Enjoy dining outdoors at home with these inspiring ideas for backyard dining. If dining under the stars or in the privacy of your backyard on a spring or summer day appeals to you, then create a space that makes this happen.
When the weather begins to warm, we all feel the itch to get outside. Making a special dinner or luncheon in honor of spring is a great way to kick off the season. Celebrate in high style by bringing the inside outdoors. Bring your dining room table outside and set it with your best china and linens. Just because it’s outside, does not mean it can’t be elegant.
For fun family gatherings, bring out an old farm table and spread a tablecloth over it. Decorate the table for an outdoor feast. Mix chairs or use benches covered with pillows for added comfort.
If you enjoy a casual continental style breakfast outside, a quaint bistro table is the perfect size for one or two. A leisurely cup of coffee or tea on the patio may be in store to start the day or help wind down after work.
Set up in your backyard for a picnic. Spread a blanket, toss some pillows and bring out the picnic basket for a laidback luncheon. You don’t have to travel to a park to enjoy an outdoor picnic.
Put the finishing touches on al fresco dining by hanging chandeliers or lanterns from the trees overhead. Let the outdoors inspire you by hanging vintage bird cages, colorful bottles or other collectibles from branches or decorate the table with items.
When decorating the table for backyard dining, don’t forget the flowers. They liven up a table and add a personal touch, especially when they are flowers from your own garden.
For nighttime dining, hang string lights to make your outdoor dining experience truly magical. There’s something special about dining out under the stars. Gather around a fire pit for an intimate gathering or spread out a feast under a lighted pergola.
Backyard dining is one of the many pleasures of the warmer months. Take full advantage of your backyard by creating an area especially for dining or just putting together an impromptu gathering. Have fun and enjoy the outdoors!