Entertaining friends at home can be incredibly enjoyable, especially if you have an outdoor area that’s set up to welcome guests and put them at ease. A great outdoor hosting area should be decorated with a combination of style and practicality, so when guests visit, they can feel free to really relax and enjoy the company and conversation the host provides.
The outdoor area should take advantage of all the best qualities of a home’s outdoor space (like having seating in an area that best takes advantage of a view) while also adding a special touch that makes it unique. Here are four steps to creating an inviting and very comfy outdoor area that friends will flock to.
Get Quality Outdoor Furniture
There are many styles in outdoor furniture to choose from these days, and the key is to get a set (loveseat, matching chairs and coffee table) that looks great while also being very comfortable. Wicker sets can be accented with colored pillows to make a very appealing host area.
Add Special Extras
Your outdoor hosting area should have that “something extra” that makes it incredibly appealing to your guests, and that means adding some extra touches. Once your furniture is set up for a comfy seating area, start looking for beautiful accent pieces, like wrought iron and tile round tables to hold drinks, and stone pots in vivid colors to hold decorative plants and succulents.
Let the Light In
Ideally, you want your outdoor area to work for hosting during the daytime and at night. For evenings, consider adding extra lighting to make the area that much more enjoyable. Solar lights are a great solution, as they don’t require power, obviously. Put lights in a key area that will add interest and illumination for those sultry evenings when sitting together and talking after dinner is easy and so enjoyable.
Add a Canopied Area
There are many attractive awnings and canopy sets from places like Lexington Tent & Awning that can be assembled to create a special area that will add an extra feeling of gracefulness and comfort to your hosting area. You can see special samples of beautiful awnings and canopy sets on Pinterest that give a suggestion of how this detail can really put your host area together with elegance and style.
Don’t let a great outdoor area go to waste. Put together a spectacular host area outside, and start entertaining with style.