BBQs and outdoor dining are a ritual in many households. We wait for it all winter long, and when spring hits, we quickly transform our backyards and patios into beautiful dining areas. We uncover and pull out the patio furniture our friends and family rave about.
Here are some helpful tips to enhance your outdoor dining and seating areas, plus several outdoor dining sets. These ideas show you how to create a cozy, welcoming dining area.
The Location of Your Outdoor Dining Area
Large furniture can cramp a small space, while small furnishings can look lost in a larger space. Before you go furniture shopping, measure your dining room. It will save you some trips to the store.
Buying the Right Outdoor Dining Set
Are you someone who loves to entertain crowds of people? If so, you should design a space around your lifestyle. On the same token, if you are planning to purchase a new outdoor dining set, you should ask yourself these questions before buying:
- Is the set for lots of loved ones? If the space is for a large dining group, guests will need ample room to move comfortably around the dining area.
- If sitting for a while, comfort is a big deal. Consider ergonomic chairs with thick cushions.
- Do you prefer an oval, round, or rectangular table?
- Match exterior colors and style of your home with outdoor furniture for a unified look.
Make Your Outdoor Space More Inviting
Outdoor curtains are more than pleasing to the eye. They offer an inexpensive way to add privacy to your outdoor living area while protect you from harmful sun rays. You can buy different sizes, types of waterproof fabrics, and vibrant colors. Hang them on your patio, porch, or balcony.
Outdoor Dining and Seating
As mentioned before, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, it only makes sense to have comfortable seating and enough chairs to accommodate everyone. You may also want to add an outdoor rug, lighting, side tables, storage, pillows, or throws for comfort.
Bring comfort to your space with this patio dining table. With an extendable feature, it fits perfectly in any outdoor dining area. As your needs for seating change, you can extend the table to accommodate four or six hungry people by adjusting one or both leaves.
The Carlota brings a classic farmhouse feel to large spaces. This outdoor dining set comfortably seats six people, allowing you to dine with family and friends.
This teak patio dining set has a welcoming design. Everything you need to accommodate seating for the event is in this dining set. You can expect six cushioned chairs and functional tables. Invest in this seven-piece extendable outdoor dining set with gray cushions for nostalgic summer nights.
Your home and garden will likely be the go-to bar and grill for close friends and family during the warmer months. You will need durable outdoor dining set for these work-hard, play-hard crowds. We recommend the Cambridge Casual Livingston Teak Wood Outdoor Dining Set. The Livingston features ergonomically contoured chairs, an Indonesian teak wood bench, and a dining table with a much-needed umbrella hole for instant shade.
Outdoor Dining and Seating is a Whole Mood
Outdoor life can take on many roles, but when you prefer to be at home, it says a lot about your lifestyle. If you have a large area for those backyard BBQs, birthday parties, or just drinks, you need the right equipment, patio furniture, and ambiance. Don’t forget to add succulents and veggies to your landscape for color and to fill in space where you need it.