Sensational Side Table Trends for Outdoor Living

Side tables, those small but functional necessities, present a great opportunity to bring life and fun to an outdoor space. Whether you’re depending on your side tables to hold drinks and buffet plates, to double as overflow seating, or just to look glamorous, we’ve picked up on some creative ways to incorporate them into your outdoor design.


Combine Indoor and Outdoor Aesthetics

If you are fortunate enough to live in a climate where you can have a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, you’re halfway there on this trend. But even if there’s more structural separation, you can still knock down the design barrier by combining more rugged outdoor pieces with more refined indoor styles.

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With the sitting area on the patio in view of this living room, we’ve chosen to feature the Second Wind Side Table, with its chic white framing. The turquoise in the blankets and mirror ties the two spaces together.

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This open air deck just outside the sliding doors has key elements of an indoor room, like the patterned rug, the couch upholstery, and even the wall-mounted television. The funky sculptural side table adds a resilient flair to the space.


Amp Up the Color

EcoChic is all about color, so there’s no way we could miss this trend. Side tables are a great way to try out a splash of color without making a big commitment.

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The Second Wind Side Table presents its more neutral side from a distance, but up close the tropical boatwood sizzles with shades of green, orange, and turquoise.


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This red-orange ceramic table introduces an element of texture and pattern as well as color, and its dimensions are perfect for a more modest space.


Source Eco-Friendly Materials

Sustainable furnishings are become more desirable and more attractive every year, and reclaimed wood is at the leading edge of this trend.

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EcoChic furnishings are crafted from marine-grade teak reclaimed from fishing boats. We only use water-based zero-VOC paints and organic sealants to protect the surfaces from weathering.


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This deck incorporates reclaimed wood on the ceiling and fireplace mantel, and features a coffee table fashioned from a slice of tree trunk.


Bring in Southeast Asian Influences

Outdoor spaces are ideal for incorporating decorative touches from around the globe. We’re partial to Southeast Asia since that’s where our boatwood comes from, and the area also influences some of our designs, such as the First Mate Side Table.

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Southeast Asian designs include natural materials like rattan and bamboo, hanging seating, and colorful woven rugs. The circular side table is a perfect complement.

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Sensational trends with sensational side tables — it’s hard to go wrong when you choose something that fills you with pride and joy the way EcoChic does.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.