5 TIPS FOR OUTDOOR DINING
- Create an outdoor dining area
A dedicated outside dining area with outdoor furniture is one way to ensure you eat al fresco more often. An inviting set-up with comfortable and beautiful tables, seating and decor create a relaxing space for you and your guests.
Investing in good quality furniture that can handle weather conditions makes maintaining your outdoor space a breeze. What is the best outdoor dining furniture? One that is designed to withstand the elements and doesn’t require special care. Constantly carrying in large pieces or battling with a cover can really feel like a chore.
Not all outdoor dining sets are created equal. The Malaga range of outdoor furniture is made from durable, coated aluminium, made to withstand the African climate including intense rain, sun and freezing temperatures. Not only will it stand up to the elements but it will add to the aesthetic of your space with its clean minimal lines.
If a natural wood look is your preference, a teak outdoor dining table is a classic choice. The Cabo range of teak outdoor furniture which is locally made from Zimbabwean Teak is a strong and durable choice.
- Make it a picnic
A picnic is a great option for a larger outdoor gathering. You won’t need seating for everyone, and you can easily create a comfortable and inviting area on the grass or deck using beautiful throws, blankets and pillows. A low coffee table or side table makes a practical addition to the picnic area to give guests somewhere to place their drinks.
3 easy picnic ideas:
- Elevate your picnic with beautiful serveware.
- Pick a colour to create an intentional look for your picnic.
- Add metallic touches to make it feel special.
- Keep the bugs away
Outdoor dining can quickly lose its charm when insects are involved. Lighting citronella candles or oil lamps filled with citronella oil is a pretty and practical way to deter flying insects from your dining space. A fan on a gentle speed, strategically placed in a covered patio area could also help keep flying insects at bay.
- Make it feel special with luxury touches
Small touches like an elegant outdoor carpet and hanging plants bring a bit of indoor luxury to your outside occasion. Add beautiful scatter pillows to an outdoor lounge set to being your persona; style to the setup.
- Serve in style
If you’re wondering how to set an outdoor dining table, treat it like you would an indoor event. There’s no need to resort to paper napkins just because of the location. Keep the luxurious feel of eating outside by using your best crockery and linen napkins to create a sense of occasion.