Bistro Sets are the perfect outdoor furniture solution for small gardens. They’re built for small outside spaces, whether that’s a narrow pavement outside a cafe (hence the name) or – more likely for you and me – a small garden, patio, or balcony.
They’re petite, lightweight and often foldable, so if your outdoors space is really tight, they can be folded up and stored away or hung on walls to make room for other things. Here’s our roundup of 6 of the best contemporary bistro sets for small gardens:
6 of the best bistro sets for small gardens
The Emu Bistro Set from the Arc en Ciel collection at John Lewis comes in a range of bright, contemporary colours, plus chic aluminium (top of page).
Emu have been making outdoor furniture since the 1960’s and are famous for their special, 4-layer, electroplated protective coating. This super-tough and scratch resistant all-weather finish makes their garden furniture suitable for outdoor use all year round – brilliant if you don’t have anywhere to store it indoors. And check out the clever matching magnetic seat pads – no more fussing with pesky fabric ties.
We love the chic yet subtle bronze, powder coated finish on the Ala Mesh Bistro Set. The chairs have been ergonomically designed for a comfortable sit (even without a cushion) and will stack neatly when not in use.
The practical and durable Pya Bistro Set brings you bold colour and pattern courtesy of MADE. Choose from black/white, blue/black or rust/blue.
The Milton Black 2-Seater Concrete Garden Set from Habitat isn’t your average bistro set. It’s contemporary, minimal and sculptural – and I just love it!
This robust metal bistro set has chairs with gently rounded arms – perfect for a spot of outdoor reading. The clay colour is a beautiful contemporary neutral and Garden Trading say the styling of the Dean Street Square Outdoor Table and Chair Set is “evocative of mid-century Soho café culture”.
To finish our roundup, the minimally styled metal Miami bistro set from Marks and Spencer is available in this zesty lime green or cool white. The seat pad is included, and the chairs stack for easy storage when not in use
Images: shops and brands as above
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