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How to Design an Outdoor Dining Space

Homeowners are now seeking to bring all the comforts of indoor eating into their gardens so that they can enjoy elegant outdoor dining experiences when the weather is warm, if you want to design a unique outdoor dining space that is both comfortable and stylish, then read on for our practical tips.




Designing an outdoor dining area is a great way to create a beautiful and functional space for entertaining and dining al fresco, here are some tips for creating the perfect outdoor dining space:

1. DETERMINE THE SPACE

 

The first step to creating a stunning outdoor dining space in your garden is to choose the right location, that means assessing your garden and working out which area gets the most sunlight throughout the day.

Decide on the size of your backyard dining area, consider factors such as the amount of shade, the distance from the kitchen, and the amount of space needed for your desired number of guests.


2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FURNITURE

 

Select outdoor dining furniture that is durable and weather-resistant, such as teak or aluminium and opt for a large outdoor dining table to accommodate parties.

Make sure it is comfortable and fits the style of your outdoor space, consider adding an umbrella or pergola for shade.

If you choose durable outdoor seating solutions, consider adding cushions to make them more comfortable and remember to clean the seating area before each use.


3. ADD LIGHTING

 

Outdoor lighting can create a beautiful ambiance for evening dining, think about adding string lights, lanterns, or built-in lights to your outdoor dining space.

Using the right outdoor lighting can also help you to create the perfect vibe for parties, if you love hosting celebrations in your garden, then consider choosing coloured bulbs or smart lighting solutions.

Make sure that you select bulbs and lighting fixtures that are designed for the outdoors, as these products are more durable and weatherproof than their indoor counterparts.


4. INCORPORATE NATURAL ELEMENTS

 

Use nature to accessories by adding plants, flowers to clay planter pots, and other natural elements such as wooden benches and jute indoor/outdoor rugs to your outdoor dining space to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

Consider adding a water feature or a fire pit for added ambiance.

 

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5. PROVIDE AMPLE SEATING

 

Dining outdoors means that you need to have somewhere comfortable to sit so make sure to provide enough seating for your guests, and consider adding additional seating such as benches or ottomans for extra comfort.

Also think about an outdoor table so that you and your guests can rest plates and glasses on it while you dine outside, again, choose a durable yet stylish option, such as a metal table, to create a great look all year round.


6. CONSIDER THE VIEW

 

Take advantage of any beautiful views or landscaping that surrounds your outdoor dining space and position the dining area to take advantage of the scenery.

The British weather can be unpredictable so having a glass patio veranda looking out onto the garden could be the perfect option to create a stylish yet practical covering for your outdoor dining space.


7. COOKING ACCESSORIES

 

A modern outdoor dining area wouldn’t be complete without outdoor cooking tools that you can utilise outside and then enjoy it al fresco.

While you could consider putting out a buffet or travelling into your kitchen to fetch items, having an outdoor cooking facility is more convenient and fun for you and your guests.

From BBQ's, pizza ovens and outdoor fridges, there are many outdoor cooking appliances available, so you can find the best one to suit your needs.


In conclusion, designing an outdoor dining space is all about creating a functional and beautiful area for entertaining and dining al fresco.

By selecting the right furniture, incorporating lighting and natural elements, and adding personal touches, you can create the perfect outdoor dining space for your needs.

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