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Outside entertainment: spruce up your yard for fun this summer


As the days get warmer and longer, many of us want to spend more time outdoors enjoying the nice weather. Garden parties, BBQs, and evenings spent relaxing on the patio, are all popular ways to spend quality time with friends and family during the warm summer months. With this in mind, here are some top ways to create the perfect outdoor entertainment space.

Consider installing an outdoor kitchen

No outdoor entertainment would be complete without food and drinks. Having outdoor kitchen facilities means you can socialize with your guests while preparing food. It also provides a useful space to serve food and drinks, so your guests can help themselves without having to make trips inside to get a refill. The unique L-shaped outdoor kitchen is highly versatile, making it the perfect addition to any outdoor entertainment space. Plus, there is a great selection of attractive styles to choose from, so you can custom your outdoor kitchen to suit your individual style and taste.

Get creative with your outdoor furniture

When entertaining outdoors, it’s important to have enough seating to comfortably accommodate all of your guests. Patio table and chairs and obvious choices, although these can be expensive and you are likely to still need additional seating for extra guests. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheap and easy ways to create outdoor furniture and rest areas using things like blankets, hay bales, and giant cushions. These will also add a rustic charm and improve the visual appeal of your outdoor space. Fold-out chairs and benches are also useful, as they can be easily moved to wherever they’re needed, and then stored away when not in use.

Light up your outdoor space

Your outdoor entertainment space must be well lit so that guests can see where they are going and who they are speaking with. Lighting is one of the most effective ways to set the mood for a leisurely evening spend outdoors. Fairy lights are an inexpensive option that can easily be strung over fences and hedges to give your yard a cozy, festive feel. You could also consider using candles and lanterns to create some ambient mood lighting. An uplight at the base of a tree or next to another feature in your yard can easily be used to create an attractive focal point. Check out this article for some ideas on the best outdoor lights.

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Get advice from a professional landscaper

Remember that an outdoor entertainment space differs from an indoor one because it allows you to be in nature. You should, therefore, be conscious of how your yard looks, and consider ways to improve its appearance. Things like colorful flowers, shrubs, and water features can all make a big difference to the visual appearance of your outdoor space. If you want to impress, then consider getting advice from a professional landscape architect. These experts will be able to help you create your ideal outdoor entertainment space.

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Use these tips to create the perfect outdoor gathering space for your friends and family.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!