Whether you are looking for modern, unusual and cool garden furniture ideas or simply tips on how to create a stylish living area in your garden, there has never been a better time to embrace outdoor living. With the warmer weather coming in as summer fast approaches, and many homeowners still in lockdown, luxury garden furniture is very much in vogue at present with online searches for items of durable outdoor furniture continuing to grow.
Now is the time to create that tranquil reading area or radiant outside space that you have been dreaming of. With this in mind, we have put together some of our top garden furniture picks and ideas to help you create that perfect outdoor living area and really embrace the great outdoors in style this summer.
1.Early morning breakfast or reading area
With the light early mornings having already arrived, there’s never been a better time to turn your patio or deck area into a stylish but quiet reading and breakfast area. Perfect for watching the world go by, enjoying a healthy brunch or just catching up on the morning papers or your favourite book, a patio or deck area can be simply transformed with the addition of a single stylish table and a couple of dining chairs.
Compact and stylish, we recommend the Radius dining chair. Hand assembled and designed by Manutti’s Stephane de Winter, the chair is made using the highest quality materials and a rope shell that envelops you when you sit down. The chair’s electropolished stainless steel frame is also made with straps and deep cushions for comfort and support.
2.Poolside or garden house lounge space for those long summer days
Reminisce about those perfect long summers and the mind conjures images of basking in the sun and relaxing poolside or in your garden without a care in the world. Now there’s stylish furniture such as sofas, tables, chairs, pouffes and stools that will help you make poolside or garden living areas that will allow you to indulge in relaxation all summer long.
Part of the Fuse collection, the latter from Manutti doubles up as both a stylish garden side table and a footstool. The table can be turned into a stool simply with the addition of fashionable cushions. Ideal as a standalone piece, this item boasts quality fabrics, high-grade lava or white powder coated aluminium and can also be incorporated into a sofa composition or used as an elegant end piece or chaise longue.
Meanwhile, the sleek and stylish Sienna Teak Textiles Sun Lounger, ideal for lounging poolside, boasts a beautifully crafted frame of Sienna teak with contrasting, high quality textile fabric that stands out against the teak frame.
3.Balcony breakfast room or patio lunch area
Transform any balcony from an underutilised outdoor space into a stylish summertime haven for breakfast and lunch with the simple addition of a well-crafted table and chairs set. Creating an outdoor breakfast room on a balcony or patio area can also extend your home into the outdoors as the summer weather comes in, enabling you to relax and enjoy the summer breeze while still feeling connected to your home living areas.
Looking for modern but rustic furniture garden furniture ideas? Also perfect for balconies, patios, pool sides and smaller gardens, the ultra-light and stackable Echo garden lounge chair gets our recommendation for those looking to create their own perfect outdoor breakfast or lunch room. The chair incorporates a delightful contemporary design with a vintage twist and features a supple seat with an 11 mm woven rope finish that provides comfort and eliminates the need for cushions. With its powder coated aluminium lava frame, the chair is the epitome of style and comes with an anthracite or bronze rope, or with a silver rope on the white frame. Placed next to a side table, the chair can also be composed as part of a wider dining set.
4.Outdoor deck or patio lunch and dining room
With summertime just around the corner, we can’t wait to bask in the glorious sun on our decks and patio areas as we indulge in a long summer lunch or early evening dinner. As the lockdown eases, we hope that it will not be long until we can also entertain and share those lasting summer time memories with friends and family alike. Either way, the simple addition of a dining table and chairs will tranform your simple patio or decking into an a casual dining area that oozes style and is ideal for entertaining or sharing a quiet bite to eat.
Stunningly crafted, the slimline Torsa round garden dining table and solid garden armchairs get our vote for any homeowner looking for wooden garden furniture ideas or to create a stylish patio, garden or deck area. Beautifully crafted out of sustainable teak, the table features a sculpted wooden frame and ceramic top made for year-round outside living. The synthesis of technological innovation and design, the Torsa garden armchairs, also made from sustainable teak wood, come with cushions in six suggested colours and can effortlessly transform any garden space as either occasional garden chairs or as part of a wider dining set.
5.Bring the indoors outside with a stylish lounge arrangement
With so many housebound due to the lockdown, and the warmer weather setting in, homeowners are increasingly creating outdoor spaces that extend their indoor rooms into the outside. Whether you want to create an additional breakfast or dining room, a living room or even a simple relaxation area, there are a plethora of options – from chairs, tables, sofas and loungers to outdoor stools, pouffes, tables and even rugs.
Oozing style and comfort, the Cascade lounge chair has unbeatable comfort and style. Its deeply sumptuous cushions, filled with quick drying foam that can be covered with a selection of quality fabrics, are held in place by the chair’s powder coated aluminium woven frame, available in lava or white.
Made to complete any outdoor living space, the Twist range of outdoor rugs are stylish outdoor accessories that complement a myriad of eating, relaxation and lounge areas. Designed with the highest quality durable materials, the rugs can be used next to a sofa set, under a table or next to a patio door and come in silver or bronze and a range of sizes to fit any composition.
6.Illuminate your evening patio and deck areas with outdoor lighting
Ideal for sharing a romantic evening meal with a partner, or even for entertaining once the lockdown has been lifted, outdoor evening rooms can create a truly magical arena for enjoying the warm summer evenings. Although outdoor furniture such as chairs, tables and sofas may be less visible as the sun sets, they can be brought to life with strategically placed lighting that will help your patio or deck area sparkle long into the evening.
One of our best picks for showering your garden, decking, patio, balcony or terrace in light are the stylishly crafted Flame Lumo series of outdoor lights. Designed by Koen Van Extergem, these outdoor and standalone electric lights are rechargeable and will last for up to 20 hours on a single full charge.
7.Dream outdoor sleep and relaxation areas
Imagine being so relaxed that you fall into a deep slumber as you bask in the summer sunshine. Although it may seem like a dream, it is possible to create a stylish and tranquil outdoor relaxation and sleep area out of your patio, decking or garden with the simple addition of a stylish Day Bed.
Made for comfort lovers, the Cascade Garden Daybed, designed by Stephane de Winter, comes out on top for us. It is a brilliant alternative to a normal sofa for those who really love relaxing outside. Made with a slim frame to maximise overall comfort, the Day Bed is crafted with a 45 cm woven rope that is made from a combination of Textilene® and polyolefin to be UV-resistant, durable and salt water resistant.