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Enjoying meals outside is one of the perks of summer. Get inspired to create the perfect setting for a summer full of alfresco dining.
A rustic wooden table and industrial-style chairs combine to form a dining area that has its own unique style. The straight lines of the table juxtapose the curves of the metal chairs which adds additional visual interest to this backyard dining space.
The perfect outdoor dining space can be created anywhere, even on a small apartment patio. Since the space is slightly small, the use of slim, clean-lined furniture is important to make the patio feel a bit more spacious. Splashes of purple provide just the right amount of relief from the mainly gray and green color palette.
This screened-in porch feels quaint and cozy with several rustic and worn pieces. A farm table pairs up with patinaed chairs that are painted green. A weathered buffet is repurposed into a clever flowerbed.
On this gray patio, a lime green table and bright blue folding chairs bring bold color into the picture. Since the furniture is slim and compact, the colors work to give the patio high impact without overpowering. Several plant containers scattered around the patio help the space feel organic and natural.
A tranquil color palette of sage green and beige makes this patio a relaxing and peaceful space. A hearth with a vertical mirror and tall candelabras gives the area a homey feel while terra-cotta pots have a distinctly outdoor look. A rustic wooden table with a metal top brings in a dose of texture.
A Spanish-style table and chairs add warmth to this small patio. Burlap sacks cover the backs of chairs for a unique and eclectic look. Tissue paper pom-poms bring a bit of whimsy to the space while matching perfectly with a striped table runner. A rustic stone floor finishes off the look and connects the patio to the garden.
A burlap cloth brings texture to this metal table and chair set and even adds some country character. Little touches like fresh flowers and a bucket used as a planter make this small space feel quite cozy.
A simple yet elegant dining set keeps this patio feeling sophisticated. The patio set and umbrella echo the colors of the home’s exterior; a classic beige and black color combo. A metal lantern adds some visual interest to the small scene.
A Tuscan-style table is paired with weathered wicker chairs. The curved edges of the table legs and chairbacks help to make the pieces feel cohesive. A low built-in bench increases seating in this outdoor dining area. A brick pillar helps to support the porch roof and adds a bit of visual interest to the space.