If you’re famed for being the hostess with the mostest on a sunny day, you need an entertaining space fit for a party planner extraordinaire. If your garden is in need of some TLC or you’re looking for inspiration to make it more unique, here are some tips to help you get the party started.
It’s perfectly fine to chuck a few blankets on the grass on a warm, dry day, but if you’ve got guests coming round, it’s nice to be able to provide them with a comfy seat for the afternoon. There are so many options out there to choose from, and you can use furniture to inject your sense of style and create a really fun, sociable space. Opt for rattan sofa sets if you’re going for a chic, modern vibe or a swinging hammock or egg chair if you’re looking to grab your guest’s attention. If you’re after something a little more casual and laid-back, floor cushions and outdoor bean bags are an excellent option. You can put up a tee pee or drape some material if you love that exotic Moroccan or Thai feel.
Sectioning off areas
It’s really useful to have a versatile garden, which you can use for entertaining, relaxing, playing with the kids or indulging your passion for horticulture. You can do this by creating distinctive areas using different materials and design styles. On a decked area or covered patio, you can add tables, chairs with chair cover and a sound system for parties and gatherings. In a sheltered corner, you can scatter cushions or hang a hammock to settle down with a book and chill out. In a sunny patch, you can grow your own veg. Think carefully about the materials you use, and keep up to date with maintenance. If you’ve had decking down for a while, for example, you may need to investigate wood rot repair. If you’ve got tiles, take care to sweep and wash them regularly and look out for broken tiles. As well as using different materials, you can also use colour to distinguish one area from another.
You want to be able to make the most of your garden all year-round, so consider some weatherproofing options. If you love having friends over at any time of year, add some patio heaters for chilly evenings or put up a gazebo to offer shade when the sun has got its hat on. If you don’t want the weather to rain on your parade, you could also look into retractable awnings, which offer cover when a heavy downpour is on the way.
If you love entertaining, gadgets are great. You can buy everything from fire pits and pizza ovens to outdoor sound systems. You can also take advantage of smart technology, which enables you to control lighting and audio from outside at the touch of a button.
If you’re keen to make the most of your outdoor space whenever possible, there are plenty of ways you can turn your garden into a party hotspot all year-round. Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas, and you’re already planning your next alfresco gathering.