Create a Stylish Space for Outdoor Entertaining with These Patio Decorating Ideas
Take your entertaining outside and set a picture-perfect outdoor retreat that will entice your guests to relax and enjoy the great outdoors for awhile! Just as you decorate your living spaces inside, now you can bring your decorating sensibilities to your outdoor entertaining as well.
Let Your Patio Décor Set the Mood
Be creative with your outdoor seating area by choosing patio furniture with a unique style and warmth. Toss a few decorative accent pillows on the loveseat and chairs for the finishing touch. Chill your wine, beer, or other beverages in a rolling cooler. You can wheel it back to your kitchen if you run low.
Light the Way With Outdoor Decorative Lights
When entertaining goes past sundown, be sure to have the perfect outdoor lighting ready to go. String lights along your covered deck, or hang jars of solar lights from trees for instant ambiance. Strategically placed lanterns or hurricane lamps on tables also add a nice touch.
A patio umbrella provides on-the-spot shade while dining al fresco. Choose one in a vibrant hue for an instant pop of color during your outdoor soirees. A curtained gazebo in the backyard or a hanging curtain on a porch can help manage the setting sun from getting in guests eyes or keep out too much of a breeze. (Or those pesky mosquitos!)
An outdoor rug is just one way to bring the comforts of your inside living space to your patio! Choose one to complement your color palette or with a nature-inspired design. Best of all, you can hose it down when it gets dirty!
Outdoor Wall Decorations
You may be in the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a wall or two in sight that could benefit from some mood-setting décor. Hang a beachy canvas print on a patio wall or install a lovely wall fountain in a courtyard or along a pathway to your garden. The sound of water trickling will add a tranquil element to your backyard ambiance.
Patio Fireplace Ideas to Catch the Glow
Whether it’s the flicker of a candle from a hanging wrought iron lantern, lit glass orbs or the warmth of a backyard fire pit, adding a pleasant glow to your evening entertaining will surely create a welcoming atmosphere.
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