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Outdoor Furniture: The Trendiest Way to Entertain

Whether you have a tiny house or just a home without much room to entertain your guests, never fear! Outdoor dinner parties are here! Whether you’re grilling out, hosting summertime guests in your outdoor living space or roasting marshmallows for s'mores around your autumn decorated patio furniture, the best way to become the host with the most these days is to create an outdoor oasis with your outdoor and patio furniture.

Here are a few tips to host a wonderful gathering around your outdoor furniture:

  1. Outdoor living spaces are a great way to increase the entertainment area of your home. When the weather gets a little toasty in the summertime, be sure there’s a shady space for your guests to stay cool. Covering your outdoor furniture with a patio umbrella is a great way to create a cool space that’s still in the middle of the summer day festivities!
  2. Since outdoor living space moves the party outside, make sure that your patio furniture is comfortable for your guests. Choose seating that has thick, water-resistant cushions that will withstand the elements and contour to create the ultimate comfort on your patio or lawn.
  3. Don’t stress over matching patio sets. You can create a beautiful and eclectic style with mismatched outdoor furniture, decorations and dishware. If the trending farmhouse style catches your eye, this may be a great way to make your outdoor living space cohesive with your indoor living space.
  4. If your guest list seems to grow by the minute, feel free to stretch your space and make the most of your entire yard. Separating the menu up by placing serving tables around the lawn for drinks, entrees and desserts encourages mingling and uses the full capacity of your outdoor living space.
  5. When it comes to dining, outdoor furniture doesn’t have to limit you to a picnic table. In the patio furniture industry today, many versions of classic dining room designs are reflected in outdoor dining tables. You can dress it up or down as much as you like because your options are endless!
  6. What outdoor living space is complete without a little natural décor. Adding flowers to any table creates a sense of intentionally and thoughtfulness. However, your flowers don’t have to be expensive or cost anything at all really. Fresh cut flowers from your garden will bring life to your outdoor retreat.
  7. Keep the good times rollin’ with outdoor lighting to create ambiance when the sun goes down on your outdoor dinner party. Whether your outdoor furniture looks best under café-style twinkle lights or sturdier patio lanterns is totally up to you!
  8. Stay warm when the nights get cool with a fire pit that’s perfect for telling family folklore, ghost stories or tales from the past — not to mention perfect for roasting hot dogs while lounging around on your patio furniture.
  9. Performance fabrics are just as important outdoors as they are inside! You’ll potentially have just as many ketchup and wine stain opportunities alongside the constant outdoor terror that is mold! Luckily, many outdoor furniture performance fabrics provide mold resistant features, which are easily cleanable with a simple water and soap solution or a small amount of bleach.
  10. Outdoor living spaces and entertainment areas inevitably include food. And what loves this food just as much as you? Bugs — natures solution and nuisance. If your patio furniture isn’t enclosed by a screen, you’ll want to keep bug spray on hand for your guests and disperse a few citronella candles around your yard.

Ready to plan your own outdoor dinner party, but need new patio furniture before you send the invites? Contact your personal Design Consultant to find the perfect outdoor furniture collection for your home! 

As the world's largest furniture store, we carry over 1,000 brands that offer a huge selection of outdoor and patio for your home. We carry all kinds of outdoor and patio - from everyday styles to the best of the best, luxury designs. That means you're sure to find the outdoor and patio you love! Want to begin your outdoor and patio shopping online? Create a digital wish list for your dream home at Furnitureland South!

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