Small Patio Seating Sets
In this article I will discuss my two favorite Small Patio Seating Sets for outdoor areas. Finding that perfect seating solution for your balcony, porch or small patio will take a little research. I will give you a few choices in this article for your to choose from, you will have to decide what works best for you and your outdoor space.
What are my two favorite sets for seating for two, the bistro set or a chat set. Most will come with two chairs, the big difference is that the bistro set will come with a table that you can sit drinks on or have a small meal. The chat set will not come with a big table for eating, if there is a table it will only be a side table, a smaller and shorter table that may only be big enough for your drinks.
Now lets look at a few examples of each type of patio sets and see what will work best for you. For 14 more choices in bistro sets, look at my post here.
The following bistro sets will have tow chairs of various designs and a small table. Each style of chair will need a different amount of space. The chairs with more movement will need room to use this movement, keep this in mind when choosing your set.
Azalea Ridge Resin Wicker Bistro Set
Price when article was written: $269
For those looking for the resin wicker look in their bistro set, The Azalea Ridge collection is one of the top sellers. With steel frames and a woven resin wicker finish will have the great looks that most are looking for.
With two chairs that will swivel on a post base and thick cushions for comfort. Each chair will be 28 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 38 inches tall.
Cushions are made with Olefin fabric covers, one of the best in outdoor furniture. The seat cushions are 3.75 inches thick and the back cushions are 3 inches thick for comfort. Two back pillows are also included, they have polyester covers.
Round top table with this set is rather small, more like the size of a side table. At only 24 inches across and 19.75 inches tall, it will be one of the smallest bistro table that is available. Four legs with a lower round support will have adjustable tips for uneven ground. Top will have a tempered glass top.
This set will work best for those looking for the resin wicker look in their bistro set, table is a little small for a meal.
Mainstays Wentworth Bistro Set
Price when article was written: $199
This set will offer the comfort of swivel and some forward and back motion. Thick cushions will offer long term sitting comfort. All Steel frames will have a dark brown powder coating for a longer outdoor life.
A square top table with a tempered glass top will give you enough room for plenty of drinks and a small meal. Table will be 24 inches across and 28 inches tall. A support strap will give support to the four legs.
Chairs will have a swivel base that is mounted on spring steel between the base and seat base. This will let the chairs swivel all the way around and give a little back and forth rocking motion. Not a true rocker, just a little motion. Each chair will support 250 pounds of weight and be 23.5 inches wide, 28.75 inches deep and 35.5 inches tall.
Thick tan cushions will have polyester covers for outdoor durability. They will have Velcro straps to hold them in place. Back cushions will have a button in the middle and rounded tops.
This set will work well for those looking for movement and steel frames.
Esme Acacia Wood Bistro Set
Price when article was written: $215.49
This Acacia wood bistro set will last for a lifetime with proper care. Very similar to the teak wood ( see my information on this type of wood here) you can let it age to a driftwood color or use tongue oil once a year to keep the color fast.
The round top table will have a slotted top that will have four different directions of wood. This gives it a great looking design. Four legs will be connected on the bottom with arched wooden supports. The top will be 27.5 inches across and 29.5 inches tall.
The chairs have straight legs and slats for the seat and back. Each chair will be 25 inches wide, 27 inches deep and 34.25 inches tall.
Cushions for the seat will give additional seating comfort. Cushions are held in place with Velcro straps.
This is a great bistro set for those looking for a long term investment in their patio furniture.
- Offers bigger table for meals
- No shade provision
- All cushions will need storage when not in use
- No shade provisions on tables
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Chat sets will have two chairs and a side table. The side table will be lower than the bistro table and the top will be smaller in most cases. Chairs for chat set are very similar to most bistro sets.
Now lets look at the details of each of these chat sets. If you would like to look at some of my other information on chat sets, use this link here.
Manor Park Acacia Wood Chat Set
Price when article was written: $295.20
Looking for a chat set that will last a lifetime, this Acacia wood, very similar to Teak wood (look at my information on this wood style here), will last longer than most owners if taken care of properly. Just recover with a layer of tongue oil once a year and you will keep the new look to the wood. If you like the weathered look of driftwood, just leave the wood to age.
This set will have two straight leg chairs with tan cushions. Chairs will not have the comfort of movement like the others in this article. They will be 24 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 37 inches tall, They will weight about 10 pounds each and support 250 pounds of weight.
Square table will have four straight legs with a slat top. It will be 20 inches across and 18 inches tall.
Cushions will give some comfort to the chairs for longer term sitting. They will have polyester covers.
This set will work best for those who want a long term investment in their outdoor patio furniture.
Better Homes & Gardens Colebrook Chat set
Price when article was written: $295.17
For a resin wicker chat set, the Better Homes and Gardens Colebrook set will work well. You will need a little more room than other sets as these chairs swivel. They will move all the way around and will need a little more space for their movement.
The steel powder coated frames will be covered with a woven resin wicker material. This material will last very well in outdoor conditions.
Square side table will have resin wicker legs and frame for the tempered glass top. Four legs will have a lower leg support ring that will keep your table very stable. Table will be 20.5 inches across and 19.5 inches tall.
Chairs will have a round base that will have a steel post between the bottom of the seat base and chair base. This will allow the chair to swivel. Chairs will be 32.5 inches wide, 33.5 inches deep and 34.75 inches tall. Each chair will support 225 pounds.
Cushions will come in two colors, Blue or Red. Fabric is a polyester material. Back cushions are 4 inches thick, while the seat cushions are 4.75 inches thick. Seating height is 15.5 inches with the cushions.
This chat set will work well for those looking for movement in their outdoor patio furniture.
Mainstays Forest Hills Chat Set
Price when article was written: $198
This char set will have chairs that have steel frames with legs that are shaped in a big “C”. This will allow for a little forward and back motion that will be close to a rocker. Not a full rocker, just some motion to keep your body from getting tired of sitting.
The small round side table will have a tempered glass top. Table will be 21 inches across and 18 inches tall.
Chairs will be 26.5 inches wide, 31.25 inches deep and 32.75 inches tall. Each chair will support 250 pounds of weight.
Cushions will come in three colors for matching most outdoor decors, Tan, Teal or Red. You can reverse the cushions if one side gets damaged or dirty. They are held in place with straps. Fabric for cushions are a polyester material.
- Great for casual patio sitting
- Great for small spaces
- Tables are too small for a meal
- Cushions will require storage when not in use
- No shade provisions
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Why do you need a seating set for your patio area
If you have an outdoor space, you should have a seating solution to use it. One of these Small Patio Seating Sets should work for you. I like the spring loaded feet of the Forest Hills Chat set, this will give some motion and make for longer term sitting comfort.
Just remember that most outdoor cushions will need a storage solution when not in use. For some of my storage solutions, see my post here.
I have given you three good choices of chat sets and bistro sets. If you have any questions or comments about my information, use the forms below and I will get and answer back to you shortly