During the spring and summer months, our favourite place to be is in the garden! Firstly, we believe the garden is an extension of the living areas of the home and should be celebrated in style. Moreover, the garden can become a sanctuary for reconnecting with nature. From planting to relaxing outside in the sun, stepping outside has a transformative effect on our moods. Therefore, creating a serene oasis in your garden has never been more important! Whilst a grand garden is always gorgeous, smaller outside spaces are just as beautiful and incredibly versatile. In fact, some of best garden spaces we’ve seen are the courtyards and balconies that embrace all available space. So, to celebrate smaller outside spaces, we’ve put together an edit of the best small garden furniture ideas to try this summer…
Bistro Dining Ideas for Small Gardens
Products featured: French Inspired Bistro Table & Chairs, Green Metal Garden Table & Chair Set, Black Metal Garden Table & Chair Set: £189.00.
Timeless garden furniture is a staple in any outside space, large or small. Above all, bistro dining sets are perfect for making the most of the long, lazy evening of summer! In addition, metal furniture sets are both beautiful and practical for handling the unpredictable British weather. Therefore, no garden is complete without a fabulous table and chair set for dining in style! To sum up, all you really need is a sunny spot for your table and chairs. After that, just a few accessories will help create a dreamy setting for alfresco dinner parties that last long into the night!
Left Image: Crittall-style Indoor Outdoor Mirror With Sloping Top: £215.00. Centre Image: The garden of Dee Campling as featured on the Rockett St George blog. Right Image: Crittal-style Arch Indoor Outdoor Mirror: £58.00.
Outdoor accessories provide amazing small garden furniture ideas for creating a social space to relax and enjoy your garden in summer. However, it’s important to choose your accessories carefully in small spaces. For example, there are a few key design tricks used in interiors that can also be brought outside. One of our favourite examples is the use of mirrors. In the home, mirrors are celebrated for achieving the illusion of extra space in cosy rooms or corners. Likewise, mirrors are perfect for adding space to smaller courtyards and patios by reflecting sunlight back into the garden! Vintage and Crittall-style mirrors are a favourite at Rockett St George. These beautiful designs add character to any setting and blend in amongst the other rustic textures of the garden!
Built-in Garden Furniture Ideas
Image credits: Jason Ingram via Elle Decoration, Livingetc.
Often small garden furniture ideas involve getting creative with your space and thinking outside the box. As a result, built-in seating solutions are a key consideration for any outside area that is limited on space. Firstly, built-in seating is a great way to make a focal point of any walls or structures in the garden. Also, using materials such as concrete, stone or wood ensure a low maintenance design feature with plenty of statement style. For the final touch, add cosy cushions and bold prints to create your very own tropical oasis at home!
Small Garden Lighting Ideas
Left Image: Nautical Inspired Brass Bulkhead Down Wall Light: £150.00. Centre Image: Sarah Hogan via Homes & Gardens. Right Image: Right-hand Hanging Monkey Lamp: £270.00.
When it comes to illuminating your garden, we’re firm believers of the more is more philosophy! Above all, introducing lighting helps you to enjoy every hour possible outside. Moreover, a stylish outside light creates a fabulous focal point on the walls of your garden. So, consider adding outdoor wall lights to your walls to cast a beautiful shadow across the garden. In the same vein, lighting also helps to showcase your garden furniture ideas and adds depth to small garden spaces. For added atmosphere, style lanterns around your seating area, introduce romantic candlelight and hang fairy lights from the trees.
Left image: The garden of Dee Campling as featured on the Rockett St George blog. Right image: Rock My Style.
Above all your garden should be a place to gather with loved ones and enjoy the long days of summer. Therefore, creating a cosy and comfortable space is incredibly important. One of the best ways to achieve this is to approach your garden with the same outlook as your interior. As a result, why not introduce small garden furniture ideas and accessories to create a luxe lounging area outside?! This not only extends your living space but also ensures a relaxing retreat to unwind and reconnect with nature. So, take inspiration from the wonderful Dee Campling with an outside sofa and pair with statement accessories like our Bamboo Curtain. Moreover, adding cosy cushions, garden rugs and side tables helps to create a dreamy lounge look in your garden!