Outdoor Checklist: How to Get Your Garden Ready for Entertaining

Date: February 4th, 2022 CTD Tiles
Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s only natural for us to want to spend more time in the garden and host wonderful get-togethers with friends and family. If you’re yet to begin renovating your space and are keen to discover how to get it ready for hosting, don’t click away! We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about creating an outdoor area perfect for entertaining!

Plan Your Entertaining Space

Before you dive into decorating, it’s important to think about the area at hand first. Look at where the sun falls, whether there is enough privacy, as well as the styles you like. Once you have done this you can start creating a mood board of colour schemes. We always recommend thinking about the practicalities too; consider whether you will need storage for garden equipment and soft furnishings such as garden cushions.

Garden Tiling Planning 
Left: Image Pinterest | Right Image: Oaktime Milk Outdoor Tile

Consider Your Paving

Gone are the days of uneven slabs with moss growing between them. To really wow your guests, make sure that your paving is looking its best – the right flooring solution will transform your garden to give you more space to entertain. If you want your paving to be an extension of your house, try using the same tile inside and out. This will not only give you a seamless look but it will also open up to make both spaces feel bigger, ideal for those that are catering to more people. At CTD Tiles we have an exceptional choice of natural stone-effect paving solutions, such as our lovely Veined Stone designs, that are great for creating that cohesive inside-outside look and feel.
Floor Paving Tiles

Make Yourself Comfortable

Having somewhere to sit and feel relaxed is a top priority for many and is particularly important if you have guests coming over to wine and dine. You can look at creative options for seating – an indoor/outdoor rug with a floor cushion is great for channeling that Moroccan Boho vibe. A more modern aesthetic can be attained with rattan-style furniture, large planters, soft furnishings, and industrial festoon lights for a subtle glow that friends and family will be in awe of.

Outdoor Garden Styling

Left Image: Pinterest | Right Image: Style Lovely

Wow with an Outdoor Kitchen

If you love to entertain friends and family in the garden, then adding a cooking zone to your exterior could be the ideal update you need. Outdoor kitchens are incredibly practical for alfresco entertaining. With everything at arm's length, you don’t have to leave guests unattended and there’s no need to endlessly rush in and out of the house to wash up or check on the cooking.

Across the CTD Tiles range, we have lovely wall solutions such as our Inwood 3D Black Tiles that provide a cool feature wall to any outdoor kitchen area.

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas 
Top Left: Image Wyer Co | Bottom Left Image: Inwood 3D Beige Tile | Right Image: Oaktime Cherry Outdoor Tile

We hope this blog has inspired you to take the plunge this year to create an area that is perfect for entertaining. Make sure to let us know how you get on and tag us in any of your pictures!

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