Casual dining outdoors is always a popular way to entertain for those who prefer a laid-back lifestyle, but sometimes we long for a little elegance for our al fresco dinner parties.
Outdoor entertaining is very popular throughout the summer. With the lovely weather, people are quick to take their dinners outside for a meal. However, some people might find that this weather eventually becomes too much for them to enjoy their meal comfortably. That’s why it might be a good idea for some homeowners to potentially get a retractable awning for your home, or something similar. With a retractable awning, homeowners can choose when they want to be seated under shade or sun. That sort of thing would be useful for an outdoor dining space, especially for when it gets too hot.
As summer comes around, you might want to start thinking about updating and improving your outdoor dining area ready for the many outdoor dinner parties. This might be as simple as adding some new cushions to your outdoor seating. Or for a more impressive change, you might want to add some stacked stone columns along the edge of your dining area. A few changes, however subtle, will impress your guests.
Outdoor dining can be extremely fun, which is why, today, we’re sharing some of our favorite images of outdoor dining spots. In the image above outdoor dining chairs with high backs bring a look of elegance to this covered patio. We also love the twin chandeliers and the large zig-zag urn. Rusty hues are irresistible in this handsome space.
French bistro style outdoor dining chairs surround a large round table dressed in blue and white. Lunch will be served momentarily.
This semi-enclosed slate patio provides elegant dining after dark with a lovely large Moravian star pendant light hung above the round wrought iron table. Black wicker outdoor dining chairs offer comfortable seating at the table.
This enchanting patio offers a look of rustic elegance with a natural wood table and slip-covered outdoor dining chairs.
Wrought iron furnishings and lighting fixtures add an easy elegance to this sheltered outdoor dining space. Something like a classic looking lamppost (lampadaire exterieur) from Extensa can really bring a lot of character to your outdoor space.
A tiny patio is turned into an elegant outdoor dining room. This al fresco space is set against a backdrop of appealing French doors, tieback curtain panels, and a massive chandelier. As you can see from this photo, it’s very easy to style your home using french doors as they look extremely elegant and sleek.
Done beautifully in simple Asian style, this wood and crisp white dining area is at once elegant and comfortable.
A glass-topped table and woven back wrought iron dining chairs offer an elegant look for this enclosed courtyard. The nearby fireplace adds warmth on cool evenings. Discover the Cascade Collection for similar outdoor furnishings to the range above.
Lastly, we leave you with this irresistible setting for dining elegantly by the sea. Cool wrought iron dining chairs and ethereal “jelly fish” light fixtures that float above the table contribute their own special looks.
Image Sources: Cococozy.com; Pinterest.com; KSarahDesigns.typepad.com; GermaniDecor.com; StyleEstate.com; Homedit.com; EverydayLiving.me; HGTV.com.