Garden parties and gatherings are always a very popular way of bringing guests into your home and letting the good times roll. It’s a fabulous idea for people that are perhaps lacking space inside their house, but still, want to entertain their friends and family from time to time.
The secret to successfully entertaining guests is a great outdoor seating area for everyone to sit in and have some fun. Today, I’m going to give you a few tips on how you can achieve the perfect seating area and entertainment venue in your back garden.
Patio Or Decking
The perfect seating area requires you to have a good place to put chairs, tables, and other items. If you put everything down on your lawn, then it’s hardly going to be the most comfortable experience for your guests. Chairs may wobble because the ground is uneven, and it might be too hard or soft to set chairs down comfortably. Instead, you need to get some patio or decking laid down in your garden. You don’t have to take up the entire garden with this, just lay some in an area to provide the perfect base for seats and entertainment. The choice is up to you, both have their strengths and weaknesses. It really comes down to personal preference and which one suits your garden better as they do provide different styles. Now, you’ll have a nice solid surface to put chairs and tables, meaning there’s no wobbling and you don’t have to worry about the legs sinking into soft ground. Your guests will be way more comfortable and have a better experience.
Light Up Your Garden
It’s very important that your garden is lit up when the sun sets and it turns dark. Without lights, the party’s over, and all your guests have to go home earlier than expected. Therefore, you need to illuminate the seating area with various lights. Hanging fairy lights will add a great aesthetic touch to the area and produce a nice soft light. But, you should also have a few larger lights or lanterns to make it easy for everyone to see. There’s a hidden benefit of lights that will also improve the experience for your guests too. Certain light colors can help with mosquito control and repel other bugs and insects too. So, putting some lights around your seating area can help keep pests away and stop your guests from getting eaten alive as well as providing light for the party to rage on.
Naturally, you can’t have a good outdoor seating area without some good seats. This is where it’s handy to have patio/decking as you can choose lots of different seats. You’re not limited to old school deckchairs which can be uncomfortable to sit on. There are lots of comfy chairs you can buy with soft cushions and arms too. Pick a whole host of comfy chairs to give your guests the best experience ever.
Now, you’ve got the perfect outdoor seating area set up and ready for everyone to enjoy. It’s a wonderful way of getting more out of your garden. You can play host to many garden parties and gatherings that go on for hours into the night.