Classic Styling for Outdoor Entertaining

Those who just love old movies would definitely be familiar with the lavish gardens and gazebos of Sound of Music and Somewhere in Time. The same scene does not grow old as even the flicks of this generation have those gazebo-in-the-garden settings – think Bella and Edward in Twilight or Julianne and Michael in My Best Friend’s Wedding. You can recreate the same setting in your backyard. Assuming, of course, that you have the space. Maybe it’s time to give your backyard a long look and see if it can be turned into a classic garden complete with a gazebo and perhaps an arbor or two from This classic styling is a great choice for homeowners who entertain a lot.

Think about your garden “architecture.” Your backyard will have to be handsomely landscaped if you are going to use it for entertaining. You need to make sure that you do not have any “bald” spots. It is also best to stay away from plants that have thorns or heavy branches as you do not want to injure your guests. Vines look beautiful crawling on arbors. Aside from their decorative value, arbors can also be used to mark certain sections or areas. If you are one of the lucky ones with a huge yard, you can have a gazebo in the middle of a pond or pool of water. A wooden bridge arching over the water and leading to the gazebo will make your garden look even more romantic.

What’s a party without lights? The modern way of lighting outdoor spaces is with the use of LED lights. You can choose the basic white bulbs when entertaining. Of course, you can have a string or two of colored lights for more casual parties and gatherings. Lighted trees can also be used, but you have to be careful in choosing your tree. A lighted palm might not exactly be a good match for a white vined arbor. Perhaps it would be best to just wrap strings of patio lights around the biggest tree in your yard.

Once you have decided that it’s time for your garden to take a more classic styling, you have to start making your renovation or redecorating plans. You can do it on your own or consult with an expert. You have a lot of options in terms of décor for your yard. You only have to know where to look for the items that you want.

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