15 Backyard Dining Photos to Inspire Your Weekend DIY Projects

Backyard barbecues, cookouts, hangouts, and outdoor dining season is in full swing. Come summer, the backyard is the only space at the house you, and your guests, will want to be. If you're in the market to spruce up your space, there are a few key essentials that can transform your entertaining area from bland into grand. A few string lights, colorful chairs, table centerpieces, and a gathering table will make your outdoor space the happening spot in town.

When it comes to the perfect patio dining set or outdoor furniture, as long as its weather-resistant, you can do just about anything you want. Here are 15 creative backyard dining areas to inspire the fixer-upper in you.

1. Farmhouse Table


Farmhouse tables not only look gorgeous in the backyard, but they provide plenty of seating for your guests.

2. Rustic Recycling

I Do Myself

Using upcycled wood and a few slender trees, you can turn your backyard into an inviting space.

3. Farm to Table

Local Milk

 Imagine all the fresh, locally sourced meals that would taste even better with this table setting.

4. Barnyard Dining

Lauren Liess

If you are fortunate enough to have a rustic barn on the premise, turn it into a magical farm to table setting.

Don't have a barn? No worries. By stringing some lights you can achieve a similar effect with a limited space.

5. Funky Finds

Dwelling Decor

Love this concept! A few lantern lights, some colorful chairs, and a mix of centerpiece planters come together to add a creative flair to the backyard.

6. Upcycled Pallets

Klienworth & Co.

If you're looking for a weekend project, design your own table out of pallets. It's cheaper than buying a finished table and will give your guests something to wow over.

7. Boho Picnic


You don't need an expensive landscape to enjoy your backyard.

With a few colorful items, throw pillows, and a long table, you can have you're own bohemian style backyard all guests will enjoy.

8. Mexican Inspired Bohemian


Ok, so we may not all have a view overlooking a lake.

Instead, you can create your own Boho outdoor table setup that looks just as good as this one with a few pallets and Mexican blankets.

9. Mix Match Chair Set

The Peony and the Bee

Shop around your local antique and thrift stores for a mix-match chair set that gives character to your table and enhances the experience.

10. Deck Dining

Home Depot

Looking for something more modern with a bit of privacy? Add some flowy curtains and a few accents to transform your patio into a creative space.

You can get this look from your local Home Depot.

11. Floral Party


The addition of hanging flowers compliments this fresh, bright patio setting that screams of a girl's gathering for Sunday brunch.

12. Patio Decor

Liz Marie Blog

Limited patio space doesn't mean there's a limit on design. A beautiful wooded table, some funky chairs, and decorative centerpieces will transform your space.

13. Checkered Theme

Dwelling Decor

If you're more into a theme and don't care for mix and match table settings, pick out a color scheme. The contrast of black and white makes this backyard pop while presenting it's own stylish setting.

14. Bold Chairs

Dwelling Decor

Notice how these red chairs really make this table setting pop.

15. Family Gathering

Eye Swoon

This is an awesome concept for large gatherings of friends and family to hang out poolside in the summer sun.

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