When purchasing a rattan corner sofa or sofa set you will often get the choice of your furniture with a coffee table or a casual dining table, but which is right for you and your garden?

Coffee Table

Corner sofa sets and sofa sets are ideal for relaxing in the garden but knowing whether you should accompany your set with a casual dining table, or a coffee table can be quite tricky. There are plenty of reasons that both tables work well with the sets and choosing will really come down to personal preference. Here are some ways each could benefit your garden.

Coffee Table Pros

  • A coffee table is an ideal place to keep drinks and snacks without taking up too much space in your garden.
  • A coffee table can be tucked or stored out of the way when not in use.
  • Casual Dining Table

  • A coffee table allows for informal use of your sofa set with just a few nibbles within arm’s reach.
  • Some coffee tables can double up as a footstool when the glass is removed and replaced with a cushion.
  • Casual Dining Tables Pros

  • Casual dining tables allow you to use your corner sofa or sofa set for al fresco dining.
  • Casual dining tables offer plenty of space for drinks and snacks as well as plates, glasses and cutlery.
  • Casual dining tables mean you can relax on your sofa or corner sofa but also enjoy formal dining when required.
  • Casual dining tables create an impressive looking set.
  • Coffee Table & Casual Dining Table

    Coffee Table Cons

  • Coffee tables do not offer space to dine outdoors
  • Only having a coffee table means you can only use your furniture for one purpose.
  • Casual Dining Table Cons

  • Casual dining tables can be too large to store away if you required more room for other purposes.
  • As there are plenty of advantages to both coffee tables and casual dining tables, choosing your type of table comes down to what you are going to use your furniture for the most. Alternatively, some sets come with both a coffee table and a casual dining table which gives you the option depending on what the occasion is.

    If you need help choosing your garden furniture then we recommend visiting our showroom to test the garden furniture for yourself or speak to one of our customer service advisors for advice and expertise.