We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. A rustic patio dining table or balcony bistro set can elevate your outdoor spaces—turning an underused area into an al fresco escape. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection of outdoor dining tables has something for every aesthetic, letting you extend your living space for a seamless indoor-outdoor style.
Creating an inviting place to gather for everyday meals and shared occasions is an essential part of any home design. Bringing this same sense to a terrace, balcony, or patio can transform the space. Our collection of outdoor dining furniture will help you find the elements you need to create everything from a sunroom breakfast nook to a Tuscan-inspired garden dining area. When it comes to outdoor dining tables, finding the perfect purchase can revitalize the way you live and entertain in your home, and we want to help you find the right fit in form and function.
Not sure what style fits you best when shopping for an outdoor dining table? Don't worry; we have you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best table to buy for your space.
Material is Everything with Outdoor Dining Tables
While some tables are more obviously suited to patio settings—like our Carlita Indoor / Outdoor Dining table with its rustic trestle base and plank top—others blend refined touches and modern silhouettes in fresh takes on an outdoor style. The construction of a table affects not only the look and feel but also may carry special care instructions or be better suited to specific settings. That's why materiality is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting a table. Let’s go over the basics.
The rustic warmth of a wood table will never go out of style. You can find a range of woods and finishes each with their own character, but it is hard to beat the quality of teak for an outdoor dining table. Teak wood naturally contains water-repellent oils and resins, making it well-suited to outdoor designs. Teak tables offer strength and durability in the elements—either occasionally treated to hold their warmth or left unsealed for a beautiful gray patina. We still recommend covering or storing teak outdoor dining tables indoors when not in use and during inclement weather.
Fiberstone and concrete outdoor dining tables come in a variety of styles, letting you tailor the look to your aesthetic. A concrete dining table can be the perfect way to create a pleasing contrast outdoors, bringing an industrial touch to natural surroundings. Fiberstone is lighter in weight but incredibly durable—making it easier to move once placed. The style of concrete and fiberstone tables can range from monolithic, modern designs that ground a space to classically inspired remixes like our Doric Indoor / Outdoor Round Dining Table by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Concrete and fiberstone are relatively easy to clean but sometimes call for extra care with sealing—always be sure to mind any care instructions for lasting quality.
Other materials— from metal to rattan—offer unique texture and character to your patio or terrace, along with their own advantages and practical considerations. If you're getting the most out of a small-space design, say on an apartment balcony or small patio, lightweight materials are easier to move and rearrange, keeping your layout more dynamic. As with any element of home design, it's all about how the piece works in your space—which brings us to styling.
Styling An Outdoor Dining Set to Love
Whether buying a larger table to gather with family and friends over summer evenings or just looking for a small round outdoor dining table for quiet, sunlit breakfasts—we love this Maelea Indoor / Outdoor Bistro Table—a table is only as good as its setting. In addition to well-chosen outdoor dining chairs that create contrast and texture in your table set, layering planters and other small touches of decor and anchoring the area with one of our outdoor rugs can help make the space feel more established. Find more tips for styling our outdoor collection to inspire your season.
Don’t forget to consider scale. As with any big furniture, you always want to measure before purchasing. Outdoor spaces tend to be more open, but layout is still important. You can mark out the floor plan with painter's tape to get an idea of the flow of the pieces in place.
However you style it, a terrace or patio dining table allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have extended your living space with thoughtful indoor-outdoor design.
When you shop outdoor dining furniture at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will define and elevate the look and feel of your space. No matter what you're in the market for, we have a selection that offers a wide range of styles, colors, and materials to choose from. Check our outdoor inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish fresh-air designs.Show Less