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How to prepare your garden for outdoor parties

B Living UAE X Danube Home│Expert tips for prepping your garden for winter gatherings 

After what seemed like a longer, and hotter summer than before, the winter season is finally here! With cool evenings and temperate days now providing the backdrop to our social gatherings, attention has turned to prepping our gardens. If you’re planning a garden party, now is the time to get your garden guest ready. We caught up with the team at Danube Home to get their expert tips.

Seating 

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The right seating is crucial when hosting. Image credit│Danube Home

To be the perfect host at your outdoor gatherings, you should first and foremost ensure that you have plenty of seating for all your guests. You can choose outdoor sofa sets, outdoor dining sets or sofa sets that double up as dining sets. For large backyards or lawns, you can have laid back loungers and swings to sit and sway in, as additional seating options. Be sure to measure your outdoor space and choose furniture that fits well without over cluttering the space. 

Think privacy

Winter is here, and that means garden parties are back on the cards. Image credit │Danube Home

One of the main factors you need to consider when designing your outdoor space is how much privacy you need, especially if your garden overlooks your neighbours. You may want to invest in a gazebo with sliding doors or curtains. Additionally, artificial grass fences are also a great way to make your space private without compromising on the overall look. 

Invest in a barbecue set

Invest in a barbecue and cook up a storm. Image credit │Danube Home

Outdoor parties are incomplete without a barbecue. Choose between a portable or fixed barbecue set depending on how often you plan on using it and the space available. Opt for an outdoor bar unit with stools that comes with a barbecue set to create the ultimate entertainment spot. 

Pay attention to lighting 

Lighting plays a key role. Image credit │Danube Home

Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a functional space. They’re also necessary to set the ambience in the space. Be sure to add lighting along walkways to ensure your guests can move around the space. String lights are perfect for outdoor spaces as they create the illusion of a ceiling without obstructing the stars. Pendant lights and outdoor chandeliers are the best option for lighting a gazebo. Sconces are great for patios and pole lights are ideal for lighting up walkways. 

Set the mood with décor

Even if you live in an apartment, you can still host an outdoor party. Image credit │Danube Home

While lighting is great to create ambience, garden décor is essential to set the mood in your outdoor space. From lighting shaped like woodland creatures to soothing fountains, there are several items that can add a whimsical charm to your outdoor space. Decide a theme and add décor items that match. You can even get creative with artificial or natural landscaping. 

(Words by Danube Home)

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