Garden Furniture for Small Spaces
Imagine this, it’s a warm summer day with cool breeze blowing gently. You’re out in your garden with a cool drink in your hand, perhaps an iced tea or a mint lemonade, and you just kick back and relax as you listen to the birds chirping and watch a squirrel scutter about your lawn. Doesn‘t that sound inviting? Spending time in your garden is a great way of destressing and rejuvenating yourself.
One way you can enhance your experience in your garden is by getting the right kind of furniture. That way, you can just lounge about on a comfortable patio chair as you enjoy the warm sun on your skin. Decorating your outdoor space with the right kind of decor can also help you create a cosy nook for yourself, while adding an additional space in your house where you can host your friends and family. The right furniture can do wonders for the aesthetic appeal of your house.
However, this may be easier said than done, especially if you have a small outdoor space. In this case, it can be a little tricky trying to find the right outdoor furniture. Fortunately for you, lack of space doesn‘t have to mean an unappealing outdoor setup. In this article we‘ll tell you all about how you can stylishly decorate outdoor space by giving you tips on how to buy outdoor furniture, some inspiration and options on how you can set your outdoor space. We will also be answering some commonly asked questions, and will be providing you with a list of some of our handpicked garden furniture for you! So, continue reading to learn how to decorate your small spaced garden.
Buying Guide for Garden Furniture
When buying garden furniture for your outdoor space, there are are many options you can go for, from a single seater, to an ottoman, to even a dining set! However, there are some common factors you need to keep in mind when purchasing your space-saving outdoor furniture, for the best outdoor living experience possible. We’ve discussed all these factors below:
Size: The first thing you definitely want to look out for when buying garden furniture for your small outdoor space is the size of your space with respect to the size of the furniture. Always measure your designated spot before buying furniture for it, and measure the furniture before buying it to ensure that it will fit nicely where you want it to, instead of being too big for the space, or making it look cluttered even if it can fit there. Here’s a good tutorial on how to measure space for furniture.
Environmental Factors: The weather conditions of where you live are extremely important in deciding the kind of furniture you buy for your outside space, because not all furniture pieces can withstand all kinds of weathers. So, you need to ensure that the furniture you buy is weatherproof.
Material: Going off of the previous point, it is extremely important to buy outdoor furniture made from materials that can withstand the weather situation in your region. For example, if you live somewhere very hot, then the weather can cause your wood furniture to splinter. Similarly, cold temperatures can cause plastic furniture to become brittle and crack.
Maintenance and Care: Maintaining your garden furniture is very important if you want to preserve its aesthetic appeal and increase its longevity. However, this can be a difficult task if you have kids around the house or even a job that takes up a lot of your time. So, buy your garden furniture depending upon the amount of time you can devote to tending to it.
Removable Features: Some garden furniture sets come with removable pieces. This can be a lifesaver if you end up damaging the furniture, or if it gets worn out over time. You can discard removable furniture pieces without having to throw away your entire furniture set. It also gives you more flexibility in how you want too present your furniture. For example, if your seat cushions have removable covers, then you can change those covers from time to time to renew things up a bit.
Comfort Level: If you’re going to be spending time in your outside space, then you need to make sure that you’re comfortable there as well. For example, an egg chair may be a great way of saving some space on a small patio, but its useless if you don‘t feel comfortable sitting on one. If you feel like the seat cushions of your garden sofa set are too hard, then don‘t go for that set, there‘s no point in buying garden furniture you won‘t enjoy using.
Quality: The quality of your furniture has an integral role in determining how long your garden furniture is going to last. Good quality furniture can last you a long while, however, it’s on the costlier end of the spectrum. Cheap furniture on the other hand, is more likely to be off lower quality, and may only last you a year or two and may cost you a ton in the long run, in repairing damages or even replacements.
Product Features: What sets apart two identical pieces of furniture is the features they have to offer. For example, some rattan furniture pieces may come with storage space built inside of them, which can greatly help declutter your small patio space. Other features like finishing touches on products also matter, as they can impact the longevity of furniture.
Aesthetic: Your personal style is an important factor in determining the garden furniture you buy. If your vibe is something that is soft and cosy, then maybe get a loveseat or an ottoman in there, but if you have a lively social life and want a more party-like setup, for example something that‘s appropriate for a fun BBQ with friends or colleagues, then maybe consider a garden dining set. the colors and accents of your garden furniture should also be a representation of your personal taste. Whether you get something sleek and chic or lively and fun should be determined by what your personal aesthetic is, and what you want the vibe of your space to be.
Options for Small Garden Furniture
Now that you know how to pick furniture for your outdoor space, the question becomes what can you pick to decorate and lounge about your small garden? There are many options you can go for ranging from bistro sets to garden benches and even outdoor dining sets for alfresco dining! It all depends upon your space, budget, and the vibe you want to go for. So, carry on reading this article if you want to know more about the different outdoor furniture options you have.
Outdoor Dining Table and Dining Chairs
A very common garden and patio furniture item is an outdoor table set. The patio set can be as big or as small as you want, with a chair set of at least 2 chairs. The dining tables are also small enough that they do not take too much space but still make for a cosy, intimate and elegant dining area. if you’re planning on having a date night in your home, then this can be the perfect spot. Just set a vase of pretty flowers on the table top, get some delicious dinner, and you’re good to go!
Outdoor sofas are a very versatile option when it comes to furnishing outdoor spaces. Even if your patio or garden is too small to contain a full-fledged lounge set, you can still use a variety of other sofa options to make your small patio feel like your living room. You have the options of corner sofas, loveseats, chaises, and you can even add a coffee table or a side table to complete the atmosphere. If you want to make yourself more comfortable in your cosy nook, then you can also bring out some ottomans or footstools. Some rattan garden furniture sets also come with storage boxes installed under their sofas, to make for additional storage space, which makes them a very practical option on top of a luxury one.
Now imagine this, you‘re reclining on a comfortable rattan corner sofa, with your feet placed comfortably on a footstool, while a glass of your favourite cool beverage waits for you on the coffee table, as you enjoy the warm windy day. Sounds so dreamy doesn‘t it?
If you don‘t want to create a mini dining room or living room out in your garden, then you can always opt for simple chairs to keep there. Chairs are also a very versatile option because of the numerous types they come in. If you don‘t want to keep your chairs outdoor at all times, then you can get foldable chairs that you can set and take away at your own will. You also have the option of getting stackable chairs that you can pile up to declutter your patio space. Armchairs are also a wonderful option for garden furniture. You can also set your armchairs or garden chairs a small side table on your patio that you can set your chairs around whenever you choose to bring them outside. These garden chairs can also be used to create a welcoming environment around a fire pit as your roast marshmallows with your friends, or to just soak up some warmth. The point is, they‘re a great option if you want something portable that doesn‘t take a lot of space.
Your garden can serve as a great picnic spot with family and friends if you decorate it with the right furniture. A garden bench, and a garden table completed with a parasol to provide shade during a sunny day can make for the perfect picturesque picnic location.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the pros and cons of rattan garden furniture?
One of the biggest advantages of rattan furniture is how durable it is. Rattan furniture is weather resistant and extremely hardy, so we’re not exaggerating when we say that this furniture can last you generations if it is taken care of and maintained properly. Rattan furniture is also sustainable, which makes it great for the environment. Rattan does not lead to deforestation as it is made from vines that grow back quickly, allowing for tress and forests to stay intact.
However, one of the biggest disadvantage of rattan is that it can loosen over time if not cared for properly, so if you get rattan furniture, you need to make sure you maintain it diligently. Don’t worry though, you can do that easily by following some diy tips online and watching relevant videos on YouTube.
What is the difference between poly rattan and wicker rattan?
Poly rattan is also known as PE rattan or polyethylene rattan. It is a manmade material as compared to natural wicker rattan. Another core difference between the two is that poly rattan does not degrade as quickly as natural wicker rattan does, as natural wicker is not weather resistant, so it can get damaged and worn out pretty easily when kept outside for long periods of time. Another difference is the cost, natural rattan is far more expensive than manmade PE rattan. However, both types of rattan are used to make stylish garden furniture.
Our Recommendations for Garden Furniture
The 5 seater set is great for creating a comfortable nook in your garden. It’s great for a small patio and can cater to a good number of people as well. It is made using high-end PE scratching rattan in black color, with grey cushions, that provide a very neutral feel to the set. It‘s important to note that the dining set needs to be assembled by the purchaser.
The furniture set is made using high-quality PE rattan that’s waterproof as well. The set is two-toned and consists of four curved seats that can accommodate 8 people, and one round dining table in the centre. The set is very easy to maintain as all its cushions have removable covers. the dining set comes in three different colours. However, the dining set does not come assembled and needs to be assembled at the location.
The garden dining set is an extremely stylish yet practical way of furnishing your small garden space. The dining set even comes with a parasol so you can enjoy a nice picnic or lunch outside with your loved ones even on the sunniest of days. While compact, the cube set can still seat up to 10 people easily. The entire furniture set comes fully assembled.