From creating a feature wall to outdoor dining table decor, follow our top five garden decorating tips to make sure your patio space is ready for entertaining al fresco style.

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Make the most of your garden and the balmy summer nights by turning your green space into a stylish, comfy haven to entertain your family and friends.

Take some of top summer party decoration ideas to ensure your garden is fit for a feast and a boogy al fresco style.

Create a feature with decorations

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Bring a holiday vibe to your garden by painting walls or fences in shades of eye-catching azure blue or earthy terracotta and add pops of colour in the form of pom pom decorations, strings of lights and stylish alternatives to bunting.

Add a table and chairs for two and string up some tealight lanterns that will emit a twinkling glow on balmy evenings. And finish with large cacti and palms in stylish planters for effortless style.

Create an outdoor kitchen space

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You’ve planned your al fresco menu and bought all of the trimmings, but have you thought about where you’re going to prep your dishes?

Why not create an outdoor kitchen space with the addition of a sheltered wooden bench? This will allow you to use portable cooking appliances and utensils in a safe, convenient and clean place.

Frame your outdoor kitchen to separate it from dining area to draw your guests to your tasty food.

Co-ordinate your outdoor dining table with colour

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Indoors or out, pick two or three key hues to ensure an fun and stylish finish. Choose colours like blue, orange and yellows, and contrast with a radiant shade of fuscia. This will create a striking scheme that’s perfectly fitting for al fresco dining.

Finish off the look by adding bold, tropical botanical inspired accessories such as pineapple theme candlesticks, bamboo napkins and print cushions.

Create a comfy outdoor living area

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After an afternoon of gorging on indulgent foods you’ll want to take a little time out for relaxation. Throw plump cushions across your garden seats and a soft rug on decking in Aztec prints to make a cosy, modern chill out area.

Don’t forget to bring out a comfy pouffe, so you can put your feet up after a day of entertaining.

A moody theme for evening entertaining

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Create an atmospheric Moroccan-style outdoor space by combining solar-powered lanterns and tea lights to illuminate an evening of entertaining. Use a copper tray with a delicate cut out rim to serve up some sophisticated summer night cocktails.

Place citronella candles in hurricane lamps and middle-eastern inspired ornaments on a dining table for a luxurious and inviting atmosphere.

 

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