Having a dining area outside is essential! We all love to have lunch, dinner, entertain friends, have breakfast or just have a drink in our garden area . Whether in a small garden , a balcony , a patio or a courtyard , what a pleasure to enjoy a cozy dining area! It does not take much to build a friendly place where everyone will feel good!
Create an intimate outdoor dining area
As soon as the warm weather arrives, enjoying a meal in the open air is one of the great pleasures of everyday life. The ideal is to be able to install his dining area near the kitchen. The practical aspect of the organization is, indeed, not to be neglected.
If space permits, insulate your dining area on a deck or raised platform. Otherwise, use a mat or mat to mark the area on the ground. This makes it easier to create intimacy .
It is also important that this space is sheltered from the wind . Bushy plantations (a bamboo curtain for example) or a trellis dressed with evergreen climbing plants protect against drafts and isolate the neighborhood. A decorative screen can also play this role, on a balcony for example.
Install your dining area on a floor space that is proportional to the size of the garden. You will thus preserve the visual balance of the whole. If the available space is too small to create an isolated dining area, then imagine your space as an outdoor dining area.
As a general rule, it is best to position table and chairs in a sunny area . It is therefore necessary to provide shading . It can be a simple umbrella (make sure you can move it easily to follow the sun!), A removable shade sail or a pergola.
Provide a cozy outdoor dining area
In terms of furniture, think of aesthetics of course, but also comfort and convenience . The round tables are well suited for an intimate dining area.
To create a dining area with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere , accessories are essential!
Comfortable cushions that match the theme of your garden or balcony will turn your meals into moments of pure pleasure. Also think of the plaids in which you can drape yourself when the air freshens.
In the evening, the lighting of your outdoor dining room with candles , solar lights or garlands of lanterns will also contribute to the happiness of the moment by creating a cozy and warm atmosphere!
The environment of your dining area contributes, discreetly but essential, to the good mood. Scented flowers and caressing foliage can be planted nearby. Star jasmine, lavender, rosebush with fruity fragrance, passionflower, dipladénia enjoy in sunny situation. Grasses wave in the breeze. Thyme , rosemary or basil combine business with pleasure.
Many plants (also cultivable in pots) can liven up a dining area and help make it a relaxing haven. Listen to your desires!
It only remains to set the table , to imagine its decor in keeping with the theme of the aperitif, lunch or dinner … and enjoy!
From spring to autumn, let’s open our doors wide (here in Bordeaux it’s often possible!) And erase the boundaries between indoors and outdoors! By arranging a nice dining area outside, you will not lose a crumb of the pleasures of the garden.
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