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The Art of Outdoor Entertaining

Even in the heart of winter, it’s never too early to be thinking about your garden as a space for entertaining family and friends; and it’s always a good idea to plan early for when the fine weather rolls around again. Indeed, creating a warm and inviting outdoor entertaining area is the key to hosting a memorable garden gathering. 

Here at Sitting Spiritually, we’ve got two decades of experience in providing the perfect seating solutions for these al fresco occasions. Let’s take a look into the art of outdoor entertainment and how handmade swing seats, benches, and day beds can enhance your garden gatherings!

Choosing the right seating

Comfort and style

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, comfortable and stylish seating is essential. Sitting Spiritually offers a range of swing seats and benches that combine craftsmanship, elegance, and durability — from the elegant Tranquillity garden swing seat in oak to the classic RHS Four Seasons garden bench — there are plenty of exceptional seating choices available. 

Consider the size of your space and the number of guests you typically host when selecting the appropriate seating options. Swing seats provide your guests with a unique and relaxing experience, while benches offer a more traditional seating arrangement for your garden.

sitting spiritually swing seat

Arranging seating

Enjoy the surroundings

Create an inviting atmosphere by arranging your swing seats and benches in a way that encourages conversation and interaction. On a patio, perhaps position your handmade garden benches in a semicircle for easy communication among your guests, or place a swing seat near focal points such as a fire pit, water feature, or a stunning garden view. This will not only enhance the ambience but also provide a comfortable space in which your guests can relax and enjoy the surroundings of your garden.

knole garden bench

Incorporating lighting

For charm and ambience

The right lighting can transform your outdoor entertaining area into a memorable and inviting space. Consider incorporating various lighting options to set the mood and create a welcoming ambience. String lights or lanterns hung from nearby trees or your bespoke pergolas can add a soft and enchanting glow. Pathway lighting ensures safe navigation, while spotlights can highlight specific areas of interest in your garden. By carefully selecting and arranging lighting fixtures, you can create a warm and mood-setting atmosphere for your garden gatherings.

lighting from a pergola

Adding accessories

For ultimate relaxation

To further enhance your outdoor entertaining area, consider adding accessories that complement your swing seats and benches. We have a range of weatherproof cushions, drinks holders, and hand-carved drinks tables to provide extra comfort and style, while outdoor rugs can define seating areas and add a touch of warmth to your space. Our ammonite drinks table can be a brilliant addition; where guests can place their refreshments on a fine spring afternoon. Meanwhile, incorporating colourful and seasonal plant life around garden furniture can only help to add personality and charm to your garden space.

Swinging Day Bed in Oak with Cedar Roof

Transform your garden today

Looking forward to spring

Transforming your garden into a welcoming outdoor entertaining area is a more-than-achievable goal — and our range of swing seats, benches, and swinging day beds can provide the perfect blend of comfort and style for your surroundings. So, if you’re already dreaming of the perfect spring afternoon, shared with family and friends, against the stunning natural backdrop of your garden, then why not get in touch? Let’s see if we can help!

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Posted by Martin Young on January 30th 2024

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