The holiday season is well underway at this point. If you’re planning any holiday gatherings, you’re going to want to make sure you have some great spaces for your guests to enjoy themselves in comfort. Sure, traditional holiday gatherings often take place indoors, but it’s not too difficult to turn your patio into a great holiday hotspot.
Light It Up
Holidays are supposed to be merry and bright. In the case of being bright, that takes on a literal meaning for your patio. Finding fun ways to light up your patio space can add some holiday magic. You can play around with different types of lighting and even use different colors, depending on the holiday. Red and green are classic Christmas colors. Kwanzaa features red, black, and green. Hanukkah colors often include blue and white. Just about any color can be used to celebrate New Year’s, but silver and gold are often heavily featured.
Add Festive Décor
Holiday decorations aren’t just for the interior of your house or the part of it that faces the street. Add festive décor to your patio to expand the festive feeling to that part of your property too. Wreaths and trees are easy to decorate for all sorts of holidays. Figures and depictions of people, animals, or items that feature in the story of the holiday can be great too. Just make sure that your decorations are suited to spending some time outside.
Create Cozy Corners
If you want guests to have a good time out on your patio, you need to make sure that the space is nice and comfy. Cozy, comfortable furniture is a great place to start. Arrange your patio furniture in grouping so people can spend time together in comfort. Once you’ve got your furniture and have it arranged the way you want it, accessorize with blankets, throws, pillows, and cushions that add to the coziness of the space. Bonus points if you have a way to keep the space comfortably warm.
Turning your patio into a great place for guests to gather is pretty easy once you know what you want to do with the space. Lighting, decorations, and comfort are all good things to plan for, but certainly not the only things you can include. Think about what makes you want to spend time in any given spot in your home. From there you should be able to translate those things into ideas for making your patio the best place to hang out this holiday season.
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