Defining Your Outdoor Farmhouse Style

It seems everywhere you look these days it’s all about farmhouse style!

Blending classic comfort and modern flair is a great way to make your spaces feel current yet still warm and cozy. But, choosing the right farmhouse aesthetic for your outdoor dining table can be a bit daunting. Luckily, we’ve broken it down to three distinct farmhouse looks for you to choose: Rustic, Cottage, and Modern.

Define Your Farmhouse Style

Rustic Farmhouse

To achieve a rustic farmhouse style, you’ll want to embrace hearty and primitive design elements. The Signature Collection and the Traditional Garden Collection offered by POLYWOOD both complement the rustic farmhouse style with their simple, yet bold back designs and traditional lumber colors. Complement your home’s wood siding or brick exterior with a dining set from either of these collections for a more refined, rustic farmhouse look.

polywood 7 piece farmhouse dining set on back patio
Signature 7-Piece Farmhouse Dining Set
Vineyard 6-Piece Rustic Farmhouse Side Chair Dining Set with Bench

Cottage Farmhouse

If rustic farmhouse had an opposite, it would be cottage farmhouse. The cottage farmhouse style embraces softer design elements, a brighter color palette and in general a more feminine aesthetic. The Vineyard Collection and La Casa Café Collection offer farmhouse dining options with softer edges and curves. Pair either collection with your home’s siding or painted brick exterior to easily achieve a cottage farmhouse look.

polywood white rustic dining set on back patio
Vineyard 7-Piece Rustic Farmhouse Side Chair Dining Set
La Casa Café 5-Piece Farmhouse Dining Set

Modern Farmhouse

If modern farmhouse is more your style, go for the Modern Adirondack Collection or Quattro Collection. With their straight lines and hard edges, you’ll easily be able to achieve a more contemporary farmhouse look, especially with monochromatic lumber colors. Pair either collection with your home’s concrete or stone exterior to achieve an outdoor modern farmhouse look.

Modern Adirondack 5-Piece Farmhouse Dining Set
Quattro 6-Piece Farmhouse Dining Set with Bench

Switch Up the Seating

polywood tan outdoor dining set with bench

From arm chairs to side chairs to dining benches, the simplest way to add style to your outdoor farmhouse dining table is with the seating arrangement.

The style of seating you choose comes down to your family’s needs and the amount of space you have for entertaining. POLYWOOD dining sets range from four seats all the way to eight with a variety of seating looks.

Side Chairs


Traditional Garden Dining Side Chair  |  La Casa Café Dining Side Chair  |  Vineyard Dining Side Chair

Arm Chairs


Signature Dining Arm Chair  |  Traditional Garden Dining Arm Chair  |  Modern Adirondack Dining Chair
Vineyard Dining Arm Chair  |  Quattro Adirondack Dining Chair La Casa Café Dining Arm Chair 

Folding Chairs


Vineyard Folding Dining Chair

Dining Benches


Rustic Farmhouse 60″ Backless Bench  |  Farmhouse 65″ Bench

Incorporate Natural Elements

Easily add life to your farmhouse outdoor dining table by incorporating natural elements. Simply create a leafy table runner by piecing together branches of eucalyptus to fill the center of the table or add fresh hydrangea blooms to your favorite vase for a centerpiece.

outdoor dining center piece ideas

If flowers aren’t your thing you can still achieve that natural look by using warm, wooden elements like serving trays, wicker bowls or wooden napkin rings.

Rustic Charm

All those afternoons of wandering around your favorite thrifting spot are finally going to pay off! A great way to add your own unique spin to your farmhouse dining table is by incorporating one of a kind pieces.

outdoor dining table settings

Lineup those mismatched candlesticks down the center of your table for a more intimate feel, assemble a delicious cheese board on that beat up cutting board for the perfect afternoon snack, or move your morning coffee date to the patio with a vintage serving tray.

Adding those special pieces onto your farmhouse dining table is the best way to boost the level of rustic charm while making your outdoor space unique to you.

Add a Touch of Cozy

Host your friends and family for hours by creating a cozy retreat in your own backyard. Incorporating seat cushions and pillows will add an extra level of comfort to your farmhouse dining table set. For those breezy afternoons, bring a basket of throw blankets to keep your guests warm long into the evening.

white outdoor dining table on back patio

outdoor farmhouse dining table with flowers

4 thoughts on “Defining Your Outdoor Farmhouse Style

    1. Hi Katherine,

      We currently do not offer dining fire pit tables. However, we’re always developing new products, so be sure to sign-up for our email list to stay up-to-date with each new release.


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