Some of my extroverted friends and family members are starting to go a little stir crazy with shelter-in-place orders. They want to take their kids to the park, but the parks are closed. Luckily the weather is warming up and outdoor dining seems like a good solution if you’re suffering from cabin fever. (This post contains affiliate links.)
A simple picnic table or any table will do. Set a simple tablescape with garden flowers in casual enamelware for a stress-free gathering with immediate family.
As quarantine restrictions get a little more lax, you’ll be able to invite family that doesn’t live with you (hopefully sooner rather than later). Don’t hesitate to bring indoor chairs outside – they don’t need to match.
Right now, you can create a romantic outdoor dining setting for just you and your hubby. This little shabby chic vignette can add a little spark to your marriage. And let’s face it, a lot of us might need it after sheltering in place with your spouse for weeks on end.
Do you live alone? Don’t hesitate to set a special outdoor setting for just yourself! A pair of weathered doors create a wall in the garden for privacy. Grab an intriguing novel, an appetizer, and your favorite beverage and enjoy a little “me time.” It might be just the thing your well-being needs right now.
Update your patio or deck with a set of new chairs. I love this pair of wicker ones. Blankets draped over the back provide warmth if the weather is still a little cool.
Use flowers from your garden to make a gorgeous centerpiece. Our daffodils, tulips, and Virginia bluebells are all blooming now.
Don’t forget the white party lanterns! These paper lanterns are so affordable and add a whimsical touch to a deck, patio, or balcony.
And finally, hang some Edison lights or bring out the candles for evening dining. You’ll be surprised how a pretty table and a little fresh air will enhance your mood and get rid of the cabin fever.
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