One of the easiest ways to save yourself lots of expenses seeking fun outdoors is to transform your outdoor area into a relaxing haven. Now you have no excuse staying away from home in search of entertainment when you’re bored, as you can easily curate one that you’d love in your outdoor space. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Wouldn’t that cost a lot?’ Well, when you think about how much it would cost to visit some exquisite location or restaurant with loved ones, so many times in a year, you’ll figure that having your in-house outdoor entertainment area is a lot cheaper.
One interesting benefit of creating an impressive outdoor entertainment area in your backyard or patio is that you can enjoy your space at no cost, anytime you want and at as many times you want to. This means you won’t have to pay over and over again to enjoy the entertainment you deserve with friends and loved ones. What’s more, you may decide to go for seasonal themes, such that your outdoor space is all set up for all-season entertainment. Sounds like premium fun!
Ideas to curate your outdoor entertainment area
There are so many ways you can make your patio a favorite spot in your home, by setting it up to become an ideal relaxation and entertainment zone. One thing is sure, it’s easy to get bored of spending time staring at the screen indoors, but a whiff of fresh air or a quick swim in a pool can quickly elevate your mood. Here are 7 ideas you can work with to create an outstanding entertainment area in your home.
1. Outdoor kitchen and bars:
Got guests and family around? Take the opportunity to spend ample time with them by taking the fun outdoors. One thing is certain when you have people around—food and drinks! A thrilling way to make it a worthwhile experience for everyone is to take the cooking outdoors. This way, you get to spend enough time sharing in the gist and banter with friends instead of being crammed up in the kitchen doing the cooking with little or no help.
What’s more? You could share some fun by trying some new recipes together or teaching one another the recipe for a dish you’re making. If you’re a neat freak you won’t also have to worry about too many hands on deck messing up your indoor kitchen. Everyone can conveniently serve themselves and equally do their dishes, ultimately saving you some stress and helping you enjoy the whole experience.
Rest assured; a bar area makes it easy to have the drinks handy as well. Whether you’re chatting late into the night or playing games, with a bar area nearby the glasses will never go empty. What better way is there to get entertained?
2. Cinematic outdoor set-up:
Get your space all set up for an in-house outdoor movie night with an outdoor TV set or a projector and screen to pair with it. Recreate the cinematic effect of your favorite movie house right on the floor of your patio or in the privacy of your backyard. Nothing beats doing this with a partner or group of friends, and if you want a solo retreat, this is equally an ideal experience as well.
Don’t forget to position your speakers or sound bars, so you don’t miss out on any detail. Sprawl out eating popcorn on your sofa while watching your favorite actors, or spread out a cozy duvet right on the floor. Don’t forget to pair it with pillows for extra comfort as you get entertained.
If you’re not into movies, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this thrilling experience at home. You may decide to project a match from your favorite team or make your home game arcade, by getting friends to play games with you while you watch from a broader screen. This, of course, gives an immersive experience that’s personal to you, and often can’t be recreated even in the most exotic vacation locations. Why? Because it’s personal to you!
3. Pool area and outdoor swimming:
What’s outdoor entertainment without water? This is one great perk of most outdoor spaces that’s often impossible to create indoors in many homes. Even if you don’t have an inbuilt swimming pool, you can use an inflatable pool to enjoy some splashing around right in the backyard of your home. It’s especially great for warm seasons when you can afford to spend ample time relaxing with friends and loved ones.
You can decide to spend hours just relaxing in your pool, enjoying the feel of the water on your body, while chatting away with a partner or friends. Particularly, you can decide to play games in the water with friends or have a nice time relaxing in a swimming pool floating bed while you dine or watch a projected night movie or something out on the screen of your outdoor TV.
4. Sunbathing and conversation:
Another thing you could do outdoors while relaxing is to enjoy the brilliance of the sunlight on your skin, especially if you had a long winter. Having a nice comfy furniture set, such as an armchair paired with an eclectic side table might just be all you need for a relaxing fun afternoon. You may decide to grab a favorite book with a nice glass of drink sitting next to you.
If spending time with a lot of people sounds more like fun to you, a comfortable patio sectional sofa set or outdoor conversation set can make all the difference. With these furniture pieces, you’ll be able to spend ample time conversing with a dear one or dear friends, create memories with families, or just feel good talking about how each other’s day went.
Paired with a nice patio fire pit or coffee table, you can enjoy a nice time dining together or enjoying a late evening snack. The communication flow from people you love will likely make you feel more relaxed and entertained than the touching plot of any movie.
5. Outdoor dining:
Although mentioned earlier, you might not fancy doing all your cooking outdoors, but bringing out all the food cooked indoors to be enjoyed outdoors with family may sound equally appealing and entertaining to you. With an ideal fire pit table, you may choose to roast smores and make marshmallows while having a thrilling time talking about anything and everything.
With the right furniture set; such as tall dining chairs, and dining table in any design of choice, you can achieve the ideal outdoor dining area. Of course, you save lots of bucks on eating out with family every day, and the good thing is, there are no constraints as to how much time you spend outdoors since you’re right on the patio or backyard of your home. This way, you get to spend quality time with the people that matter to you and keep each other entertained. Also, you’ll enjoy the relaxing feel of daytime sun or nighttime air on your skin without having to pay for it!
6. Barbeque and grills:
Add a pleasant flair to your space by introducing a barbeque oven where you can grill food and roast your favorite meats or veggies. This is another way to create an entertaining and relaxing experience in your home, both for you as a host and for your guests as well. You may decide to take turns to grill or prepare your meats and veggies together as you get them ready for barbecue.
7. Privacy walls and lighting:
For a rewarding and entertaining outdoor experience don’t forget to set up privacy walls on your patio or backyard if you don’t already have them. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, something as simple as hanging up curtains can create a sense of privacy in your space without having to worry about intrusion from neighbors. For something more permanent, you could work with wooden walls decorated with hanging leaves to beautify the space and also keep it private.
Lighting is equally important in achieving the ultimate entertainment area, this is because the light can help to set the mood for a great evening and help you feel less stressed from the day’s activities. Fancy string lights create a nice ambiance and you can choose decorative bulbs or candle holders for the purpose. They are a must-have especially if your outdoor entertainment will involve playing physical games with family and/or guests.
Outdoor entertainment doesn’t have to be restricted to certain exotic locations or vacation spots. You can enjoy the thrill of outdoor entertainment right out on your patio or backyard with a combination of the right furniture pieces and equipment. With proper planning and good budgeting, you’ll be able to save a lot of costs seeking outdoor entertainment outside of your home. You can get ready for unending days of rewards on your investment with your in-house outdoor entertainment area.