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Tips and Decorating Ideas for Easy Outdoor Entertaining


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 Up Your Backyard with Outdoor Decorative Lights
Solar Cage String Lights

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.

Add a Patio Umbrella to Your Backyard
9′ Market Umbrella

Top Down

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!)

Outdoor Rugs Add Comfort to Your Outdoor Space
Bungalow Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Bottom Up

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!

Dress Up Your Walls With Outdoor Wall Decorations
Adirondack Canvas Print

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.

Round Firepit Table

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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Update Your Outdoor Space with These Tips and Decorating Ideas for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Tan ChairTan Loveseat, Tan Rocking Chair, Pouf Chair, Set of 2 Pillows, Solar Cage String Lights, Round Firepit Table, Rafia Indoor/Outdoor Rug






4 thoughts on “Tips and Decorating Ideas for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

  1. How can I purchase this particular firepit? Just what I am looking for. The dark wood look.

    1. Hi Rose, Thank you for your comment. We do not have that fire pit available but here are a few you might like. Crestone Wood-Burning Fire Pit and Morrison Wood-Burning Fire Pit. Thank you and have a great day!

  2. I like your idea of hanging jars of solar lights from trees to create a good ambiance and a nice touch to your place. My daughter is looking for some ways to decorate her garden. She’s expecting her parents-in-law to visit their place. It’s important for her to make sure that her garden will look dramatic and beautiful. I will make sure to share your blog with her so she can get some tips.

    1. Thanks for the comment Kiara. We hope your daughter finds our tips useful! Feel free to share a picture of her finished garden!

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