Bored of your living room end table? Consider outdoor tables. They add functionality to outdoor rooms or patios and are equally at home indoors.
Outdoor tables constructed from a variety of materials that can withstand all kinds of weather. Creating unexpectedly interesting accents because of their shapes, colors and materials, they are also useful for holding small objects. Use them for a drink, books, or eye glasses, or even a small potted plant just as you would outdoors.
1. Indoor/Outdoor Round Metal Accent Table
This wire table provides a functional, fresh, contemporary accent for any area whether it be a patio, balcony or living room, or even a bedroom. Made from solid iron wire, and available in several different colors, the table is also sturdy enough to hold up to 75 lbs.
Featured here in orange. Dimensions: 12.75" W x 12.75" D x 16.25" H
2. Margo Indoor Outdoor 2-Pc. Mosaic NestingTable Set
Nesting tables have become very popular lately. Shrinking spaces call for smaller pieces, and nesting tables are just as efficient there as stacking chairs. Pull them out when needed, and put back in when not in use.
This set consists of two tables that are also a break from the usual round or square shaped end tables. They ceramic tops and metal frames. One table fits neatly under the other, as nesting tables do.
3. Iron Rectangular Folding Indoor/Outdoor Plant Table
This is a small plant table, but you do not have to use it as such. Use it as an accent table in any small space. What is better, this accent table can be put away when not in use as it can be folded. Constructed from iron, this compact folding plant table is available in a bronze finish and measures only 14 inches wide and 11 inches deep.
4. Frank Gehry Left Twist Cube
I am old enough to remember a time when Frank Gehry's work was controversial. Now he is acknowledged is one of the leading architects of our time.
While a Gehry designed building may be out of reach, you can bring a piece of furniture that he designed into your home. These cubes display his sense of style and what is more, they are meant to be used outdoors or indoors, and you can use them for seating or as tables. Made of single piece rotation-molded-polymer, this Left Twist Cubes are available in several different colors. Dimensions: 17.1" H x 18.1" W x 17.9" D
5. Burnt Orange Tray Table
The great thing with tray tables is that you can fold them up and put them away when they are not in use, whether you want to use them outdoors or in your living room. So, small space or not, you always have a table when you need it.
The Formosa tray table from CB2, has a folding chromed X-base, and comes with a willow wood veneered tray with burnt orange lacquer is waterproof as well as heatproof. However, if you use it outdoors, remember that it is only meant for sheltered outdoor use. Hand wash the tray for cleaning up. Available in other colors.
6. Cement Side Table
While it looks like a block of cement this indoor/outdoor table is made from from a mix of marble, granite, stone and natural fibers. It can look stunning whether you choose it for use outdoors or inside.
Side cutouts facilitate carrying from indoors to outdoors, and back. It is meant for sheltered outdoor use, so you may not want to leave it out in inclement weather, or at the very least cover it.
Covered with a clear non-toxic wax finish, it can be maintained with car wax or stone floor polish. Since it is handmade, there will be slight variations in finish.
7. Metal Drum Accent Table
Drum tables make interesting accents whether you use them indoors or on your patio. Rain drums, which have existed in Asia for centuries, are named for the sound they make when raindrops fall on them.
This drum table is made from cast-aluminum and finished in antique bronze. A traditional relief pattern adds to surface interest. It will be equally at home outdoors or in an eclectic interior.
Dimensions: 16" Diameter x 20" H. From Pottery Barn.
8. All Weather Wicker Outdoor Side Table
Wicker has been used indoors as well as outdoors for a long time. But this table features resin wicker that is impervious to water and insects.
The table top is made from shatter proof glass, while resin wicker covers an aluminum powder coated frame. A functional, yet appealing side table that can be used for interior spaces as well as outdoors.
Dimensions: 19.75" diam. x 18"H.