Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Whether it’s a bump-up to first-class, an upgraded room for your hotel stay, or upgraded finishes in your new construction home—getting more than the average always feels good. Well, why not upgrade your outdoors? Consider these ways to define and design outdoor dining.
Define your space
If you’ve got outdoor furniture and a large yard, but don’t quite know how to start to define your dining space, a good place to begin is with an outdoor rug. Pick a size that’s right for your space and furniture, and go from there. If you don’t have a lot of room to work with carve out a smaller dining area using an appropriately-sized rug, and perhaps a bistro dining set for two or three.
Diversify seating and accessories
For a unique and curated dining set that reflects your specific personal style consider mixing and matching your chairs. If you’d rather not mix pieces think about this concept on a smaller scale using a variety of outdoor pillows and blankets, with a mix of patterns and designs, to shake things up.
Dress up your dining table
You can elevate the look of your table using a weather-resistant table runner—remember to consider pattern and texture when making your selection. When it comes to dishware, ditch paper and Styrofoam for durable plates, bowls, cups, and other items, made of materials like acrylic, melamine, or bamboo. There are lots of quality options for tableware with summer themes and designs available on the market.
Deck things out
Polish the look of your dining area using tropical greenery like palms, ornamental grasses, and other foliage, which also help to create a sense of calm. To increase visual interest situate your flora in colorful tiered planters that complement your design theme. Add even more personality with unique outdoor end tables and vases.