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Endless Summer Backyard Entertainment: Turn your home into a summer destination for family and friends.

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Summer arrives with longer days, starry  nights, and the urge to connect with loved ones under the warm sun. Your backyard can be the heart of these memories, transformed into a stylish and functional outdoor living space for unforgettable gatherings. This blog post shares everything you need to create your own backyard paradise, perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Setting the Stage: Dine & Lounge in Style

Any outdoor entertainment area has to be comfortable for seating and a dining. Consider the overall aesthetic you desire and choose furniture that complements your vision.

Here are some options:

Outdoor Dining

  • Material Matters: When selecting outdoor dining furniture, prioritize weatherproof materials like teak, wrought iron, or aluminum for classic looks like Castelle furniture. UV-protected wicker offers a touch of contemporary elegance, while maintaining durability against the elements.
  • Seating & Table Considerations: Think about comfort, style, and table size to accommodate your entertaining needs. Opt for spacious tables from Brown Jordan for large gatherings, or consider extendable tables for added flexibility. Chairs with good back support gives you a comfortable dining experience for your guests.

Outdoor Lounging

Create a dedicated relaxation zone with deep seating options like sectionals, sofas, and ottomans.

  • Brand Spotlight: Summer Classics & Peak Season: These brands offer a variety of deep seating collections known for their weatherproof features, plush cushions, and stylish designs.
  • Sustainable Style with Polywood: Consider Polywood furniture, a sustainable option crafted from recycled plastic. Polywood furniture is not only eco-friendly, but also boasts exceptional durability against harsh weather conditions.

Both brands also offer customizable configurations to perfectly suit your lounging needs.

Designing for All Seasons: Weather & Sun

  • Enduring Style: Weatherproof Furniture Essentials

Weatherproof furniture is an investment, that way your backyard decor remains beautiful and functional throughout the seasons. Teak, aluminum, and UV-protected wicker are all excellent choices for their longevity and minimal maintenance requirements.

  • Sun & Shade Solutions

Designing your backyard includes considering sun exposure. Market and Cantilever umbrellas offer a classic and functional solution for shading your outdoor dining and lounging area. 

Poolside Decoration: Relaxation by the Water

For those fortunate enough to have a pool, the poolside area deserves special attention. Ledge is a furniture innovator brand specialized in crafting high-performance outdoor furniture designed for the poolside experience. Their furniture integrates with various pool designs, offering functionality, playful elements, and undeniable aesthetic appeal.

Make Your Backyard a Funzone

Your backyard can also be a space for all ages by incorporating elements of fun and games.

  • Hammocks & Swings

Explore different styles, from single hammocks for solo lounging to double hammocks for cozy cuddling, or opt for chaise lounges and papasan chairs with swinging stands for a unique twist.

  • Fire Pits & Fireplaces

Create a warm and inviting atmosphere for evening gatherings with fire features like built-in fire pits, portable fire pits, or fire tables from Oriflamme.

  • Outdoor Games

No backyard entertainment area is complete without a selection of outdoor games suitable for all ages. Cornhole, ladder toss, giant Jenga, and bocce ball are all timeless options that encourage friendly competition and laughter. Dedicate specific areas for these games, with designated throwing lanes and playing surfaces for a more polished look.

Setting the Mood: Lighting & Ambiance

The right lighting can transform your backyard into a magical and inviting space, perfect for entertaining after dark. Lanterns and torches add another layer of charm and ambiance to your outdoor space.

Try with hanging lanterns for a romantic touch, tabletop lanterns for a more intimate feel, or tiki torches for a tropical vibe. Strategically place lanterns and torches around the yard to create a warm and inviting glow, guiding guests and adding a touch of mystique.

Finishing Touches

  • Colorful Accents with Outdoor Rugs

Define different areas in your backyard and add a pop of color and personality with outdoor rugs. We have excellent choices for outdoor rugs due to their durability and resistance to the elements. Consider size, pattern, and overall design aesthetic when selecting your outdoor rug.

  • Decorative Accents for a Personal Touch

Incorporate decorative accents like pillows to personalize your backyard and reflect your style. Maintain a cohesive color scheme and choose weatherproof materials to make sure they last throughout the season.

Lasting Memories in Your Backyard Oasis

Transforming your backyard into a stylish and functional entertainment space allows you to create a summer destination for family and friends. By incorporating these elements, you can design a backyard that fosters relaxation, fun, and lasting memories throughout the summer season. So, fire up the grill, invite your loved ones over, and get ready to make the most of your summer in your very own backyard oasis!

Get our extensive collection of outdoor furniture, décor, and accessories and visit us today to find everything you need in our showroom! Personalize your backyard with our design experts here at Fowler Brothers Co. Home & Patio!