Summer is arriving soon and in South Africa, with our beautiful evening weather, that means lazier entertaining outside. If your outdoor entertainment area is looking like it has been a long winter, here are some tips to bring the summer days back
Define your space
As you would indoors, define your dining area, bar area and seating area. This creates a flow to your outdoor entertainment area and makes your guests at ease.
An easy way to achieve visual harmony is to choose a neutral base with one colour and shades of that colour to add interest.
Don’t forget about adding interesting lighting for your guests to dine by. Choose two different sources of lighting which will allow you to set the mood.
Go into the garden
Don’t have a covered outdoor space? Look out into your garden and create a space there. Weather resistant furniture, in many styles, are now widely available. Add a fire pit which will invite guests to relax and stay longer
If your budget is tight but you still need a make-over, have a look at buying second hand or re-look at your old outdoor set. A fresh coat of paint and new cushion covers can make all the difference