Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes barbecue days and dinners under the stars.
That’s if you have an appealing outdoor space!
Creating the perfect dining outdoor space can be intimidating, especially if you’re not an interior design wizard.
The good news is that with a few tricks and tips, you can easily turn your outdoor space into a stunning dining and entertaining area you’ll enjoy spending time with your loved ones.
Got you intrigued?
Here are five ways to create the perfect al fresco dining and entertaining space.
Invest In A Gorgeous And Comfortable Outdoor Furniture Set
There’s nothing more inviting for a guest than a cozy chair and a delicious glass of wine while enjoying the blue skies or even the stars.
Purchasing a comfortable dining table and cozy chairs that can easily accommodate 8 to 10 people is a no-brainer if you want to entertain. You can even opt for a modular dining table. This will allow you to seamlessly adapt to the number of guests.
Whether you’re looking to relax in this space or entertain all summer, make sure to invest in a versatile set that will allow you to enjoy the sunshine on a hot day and host the best dinner parties in town!
Buy a Beautiful Pergola
Adding a pergola over your dining space is one of the easiest and most effective ways to upgrade your outdoor space and create a warm area everyone will enjoy. While there are literally hundreds of pergola styles, we particularly love adding drapery to a pergola. It can instantly elevate the whole deck, patio, or garden while adding privacy, sophistication, and Mediterranean flair to your dining space.
Another tip for elevating your pergola is to grow climbing plants on it. Some of the best plants to use are wisteria or honeysuckle, as they’ll naturally wrap their stems around your pergola, adding a pop of colour to your landscape. What’s more, climbing plants will instantly provide a soothing atmosphere turning your space into a tranquil green oasis.
Consider Your Lighting
Lighting is key when it comes to creating a special and inviting atmosphere in your outdoor dining space. After all, nobody wants to eat in a dark outdoor area or in a space featuring hospital lighting!
Patio lights and, more specifically, outdoor string lights hung above your dining table are a simple yet amazing way to spruce up your outdoor area. It will create the illusion there’s a roof over your head while turning your dining space into a magical and cozy corner at nightfall. And the best thing about it is that it’s very inexpensive to do!
If you have trees or archways framing your outdoor space, hang a few in there. It will make for a magical backdrop as you enjoy your meal.
Dress Your Table
Something as simple as purchasing weather-resistant linen and adding a few key decoration items such as candles, vases, and flowers can turn your outdoor dining table into a showstopper. For instance, our geometric-shaped candle holders will make for the perfect centerpiece for your dining space. Not only are they beautiful, but the candles they’ll hold will add a romantic atmosphere to your al fresco evening!
Also, don’t underestimate the power of dinnerware and glassware. Stunning pieces can instantly elevate your dining table and give it character. Our cone wine decanter is a perfect example of how functional items can also be gorgeous and instantly help you upgrade your dining space.
Add a BBQ To Your Space
Few things scream al fresco dining more than barbecue snags! Whether you opt for a little portable bbq or an expensive built-in one, having a barbecue will provide a summery feel to your outdoor space while allowing you to throw epic dinner parties.
If you have enough space for a bigger barbecue, add some shelving and neatly display condiments for the ultimate outdoor kitchen vibe.
And if your outdoor dining space is on a balcony, you can even purchase a mini bbq that attaches to the rail and can easily be removed in winter!
Over To You
Enjoying delicious meals outdoors is one of life’s simple pleasures. So, make sure to take full advantage of your outdoor space by implementing these easy tips. We guarantee your outdoor dining area will become one of your friends and family's most popular hang-out spaces, allowing you to create fantastic memories in your own little piece of heaven!
And if you’re looking for accessories to enhance your dining space, don’t hesitate to browse our website. We specialise in sourcing carefully crafted items designed to glam up our clients’ homes and would love to help you too!