The perfect garden table for the summer at home
A dream of a summer day: start with breakfast at the garden table and end the evening in the open air with friends and family. For such you need, in addition to a terrace, a balcony or a stretch of grass, the perfect garden table and matching garden chairs. For all searching for either a large wooden garden table or a small balcony table, our practical tips will help you find the right table for garden parties, barbecues or simply relaxing summer days at home.
Your path to the perfect garden table: size and shape
Whether a small balcony or a spacious terrace – size and shape are decisive when choosing the perfect garden table. Large oval, rectangular or round outdoor tables from manufacturers such as Gloster, Skagerak or Houe offer space for up to eight people and thanks to the highest quality and elegant wooden surfaces are the perfect outdoor dinner tables. While for those with more modest space in the garden or with a small balcony, practical folding tables are the optimal solution. With the Bistro collection, Fermob offers not only large round and square garden tables in various sizes and colours, but also particularly space-saving models, meaning you can find exactly the right garden table for every space. Flat side tables perfectly complement lounge sofas for the garden or sun loungers.
Materials for garden furniture: what to look out for
Carry the antique wooden table from the living room into the garden? Please don't! Garden furniture is specially designed for outdoor use and is made of water-repellent and ideally even weatherproof materials. Proper maintenance of garden furniture also plays an important role. Let our concise material guide aid your choice.
Wooden garden tables not only fit perfectly into a natural environment from an aesthetic point of view, they are very durable and weatherproof, with appropriate care. Garden furniture is often made of teak, which has ideal properties for outdoor use, but woods such as iroko and cedar are also particularly valuable, very beautiful and robust. Special care oils are recommended for care, further tips for caring for your garden furniture are available delivered with the product or on the manufacturer's websites.
Garden tables made of metal are weatherproof, particularly easy to care for and resistant to pests. The choice is huge, from minimalist, clear designs to romantic country house styles. The variety of colours is also impressive: from the cool Bauhaus style to the colourful Scandinavian design there is something for everyone.
Garden tables made of plastic cannot be harmed by wind and weather, they are also particularly easy to care for. The absolute plus point here is the weight, or lack off: garden tables made of plastic can be easily set up and repositioned and are therefore ideal for outdoor seating in cafés or restaurants.
Optimally combining garden tables and garden chairs
Once you have found a garden table the next step is matching garden chairs. Garden furniture from a collection can best be combined with one another, here manufacturers such as Thonet and Vitra as well as Scandinavian design brands such as Hay, Muuto or Houe offer extensive garden furniture series which feature outdoor furniture for every taste. If you are looking outside the collections and like to keep things tone on tone, you should make sure that the furniture is made of the same wood or has a similar surface. Garden furniture made of metal or plastic is often available in many colours and can be combined as desired – as colourful as summer itself.