How to Choose the Right Furniture for Your Garden

Contemporary garden with colourful umbrella, table and chairs

If you’re reading this blog then you want to know how to choose garden furniture that’s right for you. This process can be daunting, especially with so many options on the market. Different types of garden furniture are suited to different garden types, sizes and layouts.

Here are some of the common types of garden furniture, along with their advantages and disadvantages, to help you choose the furniture that’s right for your garden.

Picnic sets

Wooden picnic-style garden furniture is practical, easy to care for and can create a lovely rustic look for your garden. Picnic benches and tables are especially good for medium to large family gardens. For small gardens, pick up some collapsible wooden chairs.

Tree seats

As the name suggests, tree seats are for gardens with trees in them. They are a great way to make the most of the shady spot under your tree and add a whimsical touch to your garden. Just make sure you look after the tree you want to put a bench around!

Garden loungers

Outdoor sofas and lounger sets inject both luxury and comfort into a garden that’s big enough to take them. You don’t want your garden to become dominated by furniture, but a lounger is a great way to break up a garden that feels quite vast. They can be pricey so be sure that you will get a lot of use out of a lounger before you make the purchase.

Swing seats

When you’re thinking about how to choose garden furniture, don’t forget to think about fun. Not only are swing seats a great novelty for kids and adults alike, but many of them also provide some much-needed shade in the summer months. A medium-sized garden should be big enough for a swing seat, particularly as they can be placed at the edge of a lawn.


As they come in many different shapes and sizes, barbecues can work well in any size garden. If you have plenty of space, you could invest in a six-burner gas barbecue. If your garden is more compact, opt for a smaller barbecue that’s portable enough to go away in the garage during winter.

Hopefully, this blog has given you a better idea of how to choose garden furniture that’s right for your space. For more advice on planning your new garden, please get in touch.

Posted on August 5th 2019

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