Bench, Furniture

Choosing The Right Outdoor Seating For Your Garden

The best luxury garden seating play many parts. Whether for the pleasure of catching a few rays of sunshine, a peaceful moment with a book, or now, as lockdown is eased, the joy of getting together with friends, a seat in the garden is the place to be.

But before embarking upon transforming your garden with seating it’s important to consider a few things. How much space do you have? What is the outdoor seating for? Where is the outdoor seating going to go?

Read our guide to discover the best outdoor seating for your garden, to make the most of your space and what to pair your seating with.



Outdoor armchairs

Best for: enjoying quiet moments in nature, appreciating a peaceful moment with a book or as an outdoor dining seat.

Pair with: A classic outdoor dining table such as our Bailey Table, Mead Table or Broadwalk Round Table, or for a more casual setting, a Court Low Round Table.

Which armchair? May Thrones Armchairs and Chancery Carver Dining Chairs are a versatile choice for outdoor dining or sitting back and relaxing in the garden. The backs, which are steam bent to a graceful flared curve, not only look lovely, but will cradle your shoulders and encourage a good sitting position. For taller people, and men who have broader and weightier shoulders, these backs can also take the weight off your arms – a restful moment for shedding shoulder strain. For something a little more intimate, a Meander Outdoor Love Seat is a great way to enjoy a drink and get lost in conversation with a close friend or partner.


Best for: outdoor dining seating for large groups, enjoying the outdoors, either alone or with friends or sipping a drink in the sun.

Pair with: One of our classic outdoor dining tables such as a Bailey Table, Mead Table or Broadwalk Round Table or one of our Occasional Tables. Complete the look with our Court or Broadwalk Planters.

Which seat? Our classic outdoor seats are beautiful designs that will increase your pleasure of contemplating the views, no matter the time of year. Designed with comfort foremost, the free-flowing design and graceful steam bent curves are equally suited to outdoor dining as they are as a standalone piece. Another element for supporting the shoulders is an arm rest – which can also help to push up from sitting, when the moment to leave your comfy perch inevitably comes. The broad arms of the Border Outdoor Seat are big enough to hold a mug of tea or G&T, according to need…

Alternatively, our curved outdoor seats provide an all-important visual focus to draw the eye and provide a structural element in some parts of your landscaping. Be sure to choose something which has an assured design – not so imposing as to detract from your planting, but something with stature that will settle into the garden naturally.

Splash Lounge – Outdoor Lounge Furniture


Best for: creating indoor-outdoor spaces, large open outdoor spaces, catching a few rays of sunshine, socialising outdoors with friends.

Pair with: a luxury parasol for added shade during the hot summer months or a Splash Low Outdoor Table for drinks and bites to eat.

Which lounge seat? The Splash Lounge Outdoor Sofa is our most luxurious and indulgent lounge seating, featuring steam bent curves and deep seats for true comfort. Craftsman-made, using the very latest digital technology, and traditional methods, these seats will give years of service. Another option is the original Splash Outdoor Sofa and Armchair, expansive, sculptural and inviting, Splash is one of our signature designs and can be bought both as a sofa and as an individual armchair.

Splash and Splash Lounge comes with QuickDry® Foam cushions upholstered in Sunbrella® Canvas White fabric as standard.

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