Nothing beats those long afternoons and casual meals on the patio, where you can dine in the sun without a care in the world. If you want to host an epic outdoor party or summer get-together that will live up to your Pinterest dreams, we’ve rounded up our favorite decor essentials to inspire you to make the most of your outdoor space, be it a big backyard or a petite patio. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to get your outdoor dining space up to snuff just in time for the Fourth of July. So light up those citronella candles and scroll on to see how we’d style an outdoor dining area for the boho-chic entertainer, the minimalist and the preppy lover.
BOHO-CHIC OUTDOOR DINING TABLE
A boho dining room is just the thing for summer soirees: They’re relaxed yet chic, and the blend of colors and textures creates an inviting atmosphere where guests will want to linger all night long. A round table will help you comfortably squeeze lots of people into a small space, and then you can add in all the other accessories necessary for creating a perfect boho-chic outdoor dining space. Colorful glassware? Check. Copper accents? Check.
Molly Virginia Campbell Leather Coasters Tulip ($45, set of 4), Thirstystone Marble & Wood Cake Stand ($46), Rosanna Decagon Appetizer Plates ($66, set of 4), Serena & Lily Resin Champagne Bucket ($250+), Thirstystone Marble & Wood Paddle Serving Board ($35), MENU Steel Wire Bowl ($50), Restaurant Furniture Bistro Style Metal Chair ($76), CB2 Cheval Aqua Wine Glass ($6), Dot & Bo Geode Planters ($99, set of 2), Dot & Bo Lucky Penny Salad Servers ($61), Lulu & Georgia Riker Dining Table ($1650)
MINIMALIST OUTDOOR DINING TABLE
One of the easiest ways to give your outdoor dining space a polished look is to lay an area rug beneath your dining table. Create a bright and modern vibe with black and white accents, but keep things playful with whimsical dishes and colorful chairs. An outdoor dining space shouldn’t take itself too seriously, and it’s the perfect way to play around with contemporary accents and modern flair.
Serena & Lily Kuba Napkins ($16, set of 2), H&M Printed Porcelain Plate ($10), Lulu & Georgia Sorell Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($49, set of 4), CB2 3-Piece Matte Black Flatware ($25), H&M Clear Glass Tea Light Holder ($7), Thirstystone Marble & Wood Paddle Board ($45), H&M Patterned Cotton Rug ($30), Lulu & Georgia Ludi Mae Dining Chair ($528, set of 2), CB2 Tribute Pitcher ($25), CB2 Hex Black Marble Board ($25), Lulu & Georgia Lasse Dining Table ($728), Dot & Bo Brooklyn Concrete Planter ($30)
PREPPY OUTDOOR DINING TABLE
Lighting is an all-important element for your outdoor dining room, so have plenty of string lights and candles on hand to make your space look magical when the sun goes down. Amp up the preppy factor with a striped patio umbrella and lots of pink and gold accessories. Keep things low-key with simple stools and stemless wine glasses for a perfectly styled space with tons of personality.
Target Patio Umbrella ($140), H&M Small Porcelain Bowl ($10), Sunnylife Cactus Candle ($15), CB2 12-Piece Shiny Copper Flatware Set ($108), American Atelier “Daphne” Stemless Wine Glasses ($36, set of 4), Thirstystone Marble Paddle Serving Board ($45), H&M Cotton Tablecloth ($18), Safavieh Emery Dipped Gold Leaf Stool ($170), H&M Tea Towel ($6), Light + Ladder Hex Spora ($90, set of 3), Dot & Bo Telluride Dining Table ($1070), Sunnylife Flamingo String Lights ($25)
Which is your favorite outdoor dining setup? If you’re looking for more summer decorating ideas, follow us on Pinterest for even more tips and inspo.
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