This tent is made with a very lightweight sky color (think a perfect baby blue) cotton gauze fabric. The last photo shows our mint and baby blue side by side to help you see the difference. It is still strong and durable but it is very thin and let's the light through so beautifully. It's the same type of fabric that some receiving blankets you may have seen or used are made from.
I have added a little loop that hangs down on the inside of the tent so you could hang a little something on the inside like the paper ball or pompom. They even make lanterns with a battery operated light that I think would be so cute to add a little light on the inside! This tent is one that could really grow with your child as their room decor and tastes change because it has such a simple timeless design.