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Even if you do not have a sprawling backyard, that does not mean you can’t enjoy entertaining outdoors. Make the most of your quaint patio area by turning it into a charming pocket-sized paradise. Here are our tips on how to decorate small spaces for outdoor entertaining.

Make Sure that You are Arranging Your Furniture in the Best Way Possible

Perhaps one of the most effective ways to make the most of a quaint outdoor space is to simply arrange your furniture around the perimeter of the deck or patio. Think twice before placing a table in the centre, and instead give your guests plenty of room to stand or move around.

Don’t Overlook the Layers and Textures

Combining a variety of layers and textures can add a feeling a warmth and comfort to any space. Adding them to an outdoor space can be easy and affordable. By simply adding throws to seating and mats to decks, you can easily bring the inside out and add more living space to your home.

Add Extra Seating with Large Pillows

Have some extra seating on hand without taking up too much space by throwing in some large floor pillows. Not only are they stylish, but they also add a layer of warmth and coziness 

Use Colour Wisely

Colour can make all the difference when decorating, especially in such a small space. Keep things fresh and airy by sticking to a monochromatic palette in whites or grays. Or add a bit of fun by using colourful accents in eye-catching patterns.

Add a Few Plants

There may be plenty of beautiful greenery outside already, but it is still important that you use it strategically in decorating your outdoor entertaining area. Plants and flowers are a wonderfully simple way to liven things up and make your cozy, quaint space feel like an exotic retreat. Regardless of whether you opt for shrubs, bushes, foliage or flowers, a few well-chosen plants can add a stylish and trendy element to your outdoor entertaining area.

Playing with Fire

While some people love the idea of sitting around a fire pit, roasting marshmallows and watching the stars, there are a variety of ways to add the elegance and warmth of fire to any backyard. If a traditional bonfire is not your style, consider investing in a gas fire pit that sits upon a pillar or an outdoor fireplace. These can warm up a space – both figuratively and literally – and can work with any style.

Get ready for a summer full of outdoor entertaining!


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