It’s well known that in the UK we are obsessed with having an outdoor space. Several years ago the idea of an ‘outdoor room’ exploded and you couldn’t move in B&Q for gas patio heaters, wooden garden furniture and plastic chip and dip bowls, all designed for outdoors. These days, it seems much more popular to just bring out your whole dining room and have done with it.Image sources :: Left Snippet & Ink | Right A Country Farmhouse
I am a big fan of this idea and think the results can be stunning. Why leave your posh candlesticks and lace tablecloths indoors when you can stick them in your garden too?Image sources:: Left Kelly Stremmel for The Sweetest Occasion | Right House and Home
I love the idea of adding cut flowers to your outdoor tablescape, not too mention using china crockery and real wine glasses. (Is it just me or does wine taste a little bit different from a plastic glass?).Image sources:: Left House and Home | Right Dreamy Whites Online
It also feels very European to bring out your usual dining chairs and throw over a casual runner to add extra finesse to the garden. Whilst it may not be entirely practical to use your best china outside, I’m planning on getting a sheer tablecloth or two to grace my summer table top. I adore the idea of an outdoor chandelier and wouldn’t say no to finding a broken one that could be brought back to life!Image sources:: Left Cory McCune Photography via Wedding Chicks | Right Studio Impressions Photography via Style Me Pretty.
How about you? Are you bringing the inside out? x