From landscaping and decking to indulgent additions, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the ways you can add ambiance to your outdoor space. Today we’ll be focusing on the kinds of additions that will add some drama to your space in a way that’s particularly suitable for nighttime entertainment or relaxation. Lighting and mood music can be especially effective in creating a magical environment. Adding drama to your outdoor oasis can be simple and inexpensive while still offering expanded options for entertainment.
Let There Be Light!
If you want your space to be comfortable past dusk, you can ensure that the walkways are well lit, using either solar-powered lights along the footpaths or hanging twinkle lights (or both). Of course, having trees or structures such as gazebos, arches, or pergolas can make hanging lighting easier. You can also incorporate LED pool lighting for an extra splash of color. A fire pit or fire bowl as well as an outdoor theater with comfortable seating can also encourage guests to stay out past dark.
Music of the Night
A major way to infuse the precise vibe you desire into a gathering is by way of music. From salsa or rap to folk tunes or instrumental Celtic selections, your music of choice will help set the mood. Outdoor speakers complete with pre-arranged playlists will help you easily shift gears from a family-friendly pool party to an adult-only nightlife. Music can also be switched to change gears from dinnertime to dancing or other activities. Of course, structures and lighting will also play a role in enhancing the kind of atmosphere you’re after. All kinds of entertainment can be managed by smart devices, making it easy for you to play both host and DJ, all at once. But for special events, hiring a DJ or live band might not be a bad option, either.
When you think of drama, you probably think of the theater. You can help evoke the same kind of awe-inspiring appeal by use of sheer draperies with tie-backs, again dependent on existing structures such as pergolas and gazebos. Not only can these kinds of additions be switched out seasonally, but they can also be brought out only for special events, to help mark the event or occasion as a momentous one.
Whether you get food for a special event catered or DIY it, you can add a sense of style by varying from the typical outdoor barbecue victuals. For an especially grand addition, perhaps you might consider a pig roast box. But even a less significant addition to your grill potential like this smoker box can increase the kinds of flavors you’ll be able to produce in your outdoor kitchen.
Any of these types of additions will increase the multi-sensory impression of your outdoor space, enhancing the experience for your family and your guests.
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