When the weather is nice outside, there’s nothing better than eating outdoors. Patio dining furniture is available in so many styles, it is often difficult to choose from. The right patio furniture brings both comfort and function to your outdoor spaces and can provide the perfect place to enjoy meals outside with friends and family.
The old adage “you get what you pay for” is very true for patio dining furniture. Plastic resin chairs look good only for a short period of time but can become brittle and lose their vibrant coloring in the sun. Traditional wood options are teak, cedar, eucalyptus or acacia. Woods should be stained or sealed to handle poor weather conditions. Metal patio tables offer some very durable options, and due to their weight, can be a great choice for windy areas. Wicker patio dining furniture creates a casual and relaxed feel to the space. Pottery Barn has a huge selection of wood, metal and wicker outdoor furniture.
From bistro-style tables and chairs to more traditional wood pieces, it’s important to choose patio dining furniture that suits your needs while also not making the space feel crowded. Round tables take up less space than rectangular tables and are a good option if you have a small patio. Rectangular and oval patio tables are best for seating many guests. Bistro tables are a great option as well for small areas such as patios and balconies.
A pedestal table is perfect when you want to create an elegant outdoor dining area. The pedestal table is perfectly at home on a terrace or in the dining room. Pair the pedestals with a coordinating top for a classic monochromatic look, or go for contrast to keep things interesting. Either way, these pieces make a dramatic statement. The slab-style surface in the Terrace Dining Table shown in the image above adds a modern touch to the more traditional lines. Artfully shaped from reconstituted stone, with subtle imperfections that lend the lived-in look of well-loved pieces.
Image courtesy of: Serena & Lily Furniture & Decor