3. ADD TWINKLY SOLAR POWERED LIGHTS: MAKE YOUR SITE HOMEY AND CUTE
Who doesn’t love twinkly outdoor lights? They’re all the rage right now in home decor, so this is a great addition to bring some sweet but trendy pieces to your campsite. Make sure to hang them out during the day so that they can charge up by using the sun’s rays, but beware: many of them won’t shut off at night! This can be troubling if you need complete darkness to sleep.
Many campers choose to invest in lights that have an On/Off switch and are solar powered. They’re the pricier choice, so it’s dependent mostly on your sleeping habits.
4. THROW IN SOME SCENTED CANDLES: BRING THE AROMA OF HOME
Scented candles are well-loved by many, so why wouldn’t you add them to your campsite as well? If you have a signature scent that you use in your house, it’s a great idea to bring those along and get your traditional “homey” scent. If not, grab a few different scents and see what you like. Many campers find that having traditional scents around makes the campsite feel a little more civilized and refined.
From regular scented candles (that you can even find at the dollar store) to upscale homemade soy candles, there are lots of options out there! Don’t forget to pack a lighter or box of matches.
5. SET UP A NICE PLACE TO EAT: MAKE YOUR DINNER LOOK PRETTY
Whether or not you cook your own food, making the table look pretty almost makes it taste better! There’s plenty of options here. You can go traditional and bring glass or metal plates from home with a nice linen tablecloth. You can also choose to make it look more “campy” by using wicker baskets and gingham or plaid tablecloths.
Using a plastic tablecloth will save you the hassle of having to wash it, or you can bring a few linen choices – one for each night. Additionally, bringing plastic (or glass if you’re feeling brave) glasses or canteens for drinks can be a nice touch.