How to Decorate for Outdoor Entertaining
Al fresco dining is one of the real pleasures of the summer and should be effortlessly relaxed. However simple or sophisticated the effect you wish to create, first pick your colour palette and the location of your dining area and your other design decisions will follow. Whether you're hosting a relaxed BBQ or a more formal affair, there are several options you can consider to make your outdoor entertaining a truly memorable occasion.
Consider the Elements
Unless you're hosting an outdoor lunch, you'll need to consider outdoor lighting which helps to create a magical atmosphere as the sun sets. Lanterns are a great way to add ambience.
Provide shade with style during the day with an elegant parasol and if the evenings tend to get cooler, drape each chair with a colourful fleece throw for your guests to wrap themselves in and keep the party going into the small hours.
Your Outdoor Dining Set
There are endless options for garden dining furniture. The elegant and contemporary Scandi style garden furniture furniture such as the Zari Garden Dining Set is set to add contemporary chic to your outdoor space.
Or pick a traditional rattan garden dining set with a modern twist such as the Pacific Lifestyle Dove Aruba 6 Seater Garden Dining Set.
The Harley & Lola garden furniture collection offers you plenty of options for al fresco dining with plenty of style. Mix and match with our garden sofa sets and you'll create an enchanting outdoor entertaining space for your guests where they can eat, chat and relax in comfort.
Once the BBQ is smouldering, the way to make your outdoor entertaining really special is with those finishing touches. Add a stylish fire pit that you light as the sun goes down, using elements that show care and thought for your guests will make it an evening to remember.
For something truly special, why not decorate the garden with garden sculptures like the incredible Garden Flames with their sensuous light reflecting curves? Whatever your style, it's these finishing touches that will make your garden entertaining truly memorable.