9 Picks to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Dining Space

Enhance your outdoor dining space with a few fun and versatile updates.

Compilation of outdoor products. Drinkware, lights, silverware and plants.

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio or backyard, now is the time to make the most of that space!

With many of us still spending most of our time at home this summer, outdoor dining is one way to mix things up! With a few thoughtful touches, you can make your patio or backyard look and feel special.

Here are nine products that’ll help transform your outdoor dining space into a place you actually want to eat!

  • Water-Resistant Tablecloth

    Start with a sturdy tablecloth. I really liked the bright, checkered pattern and tassels on this tablecloth, but what I love most is that it’s water-resistant! Cleanup is a cinch, and it’ll last you for many summers to come. Bonus: It comes in a variety of colors.

    Checkered Tassel Tablecloth, $20 from Amazon

  • Melamine Dinnerware

    Outdoor dinnerware needs to be durable, and for that I use melamine. This set comes in different colors, so you can mix and match.

    Melamine Dinnerware Set, $50 for 12-piece set from Amazon

  • Utensil Caddy

    Transport your utensils and napkins easily with this caddy. It keeps everything separate and hold condiments, too.

    Plastic Woven Cutlery Caddy, $16 from Amazon

  • Sturdy Drinking Glasses

    If you just want to be outside and sip in style, these tumblers are what you need. They’re plastic but feel and look like glass.

    Plastic Tumblers, $18 for set of six from Amazon

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  • Drink Bucket

    Keep those drinks cool with a galvanized bucket! This one is big enough to hold enough beverages for everyone and won’t leak ice.

    Jute-Wrapped Galvenized Metal Ice Bucket, $29 from Amazon

  • Outdoor Lights

    Ambience is what ties everything together, and one of the best ways to do that is to string lights on the patio. These lights are shatterproof and waterproof, so they’re perfect for any space.

    LED Outdoor String Lights, $40 from Amazon

  • Citronella Candles

    Keep those bugs away! These citronella candles are on the smaller side, so they won’t take up a lot of room and won’t put off too strong a scent.

    Votive Citronella Candles, $18 for set of 12 from Amazon

  • Greenery

    Greenery is a nice finishing touch to any outdoor tablescape. If you’re not a gardener, go for a faux, zero-maintenance version.

    Mini Potted Faux Green Plant, $11 from Amazon

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  • Speakers

    A jazzy playlist will instantly make you feel like you’re at a restaurant or café. This Wonderboom speaker is shatterproof and waterproof, and has great sound.

    Wonderboom Speaker, $96 from Amazon