Outdoor entertaining is the perfect way to spend the warm summer night. Lots of friends gathered around relaxing and enjoying the summer air and enjoying their time together. Having the perfect patio set-up to hold all those special occasions doesn’t have to be difficult! With some tips and tricks, you can make your patio an entertainers delight.
4 Ways You Can Make Your Patio an Entertainers Delight
- Utilising stand-alone patio awnings. If the summer heat is just too much, using stand-alone awnings can create spaces that are cooler than others, which will give your guests the ability to get out of the summer heat, yet still let them enjoy the outdoors. The stand-alone awning can also be used to help you beat the heat while cooking outside on the barbeque. Providing shade from the summer sun means that others who may not be able to fully enjoy the outdoors due to the summer heat can join in on the celebrations as well as prolonging how long everyone can be in the great outdoors.
- Try installing lighting on your awnings. This gives your night gatherings a soft glow and provides a source of light. Give your guests that warm summer ambience that we miss as the weather grows cold. Some well-placed lighting around the patio can also serve to create different areas with different moods. Higher lit areas produce higher energy people, whereas low, dramatic lighting can create an area with a more intimate feel to it.
- Using retractable patio awnings or a straight drop awning to help block out the wind, and provide some privacy. You can set up a quiet, intimate dinner area on the patio by breaking the area from the rest of the patio and creating a more closed in space. Giving your guests a private, more closed in area to enjoy their food with make for a more enjoyable night. Closing in your patio and creating a permanent outdoor space with awnings will also work well. By closing out the elements while still giving everyone the feel of being outside you can create the perfect environment to celebrate in.
- Provide lots of seating and individualised areas for guests to interact in. The better set up the space and the more comfortable areas you provide, the more your guests will roam, interact with each other and enjoy themselves.
There are lots of other ways to make your patio an inviting space where friends and families want to join you and enjoy their summers. Having the right awnings and space dividers can provide a great starting point. For more tips on how to set up your patio for entertaining come see what our team at Complete Blinds can do for you. With a great selection of patio awnings, we are sure to have something to suit your needs.