Wooden furniture provides classic pieces for the garden. As a result, it’s the perfect choice for updating your outside space in summer! Whether you’re looking to add extra seating, or a statement dining set, wooden furniture is ideal for any garden, large or small. Moreover, wood is incredibly versatile and can be styled in a range of different ways to suit your individual taste. For example, rattan creates a boho beach vibe, whilst pale woods introduce classic elegance and dark painted panels add drama! So, to celebrate the natural beauty of wood, we've curated 10 wooden garden furniture ideas to transform your garden this summer…
Wooden Table Ideas
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Alfresco dining has to be one of our all-time favourite activities in summer. Therefore, a beautiful table that fits the whole family is essential - and wood is the ideal choice! Firstly, one of the many benefits of wood is that it’s great for surviving the unpredictable British weather! Also, wooden garden furniture introduces gorgeous natural texture that will complement any outside space. We love the idea of hanging fairy lights and lanterns from the trees above when entertaining friends. After all, the long evenings of summer are perfect for enjoying good food and wine with all of your favourite people!
Built-in Garden Furniture
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A fantastic solution for small or grand garden schemes, built-in wooden furniture ideas add a structural feature to your outdoors! So why not add a beautiful built-in bench to your garden?! In the same vein as the table being a garden essential, you can never have too many seating areas outside. From cosy corners for reading to the perfect breakfast spot, built-in benches provide a great place to relax in style.
Wooden Window Boxes
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Adding instant style and colour to your home’s exterior, window boxes are a wonderful way to experiment with gardening. Most importantly, you don’t need to own your own home or garden to get involved. For example, you can rest a window box on the ledge outside your window for a fabulous planting feature. However, if you do have a garden, a wooden window box is also great to create harmony between the inside and out. Opt for natural wood or take inspiration from @tinyandthehouse and paint yours black for seriously chic style statement!
Garden Seating Ideas
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Much like built-in furniture, stand-alone seating areas can have incredible impact in the garden! From chairs around your outside table to benches built to enjoy the views, seating encourages us to pause and enjoy our surroundings. As a result, no garden is complete without a stylish seating area. So, opt for mismatched garden chairs inspired by Architectural Digest for a luxe layered look. Or alternatively, take inspiration from Lisa Romerein and create a fabulous focal point that takes centre stage. Above all, your seating space should be comfortable for enjoying as many hours as possible outside in the garden!
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Your garden should be fun and full of life. Therefore, whether you plan on garden parties that last long into the night or a more relaxed vibe, personality is key! In other words, focus on the things and places that you love. Travel is a constant source of inspiration for us at Rockett St George, both in the home and the garden. So, naturally we love anything that reminds us of treasured holiday memories. For example, a cabana evokes memories of lazy days lounging and relaxing on the beach. Similarly, a hanging chair is ideal for reading, yet also brings a touch of the tropics to your garden!
Wooden Shelving Ideas For The Garden
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Anything you can do to bring harmony between the inside and out is a great idea when decorating the garden. Consequently, wooden shelves are one of our favourite garden furniture ideas. Firstly, shelves create the idea of an outside lounge space. However, this simple storage solution is also amazing for adding personality and character to the garden. For instance, plants in different pots and containers can introduce a fabulous feature on the outside walls of your home. Moreover, the addition of a few personal touches helps create a unique and personal space. Leave the shelves unpainted for a natural look or add some drama with bold black painted shelves!
Chic Coffee Tables
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Introducing a coffee table to your garden is another great way to create a chic living space outside. In the same vein as floating garden shelves, coffee tables encourage a more relaxed and sociable space. As a result, this clever garden furniture idea also introduces the perfect opportunity to play around with styling. So, opt for a palette coffee table for a nod to industrial trends or keep it classic with natural wood. As a more informal social space, your coffee table seating area is ideal for cocktail hour. However, there’s no reason why you couldn’t serve up a fabulous feast for breakfast or lunch too!
Wooden Planter Ideas For The Garden
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When it comes to wooden garden furniture ideas, we couldn’t forget gorgeous garden planters! Whether styled as box planters or raised beds, wooden planters are brilliant for creating zones in your garden. In addition, there are many creative ways to create your own. For example, a plant box can be made from palettes, scaffolding or vintage wine crates. And the only other thing you need to complete the look is a few of your favourite plants! Fill yours with flowers for a colourful feature or plant with herbs for the perfect mini kitchen garden…
Left Image: Outdoor Kitchen featuring Dekton® Trilium by Cosentino, designed by Gaze Burvill, photography by Chris Nicholls via Livingetc. Right Image: Jason Ingram via Elle Decoration.
There’s something special about eating outside. From picnics to BBQs and decadent dinner parties, alfresco dining is the perfect way to spend the long nights of summer! So, what could be better than your very own outdoor kitchen?! While perhaps a little extravagant, an outdoor kitchen is definitely on our dream garden wish list. Reminiscent of luxury holiday villas, this wonderful wooden furniture idea brings vacation vibes back home. However, with the British weather as unpredictable as ever, it might be wise to add a cover to your outside kitchen...
Rattan Garden Furniture Ideas
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Finally, we couldn’t complete our list of the best wooden garden furniture ideas without mentioning rattan! As one of our favourite interior trends of recent years, rattan is back and bigger than ever. However, this time it’s not limited to 70s style garden rooms! Modern rattan is as beautiful inside the home as it is out and promises a bohemian statement in the garden. We recommend layering rattan furniture with lots of cosy textures and cushions for the ultimate balance of style and comfort. In addition, rattan is a great example of transitional furniture. As a result, rattan chairs can be brought outside during summer and then styled safely back inside when the weather turns!