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3 Top Outdoor Dining Area Trends

3 Top Outdoor Dining Area Trends

In Southern Africa, we spend a vast amount of time outdoors. We also tend to take every opportunity to entertain outdoors, and why not, with the sun, great temperatures year-round and friendly like-minded people everywhere.

Consequently, should you be in the market to enhance your outdoor entertainment area, we have several cool outdoor dining area trends for you.


Depending on the space available the decision would need to be how many seats your outdoor dining area would require to seat. Creative Living offers a wide variety of dining sets for all spaces.  These include 4-seater, 6-seater, 8-seater and 10-seater outdoor dining sets.

Amalfi 8-seater Dining Set White

Wooden Outdoor Dining Sets

Complete wooden outdoor furniture sets available from Creative Living are made in South Africa. The materials used are 100% pure Seligna Hardwood, complete with top quality brass fittings. Beautiful tables, benches, chairs, foldable chairs as well as armchairs are available in the outdoor dining range. Wooden outdoor furniture is best used in covered areas with at least some protection from the elements. See more about wooden outdoor furniture care here.

Seasons 4 Seater Table

Aluminium Outdoor Dining Sets

Lightweight, aluminium framed outdoor dining furniture is made from durable high-quality powder coated aluminium, which has been tested to withstand the harsh Southern African weather and a little seasonal, general maintenance.

Seat options include:

  1. Durable Texteline, which is a durable weather treated fabric that is long lasting and easy to clean. Texteline has been created to endure the harsh weather conditions of Southern Africa.
  2. Polywood, and eco-friendly material made from compressed recycled plastic. This material is ideal for outdoor furniture as it does not fade, rot or peel, and does not splinter or crack either. Best of all it does not require tedious maintenance.  Only wash down with warm, soapy water.
  3. Plump fabric covered cushions for seats and back rests. Creative Living use only the best quality foam and specially treated, hard-wearing outdoor fabric for its cushion covers. The covers have strong zippers to ensure that they can be easily removed to clean. This specially treated fabric of the cushion covers is designed to support fast drying.
Amalfi 8-seater Dining Set Charcoal

Woven Outdoor Dining Sets

Woven, rattan style outdoor dining furniture is made from a durable and long-lasting PVC wicker. It is designed specifically with the harsh African elements in mind and is easy to clean with warm soapy water when needed.  This classic design woven outdoor dining furniture is only available at Creative Living, in shades of grey with light grey cushions.

Table tops for all woven outdoor dining furniture are made from thick safety glass, which is easy to wipe down to clean.

Edwina Corner Dining Sofa

Regardless of the style of outdoor dining furniture that you select, adding some gorgeous throws to enhance the outdoor area and ward off the chilly months.  Some colourfully printed scatter cushions and of course well-placed lighting will create the correct ambience.  Fairy lights or lanterns, are an easy, stylish technique to light up your outdoor dining area thus guaranteed to keep guests warm and cosy until the early hours of the morning.

Any of our top 3 outdoor dining area trends will realise your outdoor dream with the variety of wooden, aluminium or woven outdoor furniture sets that are best suited to your space.  Great designs at affordable prices – that’s Creative Living.

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