As the weather warms up it’s only natural to migrate outside into the sunshine. Your backyard will soon become the most popular space in your house as the long summer days stretch into balmy nights. If you’re looking forward to a season full of backyard barbies and endless evenings of entertaining, follow our tips below to prepare your outdoor area for the summer time.
Zoning your backyard is a great way to set the mood for entertaining. Create areas for eating, cooking, lounging and whatever else you require. Get creative with your zones by filling the different areas with themed décor and define them using fencing, plants, pavers and grass.
Furnish The Space
You will want to spend more time in your backyard if it is beautifully furnished. Make sure you choose furnishings that suit the space. If you anticipate using your outdoor area for long family meals than a dining setting would be ideal, whereas lounge suites or hammocks are perfect for those who like to relax outdoors. Include some decorative elements to dress the space and add personality. Water features are a great option for summer and are very suited to the Gold Coast lifestyle.
Light It Up
For evening entertaining that will really impress, invest in beautifully designed lighting to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space. Use a combination of uplights as well as lights installed on outdoor structures to illuminate your seating areas effectively. Garden lighting, festoon lighting and fairy lights can also add some wow factor to your outdoor area.
Love Your Lawn
Make sure you give your lawn some TLC (tender loving care) before a round of backyard entertaining. To get it looking brand new remove any debris and replace old or damaged turf. Aerate with a garden fork and sprinkle grass seeds over any bare spots. A lush looking lawn makes all the difference.
We hope you make many wonderful memories this summer while outdoor entertaining! Use our tips above to create a warm and inviting space that your friends and family will love.
If you love these outdoor spaces then head to Homeworld Helensvale to recreate the look!
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