Start by setting up your area: You can use an A-frame tent, a bell tent, even a rooftop tent. It's worth investing in a spacious, stylish gazebo so you can create a lush sheltered sitting area. Add some swish Moroccan style outdoor cushions, they're beautifully designed and durable.
Carefully consider where to set up camp. You can be in the middle of nowhere with no one in sight, but if there are no services on site, the serenity might not be worth it. Choose your preference, utter peace or a few people nearby.
After exploring your surroundings and before winding down for the day don't forget to pop on some insect repellent. You can also protect your space and propel insects in a stylish and efficient way with citronella candles. For a more heavy-duty option check out our range of bug zappers.
Sleep is important and shouldn't have to be comprised when camping. If sleeping bags aren't your thing, you can cover up with your duvet from home and along with your favourite throws and cushions to curl up in comfort. Place a rug on the floor so you step out of bed onto soft carpet-like flooring. For lazy afternoons, chill in your own lush hammock.
Forget the idea of tinned food or dry granola bars. With a portable bbq you can easily make gourmet, warming one-pot meals like paella, orzo and israeli couscous that are fast and fancy. Don't forget a picnic rug and remember delicious dinners, rich cheeses and chilled refreshments rely on a decent esky and ice packs, too.
Set up dining areas with a folding table and comfortable chairs so there's no awkward balancing of dinner plates and so you can sit back and relax at night. Dress the space with candles and hanging lanterns. If you want more you could even set up solar lights and a bluetooth speaker with your own powerpack.
D.I.Y. glamping is all about bringing a bit of luxury into nature and it's well worth the investment when you can live it up all summer long.
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