A way to turn an outdoor space into a great space to entertain guests is adding some seating that will encourage lounging and entice more conversation.
Comfortable chairs, lounges or daybeds are more likely to get people to sit and relax than hard seating will. With a splash of coloured cushioning to add depth and pizzaz plus avoid damage from rain or sun.
Consider shaded areas when planning your seating to your outside area for daytime activities. If you are planning on using your outside space in the evenings, make sure you have sufficient lighting. Adding a fire pit can make the seated space more inviting and usable in wintertime.