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5 Essentials for Outdoor Entertaining

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This summer, impress your friends and family with your beautiful patio and other outdoor areas. Host the summer get-together to remember by simply including these five essential items in your outdoor areas.

Outdoor Decor Essentials, Outdoor Entertaining

1. Plenty of Seating

Benches, lounge chairs, patio sets, porch swings and outdoor poufs. All are great options for outdoor seating, and the perfect way to keep your guests comfortable and relaxed. We love this handmade porch swing find from Etsy shop GrindstoneDesign.

2. Outdoor Speakers

Keep your company entertained with your favorite summer songs. From weatherproof, wall mounted speakers to ground bearing speakers that blend with backyard greenery, there's a style to fit your home. Bose Free Space® Environmental Speakers are perfect for in the garden, on the deck or on the patio. 

3. Outdoor Area Rug

Splinters and hard, hot flooring won’t be issues you’ll need to worry about with an area rug outside. Not only does an area rug make your area softer and safer, but it also makes it feel like home. The Matrina Collection by Kaleen offers a beautiful, beach-inspired curation of outdoor area rugs we just adore. 

4. Insect Repellent

Mosquitoes are not invited to your outdoor get-together. Keep them away with décor that also repels insects. From a beautiful citronella planter and lantern to small oil candles, you and your guests won’t be bothered by mosquitoes. Our selection? A soy-based, citronella scented candle from Etsy shop LindsayLucasCandles.

5. Lighting

Don’t forget to consider lighting your outdoor patio for those warm summer nights spent outside. Use candles, lanterns, or even hanging lights to set the mood of your outdoor space. The Hamilton collection from Hinkley blends classic early American style with industrial influence. 

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