As summer is approaching and we are all spending more time outside, I find myself wanting to spend as much time outside as possible. What better what to soak up all the warm weather than to dine outside? Bring the indoors, out for the warmer months, and dine alfresco. The term al fresco comes from the Italian language and loosely translated means “in fresh air.” Dining alfresco simply means eating outside, but it’s not your regular picnic on the blanket — this type of dining usually involves refined tablescapes, comfortable seating and a generally more party-like atmosphere. That is why today I wanted to share some decor dupes that may help turn your outside dining experience super cozy. Each week, I share 4 home decor dupes at varying price points in this splurge or save blog series to give you ideas for your home decor. Here [HERE] is a link to all of my past dupes. Let’s take a look at 4 splurge or save dining alfresco finds.
Having a set of utensils ready and set aside for dining alfresco is much easier when you have a cozy holder that you can grab on the way outside. I love incorporating seagrass into my decor through all seasons, but especially in warmer months when I can also style it outdoors. Shop both holders above by clicking the images below:
These two dining chair options are so joyful and remind me of a European bistro. They are a great way to incorporate color and texture into your outdoor gathering when dining alfresco. Shop both chairs above by clicking the images below:
I know charcuterie boards are really becoming popular to prepare when gathering and even when dining alfresco. They are a great way to offer a lot of different food options for your family and friends. Using a large board like the two above is a great way to prepare your food offerings. Shop both of the boards above by clicking the images below:
Using plants on your table as decor is such an easy way to style your table with color and texture. I love these rippled planters as they are a little touch of modern decor to bring in while still keeping things neutral. Shop both of the planters above by clicking the images below:
I would love to know if you like to dine alfresco in the warmer months. Do you style a table for the occasion? Let’s talk about it on Facebook and Instagram. I would even like to see some of your own alfresco tablescapes in my Facebook Community Group. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and every day!
xx Liz Marie