The long, slow march toward summer is finally at its end, and now it’s time to prepare for outdoor entertaining season. We’ve compiled some of this year’s hottest trends and ideas for outdoor dining, and we’re ready to share them with you. From the trendiest chairs to the most sought-after tables, we’re serving up our favorite looks for summer … Are you ready to dig in?
Outdoor dining tables with built-in fire pits are one of this year’s hottest – if you’ll excuse our pun – trends for patio dining. These versatile pieces are perfect for roasting marshmallows, warming your hands, or simply providing light during late-night gatherings.
Item Shown: Belham Living Leland Fire Table Patio Dining Set
Bring the indoors out with a trendy outdoor sectional and dining table. With all the comfort of a sofa and the utility of a dining table, these comfy-cute patio sets provide everything you need for a cozy outdoor meal.
Acquaint yourself with the très chic trend of bistro-inspired seating. French café chairs lend an air of well-traveled sophistication to your outdoor dining space, and the small footprint of a bistro set means you can enjoy this dining trend on high-rise balconies and sprawling patios alike.
Item Shown: Zuo Vive Paris Aluminum Patio Bistro Set
Matchy-matchy furniture sets have become a relic of the past, which means you’re officially free to mix and match to your heart’s desire. Combining organic materials such as wicker, wood, and concrete in your outdoor space keeps the look cohesive without going too one-note. For more mixed-material inspiration, check out the Idea Board.
Item Shown: Belham Living Brisbane Patio Dining Set
Combining breezy informality with on-trend silhouettes, rope-wrapped chairs are one of our favorite patio dining trends. Add rope dining chairs to your favorite outdoor table, or place around a fire pit to create a gathering space that’s totally down-to-earth.
Item Shown: Belham Living Arlo Patio Dining Set
Switch up your outdoor seating options by adding a bench to your patio dining set. Outdoor dining benches are great ways to fit extra guests around the table, and provide some visual diversity when paired with traditional dining chairs.
Item Shown: Belham Living Brighton Outdoor Wood Dining Bench
Luxury lovers, rejoice: ultra-cozy dining chairs are in style for the summer. With outdoor-approved seat cushions that will hold up rain or shine, you can indulge in easy-chair comfort while enjoying the great outdoors.
Outdoor folding chairs are having a major moment in patio dining – and not the camp chair or card table designs you may be envisioning. Today’s folding patio chairs are more elevated in style, inspired by on-trend directors chairs and more traditional dining designs. These chairs’ foldable convenience allows for easy storage and transport without sacrificing style.
Intricate decorative details are proving to be one of this year’s biggest home décor trends – for indoors and outdoors alike. To bring this trend into your outdoor dining space, look for chairs and tables that feature eye-catching design elements such as carving, cut-outs, or cross-hatching.
Item Shown: Safavieh Bradbury Patio Dining Table Set
While earthy-neutral is often the go-to palette for outdoor décor, brightly colored patio furniture is making major waves this year. Colorful outdoor furniture provides a pop of visual interest against your yard’s naturally-occurring earth tones, lending a fun and flashy look to your outdoor dining space.
Item Shown: Carolina Rumson 5 Piece Outdoor Bistro Set
Kick your outdoor style up a notch with a bar height patio set. About a foot taller than standard 30-inch dining tables, a bar height patio table adds a distinguished look to your outdoor space. Add in one of these trendy dining sets to – if you’ll excuse another pun – heighten the mood at your next outdoor gathering.
Make room for everyone with an on-trend extendable dining table in your outdoor space. With the versatility to seat as many or as few guests as you’d like, an extendable table is the ultimate piece for outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying dinner with the family, you can create all the space you need by simply adding or removing leaves.