Outdoor Entertaining at One Upland

Spring is in full swing and summer will be around the corner soon, and there is nothing better entertaining friends at your chic new apartment. Now is the best time to spend outside, especially if you are lucky enough to have an apartment with outdoor living space. Patios are a favorite spot to relax and unwind on a warm spring evening; here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your space.

Outdoor Entertaining

Be Bold

Outdoor living space is a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and enjoy some fun and festive colors that you wouldn’t normally decorate with. Magazines like Coastal Living offer up great tips on how to incorporate your favorite sunshine yellow or Caribbean blue with accents like fun throw pillows, colorful garden stools, or pretty paper lanterns.


Embrace the Calm

If bright colors are too much for you, embrace the calming style of a beach-side cabana instead! Try a couple of Adirondack chairs, or even one of our favorite “Montauk” chairs from West Elm.  Add some cushions in pale blue and white stripes, or a side table adorned with shells and sea glass to create a beachy vibe without having to deal with sandy feet!


Don’t Forget the Refreshments

Even if you’re just sitting on a folding chair salvaged from Grandpa’s garage, a cold beverage tastes best when enjoyed on your very own sundeck.  Try one of these delicious margarita mixes from Williams Sonoma. With fun flavors like Key Lime, Pineapple Habanero, and Mango Passion Fruit, you will feel like you have entered your very own tropical oasis.

Of course, what’s an outdoor entertaining space, without somewhere to serve up the drinks! Enter the Husky Two-Tray Utility Cart. This steel cart sturdy enough for wheeling around heavy tools and stuff, but you’ll never look at this cart in the same way. It looks like it was pretty much created to serve beverages, right?


Green Thumb

Gardening can be tough when you don’t have a lawn to call your own, but this patio solution is stylish and super functional. Try a creative way to build an impressive herb garden right on your porch!  http://www.hometalk.com/184529/make-a-pallet-garden-in-7-easy-steps


One Upland offers 220 units boasting private patio balconies, not to mention our newly-opened outdoor pool, fireplace, and grills! We are ready for the summer season to begin, and want to help you get settled in your new apartment home before that first New England heat wave. Call today for a tour!