As the summer months are upon us, it's time to start thinking about your summer garden party. You may not want to update your whole outdoor space, but rather give it a fresh new look. Read on to discover how you can create the perfect party atmosphere with a few simple and affordable tips.
The main event
Before you start thinking about the right accessories, you may want to think about how you're going to host your party. Start considering whether you will need umbrellas, a marquee or the right chairs for your guests. An umberella or marquee is important to think about, as we can never be too careful in the UK with how the weather could turn out. A gazebo or marquee may be in your interest to help shade guests in the sunny weather, but also to protect them from light showers.
If you're looking for an easier and more affordable solution, then consider a large parasol or a few umbrellas. These can keep your guests shaded and cool from the sun, but they also give a stylish look to any patio or terrace space.
The right accessories - planters
You can never have too many accessories or decorative pieces, especially when it comes to your outdoor space. If you're lucky enough to have a balcony, maybe with a city view, then a good idea is to decorate this space with planters and hanging pots to bring the greenery and nature to your modern apartment. Furthermore, such planters and baskets can be used in a large garden or on a terraced area if you're lacking a bit of grass and greenery. Mix and match a range of materials and sizes to put a personal touch to your outdoor space.
The right accessories - cushions
You will want your guests to feel comfortable and cosy at your party, therefore garden cushions can never go a miss. These work perfectly on a range of garden chairs and benches but can also be used on the floor for a picnic style setting. A good idea is to also store your cushions away and keep the garden looking neat and tidy. Take a look at a garden storage box for storage solutions, which is also great to hide away children's toys from your party.
Long summer evenings
If the weather is as sunny as we hope, and your garden party is a hit, then it will be going on late into the night. So that guests have a cosy and suitable place to carry on until the early hours, you may want to think about garden lights and lanterns to add to the ambiance. Solar lights are perfect for these situations, but you can also make the setting even more idyllic with a few garden lanterns and candles. Add vases and table decorations for an extra cosy feel.
Create a cosy atmosphere
Even with the sunny weather, the temperature still can be a little chilly in the evening. Treat your guests to a few throws and cushions so that everyone can stay extra warm whilst enjoying that glass of wine. This will add to the whole Hygge bubble you have created. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the time in the sun with your guests.