Garden Ideas

Garden Seating Ideas

swing chair
The key to enjoying your outdoor space is ensuring you have enough seating areas. Having a range of options will allow you to relax, dine and entertain when the weather permits.

From loungers to love seats, and benches to hammocks, there are plenty of garden seating ideas to explore – which is why we’re here to help.

So, whether you’re looking for somewhere to sit in the sun or share a quiet breakfast with the family, you can explore our garden seating area ideas right here.


Worship the sun with a lounger

relaxing outdoor sun lounger

Ideal for those mid-afternoon naps or for burying your head in a good book, sun loungers are a great garden seating idea for when you want to recreate those holiday memories. Sun loungers are a particularly great outdoor seating option as they can be easily folded up and stored away as the sun goes down.







Add a chic seating space with a garden bench

white garden bench

For a more traditional approach to your garden seating area, a bench is ideal for creating a spot that welcomes you to sit and watch the world go by.

You can stick to the age-old wooden style, or for a more contemporary feel – change things up with steel versions, and intricate shapes and cut-outs featured on the back.

Depending on your budget, a wooden bench can make for long-lasting garden seating – as it can be sanded down and repainted to fit with new themes and decorations.



Try a bistro set for your back yard

Garden bistro set

If your space is somewhat restricted, a small bistro set is an ideal garden seating option.

Combining sophisticated chairs with a matching table, a bistro set makes a stylish addition to any small garden, patio or balcony – and if you have the storage space, can be neatly packed away when you’ve finished using it.

They may be compact but as a garden seating idea, they make a big impact. We’ve got bistro sets in wood, metal and rattan designs – all offering an elegant and hardwearing way to make your small outside space more usable.




Discover your DIY dream with a pallet seat

Pallet furniture

If you’re searching for outdoor seating ideas with rustic attitude, pallet garden furniture is the way to go.

With pallets, you can build a garden seating area that fits whatever size, shape and style you like – so it’s easier than ever to make sure it matches the theme of your outside space. It’s a truly bespoke piece of outdoor furniture that is fun and functional. If you want to try giving it a go, check out our ‘Pallet Furniture’ guide to find out more.




Embrace flexible seating with colourful bean bags

bean bags

We’re all about feeling super laid back and relaxed when chilling outdoors, which is why outdoor bean bags make for a great, playful seating area.

Comfortable, heavy-duty and easy to clean, they’re the ideal addition to any garden – particularly if you’ve got kids.





Make room for relaxing with a garden sofa set

outdoor garden sofa set

If you are searching for a garden seating idea that’s a little bit more sophisticated –  a long outdoor L-shaped lounge seat or garden sofa set will be a great addition.

If it’s casual entertaining you’re after, our rattan sofa sets with dining tables offer plenty of space for drinks, nibbles and more.





Imagine being beside the seaside in a deckchair

white wooden deckchair

There’s something truly iconic about the design of a deckchair – bringing back memories of eating ice cream at the seaside.

So, if you feel like you want to bring a sense of nostalgia to your garden seating, a deckchair might be just what you need.

Whether you prefer a plastic, wood or metal design, there’s no better way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors for a few hours.





Leave your stress behind with a swing seat

outdoor swing seat

Reading nook, napping spot or a place for some simple relaxation – there are a million and one ways to use a swing seat in your garden.

All we know is, it’s a great outdoor seating idea if you want to add an element of fun to your space.

Whether you prefer a single seater hanging chair or a swing bench for the whole family – let the seat’s gentle rocking strip away the day’s worries.




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