So.....we saw a bit of sun this weekend!! This little bit of sun that we did see got me thinking about the ultimate outdoor entertaining space and how it can be achieved. I love entertaining family and friends and even more so if we can sit outside on a warm evening and cook some grub on the BBQ while enjoying a cold glass of white wine. I decided to do some research on pepping up the garden area and how to achieve a great space to entertain.
If I had a big enough garden I would love to install decking, I think it looks so smart and adds a nice separate area for dining whilst still being able to enjoy the garden as a whole. There are so many options when it comes to decking that I'd be spoiled for choice! For more information and inspiration check out Richard Burbidge they have a great selection. How nice is the contemporary glass system which you can see pictured below.
For those people who already have decking but it needs a bit of a spruce up and a clean it might be an idea to invest in some Paving and Decking Hero Power Cleaner available from Garden Health , this is a really simple way of cleaning your decking simply by adding to water and applying over a swept decking area or patio. Full instructions can be found on the Garden Health website.
So once you have your decking or similar sorted how about accessorising with some lovely solar lights, I chose some really pretty Butterfly lights at the weekend but you could go for some string lighting for added wow factor. How cute are these ones available from Amazon for £9.99.
|Pretty pink Butterfly lights.|
While entertaining outside it's always nice to have a bit of music so these great wireless speakers are essential. There is lots of choice available from Electrical Discount and speakers to suit any budget. Al fresco dining just wouldn't be complete without a bit of music!
I also think it's good idea to purchase a garden heater if you plan on staying outside for a while just in case it gets a bit chilly. There is a lot to choose from but how about this one for £54.95 available from Amazon , this particular heater is free standing so can be moved about freely.
Finally how about some of these fab body-moulding Fatboy beanbags, these can be used indoors, around the garden, on the decking or just generally for chilling out on! If anyone watched Big Brother you will recognise these. These can be purchased in several colours and are priced at £159.99 from Firebox , how cool!
There are so many things that you can do to create a great entertaining space outside and I've really only scratched the surface! Has anyone else got any suggestions?
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