hintsandthings.co.uk »Hints and Tips

Tips for Setting Up an Outdoor Dining Space

No matter what kind of outdoor space you have, being able to dine outdoors is great during the spring and summer months. And the good news is that turning your patio or backyard into a dining area doesn’t require a huge amount of effort, with the main goal to create a garden dining space that is both stylish and comfortable. Keep reading for some useful tips to create an outdoor dining space and maximize your outdoor area’s potential.

Consider the Use

It’s important to think about your lifestyle when designing the space. For example, if you enjoy entertaining guests, then you may want to get lots of black outdoor chairs and you may be interested in tables for outdoor dining and entertaining. On the other hand, if you’re only mainly going to be using the space for dining with your family and perhaps a couple of close friends or extended family members from time to time, then you may want to consider a more intimate setting with an outdoor sofa and coffee table or a small table and bench for eating. No matter which one sounds more like you, the main thing to consider is that there is enough space for everybody to move around comfortably and easily.


It’s important to make sure that the outdoor dining area has easy access to the kitchen, to make it easier for those preparing food and bringing it out. Being able to access your house quickly and easily is also useful for going inside to get another layer if the temperature drops in the evening or going to the bathroom. However, you will also want to avoid placing your outdoor dining furniture too close to a grill, so you’re not sitting right next to all the fumes and heat when dining outdoors. Think about how close the outdoor dining space is to your neighbours and leave some room if possible while being aware of how any noise you make when using the space is going to carry into surrounding homes.

Choosing Outdoor Dining Furniture

If you are going to buy new outdoor dining furniture for your space, then there are a few things to think about before you make the purchase. When shopping for Vidaxl tables, consider how the number of people that are likely to use them, whether or not the size fits well in your outdoor space, how much comfort you want, and which shape you prefer.

It’s also worth thinking about the style and colors in your garden and the exterior of your home, to choose furniture that matches well.


Finally, think about anything that you may be able to do to add to the ambiance of the space. While being outdoors creates a lot of ambiance, there are lots of things that you can do to maximize this including comfortable outdoor décor like rugs and cushions, plant pots, string lights, and speakers to play soft music while you enjoy dining outside.

With summer well and truly here, there has never been a better time than the present to think about setting up a comfortable outdoor dining space.