CHOOSE NATURAL LIGHT
With all due respect to Thomas Edison, sometimes you want to give harsh electric lights a rest. There’s a dark-sky movement in heavily populated areas to try to reduce light pollution. Illuminating your patio with the warm glow of natural flames lets you enjoy the brilliance of the night sky, plus stargazers everywhere will thank you.
Pineapples are the symbol of friendship and hospitality for a good reason. Deck out your tables and yard with by mixing real and decorative elements to create a totally tropical mood.
COUNT YOUR COLORS
Designers recommend picking three main colors: a primary color, a secondary color and an accent color. Too many colors can be dizzying. Too few can be dull. You can use napkins, candles and small table torches, to provide pops of color against neutral tablecloths and plates. Or you can go all out and let bold colors play a more dominant role.
UPGRADE YOUR BALCONY
Turn your balcony into an outdoor room where you love to linger. Fill it with flowers and greenery in stylish pots, seating with pillows and throw blankets and a table to set drinks and candles. Settle in with a favorite book or enjoy an outdoor meal.