Going out for breakfast, lunch or dinner outdoors is one of those little pleasures in life. Even if you don’t have much space, in this selection you will find inspiration.
1. THE TRICK FOR A MINI DINING ROOM: THE WIDTH OF THE TABLE
If you have little space but want to enjoy an outdoor dining corner, opt for a rectangular table with a reduced width. This will allow you to accommodate 4 or 6 people depending on how long it is (even in one of 4, 6 can be seated taking advantage of the headboards of the table). 80 cm wide is enough for a table. Two flat plates and their corresponding glasses will enter facing each other. There will not be too much central hole. In 90 cm it “breathes” more the kitchenware. Do the math.
2. A PERFECT CLASSIC FOR MINI SPACES
Write down on your list of furniture to consider when designing a small outdoor dining room: the chair known as the director’s chair. It is a classic model, very economical and comfortable. Its scissor opening will allow you to collect and store them in little space. By having a fabric seat and back, it is comfortable to have a good time sitting on them.
3. AND WHAT SPACE SHOULD BE LEFT AROUND THE TABLE?
Surely this fact also helps you when decorating and organizing your outdoor dining space, especially when it is a small environment. Calculate that there should be 90 cm between the table and the wall to place the chair and access it comfortably (somewhat less in the case of a bench).
4. SMALL OUTDOOR DINING AREA: BACKLESS BENCHES
It may be that the space you have is small or that it is not so much but that sofas and sun loungers occupy most of the meters. Take a look at how these small outdoor dining rooms, like the one in this patio, have been solved with continuous backless benches that lighten the whole. In addition, one of them is attached to the wall, thereby gaining support and inches.
5. PROTECTED FROM LOOKS AND THE SUN
Do not forget to protect an outdoor dining space – no matter how small it is, like this located in a gallery – from the sun and the gaze. Whether it is a terrace, garden, or patio, there are different options (awnings, blinds, curtains, pergolas, roofs, parasols, textile sails …). In this gallery, several vegetable fiber blinds have been chosen. So surely the degrees drop at mealtime.
6. IN THE BLINK
It may be that your terrace is not too big or that you are not used to using it for lunch or dinner outside every day. However, on the weekend or for meetings at home abroad, if you want to have an outdoor dining room. When collected, the table is folded and occupies only a space similar to that of a console. In your outdoor space, it will serve to place some plants on top when you are not using it.
7. MORE METERS AND VIEWS
A terrace with a glass railing will seem more spacious and thus the environment that you create in it, even if it is small, will feel more relaxed. If you opt for an outdoor dining room, it will also allow you to enjoy the views while sitting in the chair.
8. ALWAYS IN MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR EXTERIOR
You may think that we are insistent but it is very important that you choose furniture made of suitable materials for the exterior. Keep in mind that some require more maintenance than others (wood more than polypropylene or PVC, for example) and that the choice will also depend on whether it is an open and unprotected dining room or one that is sheltered by a pergola or a roof (natural fibers, for example, only in sheltered spaces).
9. COLOR FOR A SMALL OUTDOOR DINING AREA?
Yes, it is allowed! If you want a cheerful outdoor environment, don’t give up on color even if it’s a small space. The key is to offset the weight of the bright tones with simple lines. Intertwined fabrics like the one in these chairs that show through them work well.