If you enjoy being outdoors and love spending time with friends and family, having a garden that is perfect for outdoor entertaining might be right up your street. There are lots of things you can do to create a garden that’s ideal for socializing and having fun with your loved ones. Here are some hints and tips to help get you started.
Create a Dedicated Barbecue Area
If you intend to have lots of barbeques, it’s a good idea to create a dedicated cooking area. This ensures that everything you need is kept in one place and that you can cook without any concern about children being injured or smoke bothering your guests. Make sure it’s located on an even surface and is big enough for your barbeque and a decent-sized serving table.
The more space you have to cook and the more organized your area is, the more successful your barbeque will be.
Buy Comfortable Furniture
Comfortable furniture can make all the difference to a garden that is being used for regular entertaining. If you and your guests don’t feel relaxed, the mood may completely change.
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Outdoor furniture can be extremely costly so, although you can buy online, it’s a better idea to visit some gardening outlets so you can try it out first. What looks great on a screen might be extremely uncomfortable in real life, so shop around and take your time before making a decision.
When the evening kicks in temperatures can drop, so it’s good to have some things in place to ensure that your guests feel warm. Sofa throws not only look great but are functional too. When guests get a little chilly, they can wrap themselves up in a cozy blanket and continue to socialize in comfort.
A modern fire pit provides a great centerpiece to any patio or decking area. Not only will it generate lots of welcomed heat throughout the evening, but it will also add a great deal of style and design to your garden.
If your garden is fairly big, trellis panels are a brilliant way to divide it into smaller sections and create a more secluded feel to your entertaining space. Divisional panels can be painted or enhanced with climbing plants and will help to create a far more intimate and homely feel.
Light Up Your Garden
Lighting can transform your garden into a magical and relaxing place. Tiny fairy lights adorning your boundary walls will add a touch of enchantment to your garden, and tall solar lighting placed in rockeries or at either side of pathways will create a relaxing feel.
If you want something a bit different, why not think about remote controlled multi-colored decking lights? Not only can you change the color of the bulbs, but they can also be programmed to automatically change in time to the beat of your chosen music! The choices in terms of garden lighting are endless, so you are guaranteed to find something that appeals.