Simple outdoor dining ideas anyone can do

Make hay while the sun shines, eat al fresco whenever you can, because before you know it summer will have passed you by! Simple outdoor dining ideas means you can eat outside without the need for a fancy barbecue, enormous patio or decked area. Take the space you have, add a touch of design flair and you'll never want to dine inside again! Wooden privacy screens in a cosy garden, with fire pit

CNB Homes

Use a simple screen to create a dining area – it's a great way to gain some privacy. Wooden tree trunk and branch garden veranda and glass breakfast table

Furnish Burnish

Adding fresh flowers to a small table gives it a bistro feel. Outdoor garden dining table with sun shade and pink tableware

Innovations Home Decor

Pick a colour theme to create a summer table for family and friends. Add cushions to a trestle to make an informal bench that will seat quite a few! Bamboo and driftwood canopy, with pink fabrics and accessories

Dec0rating Home Ideas

If your eating spot faces south keep the heat off using lengths of colourful cloth or bamboo matting. Wooden outdoor seating area with purple seat pads and purple planter shelves

Cool Room Ideas

Use your imagination and disguise concrete walls. Outdoor garden bar, cooking area and garden table


A simple dining area should be kept clean and tidy if you want it to have chic appeal. Pallets painting in bright colours and turned into tables, benches and sun loungers

Buzz Flood

Use wooden palettes, paint them vivid colours to bring your outside area alive! Glass bottles with tealights suspended from a tree, with wooden garden furniture underneath

My Home Ideas

Dining outside doesn't have to be with company – dedicate yourself a tranquil area to eat supper and watch the sun go down. Alfresco dining area with brightly coloured bunting

House To Home

If you only have a brick back yard you can still make it a pleasant place to dine. Suspend lengths of floral fabric to create a summer garden effect. Quaint garden party with brightly coloured table cloths and bright umbrellas suspended overhead as a canopy


Provide shelter from the sun and the showers by making a covering from lots of brightly coloured umbrellas.

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