A garden table is essential for entertaining outdoors, so what are the best options to complement your outdoor space? Please look through the collection and read the buying guide at the bottom of the page:
Sleek Modernism or Traditional Chic?
Your garden table style will depend on your outdoor space so if you enjoy an abundant, colourful cottage style then reclaimed teak or rattan will slot in beautifully. Alternatively, aluminium or black aluminium with intricate design works beautifully. Metal finishes are excellent for the outdoors too as they are practically maintenance free. Modern homes and minimalists will suit a black or chocolate brown wicker garden table with a glass top and these can be square, rectangular or circular. For angular gardens, rectangular or square shapes will fit in perfectly.
The Different Finishes
There are a number of finishes for a garden table. Aluminium and steel is a good all-weather material if rustproofed. If choosing rattan or wicker look for weatherproofing to avoid colour fading by the harsh UV rays. Glass tops are ideal as they simply wipe clean. Some reclaimed wood such as teak will need treating every year unless it is carefully stored away during the colder months.
Working With Your Space
Bear in mind the shape and space of your patio area. A table that is too large will look cumbersome. If you have ample space and you enjoy outdoor entertaining, look for larger tables that can easily seat 8 to 12 people. Consider where you will place your table, ensure there is room for chairs to be comfortably positioned and make sure there is some shade so you can enjoy your al fresco meal in a cooler area of the garden, or if you get the sun on your patio all day, look for a garden table with an umbrella option.