If you’re looking to enjoy your garden more this year, we’re here to help! Choosing the right garden furniture can make a real difference to your outdoor space - whether you have a spacious country garden or just a small balcony to play with.
In this garden furniture buying guide, we’ll explore the best options for different sized gardens, as well as what furniture will help solve those pesky garden problems - like not enough shade or storage - and even what garden furniture works best with your favourite garden style. Let’s get enjoying our spaces more this summer!
The days of moulded plastic garden chairs are long gone! Before we dive into what furniture is best for your garden, let’s take a look at the different types of garden furniture that are out there.
A comfortable sofa specially designed to be used outdoors - with extra hardwearing and quick-dry upholstery
Fixed or modular, these specially designed outdoor corner sofas are ideal for gathering families or friends together
The classic small table with two chairs - ideal for a meal for two, or enjoying the sun with your morning coffee
If your outdoor space is limited to a balcony, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it equally as much as a larger garden! A space-saving bistro set is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee in the mornings, and also lets you eat al fresco easily. If you have the space, consider a small outdoor sofa, which doesn’t take up too much room, but lets you kick back and enjoy the fresh air in comfort.
Small gardens can be tricky to get right, but with some clever planning, you can find the right garden furniture to enjoy your outdoor space. You could consider a bistro set, but we think if you do have the space, something extra comfortable like a small outdoor sofa, a lounge set, or even a round sofa dining set would help you enjoy your small garden even more. All of these options also let you enjoy your outdoor space with family and friends!
A medium sized garden brings many more possibilities, but you still may feel limited on space. Flexible options can help you enjoy your garden in new ways - like a modular garden sofa, which can be rearranged to offer the best view of your outdoor space throughout the seasons. A garden sofa set is another great option for hosting friends and family in comfort, and will help make your garden the place to be this summer!
If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, you definitely want to be able to enjoy it from all angles! Whether it’s kicking back and relaxing on a large garden corner sofa, or gathering the whole family around an elegant 8 seater dining set, you have almost limitless options when it comes to garden furniture. Creating quiet, private areas in a larger garden is great for when you just want to be alone, though - and for those areas, a smaller lounge set or roofed day bed can create that cosy feel you’re looking for.
Having a consistently sunny or south-facing garden is generally seen as a huge positive, but it’s tough to enjoy the sun without the right places to relax. We recommend treating yourself to a sun lounger set or garden day bed so you can kick back and soak up those rays - but don’t forget to grab a parasol too for when the sun gets too hot. You might also consider a dining set with an integrated ice bucket - which makes another great way to cool off.
Feeling overlooked by your neighbours? It’s hard to relax when you think there might be a few pairs of eyes on you - even if that’s not really the case! Planting a hedge or a screen of trees is a great option, but not really a quick fix. We think a roofed garden day bed is the ideal solution - a comfortable place to relax, with a welcome level of privacy.
Is it time to give your garden the makeover you deserve? Explore our range of modern, stylish and high quality garden furniture to help you enjoy your outdoor space this summer.