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Five Garden Furniture Trends Set to Turn up The Heat This Year

Summer 2023 is calling and there’s no way we’re letting that go to voicemail. In just a few weeks, BBQ season will be upon us, and evenings spent inside under a blanket will become evenings spent outside under the stars. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait.

The time to start preparing your outdoor area... was yesterday. The sooner it’s revamped and to your liking, the sooner you can begin arranging luxury garden parties, alfresco dinner dates, and cute family picnics. But what shifts in design trends do you need to be made aware of before beginning your renovations?


With the change in season comes a change in garden furniture trends. If you’re truly committed to keeping up with the latest interior design movements, keep reading. Here are five garden furniture trends that are set to turn up the heat.

Curved furniture

Don’t swerve the curve this year. While many of us may associate curved furniture with the home décor scene of the ‘70s, this trend is back and ready to make waves.

Bringing both playful and joyful vibes, curved outdoor furniture not only looks incredible, but it also creates a social atmosphere ideal for parties and gatherings.

By utilising curved sofas and round tables in your garden, you can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the space. Additionally, the layout will encourage conversations among guests, ensuring no one feels left out at any given moment. It’s a win-win situation.



Hanging chairs

Hanging chairs are designed for maximum leisure and comfort – two feelings we absolutely deserve to embrace after such a long, harsh winter! It’s not hard to see why this form of garden furniture is set to be huge in 2023; the unique and stylish design coupled with the relaxation aspect means it’s a suitable choice of chair for a variety of tastes.


Guests can gently swing as they engage with others at a social event or keep the chair all to yourself as the ultimate reading hub on a lazy, warm Sunday afternoon. This is a bliss we can’t dismiss.


Wooden furniture

Create a warm and organic feel with wooden furniture – a timeless trend that appears to hold significant power in yet another summer season. Versatile, comfortable, and sustainable, wooden garden furniture looks great and functions well in a wide range of outdoor spaces. From cosy cottages to contemporary corners, it’s a must-have.

The versatility of wooden chairs and tables means this material looks great all year round too, as long as it’s taken good care of.










Dominic Walsh, at solid wood furniture company Off the Grain, said: “Regularly clean your wooden furniture to remove dirt, debris, and stains. You can do this using mild soapy water or a white vinegar solution – just be careful to avoid harsh chemicals.


“It’s also a good idea to apply a protective finish, such as wood oil or sealant, to help protect your wooden furniture from the elements. We all know how much it likes to rain here in the UK, but that doesn't mean you can’t enjoy the luxury of having wooden furniture.”

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Off the Grain

Monochromatic designs

Garden furniture and accessories that focus on a single colour – or limited colour palette – continues to gain popularity as an interior design trend. 2023 is no exception. This choice of style creates a sense of simplicity and elegance, which is perfect for those who want the nature element of their garden space to do all the talking.

Tables, chairs, and sun loungers with a monochromatic colour can be adapted to different garden styles, sizes, and settings, meaning you can create your ideal look with ease! No need to study the art of interior design for hours on end to achieve your dream garden. It’s a simple process with the help of monochrome.

Outdoor entertainment

There’s an increasing demand for garden furniture that facilitates outdoor entertainment – especially in the summertime. With many of us wanting to spend as much time outdoors as possible under the summer sun, it makes sense that more people are looking for furniture that accommodates fun.


Furnishings that boast features such as Bluetooth speakers, built-in charging stations, and LED lighting are becoming a favourite among households, enhancing the ambiance, comfort, and functionality of gardens and outdoor areas. Create a space better than any local beer garden – and it’s more cost-effective, too. 

This is the summer we’ve all been waiting for

With summer 2023 right around the corner (finally!), we can begin to think about the type of space we want to invite ourselves and others into. By choosing the right kind of furniture, you can tick off every box you deem important for the best summer season. Be the hostess with the mostess or design a private haven for your tastes only – the choice is all yours.

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