Entertaining Outdoors In Style
What better way to enjoy spring evenings than out in the garden, on the balcony with great company and food? After all, longer days and warmer nights calls for lazy lunches and long dinners outside in the warm air. Keep your afternoon shindig going well into the evening with our favourite styling tips for outdoor entertaining.
Dare to be bold this spring! Whether that be pop of colours from furniture and cushions, or striking sculptures, tones play a key role in creating the mood for an outside space. Colour will bring your outdoor area to life, especially in the warmer months. Monochromatic styling can create an aesthetically pleasing space. Or, mix it up with shades of yellow, burnt orange, and sage to add personality and flair to your outdoor area. You’ll definitely impress your guests!
Whether you’re working with an undercover area, open area, or a mixture of both, seating placement is key. For a morning brunch with family or a cheese and wine night with friends, your outdoor area will be welcoming for all kinds of expected and unexpected guests. Seating that is spaced apart and around a centrepiece such as a table will open the space and create more opportunity for conversation.
Light It Up
Know how to walk the line between natural and artificial lighting. Observe where the natural light hits and place seating in prime position to soak in the summer sun, or to watch the perfect sun rise or sunset. For those cool summer nights, added lighting can transform your space into the perfect oasis. Fairy lights are perfect to light up smaller spaces, while larger lanterns will create a calming and intimate mood.
Space It Out
Making the most of your space is vital to styling your outdoor entertainment area. If you have a large outdoor area, it is quite easy to over style – with larger spaces, balance is key. Creating just the right amount of negative space will allow furniture and other structures to stand out individually. With smaller outdoor areas, it is important to open the space – the simpler the better. Source a few key structures, whether that be abstract sculptures, statement furniture or added flora, then style your space around these focal pieces to draw attention to them.
Don’t be afraid to fill up your space with added greens and vibrant plants. For smaller outdoor areas with little natural greenery, vibrant pot plants will reconnect the manmade area with nature by bringing the space to life with… actual life! For larger areas with existing greenery such as small trees, gardens and hedges, plants can still be added in the outdoor living space in order to create balance and fluidity throughout the entire area.
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