Perfect the Art of Barbecues this Labor Day

outdoor_furniture_santa_barbaraLabor Day means barbeques and all of the fun that comes with them! Make your party a standout success by revamping your outdoor entertaining space with these outdoor design tips to make your outdoor gathering the best barbecue on the block!

Design for easy clean up: As any entertainer knows, parties come with messes. Ensure that your furniture withstands the ketchup spills and food stains by choosing surfaces and materials that are easy to wipe down or throw in the wash. Also, don’t forget to keep trash bins easily accessible to help minimize the mess.

Conversation matters: The layout of an outdoor entertaining space is critical for ensuring that your party is full of laughter and good conversation. Make sure to arrange your furniture in a functional way that allows party goers to mix and mingle.

Don’t forget about convenience: While most of the cooking is done on the grill, quite a bit of food preparation takes place in the kitchen. Be sure you set up your barbecue space with convenient access to the kitchen to make the transition from indoor to outdoor entertaining seamless. Arranging your furniture for added convenience for your guests will also help make your party a success. For instance, try to place your food and drink station near seating to avoid long walks with full plates.

Add your personality: Create the perfect space for your gathering by adding outdoor furniture and accessories that you love. If bright colors are your favorites, mix patterned pillows or multi-colored flower arrangements into your outdoor setting. Don’t forget to add your personal touch!

There’s no better time to perfect the art of barbecues than this Labor Day weekend! Leave the stress of entertaining and make your celebration an event to be remembered with these simple outdoor design ideas. Need more outdoor style inspirations? Follow CORT on Pinterest for frequent design trend updates!

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