Al fresco dining

When the weather’s looking good, nothing beats dining al fresco. Summer is the perfect time to get-together with family and friends, so why not take the party outside and wow your guests with these impressive (yet oh-so-simple) table setting ideas.

Love all things bright and beautiful? Want a modern take on monochrome? Or like the look of a rural retreat? It’s easy to recreate these classic IKEA table settings thanks to our piece-by-piece guide.

And if the weather lets you down, channel that al fresco feeling by hanging fairy lights, filling your vases with sweet-smelling flowers and enjoying the outdoors, indoors.

Rural retreat

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drop-leaf table
ÄPPLARÖ Drop-leaf table, brown
Price: £95
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ÄPPLARÖ
folding chair
ÄPPLARÖ Folding chair, brown
Price: £22
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BLANDA BLANK
serving bowl
BLANDA BLANK Serving bowl, stainless steel
Price: £2
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IKEA 365+
plate
IKEA 365+ Plate, white
Price: £2
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HÅLLÖ
cushion
HÅLLÖ Cushion, beige
Price: £10
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SEDLIG
24-piece cutlery set
SEDLIG 24-piece cutlery set, stainless steel
Price: £40
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ORDENTLIG
place mat
ORDENTLIG Place mat, black
Price: £1.80
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Bright and beautiful

DINERA
plate
DINERA Plate, beige
Price: £3
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IKEA 365+
serving stand
IKEA 365+ Serving stand
Price: £15
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Modern monochrome

ÄNGSÖ
table
ÄNGSÖ Table white
Price: £150
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ÄNGSÖ
bench
ÄNGSÖ Bench, black-brown £80
Price: £60
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ÄNGSÖ
chair
ÄNGSÖ Chair with armrests, white
Price: £50
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ÄNGSÖ
chair
ÄNGSÖ Chair with armrests, black-brown
Price: £50
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BERTA RUTA
fabric
BERTA RUTA Fabric, big check, black
Price: £7 / metre
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SOFIA
fabric
SOFIA Fabric, broad-striped, black/white
Price: £6 / metre
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EKÅS
shade
EKÅS Shade, off-white
Price: £8.50
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RODD
table lamp base
RODD Table lamp base, nickel-plated
Price: £10
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LJUDA
place mat
LJUDA Place mat, striped, black/white
Price: £0.75
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STOCKHOLM
cushion
STOCKHOLM Cushion, black, white
Price: £15
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SKÄCK
serving bowl
SKÄCK Serving bowl, white, black
Price: £3 / 2 pack
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HEDERLIG
red wine glass
HEDERLIG Red wine glass, clear glass
Price: £1.10
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BLADET
vase
BLADET Vase, clear glass
Price: £5
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