Bell tent interior ideas: 10 decor themes and inspiration
Looking for a way to add life and character to your tent? Elevating your interior tent decoration could be just what you need to enjoy outdoor living to the fullest. Creating a cosy and stylish interior within your bell tent offers an opportunity to craft a personal sanctuary, whether the space is for relaxing in the garden, glamping getaways, or get-togethers with loved ones.
Whether you're a seasoned glamper or you’re new to living in luxury outdoors, Boutique Camping have got the inspiration you need in our bell tent interior ideas guide. From cosy chalet style décor to designing a creative studio space, we’ve covered a whole range of tent décor ideas to help you find the perfect fit for you.
Read on to discover our decoration ideas for inside glamping tents, featuring the following themes:
The boho aesthetic is one of the most popular forms of tent decoration, and it’s easy to see why. With this style of bell tent décor, you can combine the free-spirited charm of Bohemian interiors with the laid-back camping lifestyle. Plus, this truly unique style of interiors is incredibly versatile, meaning it works in a variety of styles and sizes of tents, from classic bell tents to easy-to assemble air tents.
Boho living encapsulates a carefree and eclectic vibe, so this should be reflected inside your glamping tent. Think layered rugs and mats, vibrant fabrics, and a diverse range of eye catching patterns. You can incorporate these patterns in a number of different ways, from décor like picturesque bunting, dreamcatchers, and Afghan rugs to functional yet fashionable tent accessories, such as floor cushions and macrame stools, both of which are also ideal when it comes to layering texture in your bell tent.
When it comes to the colour palette for this style of bell tent décor, vibrant patterns are key, but so are a range of earthy and neutral tones to capture the laid-back feel of bohemian interiors. Combining warm hues like terracotta, mustard, deep greens, and burnt oranges with softer shades like creams, off whites, and muted pastels can evoke a sense of bohemian charm.
To truly capture the relaxed vibe of the bohemian lifestyle, consider creating a cosy reading nook or meditation corner if you have the space in your bell tent. A hammock, a reading corner with floor cushions and a selection of books, or even a small comfortable stool for meditation, can transform your tent into a serene personal retreat.
cosy ski chalet
Whether you’re decorating the interior of your bell tent for the winter months or you simply want to make the space feel more cosy, taking inspiration from ski chalet aesthetics could be the perfect way to elevate your outdoor hangout. As well as being a warm and cosy style of bell tent décor, this look has a timeless beauty and is the perfect option for those looking to add a touch of luxury to the inside of their glamping tent.
A good place to start to capture that cosy feel is to layer soft furnishings, such as faux fur rugs, soft blankets, and cushions, to mimic the luxurious textures often found in ski chalets. Opt for soft, plush materials like wool, fleece, faux fur, and knits to add warmth and comfort to the bell tent. The right combination of lighting is another way to invoke that snug chalet feel. Fairy lights can help you achieve that distinct cosy ambiance, while a double black chandelier is perfect for replicating the luxurious feel of a ski chalet.
There’s no better way to incorporate warmth into your bell tent inside set-up than with a woodburning stove. As well as having a timeless appeal, a stove is sure to help you stay cosy on a chilly winter’s evening, allowing you to make the most of your bell tent all year round. It’s important to note that for your safety, stoves should only be used in fire-retardant bell tents with stove holes.
Incorporating wooden elements can also help you evoke the rustic charm of a log cabin. Wooden furniture with a distressed finish can impart a rustic feel. Our hand painted square bajot table in rustic wood is sure to be a great addition here. You could even add wooden touches through your ski-themed accessories and décor, such as with vintage wooden skis.
For the finishing touch, incorporate natural elements like pinecones, branches, or garlands of faux evergreen foliage to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. This not only adds to the chalet ambience but also enhances the wintery feel of your set-up.
Whether you’re decorating the interior of your bell tent for the winter months or you simply Infusing your bell tent with the vibrancy of rainbow colours is sure to help create a lively and joyful atmosphere. Whether it's for a festival, a camping trip, or to add a colourful space in your garden,
rainbow-themed bell tent decoration is sure to brighten things up. It can also be the perfect colour scheme for a kid’s playroom tent, as well as a party space for people of all ages.
A good place to start adding colour is with the tent itself. Here at Boutique Camping, we have a fantastic classic rainbow bell tent collection in multiple sizes. As well as making your tent stand out, which is perfect when pitching up in a busy campground, these bright colours can be enjoyed inside the tent too.
You can complement this colourful interior with even more shades in the form of soft furnishings. Lay down a kaleidoscope of colourful rugs or mats to define the space and add a playful touch. As well as having a variety of colours, you can and mix and match various patterns to create an eclectic and visually captivating floor that complements the tent's interior.
You can incorporate colour in your tent with more practical additions too, such as by having seating options in an array of rainbow coloured cushions, pouffes, bean bags, or inflatable chairs, or by adding our hand-painted pink aqua square bajot table. Another functional way to add colour is through your lighting options, whether this is in the form of multicoloured fairy lights or a chandelier with multicoloured glass.
For some final vibrant pops of colour, accessorize with rainbow themed décor items such as bright floral bunting, paper lanterns, garlands, or wind chimes. You can even introduce potted plants or flowers in colourful pots to bring a touch of nature into the space while adding to the rainbow theme.
One of the more contemporary bell tent interior ideas on our list, modern luxe is a fantastic way to decorate your tent if you’re searching for contemporary sophistication. This interior design style mixes minimalist aesthetics with luxury, focussing on the quality of products rather than the quantity.
A common element of this look is a neutral colour palette, which can be incorporated into your tent decoration in a number of ways. Opt for sophisticated hues in your bedding and soft furnishings, such as whites, creams, soft greys, or taupe. This provides a clean and elegant backdrop that allows other elements to stand out. You can also achieve this colour scheme with the tent itself. Here at Boutique Camping, we have a range of bell tents in neutral shades, including bell tents in grey, sandstone, and coffee.
Textures are another important consideration when it comes to modern luxe tent decoration. Incorporate textures created out of high-quality, luxurious fabrics. This could be in the form of faux fur throws, velvet cushions, and draped satin or silk fabrics, all of which exude opulence and comfort. Layering these textures allows you to add depth and richness to the space. Another way to add texture is in the form of greenery, which is common in many contemporary interior styles. Eucalyptus garlands or house plants in black or white pots are a fantastic way to bring the outside in whilst adding texture and depth to your space.
When it comes to décor, less is more with modern luxe tent interiors. Play it relatively simple by adding a few small touches in neutral shades, such as plain white bunting, simple rugs and throws, and black statement lighting, such as one of our single or double black chandeliers.
Of course, a luxurious tent isn’t complete without some extra special features. Try to find ways to make spending time in your tent even more special with some luxurious add-ons, such as a pizza oven for some in-tent dining, or a projector for enjoying movie nights in style.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway, you want to pop the question, or you simply want a new space to enjoy spending time with your significant other in the garden, your bell tent could be the perfect place for this. The space is already intimate and cosy, and with the right tent decoration, you can elevate the romantic atmosphere even further.
A good place to start your romantic tent transformation is with soft furnishings. Adorn the interior with soft, flowing fabrics that evoke a sense of romance, such as by hanging sheer or lace curtains, or canopy-style fabrics to drape around the area for an ethereal ambience. You can also use soft furnishings to make the bed more inviting, such as by using satin or silk sheets, soft faux fur throws, or a bed canopy for a touch of classic romance.
Opt for a soft and muted colour palette to create a serene and intimate atmosphere. Pale pinks, creams, soft reds, or lavender tones can evoke a sense of romance and elegance. Consider this colour palette when choosing your furnishings, as well as your tent décor, such as decorative trinkets, cushions and throws, and floral arrangements.
As well as these inside-of-tent décor ideas, why not expand your set-up? You can add fairy lights around the outside of the tent, along with comfortable seating, blankets, and an awning for some extra shelter. This way you can enjoy some stargazing with your special someone while staying cosy and comfortable. You can light up a woodburning stove to add even more warmth on particularly chilly nights.
Finally, engage all of the senses to make it a complete romantic experience. A small portable speaker allows you to incorporate soft background music both in and outside of the tent, while aromatic scents from essential oils or scented candles can help set the mood. Use elegant fairy lights to add ambience and appeal to the tastebuds with a selection of sweet treats, such as chocolate-covered strawberries or mulled wine prepared on the woodburning stove.
BEST OF BRITISH
Celebrate the best of British heritage and style with this bell tent interior idea. This is the perfect choice for those who love all things vintage, or those looking to evoke the beauty and charm of the British countryside in their tents. You can capture the essence of countryside living by decorating with classic British patterns. Plaid, tweed, and gingham are some classic countryside patterns, which can be displayed in the form of blankets, cushions, rugs, and English country bunting.
Floral patterns reminiscent of English gardens are another great choice for bell tent décor, whether in the form of soft furnishings, decorative trinkets, or floral bunting. If you’re looking to capture the charm of British gardens even further, consider incorporating potted plants and floral arrangements comprised of traditional English blooms like roses, lavender, or daisies.
Of course, one classic pattern which evokes a true sense of British style is the Union Jack. This is a particularly popular design when it comes to British interiors and can be used in so many ways, from decorative cushions and rugs to patriotic Union Jack bunting. Complete this classic look by incorporating eclectic British décor, such as in the form of vintage signage, decorative teapots, or quirky collectables and trinkets.
No truly British set-up would be complete without being able to enjoy a nice cuppa, so why not create a dedicated area for teatime with a quaint table setting? Display vintage teapots, delicate cups and saucers with sugar bowls, and a selection of fine teas. If you have a woodburning stove in or outside of your tent you can even brew your tea on the stovetop using a kettle before decanting it into your teapot.
Creating a magical space inside your bell tent with this kid‘s playroom idea is a great way to keep little ones entertained, whether you’re on a glamping holiday or just spending more time in the garden with the family. A cosy, comfortable, and unique space, a bell tent provides the perfect setting for creating a fun and vibrant playroom that your kids are sure to love.
When it comes to choosing your palette, a bright and cheerful colour scheme is best for grabbing the attention of your little ones and setting the tone for a playful atmosphere. Think bright yellows, blues, greens, pinks, and reds to create a lively space to spark creativity when playing. A multicoloured tent is a great way to get as many different shades into the space as possible. Alternatively, you may prefer to decorate the tent based on your child’s favourite colour for an extra personal feel.
You might want to have a particular theme in mind when choosing your décor. For example, you could create a jungle adventure by hanging leaf string lights, jungle animal garlands, or by including a large jungle animal stuffed toy. Another great theme is undersea exploration, featuring blue accents, hanging jellyfish, or blankets and cushions with sea creatures on them. Or if you’re looking for a good versatile theme, a rainbow room is sure to appeal to a wide range of kids.
To make the space appealing for children, comfort should be a priority. Ensure you have ample tent matting in your bell tent interior, and use rugs and cushions so kids can sit comfortably. In the winter months or on rainy days, the addition of a tent cover can help your little ones enjoy their playroom without getting soggy or cold.
Last but by no means least, an ample selection of toys is a must for any playroom. You could link these toys to the theme of your kids’ playroom, or simply have a selection of your child’s favourites. It’s easy for smaller toys to go missing in a play tent as they could get trapped beneath the matting or underneath floor cushions. To help you keep tabs on all your little ones’ toys, ensure you have a toybox with ample storage space inside the tent.
If you’re on the hunt for truly unique bell tent interior ideas, why not transform your tent into a luxury dining experience? The cosy and comfortable atmosphere of a bell tent makes it the perfect setting for an intimate dinner date, plus you are able to both cook and dine in the comfort of the tent if you invest in a woodburning stove or pizza oven and a fireproof bell tent with a stove hole.
A good place to start is by considering the ambience you are looking to achieve for the inside of your bell tent. For romantic dining settings, warm ambient lighting with candles and fairy lights, red and pink accents, and a cosy table set-up is ideal. However, if you’re looking to create a more lively atmosphere, you may want to embrace luxury maximalism by having an eclectic mix of décor and grander statement pieces, such as chandeliers, beautiful and bold tableware, and more than one premium quality accent rug.
For the perfect finishing touch, enhance the atmosphere of your bell tent dining experience with background music or ambient sounds that complement the mood. A portable speaker can help you easily achieve this, but if your tent is connected to electricity and you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to your vintage inspired dining experience, you may want to set up a record player instead.
A bell tent doesn’t just create a comfortable home away from home while on a glamping adventure — it can be the perfect setting for a garden studio too. As well as being a secluded space away from the noise of hectic home life, having a studio inside your bell tent allows you to be closer to nature, which can be great when it comes to sparking creativity. Whether you’re looking to release your artistic flair or get grounded with some yoga, your bell tent studio can become your garden sanctuary. As you will be doing activities in the tent, a large 7m or 8m bell tent will be the best option for you.
If you plan on doing some form of artwork inside a bell tent, whether it is painting, drawing, crocheting, or knitting, having ample lighting is key. A multi-door bell tent is your best option if you’re looking for a space with plenty of natural lighting. You should also ensure you have camping lights inside the tent for gloomier days or evenings spent inside the studio. You may want multiple light sources to ensure you have the right lighting from every angle.
You should also think about the layout that best suits you. For artists or those looking for a yoga studio, ample floor space may be crucial, while writers may prefer a cosy nook for contemplation or reading for inspiration. Arrange the essential supplies in your workspace, whether it's easels, desks, or workbenches, to optimise the available floor space. A practical storage solution for supplies can also free up precious space, as well as help you keep your studio organised.
When it comes to tent decoration for your garden studio, choose décor that complements whatever activity you’ll be doing in there. For a yoga space, minimalist zen décor such as greenery, stacking stones, and soothing scented candles can help you get in the right headspace. If you plan on doing knitting or crocheting inside your bell tent, you may want to decorate with cosy throws, cushions, and woven tapestries, or even create your own. And for those looking to make art in their bell tents, having the artwork of others displayed in the studio can act as a great source of inspiration.
Finally, to ensure that you can make the most of your bell tent studio year-round, make sure to consider the weather conditions and prepare accordingly. During colder months, you can use blankets, rugs, or a woodfired stove to maintain a comfortable temperature. A protective tent cover can also help with insulation and prevent water from leaking in. In warmer seasons, ensure proper ventilation by keeping the doors open and using electric fans to keep the space cool.
One of the best bell tent interior ideas for those looking for a space to get away from it all is a zen garden retreat. The simple yet classic backdrop of a bell tent combined with being closer to nature makes it the perfect setting for your own zen sanctuary, and the good news is that this tent interior idea is relatively simple to set up.
Less is more when it comes to zen décor, so avoid excess clutter and go for simple, minimal furnishings and décor to allow space for mindfulness and relaxation. To achieve this simple, stripped-back look, opt for low-profile furniture that is there exclusively to help you relax and unwind, such as floor cushions, meditation mats or stools, or a simple low table to create a comfortable seating area.
Adopt a neutral colour scheme for the inside of your bell tent interior to achieve this laid-back interior style. Opt for calming hues like whites, beige, soft greys, or muted earthy tones. These colours evoke a sense of tranquillity and provide a clean canvas for your zen sanctuary.
You should also integrate natural elements in your tent décor to connect with the outdoors. Bring in elements such as potted plants, small rocks, or even a tabletop water fountain to evoke a sense of nature's presence. Bamboo or wooden pieces also complement the Zen aesthetic, whether in the form of decorative accents or your tent furnishings.
Transforming your bell tent into a unique and inviting space can help you elevate your outdoor living set up and allow you to make the most of your tent. Whether you’re looking for a permanent garden addition in the form of a creative studio, or bell tent interior ideas for your next glamping getaway, you should now have the inspiration you need to decorate your tent in style.
Looking for supplies to upgrade your current set-up? We have a fantastic choice of glamping accessories and tent add-ons here at Boutique Camping, as well as a choice of woodburning stoves and pizza ovens for outdoor dining. You’ll also find an extensive collection of bell tents, from cosy two-person tents to spacious 14 person options. From classic bell tents to our exclusive Star and Tucana bell tent collections, you’re sure to find the perfect glamping tent for your next getaway.