When designing your own outdoor dining space, make sure your patio is large enough to accommodate the number of guests you typically entertain. When the weather’s fine, there can be few things better than enjoying a little alfresco dining. Whether you’re throwing a luncheon or a family get-together, make sure your outdoor dining table is looking its best. And yes, your alfresco dining space can be fancy. It can be fabulous. Approach it with the same mind-set you’d use regarding your indoor domain: Eye-catching patterns on your chair cushions or tabletop to up the cool factor. A set of sexy chairs so that guests will be sitting pretty. Design-forward lanterns (and houses for your feathered friends) that will add atmosphere just by hanging around.