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Can bistro garden style work if you have a small garden?

Small Round Table and 2 Chairs Bistro Set in Blue

The bistro garden has an informal relaxed style but more than that, its compact dimensions make it the perfect addition for the smaller garden. Most bistro chairs are folding, perfect for storing away when not in use. But it has to be said, the different shapes, materials and colours now available make the outdoor bistro set a must-have for any garden.

But how can you use this relaxed style in your outdoor space?

Reclaimed wood table and folding bistro chairs

There are many bistro garden sets from which to choose but there is something pleasant about a larger table, complete with reclaimed wood table top with mix and match bistro chairs to complement it. If you are choosing coloured chairs, match them with the table frame for a cohesive sense of style.

Square or round

The idea behind introducing a garden bistro set to a garden is to introduce an informal dining space. In effect, it is your own choice whether to choose a round or square table, as both hold a fantastic allure.

 Charcoal Dean Street Garden Table and 2 Chairs

The Dean Street garden set is a delightful example of a square table with two chairs, perfect for dining al fresco on a warm’s summer day.

But small and compact doesn’t mean squashed together, elbows knocking as you awkwardly pass the salt. A metal garden furniture set seating four diners is perfect for a smaller garden without compromising on personal space at the dining table. The same style metal garden furniture set can be purchased in a two-seater format too.

Informal entertaining

The bistro-style concept is about informality in the garden, adding functionality with style. But that doesn’t mean when dining al fresco, whether with family or friends, it has to be done sitting at a table.

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler in Reclaimed Teak

The bar table is a brilliant alternative to outdoor table and chairs. Complete with integrated cooler, it is the perfect addition to the smaller garden. Add some relaxed seating close by or a few bar stools and you have the perfect relaxed setting for al fresco dining, BBQs and summer parties.

Relax in the sun

What better way to relax and shed the stresses of everyday life than by sitting in your garden, enjoying not just the warmth of the sun but the sights and sounds of Mother Nature all around us too?

Of course, relaxed seating is essential too which is why so many of us opt for a small garden table, complete with bistro chairs. But there is an alternative for the small garden.

Rattan Hanging Nest Chair

Swing gently, cocooned in the rattan Hanging Nest chair. Ably supported by its own stand, the egg-shaped chair can be moved easily and as soon as the weather cools in autumn, it can be easily stored in a shed or garage.

Small garden furniture: Versatility is key

Furniture that adorns a smaller space, whether that’s an interior room or a small garden, needs to work harder. It needs to be as versatile as possible and able to offer a lot whether that’s doubling as storage, foldable for easy storage or be freestanding so it can be easily moved.

There are amazing solutions for a small garden, and we think the outdoor bistro sets answer a lot of these needs. How well would it fit your garden?

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