Every year, hundreds of thousands of people choose to enjoy the great outdoors with a weekend camping in the woods, around a lake, or anywhere with a stunning bit of scenery. One new trend that’s taking campers by storm is camping with a sofa; in fact, it has become so popular that it’s no longer uncommon to see all manner of sofas on the back of trucks, or strapped to the roof of vehicles on their way to a camping ground.

Why camp with a sofa?

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing quite like the comfort of home and at chillsofas.co.uk, we understand that more than most.

Although you might wonder why someone would even think about bringing a sofa on a camping trip, the truth is that the alternative is often uncomfortable seating like a chopped-down tree stump or simply the muddy floor – which if you consider the volume of rain in the United Kingdom, might not sound quite so appealing.

Sofas are actually pretty easy to transport, as most can enjoy the benefits of a plastic or waterproof cover to protect them from the elements. If you choose a smaller sized sofa, you could even unload yours directly into your tent to enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

Can you protect your sofa when camping?

Certainly! In fact, many manufacturers have already introduced sofa camping tools and utilities and a quick look at a reputable website like Amazon can be a good place to start. You’ll likely find options like positioning the sofa on an outdoor rug appealing, as well as checking out covers to protect from the rain, or temporary installations that can act as large umbrellas and pergolas. Tarpaulin is another good option for those wanting extra protection whilst transporting their sofa.

What can you do with a sofa while camping?

The question should be what can’t you do? From enjoying a sunset with a little home comfort, right through to a spot of fishing, listening to the radio, or even sharing a romantic evening with a loved one; your options will be almost endless. If you’re planning on camping for a while, a sofa makes even more sense as you’ll undoubtedly want to be as comfortable as possible – and let’s face it, a grassy field or wet soil might not be the ideal option.

We’ve heard many stories of friendships being made when one group sees another sitting around a campfire on a comfortable sofa, and if you want to go even further, you could always bring a small generator and a television to chill out and catch up on a little Netflix before heading to bed.

Is it really a good idea to camp with a sofa in tow?

Why not? If you have access to a vehicle with enough space, or if you can securely fasten your sofa for transport, it will be just like being at home, but with fresher air, a more peaceful environment and a multitude of things to see and do outdoors. Of course, you’ll need to consider a few things, such as:

  • Transportation
  • The duration of your camping trip
  • Space available at the site, park, or grounds
  • How protected your sofa will be from the elements during transit and once you’re at your destination
  • The size of sofa you want to camp with (and how many people will be using it)

Once you’ve ironed out the details of the above considerations, you’ll be in a much better position to stop thinking and start getting excited about your next camping trip. Once you’re there, you’ll undoubtedly be very tired from the drive, so what better way to relax and unwind than by positioning your sofa, getting a few footstools (preferably purchased from Chill Sofas) and then setting yourself up for a lovely experience that we’re sure you’ll never forget?

There are simply so many great ideas for camping with a sofa as a companion that we couldn’t possibly hope to list them all here, but what we can do is help you choose the ideal sofa for your needs at Chill Sofas. Our friendly team is always on hand to provide support and guidance on the ideal sofa for you, and with so many of our product lines now available at discounted prices – we’re sure that you’ll be able to snap up a bargain with minimal fuss and be enjoying your brand new hand-made sofa in next to no time. We are Chill Sofas and your comfort is our number one priority. That and quality, affordability, satisfaction and more.

Maximilian Fischer

Maximilian Fischer

Maximilian Fischer, with over a decade of experience in the lighting industry, started his journey with a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He began his career as an electrical engineer, but his keen interest in sustainable and innovative lighting solutions led him to write extensively about them. His background includes working with leading lighting design firms, where he contributed to groundbreaking projects. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and exploring the intersection of technology and art in lighting design.

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