Like any other part of your home, you want your outdoor area to feel warm and inviting.  With summer in full swing, and plenty of barbecues to be had, now is the time to finish styling your outdoor area.

Follow the tips from Outdoor Furniture Superstore and you will be stunning your guests with your stylish entertaining space.

Choosing the Right Setting

The first and most important decision you need to make is what kind of outdoor setting you want to commit to.

Choose a setting that is appropriate for the amount of space that you have – there is no point squeezing a nine-seater table and chairs into a small space.  It is a decision you will regret, and no-one will feel comfortable in it.  If you are unsure, measure your space and ask the experts at Outdoor Furniture Superstore for a recommendation.

If your outdoor area is uncovered, you will need to make practical choices. Our Aluminium Outdoor Furniture range is a sensible but attractive choice.  For covered areas, you can choose something more luxurious and cushioned – our Rattan Wicker range will give you the best in comfort and style.

Position a table and chairs towards the centre of your space, ensuring that there is plenty of room to move around it.  If you are looking at a lounge-style seating area, move it towards one end of the space and make sure everyone is in arm’s reach of a table for drinks and nibbles.   Try and keep it closer to the kitchen if you can.

Keeping it Neat

Keeping the area neat and uncluttered will always help to make it look more stylish.

If you are not updating your outdoor setting this season, make sure you give it a good clean – especially if it has been in storage.  Take a look at our recent blog post on getting your outdoor setting ready for spring.

You may also want to invest in some outdoor storage.  A storage box can help you tidy up children’s toys in no time and can also store your outdoor plates, cups and cutlery with ease.

Cultivating the Green

Part of the joy of your outdoor area is in appreciating mother nature.  Keep your garden neat and tidy, trimming back any plants that may be creeping into your outdoor area and pulling out any dead ones that will detract from the calm space you want to provide.

If you are not fortunate enough to have much of a garden  (or maybe you just don’t have a greenthumb!)- use planters to create this effect.  Outdoor Furniture Superstore stocks a range of planter boxes that will bring greenery even to the smallest balcony spaces.

Choose From Our Range of Accessories

Outdoor accessories always add colour and style – and are easily changed whenever you want to update your look.

Outdoor cushions are not just a decorative feature – they can also be a necessity.  A few well-placed cushions will ensure nobody wants to leave your barbecue early!  Make sure your guests are comfortable on whatever kind of outdoor setting you have.

Want to set the bar even higher?  Why not consider a chic outdoor table top fireplace?  And don’t underestimate the effect of an outdoor rug if you are under cover.

Take a stroll through the store in Mitchum for more outdoor decorating ideas.  And ask the friendly staff for help and advice to make your outdoor area the envy of your friends.

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