Elevate your Outdoor Dining
Summer of 2021 is a very exciting time for everyone, with the government announcing the removal of lockdown restrictions, everyone is dying to mingle with their friends and family. This is the perfect time to elevate your exterior living space ready for outdoor dining with your loved ones. Here are 5 ways that you can get your garden ready for summer dining.
Create an Atmosphere
Just like interior dining, it’s important to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for you and your guests when dining outdoors. Background music is a great way to uplift spirits and keep a jolly atmosphere, especially when you’re eating. Cooking food outside is also a fun way to add to an atmosphere, hire a chef or host a BBQ! Being surrounded by a range of smells and sounds can elevate a mood and create the perfect atmosphere for your event.
Spending time outside is a great way to relax and socialise, but some outdoor furniture can get uncomfortable if you’re resting on it for long periods of time. Investing in some new furniture with comfy seating can upgrade your ‘at home’ outdoor dining experience and may also give your garden a summer makeover! If you don’t want to buy new furniture, investing in some comfy cushions is a great, inexpensive way to make your current furniture more comfortable, as well as adding some a pop of colour.
A Picnic Experience
Just because you’re dining outdoors doesn’t mean you have to eat at a table and chairs. Creating a designated picnic area in your garden would not only give you and your family the perfect place for afternoon tea, but also can become a great space to relax. The beauty of having a picnic area is that when the days are too hot to be indoors, you and your family can spend time relaxing in the garden, and keep cool with parasols or sales.
Having a nighttime experience outside with your family, enjoying the evening air, can be exactly what you need to cool off from the summer heat. Add some fairy lights or lanterns around your outdoor space to add light, warmth and dimension to your dining experience. Additionally, having things like water features and wind chimes can also add some peaceful background noises.
Keeping away unwanted visitors
Dining outdoors can be a great experience if you aren’t being pestered by unwanted bugs and insects trying to steal your food! There are a few natural ways that you can repel insects. Having some lavender flowers in your garden can repel pesky bugs like mosquitos and flies. The lavender’s colouring would also be an added bonus to your garden aesthetic. If flowers aren’t your thing, oils are a discrete way to add luscious scents to your experience and also turn the bugs away. By adding some lemon eucalyptus oil and/or lavender oil around the grass in your garden will not only smell beautiful, but will get the job of keeping unwanted guests away.
No matter your garden aesthetic or the time of day, you can enjoy an exciting outdoor dining experience by using these tips and tricks.