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4 Design Tips To Spice Up Outdoor Entertaining


We've been talking about enjoying your outdoor space and making it into an oasis of relaxation. Here are some decor and hosting tips to make your backyard or patio area prime real estate for summer entertaining. Whether you're hosting your in-laws or your best friends, these 4 ideas will be sure to add flare for any summer event. 


Let your food do the talking. 

Grow your own miniature herb garden and let it double as a summer centerpiece! Place your herbs at the center of your table and encourage your guests to season their food with the garden fresh herbs at their fingertips- fun and functional! 


herb centerpiece

Photo: Martha Stweart 

Add some twinkle. 

Fill mason jars with tea lights to create a soft and welcoming atmosphere. Line several jars down your dining area for a structured look to illuminate your guests during dinner and drinks. This DIY design idea is a quick and simple way to make your outdoor entertaining experience more intimate.


mason jar candles

Photo: My Homemade Life


Add a pop of color. 

Get festive with a table cloth. Summer is the perfect opportunity to use bright or vibrant colors in your outdoor dining decor. Keep on trend by choosing bold patterns.


colorful tablecloth

Photo: Houzz


Line your table with linen. 

Linen napkins lend a touch of sophistication to any outdoor entertaining experience. Not only can you coordinate your linens with a bright table cloth, but you can reuse them for your indoor dining room as well. 

 linen napkins

Photo: Linens by Didriks


 You are invited to enjoy Decor & You's outdoor living space at our Annual Client Appreciation BBQ!

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