Hosting this bank holiday weekend? Summer is inching closer and with the long weekend ahead why not celebrate the extra day with family and friends in the garden. Here at Laura James, we have some amazing pieces of garden furniture and accessories to help you create the perfect garden party set up. Put on some drinks, lay on a spread, or fire up the barbeque and enjoy the long weekend.
Prepare the Space
It’s time to stop putting off those jobs, get your garden guest friendly with a tidy up. Cut the grass, trim the hedge, clean your garden furniture, and wash cushions and throws. Add some pretty lights for evening atmosphere and ensure you have seating in sunny and shady spots for guests. If you’re dining outdoors, then opt for a dining set with a parasol to give some much needed shade whilst you eat, and make sure your guests are not positioned next to a smoky barbecue.
Consider Comfy Seating
Depending on how many guests you invite over you’ll need plenty of comfortable seating. Modular garden furniture allows you to be able to position your sofa where you want to, like the Weston corner sofa. It comes with a footstool that doubles up as an extra seat and it also has a handy glass topped coffee table. If you don’t have space for a corner sofa then try the gorgeous Harrelson furniture set. Made with beautiful acacia wood this set consists of a two-seater sofa, two chairs all with cosy cushions and a coffee table for those much-needed refreshments.
Styling Your Garden
Don’t forget to style your outside space just as you would an indoors, your garden is like another room in your home so treat it that way. Refresh your garden sofa with new cushion covers, add some texture with throws and use a garden rug to zone your seating area. Decorate the space with planters, floor lanterns, pretty flower pots and have some candles going to create a calming scent and relaxing ambience.
Dine in Style
If the sun is shining, then ensure those cold drinks are ready for guests. Have a large ice bucket in the garden so guests can help themselves to drinks. For the extra wow factor create your own bar set up complete with bar stools in the garden and make up a few summer cocktails for your guests.
Whether you’re having a summer salad or a barbeque banquet, you might want to invest in a table and chairs for alfresco dining. From beautiful wooden sets like the Lennox to our contemporary cube rattan styles there’s a choice for every garden size and design. Create your dream summer tablescape with fresh flowers on the table, a beautiful bright tablecloth and your favourite crockery, now grab your favourite tipple and enjoy.
Create your perfect garden party with Laura James home.