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Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

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With the weather finally starting to warm up (not to mention everyone feeling extra cooped up), we've been inspired to open the doors and expand our living space to the backyard. While most of us won't be doing any true "outdoor entertaining" for a while, that doesn't mean we can't use this time to update and enjoy our outdoor spaces for ourselves.

Whether you have an entire lush terrace, or a charming little patio, there are so many options for making the most of your outdoor space. To help you get started, we've rounded up our favorite spring finds for setting the scene, setting the table, and setting the mood.

Setting the Scene

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This is a fairly neutral palate, but it would pair perfectly with natural lush greenery, mature citrus trees, or even adding pops of color with your own freshly planted flowers.

We own the outdoor rug, and while it has help up well for the past year, we'd recommend moving it (or any outdoor rug for that matter) indoors for winter so it doesn't have to endure a lot of weather. If it's not in a sunny spot it absorbs a fair amount of water and can take some time to dry out.

We haven't given in on buying this beautiful vintage-looking urn yet, but it's on our list. Just picture how pretty it would look tucked into a sunny corner filled with a climbing rose bush or some bright pink bougainvillea.

Setting the Table

Keeping the outdoor tablescape somewhat casual is a good idea since one strong breeze could knock drinks over onto your favorite tablecloth.

We prefer the effortless look of a linen tablecloth (and for under $30, you really can't beat this one!) We happen to own the tablecloth, the seagrass placemats, and the wine glasses - and we frequently use all of these items when we spend time outdoors, case in point:

Setting the Mood

Finally, and most importantly, outdoor space really is what you make it. If you put in the time and energy to add some string lights, start your own garden, and maybe even invest in a fire pit - it will quickly become a place you'll enjoy spending time and entertaining friends.

We love nothing more than warm summer nights spent sipping wine outdoors, cooking on the grill with fresh herbs and vegetables picked straight from the garden, and dining al fresco. Hopefully you can take advantage of this time at home to make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your living space - just add fresh air!


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