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14 eye-catching ideas to inspire outdoor dining

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Set the scene for dining al fresco with family and friends, with stunning designs, clever ideas, and plenty of reasons to get together very soon.

1. Go Wild

Outdoor dining offers the chance to change up your usual table setting style. Whether you opt in favour of something fun and flamboyant, or natural and neutral, small details make big statements for guests to enjoy.

Giraffe Napkins. Sophie Allport. Set of four, £15.

2. Lighten the Mood

Ambient outdoor lighting sets the scene by creating the kind of laidback, relaxing atmosphere which keeps guests enjoying each other’s company.

Lemon Fruit String Light on Ivy String. Lights For Fun, £9.99.

3. Naturally Stylish

Bring a sense of the great outdoors to your table by introducing natural, handmade and woven designs from materials including seagrass.

Sea Grass Cutlery Holder. Garden Trading, £15.

4. Colourful Cuisine

Create a real sense of celebration with these Mediterranean-inspired, stoneware tapas plates, each offering a unique design and vibrant colour.

Mixed Nador Tapas Plates. Nisi Living. Set of six, £40.

5. A Warm Welcome

Keep guests comfortable and cosy whatever the weather with this portable metal and glass lantern which burns for around 6 hours.

Cosiscoop Taupe Fire Lantern. So’Home at La Redoute, £99.

6. Island Life

These amber-tinted tortoise tumblers lend a stunning, exotic edge to your table, ideal for lifting a more neutral setting.

Dagget Tortoise Tumblers. Made.com. Set of six, £29.

7. Celebrate Chambray

The lightweight, pastel-washed allure of chambray creates a classic look for summer dining.

Chambray Tablecloth. Walton & Co, £39.99.

8. Go Green

Bold and beautiful, these striking abstract leaf-design dishes make the perfect al fresco appetisers.

Amazon Melamine Salad Plates. Wayfair. Set of four, £25.

9. Take Charge

Hand-woven by artisans supporting rural communities in Burma, these rattan chargers serve up timeless style.

Rattan Charger. Rebecca Udall, £14.

10. Picture Perfect

Solar-powered lanterns can be placed on dining tables, used as tree decorations, or placed on floor stands to create a beautiful setting.

Outdoor Solar Lantern. Sparkle Lighting, £34.95.

11. Totally Tropical

These jungle-inspired designs each feature vibrant scenes, made from a blend of bamboo and melamine for a durable, lightweight finish.

Tropical Side Plates. M&S. Set of four, £15.

12. Pourfection!

Decant ice-cold water, fresh juice, or colourful cocktails, into this elegant, Mediterranean-inspired rattan designed jug.

Portmore Jug. Garden Trading, £22.

13. Cosy Courtyard

Create a focal point for your dining table by adding a splash of colour and additional comfort to your courtyard or garden with an eye-catching outdoor rug.

Fab Hab Palm Springs Outdoor Rug. Cuckooland, £59.95.

14. Drinks on Tap

Ideal for larger gatherings, fill this stunning glass punch barrel with whatever takes your fancy!

Drinks Dispenser. Not On The High Street, £53.95.

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14 eye-catching ideas to inspire outdoor dining, featured:

Giraffe Napkins. Sophie Allport. Set of four, £15.

Lemon Fruit String Light on Ivy String. Lights For Fun, £9.99.

Sea Grass Cutlery Holder. Garden Trading, £15.

Mixed Nador Tapas Plates. Nisi Living. Set of six, £40.

Cosiscoop Taupe Fire Lantern. So’Home at La Redoute, £99.

Dagget Tortoise Tumblers. Made.com. Set of six, £29.

Chambray Tablecloth. Walton & Co, £39.99.

Amazon Floral Melamine Salad Plates. Wayfair. Set of four, £25.

Rattan Chargers. Rebecca Udall, £14.

Outdoor Solar Lantern. Sparkle Lighting, £34.95.

Tropical Side Plates. M&S. Set of four, £15.

Portmore Jug. Garden Trading, £22.

Fab Hab Palm Springs Outdoor Rug. Cuckooland, £59.95.

Drinks Dispenser. Not On The High Street, £53.95.