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A Backyard Revamp for the Ultimate Entertainer

By Jaci Hodge

Jaci Hodge is the founder of Jaci Daily, a lifestyle blog that takes you through Jaci’s daily life, where she shares everything from interior design and fashion to yummy recipes! With an active family that spends time outdoors and loves to entertain, Jaci recently decided to refresh her outdoor space to something more modern and functional.


Being an Arizona native, I know how important it is to find durable outdoor furniture that can withstand the hot summer months and still be an inviting space to entertain guests. Living Spaces has perfected the blend of quality, decor and functionality at a price that will work for the modern-day family on a budget. Here are a few of my tips for how to make your outdoor space as inviting as possible.


Seating

Having enough seats for your guests is a top priority when entertaining. That’s why I opted for the sleek modern Malaga Sectional that is customizable in size. The weather proof cushions are tough against the conditions and are very comfortable. To create a cozy living room feel that translated to the outdoors, I added additional seating with two of the Malaga Outdoor Lounge Chairs.

Dining Space


When you have guests over you need two things: snacks and good conversation. Having a large table to create a delicious spread (one of my specialties) was a big priority on my list while shopping for furniture. The Malaga Coffee Table pulls the whole space together and is large enough for everyone to dine comfortably.



The Sorrento Storage Counter Table was a perfect addition to the space with its large eating surface and functional compartment below. Like most moms, I can’t get enough storage!
Finishing touches


Adding accessories is what truly makes a space feel inviting for your guests – but it does not need to be over the top. Throw pillows add the perfect, cozy touch, and a little pop of color, to bring some texture to your space. Candles and lanterns are a nice way to create a warm inviting space, and in the cooler months, having a few throw blankets on hand is always a good idea.

Now that our outdoor oasis is complete and the Arizona weather has cooled down, it’s time to throw that backyard bbq!

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