There’s nothing quite like enjoying your garden in peace and quiet. If you’re looking to add a relaxation spot to your existing space or are revamping a new one, discover our 10 garden furniture design ideas to transform your garden into a dream come true.
Determining what garden furniture set would suit you ultimately depends on what your needs are and how you’ll use it. From relaxing swing seats to comfortable sofa sets suitable for the whole family, whatever your needs are, we can help!
1. Bring the inside outside with an outdoor living space
One of the most popular gardening trends over recent years has certainly been decorating your outside space as if it were inside. This is certainly a favourite for interior design fans! To bring the inside outside, we recommend beginning with a mood board. Planning is the key to getting your garden to look exactly how you want it! Consider which colours and tones you’d like to present in your space. For the main centrepiece, opt for a relaxing sofa set with deep filled cushions such as the ‘Peony’ Luxury Rattan 5 Seater Modular Garden Sofa Set with Coffee Table by Primrose Living. Dress your patio with outdoor accessories, such as outdoor rugs, outdoor lighting, garden mirrors and patio heaters.
2. Dine alfresco with luxurious outdoor dining
Outdoor dining should be a joyous occasion and with a comfortable dining set, you’ll fall in love with eating outside! Set up your dining set with a protective parasol to shade your guests from sun, add in outdoor crockery and cutlery, partnered with a delicious home-cooked meal to really get the full experience.
Depending on your guest list, you may want to opt for a bigger rattan dining set such as the ‘Peony’ Luxury Rattan 9 Seater Modular Garden Sofa Set with Rectangular Rising Table and Footstools in Stone by Primrose Living. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a set that fits in with your natural landscape, then a durable wooden dining set is a great choice, such as Charles Taylor Wooden Garden 8 Seater Square Table Dining Bench Set with Burgundy Cushions and Parasol. Perhaps you’re looking for something more easily moveable and stored away? In that case, check out our range of metal garden furniture.
3. Romantic Bistro Sets for two
Keep the romance alive with a date night at home! Sometimes it’s not about spending lots of money on an evening out, it’s about simply spending good quality time together. Cooking a tasty meal together and eating outside on a candle lit bistro set is a wonderful way to host a date night at home and enjoy each other’s company.
Add outdoor string lights to your space to illuminate the area as the evening grows darker, or you could go a step further and add outdoor lanterns and candles to really make the setting look and feel picturesque. Our sweet metal bistro sets by Hectare are a popular choice that are designed to suit any space, big or small. If you’re looking for something that you can really sink into, have a look at this Luxury Rattan Bistro Set by Primrose Living.
4. Calm coffee mornings with Companion Seats
There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting down and watching the world go by, with companion seating you can sit and enjoy watching the view, with a cuppa in hand. Traditionally companion seats are just what they say on the tin, perfect for sharing with a partner or friend. They’re typically linked together by a static table and usually made for two. At Primrose, we understand that you may have more than one friend you’d like to sit with which is why we stock two, three and four seater companion seats – no one is left out!
5. Daze in luxury with a Day Bed
Day beds are ideal for adding tranquility to your garden. What’s not to love about lounging around in true style and comfort with homemade cocktails in the comfort of your own home! Day beds are designed to work both sitting comfortably and lying out flat in the sun, with more space than a lounger there’s room for two or more people if you want to get cosy.
It’s a good idea to opt for designs that have a moveable canopy so that you can adjust it to shade your space when the sun gets high or the breeze is a little too strong. Gather together favourite magazines, books, drinks and snacks to sit (or lie) in ultimate comfort.
6. Turn up the heat with a Fire Pit Table
Keep warm and toasty with a fire pit table to take your luxurious dining to the next level. Not only will a fire pit table impress your guests, but it’ll allow you to enjoy your outside space for longer as the sun sets and the evenings get cooler.
Opt for some colourful cushions to accompany the seating to make an impressive impact with your garden furniture.
7. Sink into tranquility with an Egg Chair
Designed for cosy seating and increasing in popularity a lot of the last few years, egg chairs have become a garden essential for any garden design enthusiast! Their rounded shape supports a comfy seated position with deep filled cushions to allow ultimate comfort. You can even dress yours for the occasion by intertwining pretty fairy lights along the frame of the egg chair, and accessorising with blankets and cushions in your favourite tones.
8. Relax in heavenly Hammocks
A popular choice for gardens short on space, hammocks are a great way to add relaxation to your space without the need for a permanent structure. If you have walls or strong tree branches with opportunities to hang either side of your hammock on then you’re already half way there. If not, you can choose a hammock stand, typically these arrive in wooden or metal frames and hold your hammock so you don’t need to hang it elsewhere. To decorate even further, you can add fairy lights around the hammock stand and add a patio heater nearby for extra warmth.
9. Let’s picnic with Picnic Tables
Perfect for bringing everyone together, picnic tables are a great way to share and enjoy your lunch with friends. Pop a picnic table in your space for an inviting spot for socialising in. Ideal for family feasts in the garden or friendly barbecues on a summer evening, most picnic tables will fit between four and eight guests.
Think about the shape of table you might like, many come in circular, square or rectangular styles. If you’d like to, you can get even more creative by painting the picnic table with coloured paint. Read our guide on how to paint garden furniture for our easy to follow instructions.
10. Watch the world go by
Watch the world go by with a durable and stable garden bench. Garden benches are an excellent addition to any outdoor space. Whether you have a bigger space that you’d like to add a special spot in or a smaller space that you’d like to make the most out of, garden benches are a beautiful yet practical addition to any space.
However you choose to style your garden, one of these garden design ideas will certainly transform your space into a sanctuary that you can relax in and enjoy with friends. If you’re still not sure and would like to see more of our range, visit our garden furniture page on our website to see more.