Conservatory Dining Furniture (Buyer Guide)
In this guide, we take a look at various types of dining furniture with which you can set up in your conservatory. Ideal for those loving to host occasional dinner parties or social events.
The options are narrowed down to two main types of conservatory dining tables. The first option is the mobile dining room furniture that you can move about from one place to another at your wish. These types are portable and space-saving so you won’t need a special rearrangement of the conservatory to make it usable.
Huiseneu Black Glass Dining Room Chairs and Table
The Huiseneu Black Glass Dining Room Chairs and Table set makes is a durable and aesthetic addition to your conservatory. Set in black with faux leather, the set will definitely be a tasteful addition to any home and definitely a star of your conservatory.
Unlike most conservatory dining sets, this one will stand out and definitely take up some space (that it fully deserves).
The tempered glass and leather surface is really sturdy and is easy to clean and polish and the set is easy to assemble although you might need some handyman tools.
Some of the chairs are wobbly when assembled. This can be fixed by padding the foot of the chairs.
The ergonomic build the four-seater set of chairs is perfect for families plus its paddings make it fitting for senior citizens and people with back problems.
Black (Silver available)
L: 120cm x W: 60cm x H: 75cm
Tempered glass and steel
Easy to clean surface
Easily stands out against other backgrounds
Chairs may be a little wobbly
Julian Bowen Dining Table & Chairs
If you want an expensive-looking dining set at a relatively cheap price, this set is your conservatory furniture set.
With four chairs, functionality and beauty are well mixed into a cohesive whole in the Julian Bowen Dining Table & Chairs. This dining set is nice if you want to infuse some futuristic accent into your conservatory.
It is comfortable and strong, able to fit four people without as little as a creak. It also works well with centrepieces and decorations like flower vases. The tabletop, despite being white, is easy to clean and the matte finish complements the table perfectly.
The assembly is very easy and straightforward. You will not be needing any additional tools or professional help to set it up. On the downside, the tabletop scratches easily and that might have you retouching it with paint after a few months.
L: 90cm x W: 90cm x H: 75cm
Wood (oak) and MDF
Expensive look and feel for the price
Easy to assemble
Tabletop is subject to easy scratches
Harbour Housewares Compact Dining Table & Chairs
The Harbour Housewares Compact Dining Table & Chairs has a laid back look and feel to it that makes it stylish and not overtly imposing or intimidating. A deceptively sturdy two seater dining set that can serve everyday use, the wood topping is easy to clean and does not get damaged easily from scratches. The chairs can be easily stored underneath the table.
For creative use of space, the deep and rich colouring can give a relatively bland room an infusion of depth. The sets design goes well with your conservatory kitchens and dining areas as the dining set fits it into the new vintage and is ‘instagrammable’.
The chair is designed to be practical but its attention to details seems to be lacking. Some holes are missing in the set and one will have to drill them in. This product is highly recommended for couples and people who want a timeless looking dining set.
Smart wood features
L: 90cm x W: 47cm x H: 75.5cm
Frame - Steel / Top - wood
Simple and elegant vintage design
Good for the modern compact look
The attention to detail is poor - can feel a little light and flimsy
Greenhurst Compact Dining Set
Born out of the classic wood and steel combination, the Greenhurst Compact Dining Set is an sophisticated, regal centrepiece in your conservatory or your favourite conservatory indoor plant. A compact two chair conservatory dining set with oval top is slightly outlandish but well-fitting for especially intimate dinners and conversations.
With a modest and chic design, the materials are lightweight and the set can be easily moved from one point to another like from the conservatory to the kitchen. The colour scheme is very fitting for the warm summer and autumn periods.
It comes equipped with a storage compartment that comes handy for storing items like newspapers and napkins. The height of the table and chairs is appropriate for tall people to use.
However, the company seems to spend so much time designing the table that they slacked with the installation. The installation is relatively easy to assemble but tricky at the same time, one has to be careful not to damage the tabletop with the screws.
The screws are not of clearly labelled dimensions so it requires some trial and error to get it right. When not properly fitted, the screws will dent the tabletop.
At other times, some little parts like screws and tubings needed to hold the table together may be missing. This is not so much of a problem as you can always replace the missing parts with substitutes all by yourself.
If you need a simple but practical item to occupy your corner space, this is it.
Buttermilk & wood
L: 80cm x W: 53cm x H: 74.5cm
Frame - Steel / Top - MDF
Simple & elegant design
Fits well into small spaces
Material can be damaged easily when fitting together
Kosy Koala Glass Dining Table and Chairs
The Kosy Koala Glass Dining Table and Chairs is a space-saving alternative to the regular dining chairs available. The checkered design is bold and eye-catching. Made out of tempered glass, steel and faux leather, this is a sturdy and reliable product.
The chair can comfortably seat regular-sized people and the table’s height is adjustable for tall or smaller people. The chairs are padded to provide comfort and the padding is rather thin. For cleaning, you just have to wipe it and it becomes clean.
Besides its purpose as a conservatory dining set, it can also serve as a regular use table with the chairs repurposed as single-seater chairs combined with your current conservatory chairs. The size of the set is of great advantage to those that don’t have space to spare.
The assembly is easy. Although some screws might be missing and you’d have to replace them yourself.
Black and White
L: 90cm x W: 90cm x H: 75cm
Easy to clean the table
Padding on the chairs is thin
Furniturebox UK Glass Dining Table
The imaginative and avant-garde design of the Furniturebox UK Glass Dining Table will knock the breath out of you and your visitors. This dining set can completely change the look of your conservatory and impress the guests as they arrive for a dinner party.
The faux leather coverings on the chairs are of really good quality and can withstand time and wear. The chairs also come with ergonomic build.
The chairs do not tuck well under the table but that is a cheap prize to pay for the beauty that you are getting. This product fits well for uses by families.
The table’s weight does not allow for easy repositioning. You will need to assemble it and you must pay attention to the process otherwise, you might damage it.
For the people who do not like to conform to trends, this is a match made in heaven.
Black and White
L: 120cm x W: 70cm x H: 75cm
Tempered glass, faux leather & steel
Colour scheme matches most rooms
Homcom Wooden Table & Two Stools
Beautiful and stylish, the Homcom Wooden Table & Two Stools set was designed with practicality in mind, this trolley comes as a standard solution for your needs when space is not available.
The cart is fitted with wheels for easy mobility and can be folded to save space. In addition, the stools can be stored away under the cart. Needless to say, it can double as a conservatory dining set.
The cart is equipped with drawers that can be used to store napkins, spices can condiments and it can double as a storage unit for magazines. It can also seamlessly fit outdoors purpose.
The downside is that the assembly is tricky and it might require that you drill in some holes yourself due to the lack of clarity in the diagrams. The wheels don’t have locks too and that can be a letdown.
If you want to leave it in a permanent space, you can take off the wheels. This is a great product for use in man caves and small spaces.
Fitted With Wheels
L: 102cm x W: 70cm x H: 82cm
Wood (pine) and MDF
Great for outdoor and indoor purposes
Great for space management
The assembly is not very simple and straightforward
If you will be making use of your conservatory for various other events like house parties and book readings, then we suggest more of this type of conservatory dining tables. Though it is also important to consider investing in a comfy set of conservatory chairs and curtains that match the style of the room.
The other option is the regular non-portable conservatory dining sets that you will fix in a position for a long time; this is a great type for those that want to use their conservatory as a long term dining room.
Whatever your type of conservatory dining tables, above are some great conservatory dining ideas for you to use.
Conservatory dining furniture isn’t as simple as picking out a new set for a traditional dining room. The versatility of a conservatory means they are often used for various purposes, therefore, you need to consider every element of your room when choosing your conservatory dining furniture.
Before you even start to think about buying your new conservatory dining table you need to think about where it will go.
Traditionally, a dining table sits in the middle of the room, but will this be practical? Your conservatory is also your access to your garden and you don’t want to be having to manoeuvre your way around it each time you want to go outside.
If your room is small, you can still create a dining room conservatory but you may need to be a little more creative. Folding conservatory dining table and chairs are a brilliant idea as they can be stored away when not in use and even repurposed as coffee tables or sideboards.
You could avoid this problem altogether and choose one of the corner conservatory dining sets. If you choose to do so, make sure you have invested in the right conservatory curtains.
Whoever sits near the window can end up feeling the cold in winter and the searing heat in summer, so curtains can really make a difference when you sit down for dinner.
Wood, plastic, metal or glass? It can be confusing to know what to pick when shopping for conservatory dining tables. They all have their pros and cons and you should always think about them when making your decision.
Wood is incredibly classic and sturdy, you can’t really go wrong. However, wood can easily stain from spilt drinks or food left over by the little ones.
You can rectify this with a new coat of varnish or paint, this will require sanding first though.
Plastic conservatory dining sets work well for if you have children, it can be easily cleaned and is also resilient to the outdoors so can easily be taken out onto the patio on a sunny day.
However, plastic isn’t the strongest of materials and may not last as many years as you want it to. It also succumbs to sun damage quickly and can become discoloured. Not good for a room made of glass!
Metal can solve a lot of problems when it comes to finding dining furniture suitable for a conservatory. It doesn’t discolour easily and is sturdy enough to survive for many years.
It can be cumbersome, so if you want to move your conservatory table around for different events, it could cause a problem.
Glass is sleek, elegant and can turn even the most ancient of conservatories into a modern masterpiece.
But if you aren’t prepared to properly maintain your glass table, it can look dreadful. Fingerprints and dust can turn a statement piece onto a mess, be ready to go through a lot of glass cleaner.
There’s no point in buying a conservatory dining room table if the whole family can’t fit around it. But how many of us really have the space for a table of that size?
Don’t cram an oversized table into the room, it will simply look unsightly and make it difficult to move around.
Look into folding or collapsable tables, some of the options above may only be two-seaters but you can easily stack them together and they store away so easily when not in use.
Common questions around conservatory dining furniture
How Can I Decorate A Dining Table?
There is no limit to decorating a dining room table. We do recommend keeping it simple though, as much as we love accessories, you need to remember that there needs to be room for people to actually eat!
Adding a runner down your table gives it an instant lift and can be used all year round. Adding matching coasters not only protects your table but also provides a great look.
We love a centrepiece, especially at Christmas and other holidays. But they can get in the way, keep your centrepiece low to prevent those sitting in front of it from not being able to talk to each other.
How Much Space Should Be Around A Dining Table?
Typically there should be 3 foot from the back of a chair and the wall. This provides enough space for chairs to be pulled out and easily sat in.
If you have a larger family member of somebody with mobility issues, we recommend you aim for a bit more.
How Do I Set A Dining Table?
Make sure you do this right to really impress! Plates should be stacked in the centre with dinner plate at the bottom, then salad plate then soup bowl.
Napkins should be on the left with the fork placed on top and the knife on the right and soup spoon on the right outside.
A wine glass and water glass should be set at 1 o’clock. Even if you aren’t hosting a party, having the table set looks amazing in your home and gives a real show-home feel.