Do you have an unused outdoor space that, with a little love, could become a great area for entertaining? Dust off your outdoor furniture, or invest in new ones, and create the outdoor space of your dreams! Here we share some great ideas for creating the perfect little outdoor garden courtyard you will love!
1. Invest in Quality Furniture
Want a great place for entertaining friends and family, while enjoying the outdoors? Throw out your old and worn plastic garden furniture and opt for quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Beautiful rattan or wrought iron pieces are the perfect addition. Shop around and purchase items to fit the space, whether a dining table and chairs, or comfortable outdoor loungers and occasional chairs.
2. Go green
Being outdoors means you can fully maximise your space with beautiful shrubs and greenery to create a perfect outdoor oasis. Think hedging and potted plants in your courtyard to give it a closed off, private ambience. Choose seasonal flowers and invest in fragrant trees to enhance the space.
3. Add a fire pit or braai area
Create a social space for entertaining with a gorgeous fire pit where you can enjoy the company of your friends and family, next to the warm glow of a fire under the night skies. Similarly, a built-in braai area or portable braai is a great addition to your courtyard, for perfect evenings of entertaining and enjoying some wholesome South African braais with your mates!
Create the ideal environment with the best in outdoor lighting options to enhance your space. A few wall pendants, garden lights and even fairy lights in trees will help to create a special retreat.
Cordon off your patio area neatly with stylish wooden fencing and a garden path. This will help you to establish separate zones in your outdoor spaces and add to the overall feeling of outdoor styling.