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How to host an intimate outdoor dining experience for 6 at home

With new Covid-19 guidelines green lighting gathering in groups of up to six outside, hosting lunch al fresco for friends seems like a great way to reconnect and catch up with loved ones. So if you’re thinking about inviting friends into your garden for an outdoor dining experience, we’ve curated a selection of our favourite designer home accessories perfect for creating a gathering to remember – from glassware to radios and textiles.

Outdoor dining and glassware ideas

It should go without saying, but no outdoor lunch or dinner’s complete without glassware and dinnerware. These sustainable coconut bowls are great for family style dining, and look stylish al fresco thanks to their natural aesthetic and material. Or, go for something more luxe, like these modern copper beer glasses and black ombre wine glasses, if you really want to make a statement. If the weather’s warm, don’t forget ice – we love this striped platinum ice bucket.

Outdoor textiles ideas

Make sure everyone in your gathering of 6 is comfortable by adding well-chosen textiles to your outside space – just don’t forget to bring them inside at the end of the day to preserve their quality. This handwoven pink and coral Moroccan rug adds emphasis to your outdoor dining table, and this Aztec-inspired handwoven throw pillow and handwoven yellow beach towel are an easy way to add bright, summer shades while also making rattan or metal furniture more comfortable.

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Outdoor dining accessories ideas

To create ambience outside for your outdoor dining event, we recommend styling your outdoor space with accessories – an easy way to add colour and set the mood. This natural-looking coconut shell soy candle is a fitting tabletop choice, as is this stone candle holder. For music, choose a wireless speaker – we love the vibrancy of this wireless yellow aluminium speaker. And finally, add a vase or planter to your tabletop, filled with freshly picked flowers or greenery. This Greek-style glazed vase has a striking, summertime style.

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