One of the most important aspects of a garden is it’s use as a seating/ dining/lounging area. The term ‘Outdoor Room’ is a bit of a cliche, but in good weather the garden really does become the alternative lounge and dining room (and kitchen..!)
It’s a great advantage to consider the size, colour and style of furniture at the start of a garden project, so that it becomes integral and complementary to the design.
In this space there is a lot of furniture, which could look bulky and unsightly, but because the soft browns tone in with all the wood and overhead structure, it manages to look easy on the eye.
This is a garden by Luciano Giubbilei. The overall effect is particularly pleasing because the shape of the chairs and table echo the square paving design and the lines of the house. The furniture is given it’s own paving, tying in with the cushion covers. It is as if there is a rug underneath the chairs.
Seen from another angle, it is clear how the sociable seating area takes centre stage in the garden. It looks very comfortable and restful. The garden is uncluttered and the result is effortless style. Here is a link to buying this furniture deleval.co.uk/project/smith-collection
Furniture sets can be large, and it is nice to afford them a generous amount of room so that they don’t look squeezed in.
Garden furniture shouldn’t be an afterthought – make it a main attraction!