A tiny space outside is a priceless addition to any house. Be it a luxury terrace, an intimate balcony or a front lawn, having an outside space is all that matters. It does because it adds extra value to your house and even more because it adds comfort to the way you live it. It is therefore important to furnish your outdoor space with the right furniture. The garden table is the protagonist around which all other complements turn. Due to the importance of the outdoor dining area, it is important to carefully plan the space, starting from the size of the garden table. This outdoor piece of furniture needs to integrate harmoniously within the surrounding environment, without being too bulky and keeping its natural functionality whilst decorating with shapes and materials. Those who are lucky enough to have a lawn or a balcony, cannot miss the opportunity to furnish it appropriately so to make the most out of it. The garden table is the first element to focus on, because alone it can improve the quality of life in a home. A beautiful square garden table can turn a small balcony, even an itty-bitty one, into the ideal place where to start your day. If you have even more space, besides a large rectangular or round garden table where to gather with family and friends for lunches and dinners alfresco, you can unleash your imagination with other furniture elements for the outdoor.
Choosing a garden table to set up a cozy dining area outside
Buying a dining table is an important choice connected to the possibility to relax in our every-daily life. There is nothing better than sitting outside in a sunny day, enjoying the first signs of spring or – why not - even snow in the winter. These are all reasons why a garden table is a central piece and should be chosen looking at the best models and characteristics. Nonetheless, if quality is the main aspect to be taken into account when choosing a product of this kind, design is as crucial. Being style the first thing you notice in any environment, in domestic ones like a house or a villa, as well as in commercial settings like restaurants and pubs. Robust and appealing, garden tables are the complement for those who fancy practical and multi-use furnishing complements, due to their usual lightness, easy transportation, great to stand high temperatures. Extending, folding, wall-mounted or with drop-leaf; garden tables can be classic or disruptive, vintage or glam, industrial or of an ultramodern design; all of them will successfully match your space needs and personal taste.
Outdoor tables: style and design to meet all tastes
If the outside space is particularly large, it is possible to create veritable living areas to be used in multiple ways. For instance, it is possible to set an unpretentious relaxation area, where to sip a cool drink or to read a book. In this case, tables with a central hole to place a beach umbrella are the ideal solution. They can be placed in the open air with no specific need of naturally shaded spots. If you wish to set up a richer context, it is possible to opt for extra outdoor furnishing elements next to the garden table like sofas and chaise longues. For a pic-nic with friends it is possible to opt for garden tables with integrated benches and Lazy Susan, of a particularly sophisticated aesthetics able to meet the finest taste.
The best materials for garden tables
When choosing the outdoor furnishing it is important to pay attention to the material of the furniture. Noticeably, although covered with the specific protections, outdoor furniture should be of top quality in order to endure against winter temperature leaps and the sun rays intensity. For this reason, when it comes to garden tables, it is recommended to always opt for materials that are resistant and fine at the same time, as it is the case for the combination between wooden surface and metal structure, or wood and stone, the latter being tremendously robust and resistant to bad weather conditions. It is possible to also find wood garden tables, often inserted in classic style contexts. The most used essences for outdoor wood tables are teak, which endures bad weather conditions, moisture and thermal excursions; balau, an extremely enduring wood from South-east Asia with vivid warm nuances; keruing, praised for the beautiful chromatic reflections and its significant resistance to external agents. Alternatively, it is possible to select from tables in natural fibers like wicker, rattan or woven wicker, with their versatile design that makes them perfectly fitting for a multitude of different contexts. Metal garden tables, such as tables in steel, aluminum and wrought iron, on their hand, are specifically recommended in outdoor spaces with a modern style. Plastic materials, from PVC to synthetic resin, are today largely used for outdoor furniture thanks to their lightness and improved resistance to sun, wind and rain. Modern woven resins, for example, replicate the textures that are typical of rattan and woven wicker and make the furniture less vulnerable to cold, dampness and UV rays. The offer of garden tables is incredibly wide and surely anyone can find the model that best suits their tastes. There are also small versions for just two seats, to furnish with class and style also a tiny spot in the balcony.
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