A way to turn an outdoor space into a great space to entertain guests is by adding some seating that will encourage lounging and more conversation.
Comfortable chairs, lounges or daybeds are more likely to get people to sit and relax than hard seating. With a splash of coloured cushioning you can add depth and pizzaz while avoiding damage from the rain or sun.
Consider shaded areas when planning your outside seating for daytime activities. If you are planning on using your outside space in the evenings, make sure you have sufficient lighting. Adding a fire pit can make your seated space more inviting and usable through winter.