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Patio bar dining sets are the pride of your backyard. They reflect your preference for the finer things in life. This is the table where you spend some of your most relaxed dining time. To give you company, you have family, friends, and delectable food.

If it is time to upgrade your patio bar dining set, can you afford to make an ill-informed or even a misinformed choice? Why not spend a few minutes on this article, grasp the essentials, get a sense of what's trending, and then make a choice you will be proud of?

Here are in-vogue styles.

Which Are the Trending Styles of Patio Bar Dining Sets?

These dining sets are created to complement the laid-back environment and the welcoming comfort of your patio. Of what use is your investment on your favorite unwinding space if your bar-height dining set does not offer matching ease and comfort? Browse through these trending styles and zero in on the one that is made for your patio.

Organic Wicker/Rattan

Patio bar dining sets made from wicker and rattan make a great match with the natural surroundings. Their intricate weaving patterns add to their organic charm. And their ochre, brown, grey, or pale-yellow shades complement the other outdoor elements.

For these and many other reasons, wicker and rattan bar-height dining sets are quintessential to numerous patio settings. To add to the comfort and elegance of these dining sets, you can arrange cushions and backrests in plain colors or natural texture prints.

Some trending styles are:

Wicker/Rattan Bar Height Dining Set
Wicker/Rattan Big Patio Bar Dining Set
Wicker/Rattan Patio Bar Dining Set with Cushions
Wicker/Rattan Patio Bar Dining Set for 6 People
Wicker/Rattan Brown Patio Bar Dining Set
5 Piece Patio Bar Height Dining Set

Metal

Styles to check out are cast iron, cast aluminum, wrought iron, and mixed aluminum-iron patio bar dining sets. They are in vogue because:

No matter which style and material you choose in this category, avoid adding cushions. Why? Because they conceal the intricate grace of seat and backrest designs, and they are a huge deterrent to the essentially single-color elegance of metal patio furniture. Imagine a bright red cushion on a dull brown or oxidized wrought iron chair!

Instead, you could tie wool tassels or other hand-crafted danglers to the chair and table legs and keep changing them each month for variety. This is just one of the many ideas with which you can enhance the beauty of metal patio bar dining sets.

Metal Patio Bar Dining Set for Two
Antique Bronze Metal Patio Bar Dining Set
Aesthetic Metal Patio Bar Dining Set
High 3 Piece Patio Bar Dining Set
Family Metal Patio Bar Dining Set
Metal Patio Bar Dining Set with Cushions

Wood

Wood and furniture are synonymous with each other for many reasons that we all know too well. From umpteen number of wood textures to finishes, the list is long.

For bar-height patio dining tables, the in-style wood varieties include:

The design approach to this style is that for small gatherings, multiple smaller tabletops are better than a single, large table. These units have cabinets to store cutlery and other dining accessories.

The biggest advantage of this style of patio bar dining tables is their movability and modularity. Depending on the number of guests, you can move the units to a cozy corner or a larger area, and also add or remove units as needed.

Simple Wood Patio Bar Dining Set
Contemporary Solid Wood Dining Set
Classic Solid Wood Patio Dining Set
Light Wood Patio Bar Dining Set
Wooden 3 Piece Bar Dining Set
Rustic Wooden Patio Bar Dining Set

Plastic

These are the affordable dining units made from ABS or PVC plastic. Like the other plastic furniture, they offer the benefits of lightweight and modularity. They are also maintenance-free, eco-friendly, water and stain-proof, and they come in wonderful surface textures. Some of them mimic natural wood so well that you can't make out the difference. 

On the flip side, they corrode over time and their colors fade due to UV effect. Also, they look "synthetic" when compared with the rest of the patio's ambient elements.

Plastic patio bar dining tables' styling is characterized by:

Often, plastic patio bar dining tables come as composite units - table, chairs, storage cabinets, and serving stools.

You can opt for them if you prefer a periodic change in patio furniture and don't want to make a heavy one-time investment. Also, count on them if you want a single harmonious dining unit without having to buy storage units separately.

White Plastic Patio Bar Dining Set
Dark Plastic Patio Dining Set for Two
Light Green Plastic Patio Bar Dining Set
Dark Brown Plastic Patio Bar Dining Set
Plastic Dining Set for Family
Green Plastic Patio Dining Set for Four

Which Fabrics and Fillings are Ideal for Patio Bar Dining Sets' Cushions?

Cushions have functional as well as aesthetic relevance to the selection of patio bar dining sets. Here is a short breakdown.

Functional

The bar-height sitting position requires specific torso support. This becomes even more important, considering that many of these chair and stool designs don't have a backrest and back support. Thus, the torso has to take most of the body weight. A cushion absorbs the impact of this weight and distributes it evenly across the lower body. It also provides relief to the spine in the absence of a backrest.

As for the filling of these cushions, memory foam is the best, followed by natural fibers such as cotton or coir. Make an astute choice as below, depending on various factors:

Aesthetics

Cushion coverings often "make or break" the elegance of patio bar dining sets. If you choose a set with cushions, keep these types of coverings and their characteristics in mind:

When you invest so much on creating an idyllic patio, your patio bar dining table should add to its ambiance. This article will help you do just that!