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Outdoors Glamping Tips

How To Turn Your Backyard Into a Glamping Paradise

Enjoy the great outdoors with a little bit of luxury.

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June 20, 2024 at 5:41 PM PST
Outdoors Glamping Tips

How To Turn Your Backyard Into a Glamping Paradise

Enjoy the great outdoors with a little bit of luxury.

By
June 20, 2024 at 5:41 PM PST

Camping might be one of those love-it-or-hate-it activities, but there’s a middle ground that’s perfect for those who want to experience the great outdoors without giving up the comforts of home: glamping. And the best part? You can transform your backyard into a glamping paradise without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking to create a romantic getaway, a fun family adventure, or a relaxing solo retreat, here are some tips to make your backyard glamping experience unforgettable.

Stylish tent
Photography Credit: catchavibe

Set up a stylish tent.

You’ll need a tent that’s more “cozy cabin” than “survival shelter.” Think bell tents, yurts, or even a canopy tent draped with flowing fabrics. The goal is to create a space that feels luxurious and inviting. Deck it out with fairy lights, bunting, and outdoor rugs to elevate the look. And don’t forget a welcome mat – after all, it’s still your home away from home.

Bring the indoors out.

One of the best parts of glamping is that you don’t have to sleep on the ground (unless you want to). Bring out an air mattress or, better yet, a real mattress if you can manage it. Pile on the plush blankets, pillows, and even a duvet. If you’re feeling extra, add a bed canopy or some mosquito netting for that princess-in-a-fairytale vibe.

Nice tent
Photography Credit: Cottonbro

Create a cozy seating area.

No glamping setup is complete without a comfy place to sit and relax. Arrange some outdoor furniture or even a collection of floor cushions and poufs. Think about adding a hammock or a swinging chair for ultimate relaxation. A small outdoor rug can tie the space together and make it feel more like an extension of your indoor living area.

Set the mood with lighting.

String lights are a must, and lanterns or candles add a warm, flickering glow that’s perfect for evening relaxation. Solar-powered lights are a great option too – they’re eco-friendly and low maintenance. If you really want to go all out, consider adding a fire pit for some real campfire vibes (and s’mores, of course).

Dine in style.

Forget the typical camping fare of canned beans and trail mix. Glamping is all about enjoying good food in great company. Set up a dining area with a table and chairs, and dress it up with a tablecloth, real plates, and silverware. For the menu, think gourmet – cheese boards, fresh salads, and perhaps a barbecue. And don’t forget the drinks! A pitcher of sangria or a cooler stocked with craft beers will keep the good times rolling.

Family reading
Photography Credit: Cottonbro

Take it a step further with a movie night.

If you’re tech-savvy, a projector and a white sheet can turn your backyard into an outdoor movie theater. Just don’t forget the popcorn! Blankets and portable heaters can help ward off the chill on cooler nights, ensuring you stay cozy no matter what.

Enjoy the experience.

The most important part of glamping is to relax and enjoy the experience. It’s not about perfection, but about creating a space where you can unwind and have fun. Whether you’re stargazing, telling ghost stories, or just enjoying a quiet moment, remember that the essence of glamping is in the joy of combining comfort with the great outdoors.




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