As the temperature rises, enjoying your garden this summer is easy with these alfresco entertaining essentials and expert tips from our Luxury Lifestyle Marketing Team.
Invest in a parasol that you can easily tilt to accommodate your alfresco entertainment needs. Trees provide a natural shade, but the disadvantage of dining underneath them is falling debris and worst! Position your table away from leafy cover and then add your parasol. We would always choose a parasol with adjustable swing and height for our alfresco entertaining essentials. An adjustable parasol means you can adjust depending on the time of day and sun position.
Turn Up The Heat!
If you’re planning some evening alfresco dining and entertaining, consider your guest’s comfort and warmth as temperatures drop into the evening. Luxury throws on chairs make for welcome pashminas for guests, and the glow and heat from a fire pit or chiminea set the ambience for entertaining late into the night.
To elevate your alfresco entertaining essentials and experience, lay an outdoor rug to bring that indoor cosiness to your garden. Choose a colour and pattern to complement your dining or sofa decore to effortlessly pull the whole look together. We love this interior design trend!
Cushion Comfort For Your Alfresco Entertaining Essentials
Alongside your luxury throws, add scatter cushions to furniture and dining chairs. Choose an alfresco design or colour theme and choose cushions that fit the trend. You would be surprised just how visually impactful just a few new cushion additions can make a massive difference to your alfresco entertainment setting. Be inspired by this Pinterest board.
Light Of My Life
As the daylight fades, your choice of lighting will set the abience and mood. Choose from solar lanterns that hang and sway in the gentle summer breeze, low-level lighting that leads your guests safely to and from your garden and faux battery operated candles within hurricane vases on tables. We also love fairy lights for a simple yet magical finish to a table setting and our favourite tip is to group varying sized lamps and lanterns together in corners and on the steps to create pockets of light to enchant your guests.By adding a fire pit which can also offer a beautiful glow to after dark socialising.
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