Dance like nobody's watching, love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening, live like it's heaven on earth. -Mark Twain-

sunnuntai 24. kesäkuuta 2012

Light to the people

A little BBQ evening with friends

 If you're hosting a family barbecue or BBQ evening for friends, setting up with some forethought gives you time and energy to enjoy the party with your guests.

An important first step in making an outdoor spot feel inviting is to bring some comfortable furniture to your design plan. For a rustic/country look, materials such as wood, wicker, rattan and iron offer a natural look. Weathered, distressed or painted finishes add informal charm.
Adding little homey touches enhances the natural, easygoing feel of a rustic styled outdoor area.

With your warm rustic décor, you'll probably want to use your outdoor space at night as well as during the daytime.

Try some hurricane table lanterns or sturdy pole style varieties.
Natural firelight is the perfect gentle complement to rustic decorating. Candlelight, a roaring fire pit or some torches will bathe your evening in a soft glow.

Complete your rustic yard design by adding some final accents and decorative touches,.
Arrange fragrant fresh blossoms in a simple glass vase or colorful glass bottles.

No matter what the theme, get ideas for table settings, flowers, and other decorations for your next outdoor party.