How to Create a Romantic Outdoor Dining Area

Indulge your romantic side by creating an alluring dining area in your own backyard.

Set the scene with the perfectly sized dining table.

If it's summer, it's time for indulging in a romantic meal under the sun or stars. Getting the mood just right begins with the basics—like a dining table ideal for a breezy luncheon or evening dinner. A round table sized for a luxurious place setting and intimate conversation is a sweet choice—embodied by the 1900 Dining Table, above, by Fermob, fashioned from lacquered steel, and adorned with hand forged scrolls and rings. Square bistro tables, like the durable Bistro Square Folding Table, available in a range of pretty colors, is a space-saving choice that adds a touch of romance to even the smallest patio.

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Complement with attractive dining chairs.

You'll find no shortage of attractive outdoor dining chairs from which to choose, so be sure to select a material, color and style that helps create an optimal romantic setting. Complement dining table with chairs that are comfortable and have a touch of luxury, ideal for long languid summer days (and nights) over food and a glass of wine. Sika Design’s rattan Margret Outdoor Dining Chair, which features a beautifully rounded aluminum frame and woven ArtFibre® detailing, is not only built to withstand outdoor conditions beautifully, but is an elegantly inviting seating option that looks particularly romantic in soft Dove White.

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