Just because it doesn't feel like spring yet, the calendar says it is.  That means we can start thinking about our outdoor entertaining area, whether that be for dinner parties or casual evenings by a bonfire. If you're looking to update your outdoor space, here are some ideas to help add new life to any outdoor entertaining area.

Lighting for Entertainment

Having your outdoor entertaining area well-lit is important for your guest’s safety and enjoyment.  Some ideas include keeping your walk ways visible by lining them with torch lights or landscape lighting (available on our sister site Lightup.com). The torch lights can also be placed throughout the space to add subtle lighting and give the entertaining area an ambiance. Also, adding lighting to your patio or outdoor area is one of the easiest ways to dress it up. Whether you hang a string of patio lights or keep mosquitoes away with torch style lighting,  it is sure to make a great impact.

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Another great way to light up the area is with a blazing fire from your fire pit. No matter if you choose a gas fire pit or wood burning you will add a great light source, plus it will also provide heat for those chilly spring nights.

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Patio Furniture

If this is the year to update your patio furniture, Northline Express is the place to shop. There are so many great patio furniture collections to choose from, you're sure to find the set that fits your style.

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Remember when you are choosing seating to furnish your patio that you consider the size of your area so that you do not end up with a crowded space. Adding a bench as a table is a great way to make sure that you have extra seating if extra guests show up.

Cover from the Sun or Rain

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If your home’s outdoor entertaining area does not have an awning or roof covering to keep guests out of the sun or rain, you should consider installing a canopy or shade sail. A canopy will add a protective covering from both the rain and the sun thanks to the durable canvas material of the canopy top. Canopies are also portable and can be moved to where they are needed. If the gathering moves from the patio to the backyard so can the canopy.

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Shade Sails offer versatile shade protection. No matter the size or shape of the outdoor space you can create a shade covering that is custom and effective. Shade Sail Canopies can block up to 98 percent of those scorching sunrays. Shade Sails will also help to prevent sunburns while enjoying the warm weather.

Northline Express is here to answer all your questions.  Feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at fireplaceorders@onlinestores.com .