It’s an ideal time of year to start rethinking your approach to entertaining. Sure, the warm weather is temptation enough to make a change, but so are the comfort and appeal that come with a beautifully considered outdoor space. With so many more reasons nowadays to spend time at home as a family or with loved ones, the time to spruce things up is now.
Easier said than done, we know. However, don’t underestimate the impact small additions, deliberate colour schemes, subtle textures, and highlighting once-forgotten focal points have on transforming your home.
Here are a few simple steps to get you started.
Introduce a Seating Area
Seating can make or break an entertainment area. You might have all the right amenities to encourage guests to gather, but without somewhere to sit chances of them lingering will be short-lived. Incorporating garden-friendly furniture is a sure-fire way to address this issue. Equally as important, however, is introducing pavers for chairs and tables to rest upon and to not damage your grass. Luckily, we have a wide number of Flagstones Ranges that are perfect for exactly that. Covering styles from modern with our Flamed Granite Range to Rustic and old world with our Classic and Antique Chateaux Ranges you are sure to find a perfect match for your space.
Adopt a Cohesive Colour Scheme
A clever way to differentiate an outdoor area from its surroundings is to give it a standout colour scheme. Not only are you adding instant appeal, but it also lets visitors know that it’s an area deserving of their attention. Neutral, earthy tones like grey, nude, pale pink and subtle green, always bode well for entertainment spaces looking to emit style and comfort. The natural sandstone appearance of our Cotswold Flagstones is designed for outdoor applications. Cohesion is the key to an outdoor space with a difference.
Find the Perfect Location
Those looking to establish a new outdoor entertainment area should consider its location. Many opt to extend their pool area, so guests are not separated or take up more of their garden. Those without that kind of space to spare could dedicate a corner of their garden to entertaining for the very same reasons. Neither approach will overwhelm your current living space, nor require huge renovations. Simply add pavers like our Antique Chateaux Flagstones, and most of the work is done for you.
Incorporate Interesting Shapes & Textures
Shapes and textures are powerful tools for adding character and charm to an entertainment area. They also help to define one area from another and create dimension in your garden. Flagstone / Pavers are often the easiest and most appealing way to create shapes as they are available in a variety of different sizes, not to mention textures. Cladding can be used to great effect when wanting to add textural layers and focal features within a space. Our Ledgestone Cladding is available in five different colours to suit almost any outdoor space.
Add an Element of Fire
Not only does an outdoor fire feature provide extra light and heat, but it also sets the tone for any entertainment area. Whether in the form of a built-in braai or pit, there’s something about each of them that invites people to gather around it. Installing one needn’t be a huge project, but rather an extension of an existing area within your home or garden. The right pavers will help define the perfect spot while cladding will add extra appeal. Consider our Ridgestone Cladding for a weathered surface texture and precise cut stone edges.
If you’re looking to redo your outdoor area, pool, or entertainment station, chat with the Creative Stone team about the right Flagstones and Cladding for your area.