Create a Cozy outdoor entertaining space with flowers and plants

Find out how to create a cozy outdoor entertaining space with flowers and plants. You don’t need a degree in design to have a beautiful area for summer entertaining. A simple bistro table and chairs can become a hidden gem when you surround it with colorful flowers and carefree plants. 

Create a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining on a small patio, deck, or courtyard.

Create cozy outdoor entertaining using flowers and plants to dress up a small space. This is a great way to design a tiny little oasis whether you have a city courtyard, a small patio, or a lush suburban garden.

As you know, I’m working with the BHG Live Better network and I’m using annuals from their line at Walmart. Were you aware BHG sells flowers too? The flowers add color and help define our little table for two.

This is a wonderful place for you to enjoy a cold drink and light snack with a friend or spouse. Or maybe you just want to sit alone and read. Check out my ideas below.

Create a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining using flowers and plants to set the scene.Create a cozy spot for entertaining outdoors, using flowers and plants to help set the scene.Create a cozy spot for entertaining outdoors, using flowers and plants to help set the scene.Create a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining for two.Create a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining, with flowers and plants to set the scene.

Creating a Cozy Spot for Outdoor Entertaining

  • I was inspired by the flowers themselves when I set up this sitting area. Pink, purple, yellow, and orange annuals ‘pop’ against the green backdrop of grass and trees.
  • The annuals I used here are hot pink petunias, soft pink aloha tiki calibrachoa, purple aloha calibrachoa, and yellow gerbera daisies. I used some containers I already had and potted them so they look even more beautiful.
  • Pre-designed planters are also a good route to take. They save you time and they take the guess work out of designing a display. One of my favorite summer plants is the majesty palm. Place it inside a large decorative planter that only LOOKS heavy, and you have height added to your space.
  • To round out the decorative aspect of the space I added a couple of lanterns. They add more height and visual interest and can be lit with candles at sunset if you desire.
  • This little bistro table and chairs is made more comfortable with pillows. I brought out my tangerine chenille swirls pillow and a pink one from my daughter’s room, and they can easily be taken indoors when you’re done outside.

Create a cozy spot for entertaining outdoors, with flowers and plants.Create a cozy spot for outdoor entertaining using flowers and plants to help set the scene.Create a cozy spot for entertaining outdoors, using flowers and plants to help set the scene.

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    1. Thanks Diane. I’ve had that for so long I can’t even remember. It’s close to 20 years old! (that sounds crazy once I think about it!)

  1. Are you in Hawaii? This setup is beautiful and reminds me of Hawaii. Beautiful!

  2. I love my outdoor space – my cozy backporch! Spring and summer are my two favorite seasons for throwing porch parties. I love the decor and the flowers in the photos. What better way to wake up in the AM than to a beautiful and inviting outdoor space of fragrant flowers and great drinks!

  3. I have been looking for a table/chairs for a spot on my patio. I love your space!

  4. We’re still working on our outdoor living space, its hard when its only enjoyable for maybe 3 months out of the year

  5. Your outdoor space looks beautiful, very inviting! I especially love the little bistro table and chairs and tangerine chenille swirls and pink pillows. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love this styled outdoor look. Gives me some inspiration for a party I’m throwing at the end of the month for my mom’s 60th birthday. So I could use a gc right. Thanks.

  7. I love what you did! I have a balcony with a small table and two chairs but I need to add plants and flowers!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  8. I love your outdoor space, the colors are so bright and makes me happy. Great relaxing space to hang out and enjoy the weather.

  9. I love a beautiful patio that you can hang out on during the cool summer evenings.

  10. I love this outdoor space. It’s exactly how I want my front porch to look.

  11. Oh I love what you did! It looks so nice and relaxing for a spring or summer day! I love the colors of the flowers and those lanterns are so neat looking! I would love something like that for our backyard!

  12. I really enjoy having a cozy inviting outdoor space to relax and entertain.

  13. The lanterns and the pillows are a very nice touch and I’d love to relax in a setting like this!

  14. Thank you giving me an alternative to flowers! I have severe allergies and never get to enjoy flowers of any kind. So when I noticed the majesty palm in the background I got excited! I adds color and dimension to the outdoor space you created. keep those awesome ideas coming.

  15. Love your outdoor settee! I am aching to dig in the dirt but here in Montana it’s still a bit too early. My greenhouse is bursting at the seams! Thank you for this opportunity to win Chris!

  16. Thanks for the cute ideas! As a working mom of four kids, things like this always get put on the back burner of the things to do.

  17. I love this tiny space you did! I tackled my small outdoor space last year & I use it so much now. Guess it goes to show, no matter the size, just do something with it that you will love so you USE it! Can’t wait to add some more to it this year. Love these ideas you had here! The flowers & more annuals/ perennials is what I need to do next. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. I have an area outdoors that I need to spruce up and your items would look so pretty! I need to get some flowers and a table set like this one!

  19. I love the table and chairs that were used. The flower combinations are beautiful!!!

  20. I like your ideas for an outdoor oasis, especially by using the flowers.

  21. i love flowers in the garden, try my hardest to always grow lots of varieties for the color.

  22. Lovely styling! I would love to create an outdoor space like this for our home!

  23. We are in dire need of redecorating our outdoor space – looking for a cozy couch, a few tables, and some pretty fairy lights.

    1. Stay tuned Roxanne. I have another big project I’ll be sharing in the next couple of weeks and it sounds like it’s right up your alley. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Beautiful! I love flowers but it’s so dang hot here they die too quickly. ๐Ÿ™ Your patio is beautiful though, I’ll live vicariously through you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned and shared on FB & Twitter.


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