As the weather gets cooler, it might be appealing to retreat indoors – but you don’t have to. After all the hard work you’ve done to create the ultimate entertaining space, it would be a shame to desert it for a portion of the year. There are several features you can include when designing your outdoor entertainment area to make it inviting for your guests and of course for you too. Here are 5 top tips for making your outdoor area the place to be.
1. Add Heating to your alfresco area to extend the party
Adding heaters to your space is an effective and effortless way to create a comfortable space in your outdoor area and means you can use your space from morning to night. Heating will keep your space warm even during winter. You can either install gas or electric outdoor heaters. Heatstrip radiant heaters are a great option. These are slimline heaters that are specifically designed for outdoor spaces. The heaters come in a variety of styles and this allows you to select a model that works well with your environment.
2. Indulge in an entertainers Garden
This is a great way to liven up your outdoor area. Planter boxes allow for plants to flourish in a contained space, without compromising style. The plants will make the space full and inviting. Include plants and flowers with different shades, textures, and leaf sizes. You can also plant some herbs to use in your meals and turn your garden into a masterpiece.
3. Create an Entrance
You can make your alfresco more inviting by creating a beautiful and inviting entrance. The entrance can be a metal gate or arch or charming wooden trellis gate. Picket fencing can also work well for an alfresco entrance. If you choose to use a picket fence, it can either be linked to your house or stand alone in the yard. Make sure the entrance you create blends well into the landscape and plant flowers by the side of it to create a lovely inviting welcome for any guests you entertain.
4. Provide a View
A great view provides a pivotal point on your alfresco area. This helps to add some sophistication and elegance to the space. The view should be stunning. One of the best ways to do this is by designing a formal garden to give you an impressive backdrop. You can also consider adding a fountain. Another option is to plant a small tree that will provide an additional interest and shade for the space.
5. Use Artistic Elements
Outdoor art can make your entertainment area more appealing. A striking wrought-iron gate is a great artistic piece for an outdoor area. You can also install some mosaic tilework if you have a fountain on your patio. Good paving can make any space look classy and well designed to choose your tiling well.
An alfresco area is an addition to your home. You can make the space comfortable by including some of the elements that are available in your living room such as the right furniture and tables to ensure your guests are comfortable. Then look for elements that add personality and make the area welcoming. It should be a space where you can spend several hours. Exploit your creativity when designing your space. If you like designing why not give it a go or if you’re not quite ready you can always get a landscaper do the work. The only limit is your imagination.