Casual Porch And Patio Dining
Everything tastes better when you’re enjoying it outdoors. Get inspired to create the perfect setting for a season full of alfresco dining.
Create an unexpected mix.
Here, a rustic, farm-style table is paired with two modern white chairs and a contemporary outdoor loveseat. A cool color palette of wood tones, green and white helps the pieces work together, and the juxtaposition of styles adds visual interest to the dining area.
Go elegant and eclectic.
A table topped with chalk paint gives kids a fun drawing surface, while ornate table legs add a sense of sophistication. The palette of charcoal gray, white and brown keeps this patio feeling chic, while the wiry chandelier gives the space a slightly vintage feel.
Add an industrial touch.
A rustic wooden table and industrial-style chairs give this dining area its own unique style. The straight lines of the table contrast nicely with the curves of the metal chairs, adding eye-catching appeal to this backyard dining space.
Perfect a patina.
This screened-in porch feels quaint and cozy thanks to a collection of rustic pieces, including a farm table, green-patina chairs and a weathered buffet repurposed as a flower planter.
Splash the color.
This bright white porch is brought to life with small but powerful bursts of color. A coral throw pillow and director’s chair pair well with the remaining pillows in lime green, turquoise and yellow. With these strategic pops of color, the space feels vibrant and fresh.
Love the loud.
On this gray patio, a lime green table and bright blue folding chairs make a bold statement. Since the furniture is slim and compact, the colors create a big impact without overpowering. Plant containers scattered around the patio help the space feel organic and natural.
Add Spanish flair.
A Spanish-style table and chairs add warmth to this small patio. Burlap sacks cover the backs of chairs for an eclectic look. Tissue-paper pom-poms bring a bit of whimsy to the space and match nicely with the striped table runner. A stone floor finishes the look and connects the patio to the garden.
Beautify with burlap.
A burlap cloth brings texture to this outdoor dining room and adds country character to the space. Little touches like fresh flowers and a bucket-turned-planter make the area feel quite cozy.
Try a Tuscan touch.
Here, weathered wicker chairs are paired with a Tuscan-style table. The curves of the table legs and chairbacks help the pieces feel cohesive. A built-in bench provides extra seating for entertaining, and a brick pillar helps support the porch roof and adds visual interest to the space.