The Seek Society Collaboration | How to Style Your Tent
Posted on November 01 2017
Recently, we had the pleasure of styling a Bell Tent for our friends at The Seek Society. We had the challenge of taking our interior styling skills and translating those to the great outdoors! We battled the wind (not something we usually have to deal with in a home or studio!) and created an Airbnb-style backyard accommodation!
We wanted to create a space that was comfortable, cosy and stylish (not three words you would normally associate with camping!) We loved taking inspiration from things we would usually implement in a residential space and translating that to the outdoors! eg. Layered rugs on the floors, bean bags, textural bedding, cute bedside tables and lamps etc. In interior styling, we are often on a mission to bring the outdoors in, in this case, it was the opposite. We were on a mission to bring the indoors out!
In saying that, we intentionally build a palette that incorporated the tones found in nature such as olive greens, tan browns, clay greys and earthy terracotta. We wanted the colour scheme to respect the natural surrounds of the location.
Our tips for anyone wanting to style the ultimate glamping accommodation or external room would be to first define how you want to use the space both in and around the tent. Is the tent going to be used for sleeping? Is it going to be a games room for the kids? A chill-out zone for teens? Figure out how you want the interior of the tent to function, and go from there. Then you can extend on that in the areas surrounding the tent. eg. You might set up a dining area outside if using it as a bedroom, or a fire pit for toasting marshmallows, or you might decide to add a tyre swing to a nearby tree if using it as a kid’s playroom! Once you know how you want to use the space, you can go as crazy or as minimal with the decorating as you like!
Image credit: Amber and Rose Photography