With the easing of lockdown restrictions over the last few months, we have been taking advantage of the freedom to see our friends and family more regularly than we have in a long time. (Hooray!) Many of us are now also realising the importance of having an outdoor space that is comfortable and welcoming. But, is your garden seating looking a bit old and tired? Are you in dire need of furniture that will quickly refresh your space and bring it up to date? We have put together some fabulous outdoor seating ideas that would make your garden area more stylish and sociable in no time at all! With everything from impressive fire pit dining tables to cool ice bucket bar sets, we have a great selection to make those summer months (and beyond) a whole lot more enjoyable!
Ice Cool Outdoor Bar Area
One way you can quickly turn your garden into a fun place for small social gatherings is by installing a bar area. Yes, why not! This would be ideal for those Friday evening get togethers after work. With a few clever touches, you will have yourself an intimate and sociable area to enjoy a drink. An outdoor bar area works especially well if you have a patio, or a space easily connected to the kitchen. Taller bar stools and tables can also make great seating options if you have a smaller garden or outdoor area. As they take up less room than larger furniture items like corner sofas or dining sets.
Creating a stylish outdoor bar area can be simpler than you might first think. You can purchase stunning rattan bar sets from our range, which come complete with an ice bucket in the centre of the table to keep those beverages cool in the sun. Perfect way to impress your guests and give them somewhere to rest their drinks and snacks in style. Before you know it, you will be able to experience that carefree holiday feeling from your own home.
Extra Garden Seating
Aside from a place for the drinks to be enjoyed, some extra garden seating is also going to be a nice touch to have dotted around. Extra seating areas are useful whether you just want to enjoy the sun and fresh air with your other half, or you want to create a comfortable space in your garden for friends to visit and chill out. These easy garden seating options are ideal for placing around your outside space. Choose a spot near your favourite flower bed or somewhere to enjoy the view. Lovely for having a calming break, cuppa in hand, and enjoying the summer breeze.
Garden seating options that allow the conversation to flow between friends and family include our range of wooden benches and chairs. The good thing with these seating designs is that, though very sturdy, they will be more portable than other seating. You can move them around the garden or patio should you have to chase the sun as the shadows shift about. Or you have unexpected guests arrive and you need quick additional seating!
A Quirky Addition
Refreshing your garden seating doesn’t just have to be about gatherings and lots of conversation though. Sometimes we all want that opportunity to get outside and enjoy some chill time with a close friend or loved one. We have some fabulous singular outdoor seats that will not only offer a comfy reading spot, but also add a striking focal point – especially if you group a few together. Check out these eye-catching hanging egg chairs! A great addition that will allow you to sit back and gently sway in relaxing garden bliss. Also, these outdoor hanging egg chair covers are UV resistant, so their colourful designs will resist fading over time.
Luxury Outdoor Sofas
You don’t just have to rely on wooden seating these days for your outdoor socialising. We have some high quality outdoor corner sofas complete with ottoman stools or coffee tables. Our rattan sofas are made from 100% weatherproof PE weave rattan material and an aluminum powder coated framework for rust resistance. While our waterproof outdoor sofas are made from Silvertex®. A high quality upholstery fabric that is durable, UV stabilised, abrasion and stain resistant, as well antibacterial and anti-static. Find out more about these weatherproof sofas in our post here.
Outdoor sofas allow you to offer something far more comfy and relaxed than perhaps more conventional table and chair sets. Having a sofa outside means you can make the most of the evening light in the summer. Pick up 2-4 seaters for you and your significant other, or for smaller spaces, and cosy up for some peaceful time out in the garden. For bigger family get togethers, groups of friends, or just for a larger garden space you can combine two or more of the sofas to expand your garden seating.
Imagine lounging in the sun with a coffee on a Saturday morning. You will see that the designs available even feature handy and stylish coffee tables or ottomans. Ideal for your mugs, papers and books. Some even have concealed ice buckets too!
Outdoor Dining Area
Though, that said, for the traditional outdoor dining experience, you can’t beat your classic table and chair setup. Plus some of our designs even feature the fire pit table – a fantastic way to ‘wow’ your guests and keep warm as the evening closes in! The increased table space of a dining table means that you can pull out all the stops with your BBQ, and have plenty of space for drinks, plates, cutlery and more. Larger outdoor dining sets will be great not only for inviting over friends, but also so that you can eat al fresco with the family whenever the sun comes out to play.
If you do not have as much space to work with, or you are a smaller household, then there are also some more compact sets for you to choose from. These smaller outdoor dining sets can be moved around a little more easily than the heavier, larger ones, so that you can always keep things fresh! Some of our dining sets have a modern feel which might transport you to a contemporary style beach side restaurant. Others are hand crafted wooden outdoor dining sets which are more rustic, taking inspiration from the glorious summer scenes in rural British settings. Like the sound of rustic? Then you can also check out our blog post on rustic outdoor dining areas.
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