The garden dining set is essential to the outdoor room. It's a place to eat, drink, enjoy the company of family and friends or just relax in the sun. No matter how much room you have, a table and a set of chairs are often the first thing we add when decorating our outside space. At IKEA you'll find plenty of complete dining sets for either a small and cosy balcony, or for the large and spacious patio.
When choosing the best garden dining set for your outdoor space there's a few things to consider. How many seats do you need? What material do you prefer? And what shape and finish will suit your patio or garden?
At IKEA, you'll find dining sets from small two seaters to larger sets that can seat up to eight people. When looking for the right dining set, ask yourself: how much space do I have, and how much seating do I need? Aside from providing seating to your immediate family, will you host dinners and parties? If so, will it be often enough that you need to be able to easily add seats?
Several of our garden furniture sets include drop-leaf tables, where a two seater can easily serve a dinner for four. A patio set for six can quickly be arranged to a table for eight. Have a few foldable or stackable chairs somewhere accessible to bring out as soon as you need them.
Finally, let’s not about forget the kids. See our children's picnic table RESÖ. This is a great complement where the children can have their own dinner party next to the grown-up's table.
When choosing a garden dining set, consider how it complements the rest of the outdoor area. How can you match the colour of the furniture with the colour of your blinds? And how can the table set design accentuate your patio or balcony?
A recommendation is to match the colour with other parts of the outdoor area. It could be the shutters, awnings or other furniture. This can help you create a coordinated look. Use some outdoor cushions and a few warm blankets to add complementing or contrasting colours. This way, you can complete your look while making the space more comfortable.
Will you use the dining set during hottest hours of the day? Several of our tables come with a parasol hole. If you choose a table with no hole, you can find parasols that can be placed right next to the dining set. See all our parasols here.
Are you looking forward to late night dinners with family and friends? With some outdoor cushions you can sit comfortably for hours. Some of our sets already include cushions. But if you're creative and want to mix and match on your own, you can see all our outdoor cushions and pillows here.