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The 5 best outdoor settings for summer entertaining

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Charcoal Kai Dining Table with Mackay Chairs, Charcoal Kai Sun Lounger

Every year, we look forward to the warm weather and endless opportunities to entertain outdoors. There’s something about alfresco entertaining that makes it more enjoyable than staying in throughout the summer. Perhaps it’s the open air; maybe it’s the scent of fresh cut grass; or could it be the magnificent views of lush gardens and natural scenery? Whatever your reasons are for preferring outdoor entertaining, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect setting, so not only yourself, but family and friends can look forward to countless summers creating lasting memories in your home. Here are the top picks for summer outdoor settings that make entertaining a breeze.

Simplistic and Timeless Dining – The ‘Classic’ Teak Outdoor Dining Collection

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Classic 11 Piece Rectangle Extending Outdoor Setting

The Classic Dining Set for outdoor entertaining embodies sought-after simplicity in outdoor dining, while raising the standard for long-lasting, weather-ready furniture.

Whether you’re having a dinner party with friends and family or hosting a relaxed backyard barbecue for lunch, the classic outdoor entertaining set is the way to go. Constructed from sustainable plantation teak, our extending tables come in a range of varied sizes that can accommodate up to 14 guests.

The Classic Dining Set: a teak extending dining table (available in rectangular and oval/round variations at different lengths) and Classic folding chairs. Also popularly paired with the Hawkesbury or Blaxland chairs.

Contemporary has never been this Comfortable – The Kai Living Collection

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Kai Outdoor Sofa Charcoal – 1-, 2-, and 3-Seater with Kai Rectangle Coffee Table.

The Kai Outdoor Sofas are the perfect seating choice for an alfresco outdoor entertaining set. It’s comfortable, stylish, and well-wearing, three things that are essential for any seating option for your outdoor space. A lightweight, powder-coated aluminium frame with teak features means you won’t be stressing about where to put your setting.

The Kai Coffee and Side tables are both great additions for placing drinks and refreshments. You’ll be able to boast a modern design without all the maintenance.

The Kai Living Range includes: 1-, 2- and 3-Seater Sofas, a coffee table, a side table, as well as a sun lounger and a sun lounger table. All items are available in either charcoal or white.

The Staple of Modern Outdoor Dining - Kai Dining Collection

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Kai Teak and Aluminium 9 Piece Outdoor Dining Setting

If you’re looking for a modern summer outdoor dining setting, then you’ll want to go with the Kai Dining Table and Chairs. It features an extending table that accommodates for extra guests and ample seating. The Kai range features a beautiful contemporary design that is bound to fill (and save) your space well.

The Kai Dining Table is made from light, durable powder-coated aluminium and features a slatted teak top. You won’t have to worry about having it under a cover, due to the natural protective properties of Teak, making it the perfect table setting for outdoor entertaining.

The Kai Dining Range: An Extending Dining Table (in either 180cm-240cm, or 280cm – 340cm) and Kai Dining Chairs. This setting is available in either Charcoal or White.

Rustic and Unique - Vinegard Outdoor Dining Collection

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Reclaimed Teak and Wicker 9 Piece Vinegard Kubu (Banana) Dining Setting

If you’re the type of host that wants to go with an summer outdoor dining set that is rustic yet unique, then the Vinegard is the ideal outdoor entertaining set for you. 

The Vinegard Dining Table is made from Reclaimed Teak, having lived a life before becoming your table. It’s an inviting piece, and guests will certainly appreciate the uniqueness and one of a kind characteristics of the new go-to dining spot. Reclaimed Teak is long-lasting and low maintenance, meaning you won’t have to worry about any strenuous tasks getting in your way of enjoying the summer sat around your new outdoor summer entertaining setting.

The Vinegard Outdoor Dining Tables are available in lengths of 180cm, 230cm or 300m, commonly paired with our Hamptons or Kubu synthetic wicker dining chairs. Matching benches and console tables are also available.

An Outdoor Sofa for Any Space - Monte Carlo Lounge Collection

monte carlo reclaimed teak outdoor lounge setting

Monte Carlo 1-,2- and 3- Seater Sofas (Black Linen), Monte Carlo Reclaimed Teak Coffee Table (with daybed cushions), Monte Carlo Reclaimed Teak Side Table

The Monte Carlo Collection is a the perfect seating choice for all types of outdoor areas. Made of Reclaimed Teak, like the Vinegard Table, it’s low maintenance yet rustic and welcoming. It’s extremely versatile and can be easily rearranged to accommodate any space, while maintaining its distinctive style and comfort.

A great example: the 2-Seater can be paired up with the coffee table and be used as a daybed with the optional extra cushions, allowing for maximum comfort and relaxation. Alternatively, with the cushions, the coffee table can be used as another place to sit. Whether freestanding or up against a wall, you can now have more friends and family in the same area, without sacrificing more space.

The Side Table is a great piece to place drinks or platters on. It’s also, like the coffee table, another seating/lounge option. With the extra cushions, it can be pushed up against any of the lounges as an ottoman, or separately as another seat for your guests.

Another excellent feature of the Monte Carlo is the optional upgrade to quick-dry cushions. Quick Dry Foam technology is perfect for a non-covered outdoor entertaining or one next to a pool, as the foam inside the cushions absorbs significantly less water, and it expels water much quicker if made wet.

A final note...

When it comes to choosing an outdoor entertaining set, there are many different options to choose from. The best part is, you get to choose your outdoor summer setting based on your taste, lifestyle, and what you think would suit your home best. 

Your outdoor furniture should be durable and last you a long time, but not sacrifice on comfort and style, which is why Woodbury Furniture only uses the best available ‘A-Grade’ teak and weather-resistant materials.

If you need assistance in selecting the best outdoor summer setting for your home, give us a call on 1300 887 289, or visit one of our Sydney showrooms in Caringbah or Castle Hill.

 

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