Bistro Sets Roundup

Although our backyard project is just wrapping up, I’ve been dreaming of transforming the front of our home since moving in. The shape of our front entrance is perfectly suited for an itsy bitsy courtyard. Mark my words- I will tile it someday and add a charming bistro set! I even brainstormed that plan with Emmett during our first walk through the with the realtor. It has to happen. Bistro sets are perfect for morning coffee, breakfast pastries, newspaper reading, and those tiny outdoor spaces that are begging for a quaint vignette. What about that doesn’t sound appealing? Click through to see my favorite bistro pairings on the market…

My definition of bistro sets is outdoor-safe, 2 chairs, and one table. I know that’s not always the case, but that’s what comes to mind whenever I think of it, and that’s what I’m holding the standard to for this roundup! I also think it’s easier for most people to buy these three things as a set, so I’m only including options that contain all the pieces. Basically, you can order, unpack it, and boom- you’ve got yourself a complete set!

01: industrial bistro set // 02: concrete bistro set // 03: french cafe bistro set

I think I’m most attracted to the industrial sets. I would gladly install any one of the three from the above roundup!

01: bamboo bistro set // 02: tropical bistro set // 03: nautical bistro set // 04: rattan bistro set

The rattan sets feel a little bit more nautical and I could easily envision these living in a beach location, surrounded by gorgeous florals and greenery. Just imagine sitting at your personal bistro table, having an acai bowl for breakfast, listening to waves crashing… even better if you live in Hawaii. Ha!

01: white bistro set // 02: woven bistro set // 03: modern bistro set // 04: tempo bistro set

From the modern bistro sets, I’m really feeling numbers 1 and 3. I like a crisp, clean white table setting and these don’t disappoint! I’d pair them with super traditional landscaping and greenery, like topiaries or hedges, for a classic meets modern contrast.

01: brass bistro set // 02: timeless bistro set // 03: upholstered bistro set

I envision the chic pairings sitting atop a gorgeous patterned tiled courtyard. Add a bud vase or fresh flowers and you’ve got yourself the perfect evening perch to sip a glass of wine and unwind.

01: hardwood bistro set // 02: folding bistro set // 03: traditional bistro set // 04: catalina bistro set

Obviously you can’t go wrong with a classic bistro set. To me, any set made of wood is a safe bet- even better if they fold. The above options can pretty much live anywhere with any style. If you’re thinking some of these options might seem boring, you have to visualize what’s happening around them! Typically, outdoor spaces are busy by nature (lots of greenery, plants, and textures to take in). My favorite sets are actually the more simplistic ones.

There’s something romantic about a bistro set that makes me think of European terraces, cobble stone roads, and lush gardens. There’s also something a little intriguing about bringing that vibe into your own space. Like I said… morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine, it’s casually great for both!

For more round-ups: Hanging Chairs | Etageres & Shelving

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Sarah Gibson
Sarah Gibson is a full-time designer located in the Midwest. With an emphasis on both graphic and interior design, her projects are varied. Sarah's areas of expertise range from rebranding, website & blog design, print and social media marketing, to creative direction, such as styling and photoshoots. As an interior designer, Sarah also specializes in full-service interior design, custom projects, styling, and renovations. Aside from her day job, she spends evenings and weekends creating content for her lifestyle blog, Room for Tuesday, which features content in design, interiors, travel, fashion, and creative inspiration. She enjoys balancing both trendy and eclectic pieces with classic elements, for a curated aesthetic.