RE-DISCOVER OUTDOOR DINING
Even a smaller, urban backyard can accommodate a dining space for eating and hosting friends. Lively patterns on cushions and table, string lights and flickering flames set the mood with good food and great company.
CHOOSE SOFTER EDGES
Traditional design tends to be softer and curvier. Choose accessories with rounder profiles. They feel gentler and more inviting. Soften things up with materials like a tablecloth, a table runner or cloth napkins. Natural elements like flowers also feel friendly. And, of course, a natural flame can really warm up a space.
Layer lighting by stringing bulb lights overhead and using natural flames with torches, citronella candles or table torches. Layer rugs, pillows and blankets around the entire space to create the ultimate cozy hang out. The conversation will naturally flow, and the pace of the day will slow so you can soak it all in.
There’s no science to back this up, but produce just tastes better when you’ve grown it yourself. Reap the rewards of your green thumb by making a dinner al fresco with as many garden-fresh ingredients as you can. And be sure to line your outdoor dining area with TIKI® Brand BiteFighter™ LED String Lights, so you don’t become a mosquito’s dinner al fresco.