The beginning of summer has finally arrived!
This is one of our favorites times of the year. The weather is not too hot, or too cold, which makes it perfect for Patio Entertaining.
We love to cookout, be outdoors and have friends and family over. The weather right now is perfect for it. You really don’t need a ton of space to entertain outside, even a small balcony is a great space to gather. With just the right table and cozy atmosphere, your guests will feel perfectly at home.
Starting with a bar height table…
By choosing one that is rectangular over round or square, you won’t be loosing precious floor space, but you can still accommodate a nice size groups of people over for dinner parties. And remain close enough to not miss out on any of the dinner conversation.
Adding a small hanging chair in the corner will add extra seating if needed and the perfect cozy space to lounge outside in the warm sun.
Plants are always a great go-to to add a warm, inviting feel to the space, along with color and texture. Tall, slender planters are a fantastic option for not losing any more space than necessary. A herb wall garden would or adding a few hanging planters (example below), would be another great addition to the space also.
Add a fun, quirky conversation piece with something fun like this door mat. It sets the mood for the space for a relaxed, fun evening and is a great conversation starter.
Last, but not least, lights. Don’t forget one of the easiest ways to dress up a space.
Grab a few sets of outdoor string lights and run them on the ceiling, your balcony railing, your doorway, etc. The options are really endless for this. And when the sun has set, you have the best outdoor mood lighting.
Another fun piece, and added lighting, would be a super cute marquee letter. Hang this on the wall or lean it up against just about anything. Such a fun piece!