Take It Outside!

Posted on: July 29, 2022

It’s patio season!  Why not host a fabulous outdoor summer party?  Here are some essentials from Home Hardware for a great summer party.

Let’s start with the basics—patio furniture.  The right patio furniture is key to any outdoor space.  All season long, you will need comfortable furniture for backyard picnics, formal dinners and barbeques.  Peruse through Home Hardware’s online catalogue, where your online purchase can be sent to your local Home Hardware location at Cloverdale Mall for FREE in-store pick-up*. (*On eligible orders.)

Have you been missing out on intimate dinner parties?  Home Hardware’s selection of patio dining sets are available in an array of materials and can accommodate large sizes of family and friends.  A popular finish this season is the wood dining sets.  The Acacia wood gives a natural-looking finish, providing a sturdy structure and durability while its design will bring a modern look to your patio or backyard.  The set is naturally weather resistant to most elements.  Apply teak oil as needed.

What is a true Canadian backyard without a large grill to anchor your outdoor entertaining space?  Whether your preference is charcoal, propane or wood-fired, Home Hardware has the ultimate supply in barbeques.  But, don’t stop there—you can seal in flavour with an outdoor fryer or step it up with a smoker.  No matter which one you go with, your guests will be oh so satisfied with your outdoor cooking experience and flavourful food!

After eating a delicious meal, have your guests relax and spend the rest of the evening chatting underneath the stars in your outdoor lounge area.  The sectionals and conversation multiple-piece sets are so comfortable and appealing to the eye, your guests will not want to leave!  Remember, dining and lounging outdoors can be a challenge in the midday sun.  Aside from the discomfort, it can also damage your skin and fade your patio furniture.  A great option for shading your yard and protecting your people and pets is with Home Hardware’s offset patio umbrella which features a side support pole with a heavily weighted base to prevent the umbrella from tipping.

Have a small yard or a balcony?  A cozy grouping of chairs for a compact chat with a buddy can be all that you need.  The Instyle Outdoor Brown Wicker Swivel Chat Set is a perfect choice.  It’s a three-piece set, swivel rocker chairs, couch cushions and a side table—all weather resistant!  Or, if you would like to enjoy a nice espresso for two on a small bistro table set, go modern with the Instyle Outdoor Park Lane Folding Bistro Set.  For a more decorative vibe, the beautiful three-piece Alpine Vintage White Folding Bistro Set might be more your taste.

Now that you have the basics, let’s accessorize!  I find this part the most fun.  The choice of accessories tells the story of the space.  Set a beachy mood with ocean blues like aqua and navy in patio rugs, throw pillows and the coolest—a Blue Wooden Patio Cooler Bench.  How about a bold move using bright red chair cushions with coordinating bright striped patio rugs?  Your backyard decor is guaranteed to have your guests gasping as they make their first steps into your oasis.

Well, there you have it my friend, this guide should make the summer entertaining experience in your yard the talk of the neighbourhood!  Share images of your backyard gatherings with us by tagging @cloverdalemall on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

~ Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator