Small Bistro Sets for Outdoor
If you are looking for dining for two in a small outdoor space like a balcony or small patio space, try one of these Small Bistro Sets for Outdoor Use. Seating for two and a table for food and drinks, one of these sets would be a great fit for most smaller outdoor spaces.
We will look at three different styles in this article, resin wicker, metal, and wood. Each will have its own advantages for its owner. You will have to look and see what works best for you and your patio furniture needs. For more information on bistro sets that available today, see my article here.
Now let us look at the details of each set and see what works best for your patio furniture needs.
The woven resin wicker will give you a rich look in your outdoor space. These sets will need a larger space than the other sets, as the frames and movement will require a little more room to live in. These sets will work well for those areas that are a little larger than others, you will need a large balcony or patio area to feel like you are not crowded.
Tables in the resin wicker sets will be a little smaller than the others, may not have the room for a meal.
Better Homes and Gardens Amelia Cove
This set will have swivel-based chairs with a small rocking motion via the mounting at the base of the chair. The steel frames will be powder coated and finished with a woven resin wicker outer covering.
The smaller square-topped table will have four legs with lower support with a tempered glass top insert. It is smaller at only 19.5 inches across.
Each chair will support 225 pounds.
Green cushions will have Olefin fabric covers with polyester fiber batting for filling. This outer fabric is one of the best for outdoor furniture. Two lumbar pillows are included. Cushions should be stored out of the weather when not needed to prolong their outdoor life.
This is a very nice bistro set that will need a bigger area than most because of motion in the chairs. For more information on the Amelia Cove bistro set, see my article here.
Very similar to the set above, the cushions will come in two color choices, green and a burnt orange. The steel frames will be powder coated and covered with a woven resin wicker finish.
Chairs will have a more open arm with a loose woven wicker look. The will swivel and slightly rock via the mounting bracket between the chair base and seat bottom. Each chair will support 225 pounds of weight.
Cushions have Olefin fabric covers and polyester fiber filling. The biggest complaint of this set is the fact of trying to get replacement cushion. Make sure that you have a storage solution for your cushions when not in use.
The Azalea Ridge collection has many pieces and sets available for purchase to match this bistro set. This bistro set is also available in white wicker with blue cushions, for more details on the Azalea Ridge bistro set, see my article here.
The metal bistro sets will give you a lot of outdoor durability in all but the most severe weather. Some will have cushions for extra comfort for your buns. One will have some movement in the chair for extra comfort for long term sitting. I have a set with the sling material and enjoy its seating comfort.
Mainstays Alexandra Square
This simple looking set will have straight legs, cushions for the seat and sling material for the backs of the chairs. Steel frames are powder coated for outdoor durability.
The square table will have a tempered glass top, four legs and a lower support strap for the legs. The top will be 24 inches across for room for a meal and drinks.
Cushions will have clips to hold them in place. They are available in two colors, the gray shown and a stripped design called potting soil. Lumbar pillows are also included.
This simple set will work well for those not needing a lot of style and flair in their bistro set. For more information on the Alexandra Square bistro set, see my article here.
Better Homes and Gardens Clayton Court
Want some motion in your bistro set, the spring design will give you forward and back motion. All steel construction will have a black powder coating. The mesh design of the tabletop and seat back will give the look of wrought iron patio furniture.
The round table will have four legs that are curved and meet at a small bracket, this design will give more room to get your chair close to the table when you eat. Mesh top will have a skirt around the edges. The table will be 24 inches across.
Cushions are available in two colors, red and green. Covers will have a Jacquard fabric cover and polyester filling. Cushions will need a storage solution when not in use.
This is a great set for those who want some motion and cushions for comfort. For more of my information on the Clayton Court bistro set, see my article here.
Mainstays Sand Dune
Looking for a bistro set that will take little work and does not have cushions, this set with sling material for the seat and back will be comfortable and look great too. The steel frames will have a flagstone colored powder-coated finish.
Chairs will have straight legs and a comfortable curve in the seat for your seating comfort. The sling seating material is very good for outdoor conditions and will require little upkeep. I have had a set for my patio with this type of material for over ten years and it still looks great.
Square topped table will have a tempered galls top insert. The top will be 24 inches across for enough room for most small meals or snacks. A support bracket will connect the legs for added support.
This is a great set for those who just want to sit their bistro set out and not have to do a lot of work when they want to use it. For more information on the Sand Dune bistro set, see my post here.
Cast Iron Bistro Sets
Many styles are available in the cast iron collection. Chairs will have designs in the seat, back and legs. From tulips to roses and other designs, you will find something that will look great with your other decor.
Frames will be made from cast iron or cast aluminum with a powder-coated finish. This style will give you the old-time look for your patio or garden area.
Most tables will have a round top with a cast design that will be very similar to the chair backs.
For more information on what are the different styles of Cast bistro sets, see my post here.
I have a wrought iron set on a small deck at the lake that we can eat a small meal or just a cool drink after a long day of fishing or boating.
This simple set works well for me and we leave it out all year round. It has been outside for over 10 years with little or no work. I do have some round cushions for the chairs for long term sitting comfort.
The two wooden bistro sets in this article are both folding sets that will be easy to store when not needed. These will be the perfect bistro set for a small patio or balcony that is used for other things or you don’t want to leave your bistro set out all of the time. The great looks of a wood bistro set will get you a lot of comments on your outdoor decor.
Bristle bistro set, folding
This set is made from Acacia wood, one of the best for outdoor furniture made from wood. The wood will resist insects and rot for a long time if treated with tong oil once a year.
The chairs and table will fold for storage when not needed. Chairs will have slotted seats and top of the back for seating support. This set has a gray finish for the weathered look.
Square top table will have a slatted top and be 24 inches across. This table will work well for those small meals outside on your patio or balcony.
Small Bistro Sets for Outdoor Use
I have several sets of bistro sets for my outdoor space. I use wooden folding chairs, sling seating swivel rockers and a wrought iron bistro set in my different outdoor small spaces. Each will have it advantages and decor styles.
If you need a small bistro set for your outdoor sitting and dining needs, one of these styles and colors will work for your outdoor needs. If you did not see what you want, follow the links and see more information on some of my other articles.
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