Are you tired of the same restaurants with loud, noisy sitting areas, overpriced food, and lack of privacy? Are you looking for fun ways to spice things up with your partner and change things for date nights? Transform your boring old patio space into a gorgeous, cozy date night spot in a jiffy.
What’s great about patio date nights is that they work for nearly every season of the year, including spring, summer, fall, and winter (unless it’s snowing heavily, of course).
Try the following ideas and do up your space for the ultimate romantic evening:
Bring out your favorite patio seating and tables
Patio seating is a must-have, and you can make the most of your space with some beautiful patio loveseats and lounge chairs. You can find great options such as this complete 4-seater set or shop for individual seats and chairs through PatioHQ. They also have patio tables that you can easily get your hands on and set up outside to create the perfect sitting and lounging area for your cozy, romantic date night.
Make sure you have comfortable blankets and throws
Next, pull out some comfortable, cozy blankets or throws that you can snuggle up under. Lighter fabrics work for warmer weather and thicker varieties for when it’s chilly or even cold out. You’re likely to spend a few hours out there, so it’s best to be prepared with blankets, throws, cushions, and pillows to make your comfortable lounge chairs even cozier than they are. Once you have these options, you can cuddle, curl up together, watch movies, stargaze, or even talk comfortably.
Put up some cozy, ambient patio lighting
No date night is complete without some moody, romantic backyard lighting. There are some great DIY options for patio lighting that are multi-purpose and look cute, including filament bulbs, string lights, lamps, and more. Lighting can instantly set the mood and make your night more romantic and dreamier than ever, which is why you should pay attention to this aspect of your setup.
A lot of the lighting is easy to do on your own and shouldn’t be difficult if you have an outlet or connection to the inside of the home. Just be careful not to hurt yourself!
Set up snacks and delicious foods on your table
Another very crucial part of the perfect date night is food. While you can turn your patio into a private dining space, serving up full meals or eating takeout on this center table, you can also go down the more casual route and enjoy snacks on this corner table. Some great options include pretzels, nuts, and dry fruit, popcorn, or even a beautiful charcuterie board with cheese, fruit, crackers, and other items. Snacks and food are up to you and really depend on what you like doing together, whether it’s just sharing a relaxed meal or it’s doing an activity together.
Include a fun activity like a movie or game night
Speaking of activities, you should have some form of entertainment for your date night too. If you’re in the mood for something special, you can rent out a projector and screen and set up a romantic cinema experience for two, dance, play board games outside, read together, or engage in different activities you enjoy as a couple. It’s important for couples to connect over shared interests and activities, and your dreamy patio is the perfect place to do that. The best part is that PatioHQ’s seats are perfect for various types of seated activities!
PatioHQ is featuring some of the most beautiful exterior patio furniture and decor essentials that homeowners need to invest in. They’re bringing you patio sofas, coffee tables, nesting tables, and complete furniture sets that you can add to your home and make it look even better than before. Take a look at their complete collection here.
About the Author
Gerard P. is an experienced painter and decorator who has worked on several home revamp projects. He writes from his experience of transforming outdoor spaces and home exteriors for clients, sharing recommendations with homeowners, and helping them make different types of changes that they want.