Create a cozy outdoor living space in time for Christmas
I don’t know about you, but the year has just flown by! It’s the end of October and before we know it Christmas will be upon us. Have you sorted out your outdoor living space for this festive season?
Now is a great time to start thinking about how you can organize your outdoor area, and have time to relax with family and friends.
1. Arrange seating to encourage conversation.
Christmas is a time for catching up with family and friends. However, seating arrangements should encourage socialising and intimacy. Position seating either facing each other or in addition a U shape to encourage everyone to participate in conversation.
2. Add roofing/umbrellas to feel cosy.
Adding pergolas or even a shade sail will help create a cosy atmosphere, and in addition help to protect from the sun. Adding plants to the area will give privacy and a connection to outside.
3. Make seating inviting and comfortable.
Adding some cushions to a daybed will not only brighten the area but make it feel inviting. A welcoming place to relax with a drink among family and friends.
4. Create your own furniture?
Those DIYer’s could create a cosy garden sofa/daybed using recycled wooden pallets. Add a touch of paint, a piece of foam cut to size for comfort and then contact us. We can make you a smart, luxurious cover to finish off the project. For instance, our photo above shows an idea for pallet furniture.
5. Be a little different.
Don’t think that your seating has to be standard chairs or expensive outdoor settings. Mix it up a little. Add colour with our bean bags, not only a great place for the adults to relax, but ideal seating for the children to enjoy. Therefore you could make a space in the backyard just for the kids!
6. Entertaining into the night.
Create a cozy and social atmosphere into the evening using fairy lights and tea candles. Outdoor lighting is easy with more solar lights coming on the market at reasonable prices. Similarly, a range of candles are also available. There is sure to be one to suit the atmosphere that you are trying to create. Add a couple of bean bags and you will have your guests raving about your efforts. I hope some of these ideas have helped you think about your entertaining needs. With just over 9 weeks to go before Christmas, there isn’t much time to get organised. With a little planning now however, you be able to relax and above all, enjoy the time with family and friends!