Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining!

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining!

With the festive season almost upon us, now is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor space for long hot days and nights spent entertaining family and friends. It is also important to unwind and restore your energy levels at the end of a busy year (and this year perhaps more than ever!), so your ideal outdoor space should also be one in which to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature… and we have just the right tips to get your outdoor spaces ready for summer and the party season ahead.

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Outdoor Entertaining

Seating

If you love to entertain, your outdoor space needs to include plenty of seating options to cater for groups of family and friends. Invest in a large table, and if you are hosting large numbers consider bench seats which allows you to squeeze in a few more at the table.  If you prefer long, slow dining then comfy dining chairs are a must.  Also think about incorporating another zone with casual seating to provide you and your guests with a choice of places to come together and relax.

 

Relaxation

Rather than simply creating spaces for socialising and entertaining, you may also want a space where you can unwind, relax and spend some downtime. Consider establishing spaces to retreat, by forming relaxing nooks with a comfy chair or floor cushions, where you can kick back for a bit of peace and quiet. A little area set aside is all that is required, so this can easily be achieved if space is limited. If you enjoy sitting in the sun or curled up with a book… look into a sun lounge or hanging egg chair.

 

Decoration

Up the ante for your summer celebrations by going that extra creative mile with some outdoor décor items…. whether they are festive or simply to create a pleasurable atmosphere.  Add a burst of colour and some summer fun into your outdoor space by using soft furnishings such as cushions and table linen, and décor items.  Outdoor cushions are a great way to add a pop of colour and texture to your outdoor space along with an outdoor rug to define zones for relaxation and entertaining.

 

Lighting

Bold and strong wall coverings are the new kid on the block.  Expect to see bold colours and patterns being used across walls (and even ceilings!)  It’s a great way to add personality and life to a space so why not give it a shot?  And if you’re renting there are some great removable wall coverings available, so you too can embrace this trend.

 

If you’d like some hands-on help with getting your outdoor space ready for summer, please drop me an email or enquire about working together here.

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