What I love about glamping (glamour + camping) is that it’s so easy to make the camping experience more fun and comfortable. Think scrumptious meals served from enamelware plates, a tablecloth and mason jar of wildflowers on the picnic table, and cozy blankets to wrap up in while sitting around the fire. Real silverware, twinkle lights on the tent, and candles on the table at night. It’s the best!
I’m sure some will disagree, but I do think that glamping can go too far — when I’m camping, I don’t want to sleep in an actual bed, or hang a chandelier over the campsite, and the only screens I want to see are the screened windows of my tent. I want to smell woodsmoke and see stars at night, feel sore muscles from hiking (nothing a few nips from a flask won’t cure), and hear the sounds of woods animals while I drift off to sleep. But why not make it prettier, more comfortable, and more fun? That I am all for!
Glamping is the perfect opportunity to use those cute, but slightly wacky vintage afghans, quilts, and cushions you know you secretly love. It’s an opportunity to express your creativity, and even (if you wish) allow your inner tackiness to come out to play. Plastic flowers in a soda bottle? At home, tacky … at the campsite, it’s just cute! There’s a whole lot of leeway when it comes to glamping style. Shabby chic, colorful and retro, or organic and natural — what appeals to you?
Tell me: Are you a camper?