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13 Ways to Transform an Outdoor Dining Room for Spring

Mix-and-match seating, outdoor draperies and fresh accessories transform an underused deck into a functioning outdoor dining space fit for spring entertaining.

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Outdoor Dining Room Makeover: After

The outdoor space of this quaint Atlanta bungalow was updated with olive green paint and refreshed with neutral-toned drapery panels, low-maintenance furniture and splashes of spring hues.

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Outdoor Dining Room Makeover: Before

In its "before" state, the outdoor dining area of the bungalow was bland and unmemorable. The ill-fitting bistro table and red metal chairs were permanently removed, but the indoor-outdoor area rug and folding wooden chairs were kept to use in the new design.

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Accentuate Height

Although the outdoor dining area has limited square footage, it feels much more spacious than it actually is because of a simple trick. To take the focus off the lack of space and instead focus on the height, designer Dan Faires installed indoor-outdoor draperies on galvanized metal conduit along the pergola.

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Ambient Hurricanes

As the afternoon sun slowly fades, hurricanes outfitted with pillar candles provide ambience into the night. While fragrant pillar candles add a welcoming aroma to indoor spaces, they lose their affect when used outdoors. It's best to choose unscented candles for outdoor entertaining.

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