Create an inviting al fresco dining spot
Mixing odd pieces of furniture, textures and colours will help the atmosphere to feel carefree and cosy. Make it easy for yourself by using what you already have at home. Put down rugs to make the overall impression more homey. Use throws and cushions to turn no-maintenance outdoor seats into comfortable extra places to sit.
Customise serving to suit you
If space is tight, try putting all the food on the table. For a more flexible solution, use a buffet cart with wheels that you can bring to the table and push aside when it’s not needed. Keep dinner simple, just dress up some frozen vegetarian dishes. Serve refreshments in a wire basket with handles that guests can pass around. When it’s time for a refill it’s easy to carry back into the kitchen.
Set the mood with deco and dreamy lights
We can help you make the most of your summer
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior designer: Lina Aldén
Photographer: Emma Engkvist
Writer: Anna Blom