Select a colour palette which is harmonious, linking the inside and outside of your home.
Try creating a comfortable and intimate outdoor space. Find a suitable spot in the courtyard or garden and add an outdoor table and chairs. Use cushions for comfort and to give a splash of colour.
Consider creating a focal point in your garden using a water feature, sculpture or outdoor seat. Use objects that are enjoyable to look at. Running water from a water feature will create a relaxing atmosphere.
Potted plants are great for improving the outside aspect of your home. Inject colour and create impact by using repetition of plants, and by grouping pots in the same colour.
Consider using lanterns or candles to enhance the ambience when entertaining in the evening. Lining a pathway with lanterns will create a dramatic and inviting entrance for your guests.