Having an outdoor space to entertain guests in can really come in handy over time. If the inside of your home is a bit cramped or if the weather outside is just too lovely to pass up, outdoor parties and small gatherings can be a lot of fun if you get the area right. The first thing you want to add to your garden area is outdoor home lighting. You want your garden to be well lit for evening entertainment. Adding fairy lights is a good way to create a more laid-back or romantic vibe.
Since you’ll be outdoors and light attracts bugs like mosquitoes, you’ll need something to battle against this.
Asking all your guests to wear insect repellent isn’t the classiest way to go about things, so look for alternative methods. You could burn citronella outside, which will repel insects. Try to get a citronella candle instead of something like citronella incense, since you can buy big candles to make sure they last you the whole night. Citronella has a strong scent, but it’s not unpleasant, making it perfect for using when you have guests.
Finally, you should invest in outdoor furniture. Buy furniture that will survive being in rain and other harsh weather conditions. Rust proof frames with removable cushions that you can take inside when you’re not entertaining would be ideal. You could add novelty pieces like hammocks for when your guests are over, but fabrics should not be left outside when you’re not entertaining. Make sure you take it inside otherwise it could get damp and start to mold, which will ruin the fabric. If you have outdoor pets, you should also train them to stay off your furniture while you’re entertaining.