Outdoor living spaces are meant to be lived in, right? You create a space outdoors that you can take full advantage of and enjoy, whether you’re enjoying a family meal outdoors or starting a new book. The point is that, based on what you plan on using your outdoor space for, that’s how you go about designing it to accommodate its sole purpose or purposes.
If your outdoor space is large enough, the possibility for its uses are limitless, especially when it comes to entertaining. All too often, people tend to think that you have to go out to have a good time, and the reality is that you don’t. In fact, you can have a blast with friends and loved ones right from the comfort of your very own backyard.
So, instead of seeing your backyard as just the backyard, think outside the box a bit and see the potential it has to be so much than what’s apparent to your naked eye.
Events and Celebrations to Maximize Your Outdoor Living Space
With the right outdoor patio furniture, accessories, and decorations, your outdoor living space can be utilized in whatever way you see fit.
Men have “Man Caves,” and women have ladies’ night… The thing about ladies’ night is that it doesn’t necessarily have a designated area, per se, but if there’s someone in the group with an accommodating outdoor living space, that’s where ladies’ night will most likely be! The addition of deep seating, a fire pit, and wine to any outdoor living space will simply create a ladies’ night no one will ever want to end.
Have you noticed how the older you get, the more you just want to stay at home, even to celebrate big events like a birthday. Sure, you’re happy you made it another year around the sun, but going out and celebrating just isn’t the move sometimes. So how can you celebrate without too big of a hassle? Celebrate in your backyard!
This will be a celebration pretty easy to plan too, but if you’re going to have friends and family over to celebrate, you definitely want to make sure your backyard or patio space is conducive to the celebration.
This may require you to update your patio furniture, hire a landscaper, and pressure wash the deck, but it will all be totally worth it when all your friends and family are gathered at your home to celebrate you.
Intimate Backyard Wedding or Reception Venue
Planning a wedding is expensive. From the flowers and the cake to the food and the bar, a wedding and reception can exceed well into the $30,000 price range or more. But do you know what the most expensive part of a wedding is? If you guessed the venue, then you guessed right, and that’s for the wedding and the reception… but it doesn’t have to be.
A few decades go, having a backyard wedding was a pretty normal venue to get married and have a reception. But as time went on, couples wanted more glitz and glam and shifted from the backyard to hotels and parks… which is fine, but we just want you to understand that you can have just as beautiful of a wedding or reception in your backyard, with the right touches, whether it’s your wedding or you’re hosting it for someone else.
Romantic Anniversary Dinner
The celebration of two people coming together is a beautiful thing, and one of the best ways to celebrate such an occasion is to have a romantic dinner al fresco. If you don’t have any patio furniture, an anniversary dinner couldn’t be a more perfect time to invest in it. An aluminum table and chairs (with cushions) for two, with candles and a delicious meal is the perfect set up for the perfect celebration of lasting love.
Movie and Pool Night Party
If you have a pool in your backyard, your outdoor living space could ultimately become the official neighborhood movie and pool night house! If you’re someone who enjoys entertaining, this will be right up your alley.
You can invest in an inflatable outdoor projector movie screen and an extension dining table to serve your food and refreshments, and then simply have your guest bring their own towels and pool accessories with them. You can even make it pot luck style every time and have all your guests bring a dish, since you’re providing the pool and movie screen.
With the right furniture, accessories, and decor, you can do so much with your outdoor living space to maximize its enjoyment. Simply think outside the box a little more and see the real potential your outdoor living space has with the right essentials.