3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BACKYARD ENTERTAINMENT CENTRAL

Hey Friends, Thank you for joining me for another short post to help make your backyard the best place to host friends this Spring/ Summer.

If this is your first time here, WELCOME!

My name is Niki and I do more than just sell houses, I help you put the HEART into your HOME and I love doing that through tips on my blog. Let’s get started!

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like outdoor entertaining season! Time to fire up the grill, throw some drinks in a cooler and invite your neighbors over for a cookout! But maybe you don’t have the ideal setup for entertaining in your backyard or your outdoor space could use a mini makeover.

Today I’m sharing 3 ways you can turn your backyard into entertainment central!

LIGHT IT UP

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  • One of the best ways to add some style to your deck or patio while also creating ambiance for hosting a party is to incorporate lighting.
  • Jump on Crate & Barrel and order some of those string lights to hang in your outdoor space. Trust me, they will create an instant party atmosphere!
  • Don’t forget the candles! The combo of string lights with several candles scattered around the area will be the perfect mix. Put a couple of Citronella candles on the patio table to keep bugs away. And for some bonus style, buy a few tall lanterns you can place around with candles and light those too.

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• Light a fire! If you don’t have the space for building a real bonfire pit (or live somewhere that you can’t have bonfires), look at Home Depot or sites like Overstock and Wayfair for a gas fire pit. They look great and while they don’t add a ton of warmth, they do give off a little heat perfect for a cool summer night.

I found a few ideas for you here: Portable Fire Pit

 

 

MAKE IT COLORFUL

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  • Whether you’re hanging out on the deck or patio, don’t just rely on the trees for color. Get a few giant pots and add in a variety of plants and flowers to bring some color to your space. Look on Pinterest for inspiration!
  • Swap out your umbrella for a colorful one. A nice pop of red, yellow or blue is a fun way to bring color into your outdoor space while still keeping the furniture colors neutral.

    DON’T FORGET THE SEATING

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  • If you truly want your backyard to look like entertainment central, you’re going to want to have good seating.
  • In addition to your patio table and chairs, incorporate additional seating such as an outdoor sectional or some padded swivel chairs to set out and create multiple conversation areas.
  • Another popular seating style is the Adirondack chair. These are great for setting up around a fire pit or by a pool but pick a style that works for you!

 

Thank you for joining me today. I would love to see pictures of your entertainment spaces. If you make any changes to your backyard, please share with me below!

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Until Next Time!

-Niki Luther

 

 

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