Jess Hurrell, the journalist-turned-blogger behind Gold is a Neutral, has created a cosy and Instagrammable at-home festival space in her garden — using items from online marketplace eBay.
Using a pop-up tent, fairy lights, wicker chairs and blankets, Jess created an outdoor haven perfect for summer evenings. With many Brits getting ready to head to popular festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading, Jess shows just how you can create a stylish campsite at home (and away from the crowds).
It's a term that eBay are calling 'rest-ival', after new research from the retailer has suggested there is an increasing trend in people recreating the festival experience at home, choosing to skip the mud and portaloos for the familiar comforts of their own homes.
Recent sales data reveals a surge of 26% in the number of teepee tents ordered in the run-up to summer music events. In fact, there has been seven searches every hour for teepees over the past month.
Orders for outdoor heaters have also increased by 42% as many want to bring warmth and cosiness to their outdoor space.
Month-on-month searches for outdoor speakers has doubled (50%), while searches for outdoor projectors have also spiked by 55% as families get their own gardens ready for cinema viewing parties (just as Jess has done).
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What's more, eBay found orders for outdoor solar lighting has also doubled. While festivals are still popular with many Brits, this research suggests that many would much rather create a warm and cosy outdoor space at home.
"If you missed out on tickets for Glastonbury this year, or don’t fancy the faff of packing the family into the car to hit the motorway for a hectic weekend, fear not, as you can stream Glastonbury in your garden, and create your very own boutique festival," Chris Gardener, head of home and garden at eBay explained.
"Whether it’s beaming your favourite music videos through a projector, playing your ultimate festival playlist through a top of the range sound system or camping in the garden with the kids, there’s something for everyone on eBay.co.uk for the perfect unique festival, where everyone’s a VIP."
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