How To Transform Your Outdoor Space For Alfresco Picnics This Summer

How To Transform Your Outdoor Space For Alfresco Picnics This Summer

With summer on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about how you can transform your outdoor space for the perfect outdoor experience!

There’s no better way than to upgrade your alfresco dining area. Beautiful gardens and alfresco picnics are a wonderful combination for any summer's day, so let us guide you through the preparation for alfresco dining.

Marsden Garden Table and Benches

Choosing the right furniture

Make your outdoor dining area the centrepiece of your garden by investing in quality wooden furniture and enjoy countless alfresco picnics for years to come. Wooden furniture allows for a range of customisation options to suit your personal style and preferences. Whether you prefer a rustic, farmhouse-inspired look or a sleek, contemporary design, your arrangement can be tailored to match your desired aesthetic. Choose from various wood finishes, stains, or even paint to complement the overall theme of your summer garden and create a personalised outdoor haven that reflects your unique taste. Our Marsden collection is perfect for creating an alfresco dining space to enjoy chilled out evening meals, or lively lunches with family and friends. You could even complete the look with our outdoor dining and entertaining accessories to create an arrangement that is uniquely your own.

Picnic Bottle Bag

Accessorising your arrangement

Whether your picnic is around a table or on your favourite picnic blanket, add a touch of elegance and ambience to your set-up with of garden accessories. Elevate your table setting with vibrant tablecloths and place settings. Dine in style with our collection of tableware from our carafes, tumblers and serving dishes to picnic bottle bags and planters. Try adding soft furnishings like cushions and throws for the perfect finishing touches for a cosy outdoor set-up.

Alternatively, why not enjoy a change of scenery and take your picnic to a park, beach or another scenic area? Opt for picnic baskets and blankets or even collapsible chairs and tables like our Cream Metal Bistro Set for added comfort and convenience. Don't forget to bring along cushions for extra comfort. To enhance the ambience, bring along colourful outdoor rugs, decorative lanterns, and cushions to create a comfy and inviting picnic setting.

Our Outdoor Accessories on top of a wooden table


Wow your guests with a range of appetisers

Make sure you prepare an assortment of easy-to-eat finger foods, such as sandwiches, fresh fruits, and bite-sized appetisers, and pack a variety of cheeses, cured meats, and crusty bread for a delightful picnic charcuterie board. You can even display your spread on our Round Marble Cheese Board and Large Marble Platter for beautiful centrepieces to wow your guests. Include refreshing beverages like homemade lemonade to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Don't forget to pack disposable plates, napkins, and utensils for easy clean up.

But, alfresco picnics are not just about the food and setting, but about the cherished moments you share with friends and family. Immerse yourself in the outdoors and create your own garden retreat to enjoy throughout the day, and into the night.


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Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

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