For a long time wood has been a popular material in interior design. Used because of its beauty, strength and organic appearance, wood is durable, practical and stylish. Wooden garden furniture is a great option if you’re looking to update your outside space with pieces that will stand the test of time. Not just versatile, wood furniture looks fantastic outside, as it mimics the landscape, or adds natural elements in gardens where this is lacking.

Here’s a guide to styling your outdoor space, using wooden garden furniture to create beautiful seating areas that are a joy to spend time in…

Outdoor Lounging

Outdoor sun lounging wooden garden furnitureIf you want to use your outdoor space for relaxing in the sun, by the pool or in the shade with a good book, a sun lounger is a must. It’s important to choose something that’s robust as well as comfortable and stylish, as substandard sun loungers can sometimes be a little flimsy. Instead choose something chunky and of premium quality, like the Amaze Sunlounger

This sleek design in a teak finish will add warmth with natural and organic materials to your garden. Fitted out with wheels, it’s easy to move this sun lounger around, into the shade, or back into the sun as the day goes on and the shade changes in the garden. Complete with a padded grey cushion, this elegant design will add contemporary and sophisticated style. In addition, you can sit propped up for socializing, or recline completely flat for an afternoon snooze in the garden. 

The Perfect Social Space

If you plan on inviting friends and family over regularly for drinks in the garden or a BBQ, a relaxed social space is essential. A comfortable seating area with easy to access surface space to place drinks and plates is the best way to create a social garden. A sofa, armchairs and a coffee table are all you need to achieve this.

To get started when it comes to creating your outdoor social space, start with the Amaze Stackable Sofa by Cane-line. In a wood teak finish and complete with comfortable cushion pads, this sofa is ideal if the amount of guests you have over will vary quite dramatically. This is because this sofa can be stacked, so you can invest in a few so that you have extra to get out when having larger gatherings. 

The perfect side table to sit alongside your sofa is the Rail Folding Side Table. With a wood top and white base, this simple and sleek design is extremely practical. As it folds away, once again you could consider investing in a few and getting them out as and when needed. 

Finish your set with the Square Lounger by Cane-line. With a teak frame this super deep seat is so comfy your guests won’t want to get up again once they have sat down. Position a few of these opposite your outdoor sofa to create a social space where everyone can freely chat and gain eye contact. 

Al Fresco Dining

Al fresco dining a wooden garden furnitureFinally, another way to introduce a social element to your garden is to set up a seating and dining area for al fresco dining. This is ideal if you might have more formal gatherings and would prefer to sit around a table outside with your guests, rather than sitting at sofas.

The most important piece of your al fresco dining area is the table. You’ll want to go for something big if you have the space, as this will ensure you never have to cut your guest list when you realise you won’t be able to seat everyone. The Endless Dining Table in teak is the perfect option for sophisticated and stylish al fresco dining. This long and simple dining table is made from nothing but teak, making it a stunning organic piece that will compliment your garden.

When it comes to selecting dining chairs, try the Peacock Dining Chair which will provide a lovely contrast against the warm teak wood. Made from rattan, choose the peacock blue shade for a lovely colour combination and comfortable seating that both you and your guests can enjoy all evening.

As you can see, wooden garden furniture is a stylish option when it comes to kitting out your garden. All of the pieces above perfectly combine this strong and organic material with sleek contemporary furniture design – perfect for a modern outdoor space with a quality feel. When it comes to selecting your wooden garden furniture, choose quality pieces that will last you for years to come.

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