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How to set up the perfect outdoor dining space

BBQ season is upon us. So if you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor space (no matter how small) we’re here to help you create the perfect summer setup. Scroll on for our tips.

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1. Table talk

Whether you’re having quiet drinks or a full-on feast, the table is where the magic happens. Choosing the right one depends on your space and needs. With its matching benches, Bosco is great for bigger gardens and last-minute guests, while balconies are best suited to a folding bistro set like Elma. Materials? Anything hard-wearing and waterproof – especially if your patch isn’t protected from the elements.

 

2. Serve it right

Want to impress your friends and IG followers? Then say goodbye to mismatched plates, and hello to a shiny new dinnerware set. Aria and Noah will complement everyday setups, while Sophia’s reactive glaze will help you make the most of special occasions, like birthday BBQs and garden parties.

 

3. All in the details

Your surroundings are just as important as what you’re serving, so layer up with cosy textiles like blankets, throws and a graphic outdoor rug. They’ll add a shot colour and pattern, while warming up your space. The ultimate finishing touch? It’s got to be a fire pit – perfect during those milder spring evenings.

 

4. The green stuff

What’s an outdoor oasis without a generous dose of greenery? If you’re tight on square footage, go for a tall pot with a small footprint like Dayo (it looks great with a palm). Or if you’ve got a bit more room to play with, try grouping lots of coloured pots together. You could even pop a few of them on stands to create a little depth and volume.  

5. Ready, set, grill

Now the scene is set, it’s time to show off your culinary skills. One sure-fire way to impress? Mavery. It has an integrated grill nestled near the top, plus a log-burner beneath to keep guests toasty while you cook. We’re big fans of the Aurie range, too – complete with a sophisticated metal cooking stand, stainless steel grill and hard-wearing bowls. All that’s left to do? Pass the ketchup.

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