Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces for Warm-Weather Entertaining

Make a fresh start with these ideas for a beautiful spring and summer outdoor entertaining season.


Sort Your Stuff

Get ready for spring and summer entertaining! Before all the parties begin, go through your master and kids' closets to swap out your winter wardrobes so finding the perfect outfits is a snap. Donate gently used pieces and throw out or make rags of stained clothing.
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The Power of Pattern

Turn a covered outdoor seating area into a comfortable, cozy space for entertaining. Hang curtain panels on the wall for vertical interest, and then add complementary pillows, throws, a rug, side tables and potted plants for lots of color and texture.
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An Intimate Escape

Not all outdoor entertaining involves a big party or company. It can be intimate and as simple as throwing open your bedroom windows and French doors to enjoy the beauty of nature in your own backyard.
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A Room With a View

Take relaxing by the water to a higher level! When you're entertaining outside, you want to anticipate all of your guests' need for comfort. Provide soft seating options — including moveable pieces like ottomans for flexibility — extra pillows, throw blankets and tables for drinks and snacks.
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Al Fresco Family Room

Say hello to your new family room! Outdoor entertaining doesn't always mean guests. Enjoy your deck or patio day or night with lots of seating and fun string lights. You can stay out there to eat, catch up on the day, read, do homework or school projects; whatever your family's into.
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A Successful Soiree

Entertaining can help you rediscover what you love about your outdoor space. Don't break the flow — plus avoid constant trips back inside — by having everything your guests will need at the ready. Include soft lighting, overhead shade, several seating options and a moveable cart to hold drinks, snacks, condiments and utensils. Pre-planning goes hand-in-hand with a relaxing outdoor party.
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A Feast for the Eyes — and Stomach

Go all out for a big backyard bash! Nothing says summer like a long harvest table set and ready for an outdoor feast served family style. Choose a color scheme or theme and layer it on from the tablecloth to the dishes.
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A Charming Outdoor Respite

Add some luxury to your lawn with furnishings and accessories that let you and your guests unwind in style. Languish in the tranquility of a breezy summer day on comfortable loungers with oversize mosquito nets that add a practical yet romantic touch. If there's water nearby, make sure there are plenty of clean beach towels.
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