Garden Party Inspiration with HomeSense

You may well know by now that I’ve been working together with HomeSense, to create some lovely content for the Huffington Post Home site, which is all quite new and excting. A couple of weeks ago, I spent the afternoon offering home interiors’ inspiration at my local HomeSense store. This article is looking at inspiration for garden entertaining, which we will hopefully have chance of doing over the Bank Holiday weekend.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to give your party a stylish wow factor, then do take a read!


Top Tip #1: Stylish Seating

Stylish seating

Entertaining outdoors is a great opportunity to accessorise your space with colourful and stylish cushions and throws. If the weather turns colder, your guests will thank you for it.


Top Tip #2: Eclectic Dining

Eclectic tableware

Do you love to showcase your personality when you’re creating a dining table setting. Whether indoors or outdoors, your choices should reflect the person that you are and the tastes that you have. Particularly when outdoors, a colourful, eclectic selection of tableware looks stunning against the British sun. When we get it!


Top Tip #3: Add Some Flowers


No party, or entertaining space, is complete unless you have some flowers. They are the perfect way to brighten up the table, and are guaranteed to put a smile on people’s faces. And why not be a little crafty, you don’t need fancy vases in which to display them, simply grab an old jam jar, decorate with a little ribbon and, hey presto, your display is complete.


Top Tip #4: Accessorise the Garden

Outdoor decorations

Most of us find it easy to put together a table setting, but sometimes to really make the gathering go with a swing, it’s good to look beyond the plates and cups. Take a look around your garden. Could you decorate other aspects? Why not add some fairy lights and citronella candles ready for the evening? How about some pretty bunting and lanterns. If you don’t have young children running around, place some attractive ornaments around the garden area to really liven it up. It won’t take much to create a party atmosphere. Have fun!


Top Tip #5: Colourful Creativity


Don’t be afraid to use colour to bring your party to life. Colour can be from the food as well as the tableware and accessories. Let your imagination run free and be creative with how you mix and match your pieces. The bolder and brighter, the better. Feel free to experiment and really give your party the wow factor.

All images are courtesy of HomeSense.


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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