With summer just a few months away and the kickoff of our Outdoor Event, now is the perfect time to get started on your outdoor space. After all, one of the best parts of having an outdoor area is being able to spend time there with family and friends. Whether you’re starting from scratch or simply looking to add a few pieces of patio furniture, here are some ways to make the most out of your outdoor space along with tips for summertime entertaining.
1. Start with an inviting floor plan.
Make your guests feel at home by having various seating areas from where they can move around and mingle. Need help putting the right pieces together? Connect with one of our design consultants who will help you find the perfect layout. Click here to set up a complimentary consultation!
2. Add candlelight.
A quick and easy way to add ambience to your outdoor scene is through flickering light. Layer in votives with tealights across the center of your dining table and scatter pillar candles in hurricane lamps throughout to pull the space together and create an intimate feel.
3. Liven with plants.
Planters are a great way to dress up your space, plus they give you the opportunity to create visual interest and contrast. From succulents to grasses to plants, don’t be afraid to mix and match as well as vary the greens between your planters.
4. Add extra seating.
Having plenty of seating options available for guests is key to any successful party. Durable, weather-resistant ottomans or stools, like our Two Glaze Cubes double as seating or side tables, plus add a bolt of color to your backyard. Folding, stackable chairs, like our Regatta, Gipsy, or Toy chairs are a great space-saving option, plus can be moved around easily, allowing you to bring them indoors when the weather cools down.
5. Add warmth with a firepit.
Keep the party going after sundown with a warm and inviting firepit. Acting as a beautiful focal point, firepits are a great way to add some pizazz to your outdoor lounge, plus will help your guests stay cozy all night long, they may never want to leave! Ask one of our design consultants about our easy-to-use, eco-friendly firepit options to fire up your outdoor space this summer and all year round.
Ready to create your backyard oasis? Visit us at your nearest store or browse online to find everything you need from modern patio furniture to bright, summery accessories and enjoy special savings during The Outdoor Event, going on from April 1-10.