Simple alfresco decorating ideas

Silly season is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to celebrate with barbeques and backyard catch-ups with friends and family.

If you’re planning to host your family’s Christmas party or New Year’s celebration this year, we’ve highlighted a number of ways you can add a little pizazz to your alfresco area to wow your guests.

1. Add a touch of greenery

Plants have a way of creating a tranquil atmosphere for your guests to unwind in. Opt for low-maintenance palms or succulents for a hassle-free alfresco area. Try planting them in pots of different shapes and sizes to create height and hierarchy within the space, and achieve an overall sense of lushness.

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2. Light up the space

Ditch the standard overhead lighting and choose ambient light instead. Warm light on a balmy night sets the mood for relaxing and having a great time. Choose tea light candles, candelabras, fairy lights and tiki torches, or get creative with some DIY feature lighting.

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3. Drinks at the ready

Avoid having to duck in and out of the house by providing your guests with a help-yourself drinks station. Swap the esky for something a little more stylish, such as a half wine barrel or some large aluminium buckets propped up on old crates, or setup a table with an array of refreshing drinks on offer such as infused water jugs, iced tea and the usual, beer and wine.

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4. Setting the table

If you’re planning on eating around your outdoor table, why not jazz it up a little with some simple table decorations? Experiment with interesting placemats, candles arranged in groups and some greenery, like napkins wrapped in twine with a sprig of rosemary, tucked through. Simple but oh, so elegant!

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Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming but even the smallest of efforts can add to the atmosphere. Don’t go overboard though, as this time of year is meant for relaxing and unwinding with your friends and family… So enjoy it!

 

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