Create a cosy outdoor entertaining space
How to enjoy your space after sundown.
Chill in the air? Don't care
Let's face it, the Great British weather doesn't always lend itself to entertaining al fresco. But with some forward thinking you can create a space that you can still enjoy on those darker nights and cooler evenings. We'll show you how…
1. Set the scene with the right patio furniture
Into socialising or foody feasts?
Deciding how you'll use your outdoor space will help you find the perfect patio set. Sofa styles are perfect for lounging, and creating a snug space for nibbles and drinks.
But if BBQs and buffets are more your summer style, opt for a table and chairs set. Or short on space? These petite picks are made for you.
Top patio picks
2. Let there be light (and heat)
Set the mood with ambient lighting
Enhance those dusky evenings with a mix of outdoor lighting. String lights over the patio area adds a warm glow, or try wrapping them around tree trunks to make a feature of your foliage.
If you want to light the way for guests, lanterns look lovely at night - or try lights that 'plant' into the ground either side of the path.
Top outdoor lighting & heating
3. Bring on the summer food and drink
Get top marks for presentation
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