need to bring. Also, make sure that your glamping site has the provision for electricity to plug-in a heater.
When you are on a glamping trip, you should not have to sleep on the ground. Try to find a campsite with wooden platforms for tents. If you cannot find such a campsite, bring your wooden platform.
Simply go to a Home Depot or any other home improvement store and buy some faux wood vinyl sheets. Having a floor in your tent will make it feel luxurious, as well as keep the inside of your tent clean. If you want to add more comfort and luxury to the floor, consider putting in a few affordable flat-woven rugs.
Now that you’ve taken care of the walls, roof, floor, and heating, it’s time to consider what you will sleep on while glamping. Many glampers consider bringing a wooden bed, but it is too much of a hassle to haul it around. In our opinion, the best option for glamping is an air bed.
Air beds can be anywhere between 6 inches to 2 feet thick, and you can add a 4-inch memory foam mattress for additional comfort. Alternatively, you can also bring a cot with a built-in mattress.
And you’re not going to put sleeping bags for linen and rolled-up jackets as pillows because this is glamping and not camping. So make sure you use a fitted sheet and a bed skirt to disguise the air bed or sleeping cot. Also, use fancy pillows and a throw blanket to add to the glam factor.
If you want to make the tent feel like a true glamping accommodation, you must add some furniture. It is best to choose multipurpose furniture that you can use for easy transportation. For example, a wicker chest can prove useful to pack and carry your clothes due to its lightweight and the ability to pack a lot.
You can also turn it into a charming piece of furniture at the foot or side of your bed. Just make sure that you cover it up with a lace tablecloth to make it worthy of your glamping tent. You should also add a pair of lightweight and comfortable butterfly chairs.
Or you can choose some bamboo folding chairs that look exotic and cost a lot less. You can use side tables that are light and also double up as storage. A folding wooden table would be perfect to dine on inside or outside your glamping tent.
Lighting and Decor
It is a must to set the mood in your tent with some glamping lights or lamps. You can also use small LED lights that have a soothing glow. If you want to give your glamping experience a traditional rustic touch, you can use some battery-powered lanterns. You can also add sunflower bases, figurines, and picture frames to add more dimensions inside your tent.
So there you have six tips that can make your glamping experience comfortable and luxurious without burning a hole in your pocket. Glamping is the perfect way to make sure that you never feel away from your home even when you’re sitting in the lap of nature.