Backyards, decks, pools and patios are hubs for dining, relaxing and celebrating. With the right patio table, you can host friends and family for gatherings of all sizes – and for any occasion.
Choosing outdoor tables with the best size, shape and style for your space will change how you experience dining at home. With the right table, you can create the year-round patio dining space that you’ve always wanted.Understanding Patio Table Shape and Size
Before you buy, you should know how much space you have to work with for the ideal outdoor dining experience. Measure the area you plan to furnish with a patio dining table
, keeping in mind the amount of seating you want.
Now, let’s consider common patio table shapes and sizes:
• Square Outdoor Tables
offer flexibility in use for spaces of all sizes, typically seating 2 to 4 people. Depending on the size and height, these choices can work well as an outdoor coffee table
, a counter-height outdoor bar table
or an outdoor side table
. With their squared edges, they can fit in corners or as a center table.
• Round Outdoor Tables
, or oval outdoor tables, typically offer a seating capacity of 5 people – or more – making them perfect for dinners, conversations and celebrations. Smaller outdoor bistro tables
are also great circular option for more intimate dining experiences.
• Rectangular Outdoor Tables
usually offer seating for six people or more, providing plenty of space for eating and food prep.
You can also keep things warm and cozy with fire pit tables
and propane fire pit tables
in designs that are square, rectangular, circular…and more. Wooden picnic tables
and folding picnic tables
are casual, convenient choices available in all shapes and sizes.Patio Table Materials
Choose a patio table made from a material that suits your taste as well as your local climate. Wicker is a decorative style of weaving that utilizes durable materials and fabrications including bamboo and resin plastic. Plastic patio tables, in general, are lightweight and inexpensive. While plastic furniture materials hold up well in humid, wet climates, it’s important that they’re brought inside or secured during strong winds and storms.
Wood is always in style as a classic and durable patio furniture material. Teak wood weathers the season’s elements beautifully even after years of use. Cedar furniture is perfect for regions with high amounts of pests and humidity – it naturally resists insects, moisture and decay. Acacia wood is visually striking, with a deep honey color and a strong grain. Looking for a low-maintenance option that’s extremely resilient? Take your pick from our collection of wood tables pre-finished with protective coatings.
Outdoor tables made of metal and glass make an elegant addition to patios and yards with garden landscapes or outdoor kitchens. These formal patio tables are a great option to boost the level of luxury outside the house.Patio Table Styles Fit for Your Space
With today’s outdoor furniture styles, we can give you the same level of comfort you enjoy in when you bring your living room outside. After considering size and shape, think about your preferred table height and table style as you determine how you want family and friends to experience your patio.
Step up the style with counter height or bar height outdoor tables. Or go low, with outdoor coffee tables that make a great complement to your outdoor sofa or sectional. Similarly, outdoor side tables and accent tables make for a handy surface area in between two lounge chairs because of their low height. Place them poolside to hold cold drinks and snacks or using them as a featured spot for your potted plants to spice up your outdoors.
Find the size that’s a perfect fit. Large patio dining tables can easily seat over 10 people, while the smallest options, patio bistro tables, seat just two.Get Inspired
You’ll love spending time out in the yard when it’s designed to your taste. Morning coffee chats will turn into afternoon gatherings in the sun and cozy evenings by the fire.
Our assortment of patio tables gives you options for every space and budget. Take a look at our Patio Design Ideas
guide to get started on creating the patio, porch, pool, deck, balcony or backyard you’ve always wanted. Then, get set for fun in the sun ¬with our free delivery option on all online patio outdoor furniture.