As you are no doubt aware, we are enjoying a rather hot summer this year, with plenty of warm days and balmy evenings. If you’ve been thinking about investing in some new garden furniture, the good news is there’s plenty of choice out there. A little too much choice? We have compiled a list of some unusual and timeless ideas to tempt you:
60s Retro For Small Gardens
Just because you have limited space in your garden, doesn’t mean you can’t lean towards the chic. Plastic garden furniture is all well and good, but if you are looking for something looks great and has a retro feel, Dunelm have a harp egg bistro set that is perfect for those late summer soirees.
Eco-Friendly Picnic Table
Perhaps you want something with a minimalist design that is easy to keep clean but still looks great. There’s been a growth in furniture from recycled plastic in recent times and you can pick up a London Bench and Picnic Table that looks distinctly stylish and urban from NBB Recycled Furniture. It’s made from old plastic, so you’ll be helping save the planet at the same time as enjoying a day out in the garden.
Cube Table From John Lewis
Of course, if you have a really small space, being able to pack away or tidy up your garden furniture is ideal. John Lewis produce a cube table where the seats fit neatly together under the table once you’ve finished.
Large and Luxury Summer Garden Furniture
For those with a much bigger garden space, there are literally hundreds of options available. At the luxury end of the market, you can expect to pay several thousand for a good quality garden furniture set but the investment can be well worth it.
- Italian firm Beliani produce an Outdoor Conversation Range that turns your garden into an exterior lounge with panache. Comfortable sofas and elegant armchairs along with rattan and glass coffee tables automatically add a whole new dimension to your garden.
- There’s even the option to move your bed out into the back garden, giving you the chance to lounge around in ultimate comfort. Whitestores sell a Heritage Tamara Day Bed that not only looks impressive but is the height of comfort as well.
- Another garden furniture brand that is ideal for a large, open space is the Bramblecrest Monterey Modular Casual Dining Set which can easily accommodate groups of ten. If you have a big family, entertain regularly, or simply want to stretch out and relax on your own, it’s a great option.
How much you invest in your summer garden furniture is going to depend on a number of factors. First and foremost, will be the amount of time you spend in the garden – if you’re planning to catch some rays, entertain your guests or relax and read a book with a glass of wine or two on a late summer evening, comfortable garden furniture is going to be a must. The good news is there is something out there to suit almost any budget and purpose.