Outdoor Entertainment: Enhancing the Visual Appeal of Your Exterior Space

Posted on: 10 November 2016

Inviting friends over and having a barbeque is a favourite Australian pastime. As such, you will find a significant number of homeowners will want to have an exterior living space that they can use for outdoor entertainment. Nevertheless, having this space does not simply mean putting some chairs together and placing a grill there. Instead, you should take the time to decorate it just as you would the interior of your home so as to create an attractive space. If you think that your exterior living space needs an overhaul to update its look, the following are some of the tips that you can use to enhance the visual appeal of your outdoor entertainment area.

Tip 1: Invest in accessories for your outdoor entertainment area

Accessorising an outdoor living space is something people tend to overlook as they assume simply being in nature is enough. However, accessories can make or break the attractiveness of this space. One of the easiest ways to accessorise your outdoor living space would be through the use of plush cushioning. Select cushions in bold prints and colours that will immediately add some visual interest to the space.

A misconception some people may have is that cushions would not be ideal for the outdoors due to exposure to moisture and other weather elements. The reality is technological advancement have enabled outdoor fabrics to come a long way, thus allowing you to enhance the aesthetics of your exterior living spaces just as you would indoors.

Tip 2: Ensure your plants are well maintained

For your outdoor entertainment area to be appealing, it should look like it is well taken care of. Stray weeds and unkempt grass will detract from the aesthetics of this space and make it look unattractive. The first thing to do is ensure that all weeds are removed on a regular basis. Secondly, have a gardener come in to plant the flowers that are in season with each passing season; this way, you do not have to worry about your blooms dying due to changing weather patterns.

Thirdly, consider installing a green wall. This is especially ideal for small outdoor spaces that do not have much lawn space. A green wall comprising of climbing plants will give the illusion of a larger garden space. Green walls are also great for homeowners who may live in an apartment and their only access to nature would be their balcony.

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Planning some entertainment for a school fete

Our school P&C is currently organising our fete. This year we want to have some professional entertainers alongside the school band and choir so that people will stay around for longer. Having the right entertainers on stage at different times, along with entertainers roaming through the crowd, can be a great way to get the mood of an event perfect. I love to see the smiles on the faces of the community when they come to the school events. This blog is all about finding great entertainers for community events like festivals and school fetes and will be useful for volunteers who help out at these events.