We all know how important outside space is, and now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, many of us are looking to spruce up our gardens. A lot of us use our gardens to host BBQs and parties, so we want them looking their best. Here are some suggestions to take your garden space to the next level when entertaining outside.
Bring the Outside, Inside
A stylish way to connect your outdoor living space with your indoor living space is through the use of bi-folding doors. These doors can be opened up fully, which allows your inside and outside spaces to become one. Having bi-fold doors from your lounge or dining area is great for socializing and entertaining in the summer. You can spill out on to an outside dining area and host great parties.
Create a Decked Entertaining Area
When hosting BBQs or dinner parties in the summer, you want somewhere to relax and socialize that’s not on the lawn. Get some decking boards and create a contemporary decked area in your garden for your al fresco dining. Add some seating, spotlights, and some potted plants to create a great space for entertaining.
Be Ready for All Weathers
A wooden veranda is a great addition to your garden as it offers you some shelter from the weather. Whether that’s shade when it’s too hot and sunny, or some respite from a drizzle of summer rain, a veranda is perfect for adding that extra something special to an outdoor entertaining space. Style it with a hot tub and egg chair, and you won’t ever be able to get your guests to leave!
Create a Water Feature
Having a water feature is a lovely, natural way of helping to create a sophisticated garden area. And when we say water feature, we don’t just mean a pond. The sound of trickling water from a fountain makes a lovely background noise for the garden and adds another element to your entertaining in the garden. Not only would water attract more wildlife to your garden, but it also creates a nice focal point in the garden. A landscape water feature can also improve the air quality as well as reduce noise pollution.
Install a Fire Pit
Another element to consider in the garden when entertaining is a fire pit. It creates another focal point in the garden and is a great place for gathering and socializing. Not only will it create a warm and cozy atmosphere and keep you warm as the evening draws in, but the kids can also use to it to toast marshmallows. They are ideal for creating an alfresco lounge space. It’s great to sit in front of a fire with family and friends and create memories.
These are some great ways to make your garden an extension of your home, especially when entertaining. The garden should be a place where you can relax and socialize, and ideas such as a decked area and an outside fire pit can help make this a reality.