Monday, May 28, 2012

The Best in Garden Furniture

Summer is coming around, and this means that you need to begin unearthing your garden furniture from the cobwebs which accumulated over the winter. It’s always a shock how dirty, broken and rotten your garden furniture gets when it’s locked away, and often it’s better to pick up a few new pieces than to make do with neglected items. 

So, as your petunias start to bloom and you finish mowing your lawn in preparation for the emergence of the summer sun, consider investing in some of these key pieces of garden furniture to make the most of the weather.

Sun loungers
The importance of good sun loungers in the garden can never be underestimated. It would be an absolute crime if you were forced to make do with traditional wooden chairs that offer nowhere near the same level of comfort, so they are well worth the investment. 

The style of sun lounger you decide upon will largely depend on the space you have to accommodate it and your budget. Take the time to work out exactly where you’ll place it and how much money you are willing to spend.

Garden benches
Garden benches are a great way to create seating solutions that cater for more than one person. Perfect around a wooden garden table or hidden away in a shaded corner that offers a little peace and quiet, garden benches give you the freedom to reorganise your garden according to your needs.

Swing seats
Swing seats are great for those long afternoons in the sun when all you need is a cold drink, a good book and something to gently rock you back and forth into total relaxation. Available in a variety of new intriguing designs, a well-designed swing seat can become the centrepiece of a wonderful garden. 

A great way to keep the kids occupied – or to relax in comfort yourself – hammocks don’t need to be large or complicated to work well. If you don’t have the confidence to try and construct one yourself, take a browse through those available online. You’ll be sure to find a hammock that suits your needs. 



Audrey Allure said...

Love swing seats & hammocks :)

hautepinkpretty said...

Ooooh how I would LOVE to have a hammock to lay in today :D in the sun! Xox <3

MOSAMUSE said...

im actually looking for some great swingsets and patio furtinure!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carrie,

Great post on Garden Furniture and a way to relax outdoors.

Happy week

Unknown said...

I just bought myself a new comfy outdoor chair and side table for my deck. I actually got it at Target- so much cheaper than even the home improvement stores!

Great post!


Unknown said...

Very interesting! :)


prettymeggy said...

i would love to have swing seats in our garden, rest a bit while reading a book :)

xoxo, Haus of Gala

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

You make me want to sit in the lawn all day. Isn't summer so wonderfully lazy?

Melissa Blake said...

Oh, that's an awesome round-up! I am sooo ready for summer!

Clara Turbay said...

Interesting ideas and style concepts!

NaNa said...

Hammocks are great! Perfect to have in the garden <3

Love from the NANA girls xoxo

Rafael Romo said...

i'd love some garden benches!
can't wait to see you on my blog,!

md said...

No estaría nada mal tener una buena tombona o columpio para el atardecer.

Saludos, buen día.