And I’m back again here on our patio ;)! This time I am joining Shauna at Satori Design for Living & Friends! It’s part of the Outdoor Extravaganza and today I am talking all about outdoor decorating and entertaining….
You may have seen our patio before as it is divided into a dining area and then a lounging area. I love love love decorating this space it is one of my favorite. Much like the inside of our home, I kept this space simple too. I am going to share some more helpful tips on how to dress up your outdoor spaces easily as well as entertain in stye without too much fuss!
When it comes to setting up for entertaining outside, I like to follow these basic steps…
I pull everything out at once and make a big pile on the table. This way I can see what I have and can move it around without running back and forth to get more pieces. Use trays to carry things in groups (this is a huge time saver).
Find potted flowers and baskets or pots to house them. Potted flowers are perfect for reusing even once the party is over which makes them budget friendly too!
Plus, you don’t have to spend time on arranging bunches of flowers or worrying they will wilt before your guests arrive.
A bouquet of greens are also a nice touch to any of your outdoor tables. They are hardy and easy to throw together. Eucalyptus is always a winner in my book.
A woven tray underneath a potted arrangement adds texture and a little more dimension to a simple centerpiece.
As settings are put together, this is a great time to use your informal dishes or glasses.
I pull out my melamine pieces and paper goods are always a fine idea too!
Don’t forget something like a glass water bottle makes a special statement to the entire setup. Makes even the more causal settings a little more fancy.
Set out the other arrangements and potted flowers. Sprinkle them throughout the space.
I even pulled out some of my faux greenery to fill void areas this year. I am still on the hunt for fresh greenery and until then this will do!
Hide unsightly objects with table cloths. We have a rain barrel that I am itching to replace, but until then, I can just make it look pretty… haha.
And there you have it!
Easy entertaining and decorating for such a fun time of year.
I love getting to share these ideas with you and what an honor that you stop by each time to check in and see, thank you!
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