Planning a patio party or backyard soiree? Get our five top tips for outdoor entertaining this spring with Darling Homes Houston.
Set the Tone for Warm Weather Living
First impressions matter, so set the tone for warm weather living from the very beginning.
Whether it’s an open-air courtyard or traditional front porch, create the right ambiance with a well-manicured landscape, potted plants of various sizes or a freshly seeded garden to achieve a naturally beautiful space that’s an expression of the season.
Choose from an assortment of spring’s signature flowers, like pansies, peonies, yellow trilliums, lilacs, tulips and hydrangeas for a bright and bold look that bursts with color.
For a clean, blissful palette, we recommend spring greens and white blooms, such as lilies, petunias, daisies, daffodils and magnolias coupled with fresh-cut grass, miniature palm trees or agave plants.
At Riverstone in Sugar Land, Darling Homes’ Luxury Patio home boasts an extended loggia entryway that opens to an expansive courtyard. Complete with vibrant greenery, detailed brick and stone arches and a wonderful lounge area, the Mediterranean-inspired home design is an ideal spring sanctuary guests will marvel over from the moment they step inside.
Create a Space That’s Multifunctional
Make the transition from indoor entertaining to the outdoors effortless by creating a space that’s multifunctional.
Whether you’re hosting an afternoon barbecue or evening drinks and h’orderves, having a place for guests to gather, relax, play and mingle is a must-have when entertaining.
Station a fully-equipped kitchen with a barbecue, counter space and storage under a canopy or veranda. This provides you with designated room for meal prep and cooking while still being a part of the fun that’s taking place outside.
Accommodate friends and loved ones with plenty of seating near a fireplace or fire pit, which will encourage guests to unwind and linger awhile longer.
At Grand Central Park in Conroe, Darling Homes’ model home is encompassed by heavily wooded landscapes and rich, natural surroundings that turn this patio into a dreamy getaway. Not only will you enjoy a picturesque backdrop, but also a sense of privacy. It’s the perfect atmosphere for yard games, laid-back get-togethers and elegant parties.
Add a Pop of Color
Bring your patio to life with a pop of color by choosing a theme that’s all your own.
Those who enjoy bold, vivid hues for an energetic feel can incorporate throw pillows and furnishings of spring’s go-to shades, such as sunshine yellow, apple green, turquoise and tomato red.
Powder blue, pastel pink and dusted yellow creates an enchanting combination for those seeking a more sophisticated atmosphere.
For the final touch, add a fresh flower bouquet or floating peonies and gardenias set atop a side table or as a centerpiece to bring texture and depth for a visually appealing display.
Captivate Guests with Great Lighting
For cool, breezy evenings, captivate guests with great lighting.
A glowing fireplace and flameless candles will give your outdoors a European-inspired feel perfect for intimate entertaining with close friends and loved ones.
Those hosting a soiree with many to please can’t go wrong with bold outdoor wall decor and stringed lights draped around columns or above a gazebo.
Darling Homes’ award-winning, outdoor living space at The Woodlands, Coronet Ridge is ideal for year-round enjoyment, complete with dramatic arches, fabulous seating and a covered pavilion for additional shade and privacy.
The impressive structure is as an architectural focal point of the home, blending an alluring color palette with unique brick textures. Pair that with great lighting and bold colors and you’ve created the ultimate location for a seasonal gathering.
Don’t Forget to Enjoy Yourself!
Once you’ve created the perfect spring oasis, don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself.
Organize appetizers and main course dishes for buffet-style dining and assemble a mobile drink station or bar cart, which will not only alleviate you from the task of serving, but will ensure guests feel comfortable helping themselves to food and drinks.
Finally, press play on your favorite music and enjoy!
At Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Darling Homes created an outdoor oasis that’s designed to feel resort style. With a sweeping wall of glass doors set behind a series of stucco columns, this expansive courtyard truly brings the indoors out.
Clean architectural lines and modern details bring a sense of refinement, while the glowing fireplace, designated sitting areas and conversational corners reflect a welcoming and relaxed environment.
One step into this private escape and you’ll feel like you’ve entered into your own staycation paradise.
Like what you see? Visit www.darlinghomes.com to see more outdoor living areas, ideal for spring entertaining!