Here Are 11 Gorgeous Ideas For Your Backyard Picnic Benches

Backyard Picnic Bench

Backyard Picnic Bench

Emma Downey

Emma Downey
Gardening Expert

Updated on 12/8/2022

Who among us does not feel the urge to drink wine and eat food while sitting outside on picnic benches when the weather is nice? You can set up a table in your backyard with armchairs, ottomans, and a flowery blanket, or lay a beautiful floral blanket. Or how about a family-friendly picnic bench for the garden that everyone in the family can enjoy together?

Picnic seats are much more than just places to grill. Here, friendships are formed, small talk is exchanged, relationships grow, and memories are made. On certain days of the week, it can also be a sunny office or a reading retreat. Now, look at this collection of inspiring garden picnic bench ideas that you can use to inspire your backyard design

Beautiful Garden Picnic Bench Tables

Picnic Bench Tables

Picnic Bench Tables

Your physical and emotional well-being can benefit tremendously from time spent in natural settings. Then why not invest in a picnic bench that will inspire you to spend more time outside and in touch with nature?

You won't have any trouble finding selections when locating a picnic seat appropriate for your backyard. A picnic seat is designed to fit your aesthetic preferences, whether you like something large or tiny, traditional or contemporary, attached or removable, or rectangular or round (and space). Do you think that having a lovely picnic set in your garden would be something you would enjoy? Look at these picnic benches equipped with tables, and decide which ones will work best in your available area.

Bench Made Of Rustic Wood For Picnics

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Are you looking for something both old and reliable? You can choose a picnic bench set made of wood that exudes a timeless feel for your garden. You'll be encouraged to spend time outside no matter where you place the benches. In addition to being extremely sturdy, these benches are also ideal for hosting gatherings. Mother nature will develop a lovely patina over time if you let her. 

If you are looking for outdoor wooden furniture, western red cedar is the best option. The wood can withstand attacks from insects and won't rot. And if it is not treated, it will age to a stunning silvery grey over time.

Picnic Table With Benches Made Of Wood And A Cooler

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If you regularly hold get-togethers in the open air with your close friends, you should invest in a picnic table with a cooler. Besides a cooling trough for ice and drinks, there are hardwood benches where you can relax after a long day. Where can one find a 2x4 basics picnic table worthy of a dream? If you are feeling very daring, you may attach a watering trough to a user table to give it a new lease on life. 

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Traditional Picnic Set In A Dark Brown Color

Traditional Picnic Set In A Dark Brown Color

Traditional Picnic Set In A Dark Brown Color

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Those lovely outdoor luncheons with friends and family are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional picnic set made of dark wood. If you put it in a location that overlooks a beautiful view or beside a pool, you won't want to go back inside. This picnic set will win you overeating meals outside, whether you like to dine more traditionally at tables or buffet-style tables.

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If you want an uncomplicated look while still elegant and tidy, choose a dark brown finish.

Bench And Table Set Or Informal Picnics

 Bench and Table

Bench and Table

A laid-back picnic table set will shine the focus on your backyard or front porch. This set is durable enough to withstand harsh elements thanks to the polished oak tops and iron legs. Choose a collection that is easy to move around by picking a lightweight and small one. You can put it on your deck, patio, or yard, depending on your feelings.

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What is a picnic table set up for the summer without a vase filled with flowers? Collect some of the season's flowers to add beauty and scent to your home.

Three-Piece Walker Edison Contemporary Outdoor Dining Table

3 Piece Acacia

3 Piece Acacia

You want to add something to your outdoor space, but you want something simple. Choose a picnic set with simple design elements, such as straight lines. Walker Edison Contemporary Outdoor Dining Table can draw attention to practically any area and provides a beautiful dining setting. If you want a picnic table in two colors, you can choose between a dark brown one and a white one. The color brown exudes an air of sophistication, whereas the color white exudes warmth and modesty.

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To get the look of true minimalism, you need to keep everything simple and not go crazy with the layout. What is a picnic table set up for the summer without a vase filled with flowers? Collect some of the season's flowers to add beauty and scent to your home.

Set Comprising A Picnic Bench And Table Designed For Children

picnic table kids

picnic table kids

Provide your children with a brightly colored children's picnic table set to join in on the fun in the backyard. It may be a cute little addition to your outside play area and the ideal spot for your children to do their homework, eat their meals, and play. During the summer, you and your children could enjoy working together to construct a children's picnic table set; you should paint It in vivid colors and then place a rainbow-colored patio umbrella on top of it.

You may feel confident that your children will have a wonderful time here, whether snacking or playing. In addition, there is no need to be concerned about the chairs falling over because there are benches already built in.

Park Benches That Can Be Moved Around

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Do you adore the concept of a picnic bench but find that you have little space for one? Bring home a picnic bench with multiple seating options! A little space set can easily convert a garden bench into a picnic set and vice versa. This flexibility is a great feature to have. Like the one shown in the illustration, a two-in-one group is an excellent choice for a patio or yard with limited space. In addition, these sets typically come with an umbrella hole that can accommodate patio umbrellas of a standard size.

Interchangeable Picnic Bench

Interchangeable Picnic Bench

Picnic Table With A Round Table Top And Six Wooden Seats

Table Top And Six Wooden Seats

Table Top And Six Wooden Seats

A modern bar with six seats can replace a conventional rectangular picnic bench with a four-person capacity. A spherical wooden table with curving benches and an umbrella hole is included. Space-saving and comfortable round picnic tables are ideal for outdoor gatherings. Additionally, there is plenty of room for the legs. Social groups in the fresh air will appeal to people who enjoy intimate social gatherings. Due to their natural appearance, these sets are ideal for rustic gardens and wooden patios. It is possible to use them in place of traditional methods of garden furniture if you choose.

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Picnic Table With A Walk-In Octagon Shape

Octagon picnic

Octagon picnic

Another one-of-a-kind option for your garden is a picnic bench in the shape of an octagon. The set has four courts for eight comfortable seating positions, making it an excellent choice for larger get-togethers. This picnic set is easily accessible on foot and is one of its most appealing features. We mean that a newcomer will not need to slip in or step over the already-sitting people to take their seats.

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If your table does not already come with a parasol hole, you can drill one yourself. The shade will be helpful on those hot summer days when you want to eat outdoors.

Set Of Folding Picnic Tables That Are Portable

Portable Folding

Portable Folding

With a portable folding picnic table set, you can take your get-togethers and picnics wherever you go. In most cases, it has a structure that can be folded up quickly and easily and hardwood tops and iron legs. Please note that to make these picnic benches more portable, they are designed to be narrower than the typical wooden benches. In addition, they do not need any assembly, and their system for setting up and breaking down is quite simple.

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Choose a set that is made of pine, fir, or spruce. Because these softwoods are more lightweight, it will be much simpler for you to either store your benches or transport them from place to place.

Picnic Table Made Of White Cedar Logs With Separate Benches

Picnic Table Made Of White Cedar Logs With A Separate Benches

Picnic Table Made Of White Cedar Logs With A Separate Benches

Any outside space, whether a garden or a backyard, would benefit from a picnic table made from white cedar logs. Cedar is an excellent choice in outdoor settings because it is resistant to decay, insects, and weather. Additionally, there are no splinters. Cedar also has the advantage of being relatively lightweight. When moving your picnic table set, you won't have to worry about causing yourself backache. 

Staining the white cedar will be necessary if you want the wood to maintain its lovely appearance over time.

How To Determine Which Garden Picnic Bench Is Right For You

If you enjoy dining outside, you may already be looking for a cute little picnic table for your garden. It can be challenging to decide which is best for you because there are many choices. When choosing a picnic set, weight, portability, material, shape, and size are the most critical factors. Take a look at the buyer's guide below. 

weather-proof bench

weather-proof bench

Material

On gloomy, overcast days, you won't need to lug those big benches to a protected spot because most outdoor furniture is designed to withstand adverse weather conditions. Despite this, you cannot afford to ignore this very vital facet of the situation. Materials range from wood and aluminum to plastic and concrete to construct picnic benches, ranging from wood and aluminum to plastic and concrete.

The advantages and disadvantages of each material differ, as specific characteristics such as durability, ease of maintenance, and level of comfort.

Softwood is not very durable or suited to natural environments despite being readily available and cheap. Hardwood, however, needs frequent varnishing to maintain its appearance. The durability of plastic and metal sets is another reason many purchase them. However, the aesthetic appeal of these metal picnic benches cannot compare to that of wooden picnic benches. 

Consider getting a set of picnic benches made of teak for your lawn. The wood is exceptionally long-lasting and can be kept exposed to the elements throughout the entire year.

Form And Measurement

A picnic set's overall shape and dimensions are also essential considerations when purchasing one. They depend on two different factors. To begin with, how much accessible space do you have? The second factor is the number of guests you intend to invite. As a result of your picnic set, your backyard may become somewhat cluttered. You can make a more informed decision by taking measurements of your area in advance and choosing The shape you want from various options. Rectangular sets, the most common condition for outdoor furniture, lend any setting a timeless feel. Alternatively, you may select an octagonal or spherical picnic set. 

Color

Your picnic bench's color can significantly impact the overall aesthetic appeal of your backyard. Choose vivid and eye-catching hues if you want to create a lively atmosphere for the children there. Your mixture requires a little yellow, red, and blue. Browns and greys in neutral tones are the way to go when going for a more traditional look.

Picnic brown

Picnic brown

If you're going for a minimalistic and contemporary look, you might choose to use two-toned sets in black and white.

Both In Terms Of Weight And Portability

It would be best if you considered how portable your picnic bench set is and whether you will be able to move it. A solid bar made of hardwood is a good choice if you plan to keep your outdoor furniture outside all year round. The product should last a long time but must maintain a minimum level.

When you need something more portable, a bench made of lightweight softwood is the best choice. Taking it with you to a picnic location or a public garden will allow you and your friends to enjoy it.

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You're aware of what people say, aren't you? Families tend to stay together when they eat together. Consider investing in a picnic bench in your backyard so that you can foster stronger relationships while drinking tea and eating sandwiches. Spending quality time with friends and family, as well as spending time with children, should be prioritized. The park bench is also a great place to relax and reflect, allowing you to enjoy nature more outside. Water features are desirable in gardens.

Whatever you decide to do with your bench, don't miss out on the chance to connect with other people and the natural world. Take a break from all the work you have to do in the park by getting a picnic bench for your garden. What is your preference, in your opinion? Do you prefer the traditional or the cutting edge? Comment below and let us know what you think.

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