Contemporary Outdoor Tables
If you’re searching for ways to tie your outdoor seating together, look to contemporary outdoor tables. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, weatherproof tables offer myriad benefits. Dining tables create a setting for alfresco meals; coffee tables offer convenient surface space for serving beverage and hors d’oeuvres; side tables bridge the gap between two seats. The best outdoor tables are weatherproof and easy to clean. Look for pieces that are crafted of high-quality, durable materials, including powder-coated steel, natural stone, and teak. Remember, it’s always beneficial to use outdoor table covers in the off-season or during inclement weather to protect your furniture.
As you shop modern outdoor tables, don’t forget to check the size and width of the tables’ legs and feet. For example, if you have a wood deck, ensure that the table’s feet won’t slip between planks. On the other hand, if you have pea gravel, slim table legs and feet can nestle nicely into the gravel, ensuring an even surface. Whether you plan to gather friends around a backyard table for a dinner party under the stars or simply need a small garden table to rest a cup of tea and a good book, it’s easy to find the table that’s right for your space.
Outdoor Table Types and Styles
Contemporary outdoor tables come in a wide range of types and styles. Depending on your existing furnishings and how you use your outdoor area, you’ll likely need one or more of the below types to complete your space.
• Outdoor Dining Tables
If you plan to entertain outdoors or gather your family for an alfresco dinner, furnish your outdoor space with a dining table. Choose from large rectangular dining tables, compact café tables, bistro sets, and bar height outdoor tables and chairs.
• Outdoor Coffee Tables
This type of low outdoor table is a great choice for a lounge seating arrangement. Keep plush floor pillows on hand to use your outdoor coffee table as an informal dining area.
• Outdoor Side Tables and End Tables
Side and end tables are versatile pieces that can be used throughout your outdoor area. They’re especially useful if your seating centers around a fire pit since they offer surface space for snacks and beverages in lieu of a coffee table. They can also be topped with a tray and used as an outdoor serving table when entertaining.
The Best Outdoor Table for Your Space
Shop HAY for durable outdoor tables of all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for garden table ideas, consider a small metal outdoor table with a natural stone base. Pair it with a couple of cushioned chairs. Choose table shapes that add visual contrast to your lounge seating. If your sofa features softly rounded corners, opt for a low square patio table. For small spaces, select a narrow outdoor table that can be used for dining, serving food buffet style, or even as a gardening station. To furnish a pool patio, position a small outdoor table next to a chaise lounge chair. HAY’s wide selection offers well-designed pieces for every type of outdoor space.