How To Dine Al Fresco In Style

When it comes to eating outside, one usually thinks you have to go on holiday to enjoy this. Think Barcelona, Lisbon or Rome - but why not consider how you've arranged your outdoor set up? See if you can tweak it by adding in a few more elements to create the ideal outdoor setting and you'll be dining al fresco in style in no time.

When dining guests in the summer months, one of the most extravagant ways to impress them is to have a fire pit. You can pick these up affordably and they’re a great focal point to have your guests centred around. Even though you’ll have roaring flames, one must admit that it can get a bit chilly in the evenings, even in the height of summer, so they’re a great way to keep your guests outside until late.

Next of all and arguably most importantly, tableware. This you can really inject some personality into. From candle holders, to cutlery to glasses and place mats, you’re spoilt for choice. Make sure you have it all laid out before they arrive to really impress upon arrival. If you’re wanting to make an effort, use candles too for extra ambience, see our selection here

Lastly, outdoor lighting. This years outdoor trend is all about bringing the indoors out – gardens, balconies and terraces should all be embracing interior trends and have as much attention put on them as indoor spaces. So pay extra attention to your lighting. From fairy lights, to wall lamps or even outdoor floor lamps, there’s something for all kinds of spaces regardless of budget or size. Ambience is created with light and can be what makes or breaks your outdoor space. Try solar powered lights if you’re stuck on sourcing electricity. 

So if you’re hosting friends of family this summer, consider your lighting, outdoor heating and table décor to create the ideal set up. To see more of our outdoor range, head to this page: 

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