Garden decor

Choosing the right garden table

The arrangement of a resting area in the garden or on the terrace is not completely finished until you have installed a garden table. A must for moments of relaxation with loved ones around a coffee as well as convivial meals in the open air, the outdoor table is a central element that gives rhythm to life outside, setting the tone for your outdoors. Whether it’s for a cup of coffee in the morning, entertaining friends for a barbecue or meeting over an aperitif, there is a table model for every type of activity and for every type of space. Here are our tips for choose a garden table that will fit perfectly into your outdoor living space.

Teak garden table

arrangement of a dining area with large teak garden table surrounded by woven resin chairs

A shape and a size according to the uses

To make the most of your outdoor living space, you should determine in advance the main use of your table. If you like to entertain, choose a large dining table, preferably with extensions. It will allow you to accommodate a large number of people to spend pleasant moments with family or friends. If, on the other hand, you want a little relaxation area to grab a quick meal or sip a cool drink in the sun, a small bistro-style table will do just fine. Likewise, to create a lounge atmosphere that invites you to rest, all you need is a small coffee table to accompany the garden furniture. Finally, to provide a little shade in the dining area, we opt for a table model with a hole to install a parasol.

Outdoor space with raw charm, organized around a concrete coffee table

modern garden furniture of acapulco armchairs matched with a small round concrete garden table with metal base

Arrange without cluttering

A garden table is chosen according to the use you will make of it but also the exterior surface you have available. In a small garden or the limited space of a balcony, choose a round table that will allow you to accommodate more people without taking up too much space. When space is at a premium, the Small Square Folding Table is a great choice for setting up your dining area. Accompanied by a few folding chairs, it folds up and tucks away in a corner to quickly free up space when needed. Ideal for a quick meal or a drink, a two-person table with a minimalist design is also the focal point of the outdoor space. If, on the contrary, you are lucky enough to have a large area, do not hesitate to mix several mismatched tables to take advantage of the different areas of the garden.

Relaxation area near a swimming pool with small bamboo garden furniture

arrangement of a small relaxation area around the swimming pool with a small coffee table and two wooden chairs

A beautiful material, resistant and adapted to your climate

After the comfort and the aesthetic appearance of the furniture, the resistance of the materials is one of the most important criteria to consider when choosing your outdoor furniture. Because garden furniture is exposed to the vagaries of the weather, it’s best to invest in a durable outdoor table that will last over time. So before embarking on a purchase, it is better to ask yourself the right questions. Is the climate in the place where you live hot and dry? Does it often rain? Will the table be sheltered from winds and rains? Do we have to do a special interview?

Some materials tolerate high temperatures or humidity better, so take the time to compare the different choices available to you, their advantages and disadvantages. Appreciated for its resistance to UV and weathering, woven resin is also easy to maintain. Like resin, aluminum is a good choice when it comes to a durable and timeless outdoor table. In addition, a resin wicker or aluminum table will be lighter and easier to move to follow the rays of the sun. In garden furniture, acacia is also a widely used material. Being a good alternative to exotic wood, it will satisfy the envy of authenticity of the followers of the natural environment. Finally, the heavier stainless steel tables will have better resistance to gusts of wind..

A garden dining room installed under the pergola

large solid wood garden table surrounded by folding chairs, outdoor dining area under a wooden pergola

There is a table for each type of space and for each use

choose a garden table according to use and space, large wooden dining table for convivial meals in the garden or on the terrace