In the summer, we look for any excuse to be outside and to host outdoor parties. From the ball game to the barbecue, relaxing with family and friends is just better in the open air. When planning parties during these months – whether an intimate gathering of friends or a full-on holiday bash – it is no wonder we look for ways to entertain al fresco – out of doors.
We all have varying capabilities when it comes to suitable gathering areas outside. While some have expansive backyards, others have a balcony off their apartment. While some have a wraparound deck or porch, others may only have a covered carport. Regardless of your space, the right décor can transform any area – and to go from boring to botanical; it only takes a trip to Schaaf Floral.
If you have a lot of space, consider creating multiple seating groups, with eclectic chairs and sofas and bold cushions. Antique tables or whimsical pedestals can display beautiful baskets of summer varietals. These mini gardens bring the beauty of a flower bed right into your space, adding splashes of life and color throughout.
If you have a small patio or deck, flowers are the perfect way to add color to your design. They are easily matched to any color palette. As for where to put them, a trellis running overhead is a great way to save space but add beauty – hang plants from hooks and suspend over the seating area. Trailing vines and blooms will give the appearance of a forest canopy and add striking design without taking up valuable furniture space. A trellis leaned against a wall will serve a similar purpose – either adorn with climbing plants such as morning glories or roses or attach small pots and change the flowers seasonally or based on your theme.
Planning a backyard gathering is as easy as choosing a theme, inviting some friends, firing up the grill – and calling Schaaf Floral! Stop by today for the inspiration you need to change your outdoor areas from bland to beautiful – with flowers.