Don’t you hate it when you leave your well-appointed house to go camping, and you end up sleeping in a cheerless tent instead?
The reason this usually happens is that people don’t take the time to make their tents cozy.
However, all you have to do to fix this is to add some lighting. Put some water in a jug and wrap a headlamp around the jug. You can also opt for solar-powered lights, especially if you are out camping with kids who are afraid of the dark. The tent won’t seem too dark now.
That’s one way to start getting better results when you want to make a tent homier.
Here are 7 other tips to help you create a cozy tent.
- Warm Up Your Cold Feet Do your feet always become cold no matter how many socks or warm clothes you have worn? Well, pour some hot water into your bottle and throw it down the sleeping bag. It’s bound to keep your feet warm throughout the night.
- Keep The Sun Out Do you hate it when the sun reflects inside your tent making it too warm especially when you wake up? Add a reflective blanket on top of the tent to deflect the sunlight away from the tent. Now you can sleep in comfortably through the night and in the early morning without excessive warmth. Or if you think you will get too cold in the night, point the reflecting blanket back at the tent to keep warm air from escaping into the sky.
- Get The Dirt Out If you have been hiking and trekking through the woods, your shoes are bound to be dirty. If you drag them around the tent, it will become unsightly and quite uncomfortable for you. Well, you can keep a shoe basket right near the entrance to collect the dirty shoes, even those of your family if you have brought them camping with you. That way, the floor remains clean.
- Tent Flaps There are a few times when you need the tent open. It might feel uncomfortable if you have to hold it up just because you are not ready to zip up the tent. Well, some binder clips will come in handy. You can hold the flaps open and let in some fresh air.
- Where To Sleep You don’t have to sleep on the ground in your tent. You can bring along an air mattress. The mattress will be much more comfortable to sleep on than the rocky ground. And it’s easier to bond with friends and family on a shared bed like you’re at a sleep-over than wrapped up in a sleeping bag.
- Bedding You are allowed to bring your duvet when you are going camping. If you don’t have a duvet, you can also bring your blankets or bed sheets. Your tent will look as similar as possible as your own home so your family will not feel out of place.
- A Few Decorations Regardless of how long you are planning to stay camping, you can always bring some cheer in your tent by putting up a few decorations. Remember, you are trying to get comfortable, so you are allowed to do anything possible to achieve that (though don’t add anything scented – this can attract wildlife to your tent). A cheap and simple way to add color to your tent is to hang streamers at the entrance.
And if you have enjoyed these tips on making your tent cozier, then you should check out our 101 camping tips.