When going for a modern vibe, keep it simple and keep it clean. Don’t clutter your table or yard with too many elements. Look for clean lines and shapes, but don’t forget your own style. It’s your space, so it needs to feel inviting and comforting.
Backyard games like horseshoes, cornhole and tumbling blocks are a DIY project away and give your guests an activity to do. Each round takes 10-15 minutes and can be played by multiple people at once. Need another reason to be outside? Host a tournament, and see who comes out on top!
CHOOSE SOFTER EDGES
Traditional design tends to be softer and curvier. Choose accessories with rounder profiles. They feel gentler and more inviting. Soften things up with materials like a tablecloth, a table runner or cloth napkins. Natural elements like flowers also feel friendly. And, of course, a natural flame can really warm up a space.
DEFINE YOUR AREAS
Create cozy conversation areas by setting up groups of chairs and tables, each marked with a few torches, table torches or citronella candles. By designating specific areas, you make your backyard more digestible to the eye and allow different areas to become different destinations. Keep styles similar or change up the vibe of each nook to make it a new experience.