Garden furniture

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The garden is our sanctuary; our little pocket of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, mobile phones and schedules. Alternatively, garden parties for both adults and children are a popular choice.  You can host a wonderful event in the comfort and privacy of your own home. There are however, some essentials which are required for optimal backyard pleasures.

The selection of furniture you choose can make or break your pursuit for relaxation time. Here at homify, we have put together a selection of garden furniture ranging from classic to eclectic to help you make the right selection.

Classic warmth

A simple timber outdoor setting is unbeatable when it comes to functionality and style. Forever in vogue, you can be sure this ensemble will take you through the ever changing style and needs of your home. This unstained pine is also durable and incredibly easy to maintain. Simply wipe the table and chairs down and it has a completely new lease on life. Alternatively, you can stain and paint the set to better match your garden style, if desired. The point of difference is the love seat hidden toward the back of the image—you can lay down and relax if you aren't in the mood to sit up!

Rat-a-tat-tat

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent: modern Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Party garden in Sevenoaks, Kent

Earth Designs

Rattan chairs are presently the most common choice for outdoor furniture. Durable, stylish and modern, you can easily wash the cushions from this setting as well as wipe or hose the main body of the chairs and table down. Available in a huge range of shapes and sizes, budget furniture stores are also replicating the original design to provide more pocket friendly options to the average person. Whatever look you are aiming for, a rattan set will be sure to fill the needs and desires you require in an outdoor setting.

Eclectic retro

This garden oozes with eclectic style. From the mismatched mirrors on the hedge, to the different colour cushions, you feel as though you have just jumped into the set of Alice in Wonderland. However whimsical, there is still a very practical and functional element of this setting. Seating at least sixteen people, you have the opportunity to hold large scale dinner parties and events in your own backyard. If a cocktail theme is more up your alley, then you can scatter the chairs around the garden to provide ample seating for your guests.

Surreal

Here we have an example of surreal and outlandish garden furniture that speaks in volumes for itself. Boasting a sculptural quality, this seat will be the talk of your guests and the feature element in your backyard. This is one of those instances when furniture becomes art, something that is both functional and beautiful at the same time. Of course, this is only for the truly daring and for those who want their outdoor furniture to shout aloud!

Steely gaze

This modern chaise setting blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Picking up the grey from the tiles and slate feature wall to the right, this is an excellent example of modern outdoor furniture design. Perfect for relaxing, you have the option to read or relax in both the sun and shade and can also host poolside parties. The steel bases of the chairs add a point of difference and are a welcome standout feature to an overall very subdued ambience.

Picnic chic

If you love sitting outside, in particular, hosting picnics, then this couch come raised seating area is perfect for you. Whether you are a DIY wiz or prefer to employ a carpenter to help, you have the potential to have this structure erected within an afternoon. The use of this setting is endless; tanning, dining and or simply reading a book, you can be sure to have hours of fun in the sun.

For more exciting garden ideas see ’Garden fences and Plastic garden furniture’.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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