Outdoor alfresco areas can add immense value to your home, having a functional and beautiful space to entertain friends and family, or to enjoy simply on your own is easier to establish than you might think! You can create your own alfresco dining space ring in your backyard or balcony, with our top 5 small alfresco design ideas to transform your outdoor alfresco area and make your backyard the place to be:

 

1.Backyard Bar

If you have a wall, you can have a bar! Turn any blank wall into a dynamic space, by adding a shelf a design for a clean no-fuss look for those who love entertaining outdoors. Add eye-catching touches with a vase of beautiful flowers or pot plants to bring greenery into the outdoor space. Stack outdoor storage boxes for an innovative way to add extra shelving for glasses, tea towels, and more outdoor kitchen goods. Seat your guests in high bar stools for building an alfresco area that’s inviting, casual and creates a lovely relaxed outdoor space. 

Use our Aosta Bar Chair to create a backyard bar you need

 

2. A BBQ Hub

What’s more iconic for Australian alfresco dining than a humble barbecue. Complete a cook and dine area choosing stunning natural woods like Teak or Oak timber for a modern Australia dining setting. Add outdoor cushions to chairs to add comforts for guests to relax in while you're tapping the tongs away over the barbie. Add functional accessories like a server trolley for efficient food transport from the hot barbie to the table, and outdoor benches for extra cooking table space to create the perfect outdoor kitchen hub. 

The Armenia Dining Chair with Cologne Dining Table to make the outstanding alfresco dining area.

 

3. Modern Rustic

Minimalist and modern styles are having their day in the design world and for good reason! These timeless styles include Teak and Oak timber outdoor tables to add a statement centerpiece to your alfresco entertaining area, matched with wire or metal chairs creates simplicity to an outdoor living with modern and clean lines. Neutral wood and colors make for sleek dining areas that are easy to style and maintain, the perfect setting to showcase a fantastic meal outdoors.

 

4. The Humble Nook

A cozy dining corner can be easy to install to make more dynamic use of your outdoor space, in sunlit corners choose a minimalist outdoor rug, styled with a square outdoor bench and outdoor pillows for a sunken lower picnic nook perfect for lounging with a good book, add some extra shade with an outdoor parasol umbrella or canopy which can be easily packed down or tucked away. A round outdoor table with elevated chairs makes the perfect scene to enjoy light lunches and morning breakfasts for a more rustic dining setting.

The Round Fernie Dining Table could help you make a more rustic dining setting.

 

5. Opt for Adaptable

Extendable outdoor dining tables are great for extra dining space when you want to entertain a bigger group and then fold away for more casual outdoor dining. Foldable and stackable outdoor chairs are great options in alfresco entertaining areas as they can be easily collapsible to add flexibility to an outdoor space.