It is now of the year we begin to pull our garden furniture from storage, baffled by how it has managed to fall into ruin in just a year! Now that the sun is shining and temperatures are climbing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about updating our garden furniture.
No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, it’s inevitable you will be searching for somewhere to sit comfortably this summer. Benches are an ideal way to create a focal point within your garden, adding a particularly dramatic look when placed under a tree or facing your beautiful flower bed. There are a range of different styles available, with amorous metalwork and classic wooden structures all feasible options.
Garden furniture is not commonly associated with being the most comfortable seating in the world, because of the need for durability, however there are many ways to design your garden bench so as to improve this. Outdoor cushions and blankets will help add to the aesthetics but also result in a more relaxing and pleasant experience altogether!
The growth of waterproof textile designs has led to a great increase in the number of different styles and shapes available in the marketplace. It is normal to stick to safer choices when accessorising bits of furniture, with solid and neutral colours proving to be popular picks! However I need to assure you that being creative and quirky isn’t at all a bad thing. In fact, it is a celebrated trend to try and incorporate a variety of different patterns and colors to make an eye-catching and alternative appearance. It is also a great way to bring a bit of your personality to the fore. Another valuable tip, if you are unsure of what path to take, is to use a combination of neutral and solid colored cushions along with a few patterned scatter cushions of your choice. This is a more traditional approach and will also make any chair/bench/swing seem like it is straight out of an interior design magazine.
Most garden pieces are built to survive but with the British weather frequently proving unpredictable it might also be a smart move to invest in a tarpaulin cover, or something similar, to help protect your furniture during the harsher months of this year. This will eliminate the necessity to store your outdoor chairs, benches, tables etc. indoors during autumn and winter.