Warm weather means entertaining makes the move outdoors, so we spoke to the talented team at Presenting Beautiful Homes for tips on how to spruce up tired alfresco areas.
make sure you have plenty of seating
If you’re entertaining over summer, plenty of different seating options in your outdoor space is an essential. Whether you’re catering for small or large groups make sure you include table seating as well as casual seating options such as lounges so people can really relax.
add some personality
Styling with a pop of colour, soft furnishings and some of your favourite décor items will really bring your outdoor area to life. Statement pots and plants are another way to inject stylistic features into your outdoor entertaining space.
refresh tired areas
Taking the time to resurface or repaint tired areas in your outdoor space can make the world of difference. It might simply be a fresh lick of paint on your fence or verandah, pressure cleaning the pavers or recoating your deck. Tired areas might also include parts of your garden that are craving a bit of attention – weeding, pruning, mulching and fertilising your plants will make them feel lush and loved.
bring some ambience with lighting
Festoon and fairy lighting always creates a lovely ambience outside and are a simple and cost-effective way to make an impact.
Words Mia Vidale