Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Set the perfect scene with these ideas for creating beautiful outdoor areas.

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Water Features
Photo: Buff Strickland

Chill Out

If you can, keep guests cool by blending outdoor entertaining areas with a pool or water features. They’ll appreciate the ability to dip their toes in water while sipping cocktails. For added romance and a finished look, try hanging sheer curtains, which will billow in the breeze.

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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

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