One of the biggest trends this year is outdoor dining or dining al fresco. Italians have long practiced al fresco dining, and you can recreate the experience by hosting an enchanting evening with friends and loved ones. Whether dining with your family or throwing a summer get-together, dining outside in the open air is the best place to be.
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Al Fresco Dining Done Right

Creating the perfect al fresco dining experience is simple to do. Here are some design ideas that will ensure everyone at your dinner leaves happy and full and looking forward to your next al fresco dining occasion.

Just Add Shade

No one wants to dine outside with the sun blaring into their eyes. Make sure to provide shade for your guests! Pergolas and arbors are an ideal way to add shade to your outdoor dining experience. Custom pergolas and arbors add character to your al fresco experience, and they offer the perfect place to grow some eye-catching vines.

Outdoor Kitchen

Having an outdoor kitchen makes dining alfresco easy, saving time and effort. When you eat outside, you don’t want to continuously run inside to get items and supplies, a custom outdoor kitchen has ample storage, allowing you to have everything at hand!

Add a Spark

Create the perfect mood after the sun goes down with an outdoor fireplace or a wood burning fire pit for your al fresco dining experience. Everyone loves sitting around an outdoor fire, in fact, senior editor of Southern Living stated fires are “natural gathering spots that pull people in and extend the amount of time you can be outside.”

Turn on the Lights

Outdoor patio lights can instantly transform your backyard and alfresco dining experience. There are many light choices available these days, including string lights, solar lights, as well as other outdoor lighting fixture options. Not only can you add lighting to your patio area, but landscape lighting is another way to add ambiance to your al fresco dinner party.

Comfortable Seating

It is important to have plenty of outdoor seating for your guests. Not only will they need a place to sit while enjoying the delicious meal, but also a more comfortable place to lounge afterward (like around the fire pit). Make sure to add cushions or pillows to make your dining experience more stylish.

Edible Landscaping

What is better than picking and cooking fresh herbs and veggies from your very own backyard? Raised beds or containers can be used to grow fresh edibles and add color and greenery to your backyard oasis. By doing this, you can recreate the farm to table experience in your own backyard!

An Unforgettable Al Fresco Experience

By recreating some of these design ideas, your next al fresco dining experience is sure to be unforgettable. With a fire pit, comfortable seating, an outdoor kitchen and some lighting for ambiance, you will be ready to dine outside all year round!

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