50 Stylish & Functional Outdoor Dining Rooms

50 Stylish & Functional Outdoor Dining Rooms

From: BOXHILL
Wow With Wicker
Wicker globe pendants match the dining chairs in this well-dressed outdoor dining area. Perched above the city, the whole setting feels casually elegant in light gray and white.
From: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Dinner With a View
The combination of jet black and natural wood gives this outdoor dining space a rustic yet sophisticated feel. Pea gravel underfoot creates a distinct visual area, separating the yard from the "dining room" while the custom mountain mural anchors the table and adds graphic texture.
From: Brian Patrick Flynn
Coastal Vibes
This deck looks out over the water (the home backs up to a private beach), so it was only natural to position an outdoor dining table where family and friends can soak up the views. Chic, navy-and-blue bistro chairs add a splash of color and amplify the beachy vibe.
From: Hyphen & Co
Secret Garden
The gorgeous landscaping of this acre-plus property includes extensive gardens and tucked-away patios, like this one, perfect for an outdoor brunch. The large wood table beckons cozy conversation while two nearby lounge chairs and shade umbrellas offer a serene spot to relax, drink in hand.
From: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons
Punchy Privacy
To honor the midcentury modern architecture of this 1960s home, the designated formal dining spot was decorating in springy tones with sleek, contemporary lines and lush faux shrubs. What was considered wasted space is now packed with color, charm and pattern with the addition of an aqua-toned diamond rug, a teak table and Palm Springs-inspired armchairs.
From: Brian Patrick Flynn
Beautiful Banquette
A black-and-white statement rug and neutral upholstery mix with wood accents and hints of gray to create the perfect neutral color palette for this inviting outdoor dining area. A unique polka-dot banquette bench is a sweet spot to sit and commiserate with guests.
From: Tiffany Brooks
Divine Design
The warm look of redwood fencing, a natural fiber pendant and the pergola's wood slats helps balance out the industrial edge of this dining area's concrete patio.
From: Landwell Design + Build Co.
Dinner + Drinks
A retractable wall allows this covered outdoor dining room to be fully open to both the interior and exterior of this modern home. Infrared heaters flush-mounted in the wood ceiling allow the space to be used any time of year. Just beyond the dining area is a fully functional modern bar.
From: Erica Bryen Design
A Traditional Take
The afternoon sun lights up this cozy, traditional-style patio perfect for alfresco entertaining. A red brick walkway lined with mature trees and boxwood shrubs makes an elegant setting for two beautiful, cream-colored outdoor dining sets.
From: Village Properties and Luxury Portfolio International®
Quirky Collection
Under the elegant arbor, an outdoor chandelier holds a mixture of candles and hanging plants, setting a playful mood and bringing this unique space to life. The homeowner paired a worn wooden table with quirky antique metal chairs, and completed the look with a row of pretty plants perched on the ledge behind.
A Splash of Citrus
Designed with the Scandinavian aesthetic in mind, this simple yet elegant outdoor space gets an infusion of energy via vibrant orange dining chairs.
We've Got the Blues
If your outdoor space has integrated bench seating, maximize its use with a collection of mismatched seating and cafe tables. Bistro chairs and garden stools in a variety of blue and green hues were used to tie the space together visually and provide ample spots to sit and enjoy a meal.
From: Brian Patrick Flynn
Queen for a Day
Worthy of royalty, a pair of oversized rattan peacock chairs make a bold statement in this outdoor dining space. Galvanized metal chairs contrast with the warm wooden farm table for an eclectic look.
From: Molly Wood and Molly Wood
Fresh + Fun
The owners of this Newport Beach, California sure know how to have fun. A cedar pergola — with fast-growing trumpet vines and an antler chandelier — defines the dining area. Screen-printed onto plywood, a phrase from one of Ryan’s favorite T-shirts became graphic artwork above the grill. Powder-coated red, Emeco’s lightweight aluminum chairs energize the weathered cedar deck with a hit of zingy color.
From: HGTV Magazine
Family Affair
Make lifelong memories and enjoy family time in the fresh air this summer with a comfortable outdoor dining area everyone can enjoy. An umbrella-topped table provides a perfect spot for hosting meals, playing board games or relaxing with a glass of vino. Pull the look together with a set of oversized wicker chairs, a plethora of potted plants and a colorful printed rug underfoot.
Enchanted Evening
Inspired by the stately nature of her client's Tudor home, landscape architect Catherine Smith created an outdoor space that was equally charming. Roomy wicker chairs are sure to keep dinner guests comfortable while beautiful flowers and bistro lights enhance the yard's fairytale-like atmosphere.
From: Casa Smith Designs, LLC
Succulent Centerpiece
A long, narrow planter with succulents runs the length of this outdoor wood dining table, bringing life and color to the otherwise stark, industrial space.
From: Todd Davis
Cafe Oasis
A heavy-duty market umbrella resides over this simple, elegant dining table, black bench and black bistro chairs. The cafe-style string lights offer an additional romantic touch, transforming the backyard into an outdoor oasis.
From: Susannah Watts
Privacy Curtains
Create a private, luxurious dining experience outside by hanging long, flowy curtains at one end of your deck or patio like designer Brian Patrick Flynn did here. Paired with bouquets of fresh flowers, hanging plants and trailing vines, the long, neutral curtains add an elegant feel to this contemporary, outdoor dining area.
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Dine by Design
This simple yet stunning outdoor kitchen from Marie Flanigan Interiors was designed around a sleek neutral color palette of black, white and gray with wood and concrete accents. The large teak dining table surrounded by chic chairs from Restoration Hardware seats eight guests, while a stainless steel grill and marble-topped counter allow plenty of room for prep work.
From: Marie Flanigan Interiors
Sturdy + Stylish
Nobody’s complaining about no AC on this screened porch haven. A vintage table hosts chess games; rattan and plastic chairs by Serena & Lily can easily handle ice-tea spills. “Everything out here had to be kid- and dog-friendly,” says the homeowner, who also chose virtually indestructible Trex flooring. The perky rug is from Wayfair .
From: HGTV Magazine
Hightop, Please
Sit, sip and take in the panoramic LA views from this beautiful rooftop deck. A hightop tulip table is a chic spot to enjoy drinks and snacks, while fun red metal stools add a splash of color.
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Waterside Seating
Situated next to the pool and a fully stocked outdoor kitchen and bar, this dining space has it all. Two long benches invite guests to sit and commiserate under the shade of the pretty pergola covered in climbing Madagascar jasmine vines.
From: Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture
Pillow Talk
Cozy lounge pillows arranged around a low table make for an intimate outdoor dining experience with close friends. Set the table with oversized palm fronds and a DIY tabletop fire pit for ultimate boho vibes.
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Statement Lighting
A warm wooden ceiling, heavy wood table and wicker dining chairs are a stunning foil to three oversized, shiny metal pendant lights in this boho-style poolhouse dining room. A functional drink prep space and cozy nearby sofa allow guests to mix and mingle while taking in the views of the nearby swimming pool.
From: Terracotta Design Build
Use What You Have
Now that more people are spending time at home, attention has turned to elevating our outdoor spaces. Designer Stacy Borocz, the founder of etúHome, suggests upgrading your existing outdoor setup with flowers from the backyard and upscale elements like linen napkins and found silver flatware. The takeaway? It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate to be special and memorable.
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Garden Party
This charming garden patio sits just off the kitchen and feels blissfully tucked away from the bustling city streets nearby. With a grill and a dining table, it's also the ideal place for spring and summer entertaining.
From: Brown Harris Stevens - NYC
Simple + Chic
Situated next to a cozy fire pit, this long, farmhouse-style wood table surrounded by stylish woven chairs is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner together or play your favorite games outdoors.
From: Brian Patrick Flynn
New England Vibes
New England has a way of making nautical irresistibly glam — think weathered wood and rattan textures (the table and chairs are from Wayfair ). A long cushioned bench provides plenty of seating for lobster bakes, and pillows in red, white and blue add serious style points.
From: HGTV Magazine
Under My Umbrella
Rain or shine, enjoy dinner outside under an oversized umbrella anchored to your patio table. Shop our top picks below.
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Poolside Paradise
Surrounded by casual, cream campaign chairs, this beautiful wood and concrete table is an inviting spot to sit and enjoy a poolside meal. A nearby wet bar makes serving a breeze while a metal pergola and hanging plants provide shade overhead.
From: Design 4 Corners
Room for a Crowd
A long, pillow-clad banquette lines one edge of this party-ready patio, ensuring there's always room for one more at outdoor gatherings.
From: Erica Bryen Design
Pretty, Traditional
Designer Lou Harris couldn't find an outdoor table she liked, so she had one made: A 42-inch-by-106-inch piece of tempered glass on top of scrolled concrete bases from Hooker Furniture. The chairs are lattice-back wicker from Lane Venture topped with blue Sunbrella cushions. Floor: Brick laid in a herringbone pattern, plus an outdoor sisal rug. Accessories: Blue-rimmed glassware and, as a centerpiece, a porcelain Chinese footbath filled with pots of butter lettuce.
From: HGTV Magazine
Look Up
A custom steel pergola outfitted with eye-catching hexagonal chandeliers creates a welcoming outdoor dining room on this concrete patio. Douglas fir joists complement the wood dining table below while an accent wall of potted bamboo pulls the whole space together.
From: Elevate by Design
Peppy Paradise
Designer Caitlin Murray transformed this front porch into an oasis with a peppy cabana-stripe rug from Serena & Lily and white CB2 planters filled with tropical plants. The table from Blu Dot is made of rustproof powder-coated steel; the chairs from Industry West are polypropylene.
From: HGTV Magazine
Down by the Bay
Comfy bench seats, durable outdoor furniture and a shady pergola overhead combine to create a year-round outdoor living space the whole family can enjoy. An unrivaled view of Henderson Bay is an added bonus.
From: Brian Patrick Flynn
Multi-Use Area
With durable wicker chairs and a stain-resistant table, this dining set is perfect for birthday parties, afternoon crafts or an adults-only cocktail hour.
From: Barbour Spangle Design
Between the Pear Trees
Sparkling string lights hang between four pear trees, providing intimate outdoor lighting and carving out a distinct spot to gather. Usually reserved for indoor spaces, the marble-top trestle table serves as a stylish feature while gorgeous pear-green cushions continue the theme.
From: Molly Wood and Molly Wood
Vineyard Vibes
Relaxation and clambakes await on this spacious patio overlooking Martha's Vineyard. A natural extension of the great room, the back patio of HGTV Dream Home 2015 is outfitted with teak furnishings and provides a casual place to lounge, dine and enjoy New England summers.
SEE MORE: Back Patio From HGTV Dream Home 2015
Maximize Your Space
If you live in an area where the winters are mild, open up the doors so that your entertaining space is doubled. The expansive screened porch at HGTV Dream Home 2020 runs the length of the home and is a lovely place to share dinner with friends or just relax alone with a good book.
SEE MORE: Screened Porch From HGTV Dream Home 2020
Room to Relax
You don’t need a lot of space to create a multifunctional outdoor living area. Here, designer Lisa Aiken packed a pair of lounge chairs with quick-dry seats, and a high-top bistro table with stool seating for four onto a compact rooftop terrace. “The high table lets diners overlook the beach,” Aiken says.
Tea on the Terrace
Beautiful boxwood hedging forms a subtle green border around this secluded outdoor dining terrace while a tall brick wall all around the perimeter gives the whole space an enchanted, hidden-away feel. Modern conveniences such as a tower heater, gas grill and wood buffet table are placed strategically as to not take away from the garden aesthetic.
From: D. A. Dunlevy
Sunken Seating
Built-in banquette seating centered around a distressed wooden table creates a dining space where guests will want to linger all evening long. Design by Jamie Durie
From: Jamie Durie
Contrasting Colors
Red mesh chairs pop against this covered dining area's gray walls, stark white table and greenery backdrop. At night, string lights hung from the pergola provide pretty illumination overhead.
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Organic Inspiration
On this party-ready patio designed by Jamie Durie, a live-edge bench and reclaimed wood table set with bright, modern dishes invite you to sit down and stay awhile.
From: Jamie Durie
Indoor-Outdoor Living
This sweet, petite outdoor dining area just steps away from two nearby, open-air cottages features an understated white dining table and retro-style green metal chairs. Lush potted plants surround the patio, adding much-needed color and softening the industrial look of the concrete slabs underneath.
From: Molly Wood
Woven Wonder
A black woven pendant light and matching lightweight dining chairs beautifully balance the heavy wooden dining table in this outdoor entertaining space.
From: Amy Elbaum
Table for Two
Love to dine alfresco but have a tight space? Bistro tables are the perfect solution. This folding table provides seating for two and can be easily tucked away.
Playful Color
This neutral gray, brown and white space by designer Brian Patrick Flynn is easily dressed up for a party with a colorful tablecloth, vibrant paper lanterns and a coordinating bouquet.

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