Few things beat the loveliness of a warm summer night, where you can dine under the sun and stars without a care in the world. Fire up those citronella candles, bring a layer for when it gets breezy, and sit back as we take you through 15 inspiring ideas for dining al fresco.

1. Bright Prints and Patterns: We love all the contrasting prints and patterns in this scene, all the way down to the plates and seat cushions. (via Johanna Vintage)

2. Antique Scene: The pieces used to create this scene were largely found at antique stores and refinished. We love the idea of dining right in the middle of the yard. (via Style Me Pretty)

3. Pea-Gravel Patio: If you don’t have a field to dine in, you can also create a pea-gravel patio or even turn a gravel driveway into a makeshift dining room. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

4. Carport Dining Room: This outdoor dining is actually a converted carport. Very clever. (via Houzz)

5. Minimal Lines: Doesn’t this just make you want to hit the road and drive until you find a place like this? (via No Ordinary Homes)

6. South Africa Wedding: We love all the different paper lanterns, camping lanterns, and pennant flags hanging above this gorgeous wedding reception. (via Style Me Pretty)

7. Green Farm Chairs: If you’ve got a bunch of mix and match chairs, try painting them green to create a cohesive set. (via Lanalou Style)

8. Pretty Camping Escape: Yes, camping can be really pretty! We love the vintage details and beautiful floral prints in this scene. (via Chic Deco)

9. Planters Centerpiece: There’s no such thing as enough green when it comes to the great outdoors – we love the idea of lots of little potted plants as a centerpiece, especially fresh herbs you can add to your meal! (via Gail Wright at Home)

10. Stunning Portugal Landscape: This dreamy scene from Portugal combines rich green pitchers and serve ware with an earthy white table linen. (via Cush and Nooks)

11. DIY Toadstools: You probably don’t have a ton of tree stumps that happen to be hanging out in a circle but… if you did, wouldn’t you want to turn them into bohemian toadstools? (via Ruffles and Stuff)

12. Colorful Picnic: Lanterns, vintage suitcases, cupcakes, and a retro-looking bike? It doesn’t get more Pinnable than this. (via Aeva Couture)

13. Kids Tea Party: This adorable tea party is sure to make the adult table jealous :) (via Rachel C. Hayes on Flickr)

14. Moroccan Style Table: For something more neon, go for rich pinks, oranges, and the like. (via Camille Styles)

15. Quilted Dining Scene: Quilts and candles create an instantly cozy tablescape in this outdoor vignette. (via Inspire Bohemia)

Do you have a place to dine outdoors? Do you dream of one? Talk to us in the comments below.