Updating Your Backyard for Evening Entertainment

The key to seamless backyard entertaining after dusk is in the details. Whether hosting a game night or a casual dinner party, something about being outside with loved ones brings out the best in people. With atmospheric lighting, comfortable seating, luxury patio covers, and a few other elements, you can elevate your outdoor space into a veritable oasis.

Consider these backyard upgrades to create a welcoming environment for entertaining at night.

Landscape Lighting

Subtle landscape lighting provides a sense of serenity after dark. Guests are safely guided down steps with illuminated pathways that draw the eye to desired focal points. After the sun goes down, thoughtfully installed accent lights around your patio area create an unmatched aesthetic while highlighting foliage and architectural features. Consider lights on the warmer end of the Kelvin scale (2700K) that mimic the glow of candlelight.

Fire Features

A fire pit or fire feature is the ultimate entertainment accessory for a patio or pool area. If real estate is too limited for a traditional fire pit, smaller fire bowls and flame bars can create a similar effect, with the added benefit of portability. Further, it adds a warm ambiance to your evening soiree and comes in a variety of styles and materials to blend effortlessly with your surroundings.

Custom Patio Cover

A beautiful pergola creates a resort-like atmosphere in your backyard. These outdoor structures can be personalized with any number of amenities and accessories to welcome guests. Custom pergolas elevate every aspect of your evening entertainment, whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or a family-friendly movie night. Modern pergolas come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Whether you choose a traditional pergola with fixed beams or one with a motorized louvered roof, you can incorporate fans, embedded LED lights, and automated privacy screens for the perfect evening.

Mini Fridge, Bar & Grill

When entertaining outside, you want to be with your guests, not stuck in the kitchen. Adding a mini-fridge and bar to your outdoor living space provides convenience and lets you focus on your guests. No more running inside to freshen drinks, and appetizers can be kept cold on a hot summer evening. If  cookouts are top on your list, consider adding a gas or charcoal grill for the perfect alfresco meal.

Easy Outdoor Entertaining after Dusk

Here at Outdoor Elements USA, we help homeowners create unique spaces for outdoor living and entertaining. Our state-of-the-art pergola products take nighttime backyard entertainment to a new level, bringing luxury and comfort to your home. Contact us today to learn more about our custom patio covers.

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