Wonderful Exterior Dining Room
If you have the benefit of owning a house with a yard, why not think about making an exterior dining room. Even though you wouldn’t prefer to eat outside this time of year, the scorching summer is bound to appear from right around the seemingly distant corner. By opting for an exterior dining room, not only are you making sure that you’ll spend more time outside, breathing in fresh air, but you are opening up a world of opportunities when it comes to dinner parties, for example. An exterior dining room in the garden is limited only by your creativity. You can cover your table with a market umbrella or a vine-draped pergola. Or you can surround it with chairs from inside, covered with fabrics to match or contrast with the tablecloth. Other festive options include lanterns for more lighting than candles can supply. And please don’t use paper plates. If you don’t want to use family heirlooms to set the table, your every day kitchen dishes will do just fine.
You don’t have to be able to feed an army to have an exterior dining room. Even serving a meal on individual trays can be fun and festive, if a table is out of the question. Be sure to hand out huge cloth napkins, every color in the rainbow will do nicely, so that everyone can eat without fear of falling food. And for those who feel deprived without a garden or a balcony, there is always a nearby park, a picnic basket and colorful throw rugs or tablecloths. Don’t forget the jug of wine or lemonade, and all will be right with the world.