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Outstanding Outdoor Dining Trends for Summer 2020

As the temperatures heat up, homeowners everywhere can’t help but to start planning their outdoor activities – and we’re not talking about away on vacation activities… we’re talking about the popular ‘stay-cation’ in the comfort of your own backyard. 

In fact, planning and designing your outdoor living space has become similar to the  labor of love when it comes to decorating indoor spaces. The days of eating on a plain ole picnic table are long gone!  Now, there are complete outdoor kitchen setups with countertops and extensive dining and lounge areas to fit any style. 

Are you looking to get the most out of your outdoor dining experience at home? Our Patio Pros have put together the top trends for Summer 2020, to help you transform your deck or patio into the perfect oasis. 

An Outdoor Kitchen Built For Entertaining 

When you’re inside, it’s easy to be the chef and entertain while you do it – your guests or family can sit up at a counter while you cook. When it comes to what’s hot for outdoor kitchens, it’s simple: similar to inside, but built to last through wear and tear of weather outside. Grills have countertops built for not only convenience in cooking, but also to pull up beautiful outdoor high level – chairs to congregate around. Additional trends extend out to additional types of cooking – wood burning pizza ovens, outdoor cooler bins and more! 

Hot Trend Alert 

You don’t have to live in the country to have a fire pit to sit around. In fact, you don’t even need a yard – there are options for all types of spaces, when it comes to the beautiful ambiance of a fire. You can now enjoy a beautiful fire table top while dining, or in the middle of a cocktail table for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  

Accents of Indoors, Outdoors 

Indoor accessories are very on trend when it comes to your outdoor dining space. Add a couple throw pillows and blankets to dining chairs. Pillows add comfort for longer social dinners and throws are an easy accent that are accessible for you and guests on the cooler summer nights. 

Mix It Up

Remember this: everything doesn’t have to match. Yes, you read that right – in fact, mixing a beautifully crafted wood outdoor table with wicker or metal framed chairs adds an eclectic flair to your outdoor dining room. Feel free to mix and match patterns and fabrics as well! 

Ooh La La

Don’t you love those small French bistro café tables and chairs? They look fantastic in small spaces like balconies and deck or garden nooks, and are usually light enough to move around if you need additional seating for guests. 


Whether it’s the glow from a tabletop fire (mentioned above), bistro lights strung overhead, outdoor lanterns or candles flickering – any dining experience is heightened when it comes to mood lighting. And there are endless options out there to fit every style. 

Hungry to create the perfect outdoor dining experience? Visit our showroom, located at 8921 Glenwood Ave in Raleigh! We work with the best names in the Outdoor Furniture industry and can guarantee something for every style, including all of the latest trends. Our Patio Pro team is dedicated to helping you create your perfect outdoor oasis, visit us online or call (919) 789-8444 today! 

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