Every season has its perks, but summer is one you can really feel. From buzzing brunch spots to thrumming rooftop bars, we at the Dawnvale are quite fond of the extended daylight, warm weather and abundance of outdoor spaces. Whether you have a hospitality space or just a small balcony, now is the time to explore ways in which you can make the most of it this summer. After all, with all that fresh air on your doorstep and those perfect conditions calling your name, what are you waiting for? If you’re lucky enough to have an indoor-outdoor space, then working it to its full potential is essential. Luckily, we’ve got some secret tips on how to maximise your hospitality space this summer.

Be strategic with your lighting.

Even on the brightest days, a lack of lighting indoors can make an indoor-outdoor space feel unwelcoming. By installing some strategic lighting, you can help your guests feel more at ease and make the most of your space. We recommend installing freestanding pendant lights to give off a warm glow. You could also try painting your walls with light-reflecting paint to maximise the ambient light in the space. And if you’re looking to save some money on your lighting bill, consider adding solar lights on your tables and chairs – we see a lot of these being used on yachts, for example.

Add warmth with lush greenery.

Indoor-outdoor spaces are the perfect place to experiment with bringing in some greenery. From small pots to large planters, adding some nature and warmth to your space will make it feel more inviting. One of the best ways to do this is by adding a vertical indoor plant wall to your space. You could also try turning your space into a mini garden by adding a few potted plants and we adore the idea of growing your own herbs indoors. We also love the idea of setting up a hammock in your space, which can add a cosy, tropical vibe to the space.

Get people moving with movement platforms.

The buzz around wellbeing and mindfulness is only growing, so if you have the space, why not add some movement platforms to your hospitality space to encourage your guests to explore their body and mind? We’ve seen everything from mini boxing rings to entire dance studios being installed in indoor-outdoor spaces, so you have lots of options when it comes to finding the right platform for your space.

Install a misting system.

Hot weather can make it difficult for guests to fully enjoy your hospitality space. With this in mind, we recommend installing a misting system to help cool your guests down. Misting systems are incredibly easy to install and can be retrofitted in a wide variety of indoor-outdoor spaces. Plus, they’re fairly inexpensive, too. Misting systems work by pumping water through a nozzle and producing a fine mist. When the water vaporizes, it takes heat away from your guests, making your space feel significantly cooler.

Add some lounging furniture.

Now we’re getting into the real luxe stuff: adding some incredible lounging furniture to your space. We’re talking sofa beds, daybeds, hammocks and more. Mood-changing lighting, low-lying plants and a few potted succulents will help to tie your lounging furniture in with the rest of the space. And if you have the budget for it, we’ve seen some incredible indoor-outdoor furniture installations, including a rooftop bar that transformed into a live concert venue.

Don’t forget the games!

From giant Connect Four and Jenga to giant outdoor chess pieces, there are so many fun and interactive games you can add to your space. We’ve seen giant indoor-outdoor games being used in everything from rooftop bars to yacht decks, so you have lots of options when it comes to finding the right game for your space. And don’t forget: games are also a great way to encourage interaction and conversation among guests.

Bottom line

And there we have it: our top tips for maximising your hospitality space this summer. From adding some warmth with lush greenery to getting people moving with movement platforms, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your indoor-outdoor space. Now is the time to explore ways in which you can make the most of your indoor-outdoor space. From working it to its full potential to adding some incredible lounging furniture, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your space during the summer months.