During the pandemic, the garden has become an area of the home that has taken on greater importance. This has been a space that allows people to enjoy being outside and an area where you have been able to (sometimes) socialise with loved ones. Moving forwards, many people will continue to use their backyard as a social area and there are sure to be many garden parties planned for this summer as a chance for people to come together and enjoy the sun.
So, how can you turn your garden into a party hosting hotspot?
Outdoor Garden Lighting
Lighting will be key for setting the mood in the backyard as well as allowing you and your guests to enjoy spending time outside once the sun goes down. There are all kinds of practical and stylish lighting options for the garden to consider, including lamps, fairy lights and festoon lighting.
Even in the summer, it can get a little chilly once the sun goes down and you will want your guests to feel comfortable at night. This is why you need to consider what heating options are available beyond extra clothing and a few blankets. There are many good options, including building a fire pit, a chiminea or outdoor heaters (these can be highly effective). This will allow you and your guests to enjoy spending time outside once the sun goes down and can help to create a cosy feel in the garden (especially when you have atmospheric lighting as well).
You also need to make sure that you have enough garden furniture so that your guests can sit down and relax. Obviously, this needs to be furniture that is weather-resistant and you might find that larger pieces like benches and outdoor sofas are best for parties as opposed to lots of chairs. Additionally, you will want tables and surfaces where people can eat and put their drinks down.
Another great idea for turning your garden into the party hotspot is investing in a garden room. These purpose built, standalone rooms first became popular as years ago as the ultimate “man caves”, but have increased in popularity in the past few year as a dedicated home offices. In the summer months these rooms can be utilised by homeowners are utilising garden space to create additional lounges, home gyms and even your own private bar.
A quality garden room is a great investment and something that can be used year round. Chances are it’ll even add add value to your property.
Clean Up the Space
You do not want to host a party in a garden that is overgrown and looking a little worse for wear. This is why you need to give your backyard some TLC before summer arrives so that it will be an attractive, welcoming and practical space for socialising. A few ways that you can do this include:
- Removing debris
- Mowing the lawn
- Getting rid of weeds
- Planting flowers
- Power washing the patio/deck
- Washing the garden furniture
These are the main steps that you will need to take to get your backyard ready for parties and socialising during the summer months. The backyard has become a key social space in recent times and this is sure to continue in the warmer months when people will be looking to come together and enjoy spending time together in the sunshine.