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Garden Furniture - 11 Things to Brighten Up your Garden

Spring/Summer has got to be one of our most favourite times of the year in the UK. Not only for warmer sunnier days but with all the beautiful blooms that start popping up outside. And adding a splash of colour to the mix can work wonders on your mood, too. There are many ways of adding colour and brighten to your outside space, whether you have a glorious garden or simple sun terrace or balcony. Continue reading for our top garden furniture ideas along with some great tips for brightening up your garden or outdoor space.

Garden Furniture Ideas


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Add a pop of colour in an instant by using colourful garden furniture. Or if you're on a budget and love the furniture you have - upcycle them with a splash of paint. You'll love the results and will wonder why you never thought of colourful outdoor furniture before! Upcycling or repurposing your existing furniture with paint is also a fun and eco-friendly way of updating your outdoor space. Plus, as it's only painted, you can change it up whenever you please. For a more immediate effect, we love the Sunflower Yellow Metal Garden Bench from our 2021 collection. This playful and vibrant colour will add character to any corner of your garden. It is a stunning statement piece that is joyful and oozing with charm!

For some additional comfort and added style, why not add a cosy cushion to your love seat or bench? The Garden Lounger Cushion With Flower Print is a timeless beauty, perfect for any bench. Alternatively, style your garden chairs with the Patterned Seat Pads In Mustard Or Brown. These scallop patterned pieces bring a luxe garden finish to any outdoor scheme, they are oh-so-fabulous.

Fun Garden Furniture Ideas

The French Style Swinging Garden Chair is a totally charming piece of outdoor furniture that will seamlessly transform any space. A characterful accessory for all to adore, this outdoor swing chair is simply magnificent. It is boldly beautiful boho style at its finest! We love the idea of wrapping some pretty outdoor fairy lights around the ropes for a charming nighttime display. Bringing carefree vibes to any garden display, add the Garden Party Metal Sign Wall Art to any wall to make your space stand out from the rest!

Quirky Garden Furniture Ideas

Nothing brightens up a garden more than creating a quirky display for all to admire. Whasmore, we love the Alfresco Rattan Outdoor Garden Drinks Trolley, it will bring a totally unique edge to your garden scheme. For keeping drinks in an outdoor bar area or even for displaying plants, there is so much that can be done to create an ultra-quirky space with this trolley. I mean...what's not to love?!

Throw Some Shade

Umbrellas are a staple in any British home and the garden should be no different. Garden umbrellas and parasols are great in all types of weather to provide shade or shelter. We love a garden umbrella that will add character and charm to any seating area. Adding a serene feel to any outdoor scheme, the Boho Beaded Cotton Umbrella is a fabulous choice for luxurious gardens that command attention. Moreover, for something modern with a stand out style, why not go for the Black & White Stripe Garden Umbrella for marvellous monochrome vibes all round!

Hot Footing It Into The Garden

A great way of enhancing your garden furniture ideas is to utilise some truly fabulous planters. Those of you who shop regularly at Rockett St George will know our love of discovering the unusual. Create impact and make a statement with giant planters, such as the Stone Effect Winged Foot Planter. Totally charming and a little bit eccentric, we love the way this quirky giant planter transforms an ordinary garden space. Also available as a rustic stone effect face or lions head, you can make really a statement. Finally, for those who go gold or go home, you will simply love the Large Gold Winged Foot Planter which also comes in a Set Of Two. On top of this, traditional with a gorgeous twist, the Large Gold Effect Classical Face Planter and Tall Gold Effect Classical Face Planter are totally magical must-haves. 

Get Tropical

Let's get tropical! The minute we get a whiff of sunshine in the UK our BBQ's and garden furniture gets whipped out quicker than a flash. We're great at making the most of warmer weather and love to basque in all its glory any chance we get. A recent gamechanger that we first discovered a few years back now is Outdoor Rugs for the garden. Back then there weren't many styles to choose from. But as the trend has gathered momentum, there are now so many fabulous colours and patterns available. Our favourite for brightening up the garden has got to be the Lime Green Tropical Outdoor Rug. Teamed with your garden furniture ideas, a pile of soft velvet cushions and a fabulous garden umbrella and you have an amazingly elegant look all in one. To elevate the look, why not opt for some faux foliage to scatter around your tropical paradise!

Dare To Go Dark!

We have a dazzling array of accessories for those that favour the darker side of interiors. Moreover, for a garden space, this can have plenty of fabulous benefits. So, why not revamp your outdoor styling by going for a dazzling Alfresco Woven Rattan Outdoor Chair With Foot Stool, Set Of 3 Dolly Tub Iron Planters and Black Metal Window Pane Arch Indoor/Outdoor Mirror. You will not regret it! 

Shine Bright

Of course, the best way to brighten up your garden is by adding some lighting. Perfect to illuminate those summer evenings, garden lighting can transform your space entirely. Solar lighting is a great way to give a glorious glow to any corner of your garden space. We have a magnificent range of Solar Lights that will give that much needed mood lighting to your outdoor area of an evening. If you love a garden display to impress, why not go for the Multi Function Solar Fairy Lights wrapped around the Up & Over Table Clamp with added foliage for the wow factor. This is sure to be an outdoor dining table area that feels especially magical. From classic to quirky, add garden lighting to your garden furniture ideas for a showstopping look.

Add a Parisian touch!

Let's face it, no one does bistro dining better than the French. So if you're looking to update your patio or sun terrace then turn to Paris for your style inspiration. Perfect for your morning coffee spot, choose the Parisian Bistro Style Outdoor Dining Chair to make your outdoor space just as charming as the most characterful cafes found in the city of love! Whatsmore, for that paris-esque charm with a modern twsit, why not opt for the Black Rattan Outdoor Bistro Bar Stool for a french inspired party area to adore. These statement chairs can be paired with any divine decor, so they are just perfect for styling in any outdoor space!

Create Ibiza-Lounge Vibes

If Ibiza is more your style, then look to the white isle for laid-back lounge styling and replicate it in your garden. Rattan and bamboo furniture is great for creating that relaxed, boho look. We love the Bamboo Deck Chair With Linen Seat which would look fab styled up with sheepskins and cushions for a stylish beach bar inspired look.

Take it outside

And when all else fails, a great tip that we use often during the Summer is to take your indoor furniture, outside! If you love to make the everyday extraordinary, why not take everyday furniture out and create a little outdoor haven? This works best in a covered outdoor area and plastic, metal or wooden materials will last the longest outdoors. To recreate the look of bringing the indoors out, why not use the Tuscany Inspired White Metal Swivel Chair With Cushion for amazing Amalfi coast style living! 

 for a beautifully relaxed living area look. 

For lots more lorious garden inspiration, check out our Outdoor Living board on Pinterest.

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