24 stylish outdoor dining pieces for patio season

Make your outdoor dining space just as chic as your indoor one.

Al fresco season is upon us. If you’re planning on dining – or entertaining – outdoors, a comfortable and functional space is of the essence. Your outdoor dining space deserves just as much attention as your indoor one, but there are some more considerations involved when you’re looking for products that can be left outside in the elements. It’s worth determining what kind of material works best for you: for example, if you’re not planning to do much rearranging, extra-durable concrete may be the way to go – but if you like to move things around, a light plastic may be better suited for your space. Shop around for the best fit – and keep an eye out for sustainable craftsmanship, which is increasingly becoming a focus in outdoor design.

Whatever your style, budget or preferred material, these patio pieces bring indoor stylings into the great outdoors.

Plastic and Synthetic

Low-maintenance and easy to clean, plastics are usually lightweight – and can be produced with recycled materials.

A dining chair and stool with wicker frames and red-and-white seats
Coastal Rattan Bistro Chairs (Set of 2),

Made with a synthetic rattan weave and available in three colours, these whimsical chairs are meant to call to mind the sidewalk cafes of Paris. Also available as counter stools.

A white table over a light green circle
Harvest Bar Table,
C.R. Plastic Products

This space-conscious outdoor table is made with 100% recycled materials; built to last with thick plastic “lumber” and UV-stabilized pigments. It’s also made in Canada.

A round plastic table with a storage compartment in a light blue circle
 Demi Chill Side Table,

This functional piece serves as both a side table and a cooler for drinks – with a 40 L ice capacity, it can keep 48 12 oz. cans cool for up to 12 hours.

A white rug over a light green circle
Indoor/Outdoor Rug,

Add some coziness and personality to your outdoor space with an indoor/outdoor rugs. Safavieh’s are available in multiple styles and patterns, and are made mostly of polypropylene, which is easy to vacuum-clean.

From $38
A black and white chair over a light blue circle
 Vassholmen Chair,

The upscale bistro look might be more affordable to achieve than you think. Ikea’s plastic rattan chairs sport a classic black-and-white design – and they’re surprisingly comfy.

Good Company Dining Table,
Loll Designs

This mod dining table (and all of Loll Designs‘ outdoor furniture items) is made with recycled HDPE (high-density polyethylene) from old milk jugs. It comes in nine colours, from neutral shades to bright.


Teak and Acacia

Hardwoods like these are resistant to water and insect damage. To err on the safe side, cover them in the winter to preserve the wood.

A teak chair with brown cushions over a light blue circle
Vigo Teak Collection,

The new RH Vigo Teak collection was created by Harrison and Nicholas Condos of Sydney, Australia. The frames are artisan-crafted from sustainably harvested premium solid teak with architectural details like parallel slatted legs and bold cushioned bolsters.

From $1,695
A wooden bar cart over a cream-coloured circle
Abaco Outdoor Bar Cart,
Crate & Barrel

Making drinks al fresco is easier than ever with Crate’s acacia-wood Abaco Outdoor Bar Cart. With a recessed ice bucket and easy-clean concrete-resin prep surface, this accessory is ideal for bringing the party outdoors.

An umbrella with a black canopy and light wooden pole over a light green circle
 Rutbeek Coast Umbrella,

Stay cool in style with the Rutbeek umbrella, featuring a solid teak pole and waterproof, UV-resistant shade. (Don’t forget to grab a base for it if you don’t have one.)

Two wooden lanterns with candles in a cream-coloured circle
Decker Acacia Wood Outdoor Lantern,
Pottery Barn

These beautiful lantern boxes are carved by hand with solid acacia wood, with each piece featuring one-of-a-kind wood grain patterns.


A chair with a wooden frame and white cushions over a light green circle

Tola Outdoor Lounge Chair,
Rove Concepts

This sophisticated chair looks like it belongs indoors, but it’s actually designed for the open air – the acacia frame is bolstered by cushions made with a fast-drying UV-resistant outdoor fabric.

From $749

A wooden table with a fluted circular base over a light blue circle

Cielo Fluted Outdoor Dining Table,
Hibou Home

This beautiful table is crafted with a light-coloured teak and has a spacious surface for dining. Start planning your summer tablescapes.


Concrete and Ceramic

Extra-durable and damage-resistant, these pieces will stay put and last a lifetime – even in harsh Canadian conditions.

A table with a concrete base, white pole and dark red surface over a light green circle
Ceramic Outdoor Table,

This unique outdoor table was created as part of a collaboration between Hay and Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen. It has a a porcelain tabletop standing on a concrete base and comes in trendy colours like Mint and Bordeaux.


Dekko Element Concrete Fire Pit & Cover,

This durable fire pit can be stored outdoors all winter with the included protective cover – it’s also available with either a propane or natural gas burner, and comes in finishes Ivory and Slate.

A black table over a cream-coloured circle
Yumi Outdoor Coffee Table,

This striking table is made with fibreglass-reinforced concrete that will stand the test of time. It has a unique oval-shaped surface and comes in white or black.

A green and white table over a light blue circle
Cami Indoor/Outdoor Ceramic Round Side Table,
West Elm

This decorative ceramic side table is hand-glazed with a high-gloss finish. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use.

A regtangular concrete fire pit over a cream circle
Reign Concrete Rectangular Metal Fire Pit,
Noble House

This affordable rectangular fire pit is perfect for parties; designed to fit as many people seated around it as possible – for socializing or whipping up s’mores.

Two speckled concrete stools over a light green circle
Terrazzo Concrete Outdoor Stool,
West Elm

West Elm’s Terrazzo furniture adds sleek modernity to any outdoor space. The concrete frames are durable and safe for leaving outdoors all season long, while the neutral speckled finish goes with everything.


Steel, Iron and Aluminum

Metals are usually sturdy and stable without being too weighty. Powder coating allows for a range of colourful finishes.

A blue chair over a cream-coloured circle

Navene Blue Outdoor Patio Dining Armchair (Set of 4),

Add a pop of colour and comfort to your patio with these bright patio chairs, created by German designer Jannis Ellenberger. The blue is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea.


A black lamp inside a light green circle

 Solo Table Lamp,

These aluminum lamps are powered by solar energy (if using outdoors) or a USB charger (for using indoors). They’re designed to be easy to carry around and come in six colour options.

A black cooler on wheels over a light blue circle
 Patio Cooler,

The Permasteel cooler is a classic choice. Featuring both cooling and warming functions – as well as a fun retro design and multiple colour options – lazy days on the patio are guaranteed.

A chair with a wicker seat and iron base over a light green circle
Boon Outdoor Wicker Dining Chair with Metal Legs,
Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel’s Boon chairs are made-to-order, so be prepared to wait a month or two. You’ll be glad you did – the contemporary iron-and-wicker chairs are unique yet versatile.

A turquoise wheeled cart with a lamp over a cream-coloured circle
Jolly Trolley,

This aluminum trolley comes equipped with a rechargeable LED lamp, so you can keep the party going after the sun goes down. Choose between Sage, Tangerine and Light Grey.

A white and a green umbrella base over a light blue circle
 The Clamshell Base,
Business & Pleasure

Business and Pleasure believes even umbrella bases should be stylish, which is why their molded carbon steel one comes in four trendy colours (Dusty Pink, Sage, Antique White and Vintage Black.

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