Why eat indoors, when you could dine al fresco!? Whether you're in the mood for a casual family get-together or a cocktail party for forty, creating a warm and comfortable setting is key to any successful soirée. Here, a few quick & easy tips for making sure that your deck is decked-out for a Summer of fun:
Make the most of your outdoor space by creating a comfortable seating area for relaxing conversation, a pre dinner cocktail or just enjoying a lazy afternoon with a good book. When shopping for outdoor furniture, I like to keep the shapes simple and the colors bold, like this sleek and modern Riviera Outdoor Set.
For a truly sophisticated decorator feel as well as a super chic pop of color, try an outdoor rug in a daring design. Last but certainly not least: Toss in a handful of decorative accent pillows to finish your look!
And, when it comes to lighting, you can easily add a warm glow to any occasion by hanging a few paper lanterns from low tree branches or garden trellis for a dazzling effect. However, if you’re planning a daytime get-together be sure to help keep the sun’s rays to a minimum and beat the heat with an extra large patio umbrella.