Rattan furniture is great to own if you’re looking for style but don’t want to break your budget. You can buy outdoor rattan side tables for your garden, as well as have them in your conservatory or dining area, too. Rattan side tables can come in many shapes, colours and styles; and can work well to complement your rattan garden chair and other furniture that you have inside or out in the garden.

You have the opportunity to give your garden a theme when purchasing a rattan side table, as it can give a boho or “retreat” style feel to your garden – especially if you have a hammock stand or cascading water features. Overall they are easy to maintain and can transform an area instantly.

We review 6 of the best rattan side tables, taking into account their style, size and overall suitability.

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Outsunny Rattan Garden Side Table (Black)

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The Outsunny Rattan Garden Side Table is a tightly woven, modern and chic rattan table with a tempered glass top and a cube design. The finish is matte which gives it a luxury aesthetic. It has a rust resistant powder coated frame which makes it idea if you’re looking to leave it outdoors/haven’t got anywhere to store it in wet weather. Overall a durable and reliable table that looks great, too.

Key Features:

Powder coated rust resistant material

Tempered glass top

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Black

Dimensions

H 68cm x W 64cm x L 64cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Can be left outside in all types of weather and won't rust

Easy to maintain design, can be wiped clean

Cons

Colour may not be to everybody's taste, especially if you don't like matte finishes

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Casaria Poly Rattan Round Side Table

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The Casaria Poly Rattan Round Side Table is a slender and cute rattan table with a glass top and additional storage space. It would work perfectly in a garden or in a conservatory, and has tightly woven rattan legs which keeps the whole design sturdy. It’s weather resistant so can be left outdoors during all four seasons, and is low maintenance – only takes a quick wipe to clean.

Key Features:

Glass table top

Rattan structure

Storage space

Specification:

Brand

Casaria

Colour

Beige

Dimensions

H 74cm x W 60cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

Extra storage space is great if you're using this table indoors for your conservatory - great if you want a bit of extra space

Low maintenance design makes it easy to clean

Cons

If you don't like cream, this colour won't be for you

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CASART Folding Rattan Table

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The CASART Folding Rattan Table is a modern table with a robust structure. It’s perfect if you’re looking for garden furniture or conservatory furniture that can be folded away, as this table can do just that. The colour is a deep chestnut and will complement a modern or older design – making it incredibly versatile. It takes seconds to unpack and assemble, so if you struggle with DIY this is definitely one for you.

Key Features:

Folding design

Simple, modern design

Whole table is made from tightly woven rattan

Specification:

Brand

Casart

Colour

Brown

Dimensions

H 39cm x W 40cm x L 60cm

Material

Rattan

Pros

The ability to fold the table away is great if you have a smaller space and don't want a table out constantly

The design is low maintenance, takes seconds to put up and only a quick wipe to clean

Cons

If you're looking for a non-folding table, this one wouldn't work for you

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Outdoor Rattan Round Side Tables - Black

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The Outdoor Rattan Round Side Table works as a table, a stool and a storage unit all in one. It has a deep set wicker design which looks similar to a basket, but can double up as a cooler for drinks or simply to store things in. It can work well in the garden or in your conservatory, and the all black design is simplistic and won’t clash with other designs you have.

Key Features:

Works as a chair, table, storage unit or drinks cooler

Tightly woven rattan design with deep set bucket style

Specification:

Brand

Maheegu

Colour

Black

Weight

3.8 Kg

Material

Rattan

Pros

Multi use makes it great if you're looking to have a piece of furniture that's versatile

Easy to maintain

Cons

Design may not be to everybody's taste

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Outsunny 45L Rattan Round Side Table with Storage - Grey

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The Outsunny 45L Rattan Round Side Table with Storage is a multi use table which can work as a stool, storage unit or as a drinks cooler. It works well in a conservatory but also in the garden, and is great if you’re looking to buy a piece of furniture that can be used for multiple things, especially if you’re tight on budget. It comes in a beautiful grey colour which would work best with other modern furniture designs.

Key Features:

Works as a table, stool, drinks cooler or storage unit

Made with materials that are weather resistant

Specification:

Brand

Outsunny

Colour

Grey

Weight

3.8 kg

Material

Rattan

Pros

Very easy to clean and maintain

Resistant to harsh weather conditions

Simplistic and modern design

Cons

This table may be too small for some people

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MULEI Ice Cooler Buckets Bar Table Rattan Style

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The MULEI Ice Cooler Buckets Bar Table Rattan Style  is an innovative, modern and stylish rattan table. It not only works as a beautiful table which oozes elegance and a pristine design – but it also works as a drinks cooler and can keep your guests entertained with cool drinks all night long. It has a section which can be pulled up to hold the drinks, and then when you’re finished it can be tucked away. Overall it’s a must have if you entertain guests regularly and need something that you can rely on.

Key Features:

Pull up middle section to cool drinks whilst also hold them on the table top

Tightly woven rattan design which is robust and sturdy

Specification:

Brand

MULEI

Colour

Brown

Weight

7.8 Kg

Material

Rattan

Pros

Elegant, modern design is impressive and oozes luxury for a small price point

Easy to maintain and has a strong frame to hold the whole design

Cons

If you don't want to cool your drinks in it, then this may not be for you

Summary

Buying furniture is great fun, but it can also be stressful, particularly when you’re paralysed with the amount of choice that it available. Rattan overall is a great style/material that you can use for conservatory or garden furniture, as it’s robust, easy to look after whilst still looking stylish. Rattan garden benches are often a popular choice for this reason and compliment the chairs well. Most rattan furniture is also fairly inexpensive, which makes it a popular option for many – particularly those who have kids and pets who won’t be as careful around expensive furniture which can be more delicate. Typically, rattan sun loungers are a popular choice for those with sunshine facing gardens and a little more room to stretch out.

We’ve put together a few things for you to think about when making a purchase – which should hopefully make the whole process easier when you do buy a rattan table.

Colour

Picking a colour can be difficult, particularly if you’ve never chosen garden furniture before. It can be tough knowing where to begin. What we recommend is creating a colour palette based on your favourite colours, as well as the colours that you see in your garden (even as far as green for grass and pink/red for flowers). This will give you an idea of the most popular colours in your space as well as your favourites, and it’ll make the process easier as you’ll see whether there will be a colour clash or not.

Maintenance

Rattan in general is very easy to maintain, but certain shapes or storage functions can make the cleaning process a little bit trickier. If you want something that is going to be as low maintenance as possible, opt for something that you can wipe clean top to bottom or jet wash – it may cut out options such as storage in the table or a drinks cooler, but cleaning it will be a lot easier in the long run.

Gadgets/extras

There are a few options available which allow for multi use (such as turning into a stool, storage unit or a drinks cooler) as well as having the option to hold your drinks for guests whilst keeping them cold. If you want a table with some extra “pazzazz”  then you may want to look into tables that have small gadgets that will improve the overall functionality of the table.

FAQ

Are rattan side tables sturdy?

Yes, they are! Make sure that you have them on a flat surface to avoid them falling over. If you think about how other tables in your garden are mounted (bird tables, an outdoor bar table etc) you’ll want your rattan table to be on the same sturdy surface. If not, it’ll fall over and then will no longer be sturdy.

Can you use the side tables inside

Yes, you can. Depending on what furniture you already have inside, the side tables may be a great addition. However, if you’re bringing them indoors after they’ve been outside for a long time, you’ll want to make sure they’re clear of creepy crawlies and dirt. Make sure you regularly clean your tables with weed killer and moss killer so they don’t have any growth on the outside or inside of the design.

Will the side tables mark indoor floor surfaces?

No, they won’t. If you’re worried about your floor surface, you can always buy felt cushions for the legs of the table for extra peace of mind.