There are many reasons why bistro tables appeal to so many people. The first advantage is the size. They can be used most anywhere since they are so small.
If you have a rather small kitchen, it is very rare not to be able to fit in a small table. However, bistro tables are not always small.
It is possible to buy authentic bistro tables in a fairly large size. But usually people will buy a typical small table, about 23 to 27 inches in diameter.
This type of table will sit 2 comfortably and 3 if you really want to. That is the typical Parisian table that you find at the terrace of any café on the boulevards.
Size might be a characteristic of most bistro tables but materials and styles are varied.
Today we find wooden tables as easily as we find wrought iron tables. Many tables will be made with a combination of several materials.
When choosing the kind of materials you should buy, consider where the table will be placed.
For an outside table, metal might last longer, as long as it is rust proof.
Certain exotic woods like teak are also long lasting. Teak is a superb material for inside or outside use, but it is also very expensive. Wrought iron bistro tables are some of the most often chosen for outside use.
If however, you will only use your table in the house, or in a covered area all options are permissible. All you need to be concerned about is style.
Bistro tables are available in a wide variety of styles.
One of my favorite is the retro bistro table that has a formica top and chrome legs, but I also like many of the contemporary styles.
You should choose the shape that works best for your space. You will find that square table can be pushed in a corner better than a round one.
When it comes bistro tables the foot is as much part of the style as the top. Some will have a pedestal foot as in the old style tables, others will have several legs for a more contemporary look.
The retro style tables are a popular choice for many people who have a bar and rec room in their home.
These table and chair sets with a formica top on the table, vinyl covered seats on the chairs, together with chrome legs on all of the pieces go well with most any decor.
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