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Garden Furniture Ideas for 2024

Words by Emma Hughes

March 04, 2024

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Garden Furniture Ideas for 2024

With the weather warming up, it’s time to look ahead to sun kissed afternoons and balmy evenings. We all want to find the best garden furniture to match our space – whether it’s a quiet country cottage, a fun-filled family home or a stylish urban hangout.

In this article, we’re looking at six trends for 2024 that are making waves in the world of garden furniture design. Read on to learn more about the must-have looks of the year.

Rope and String Garden Furniture

Versatile and lightweight, rope or string garden furniture makes a refreshing change from the norm. It can be combined with a range of other materials, which means you can easily update your existing collection without worrying about a clash.

Helena Davies, Head of Home Buying at Barker and Stonehouse, comments "We've seen a real increase in string and rope items this year, particularly paired with wood."

If you prefer the natural look, opt for beige and brown tones alongside rustic timbers, like teak. Or for something more modern, consider one of our rope and aluminium sofa sets in a cool grey colour. The perfect combo of casual, sleek and luxurious.

Outdoor Kitchens

More and more Brits are investing in their own outdoor kitchen, a trend that really started to take off after Covid-19 restrictions meant we had to adapt the way we socialise.

Helena comments "Kitchen ranges continue to lead the way for the indoor/outdoor trend."

Whether you’re a BBQ buff or you simply love to sit in the sun, hosting outdoor dinner parties and events is made a whole lot easier with the addition of an outdoor kitchen.

Offering everything from handy storage to grill tables, our bestselling outdoor kitchen units are incredibly stylish and hardwearing.

Wooden Garden Furniture

Wooden garden furniture is a versatile choice for a range of styles – whether you’re looking to create a far-flung exotic paradise or a rustic space to enjoy with the family.

Helena says "Wood in general is a growing trend again for 2024. Look out for stylish twists, such as slatted teak and cane detailing."

Whichever style you choose, wood complements every garden – pairing nicely with trellising, fencing and planters. Throw in some bamboo accessories and colourful fabrics to make your space feel unique.

Remember to treat your wooden furniture regularly to keep it in good condition. You can provide even more protection from the elements with furniture covers.

Fire Pit Garden Furniture

It's no surprise that the UK demand for garden fire pits is far from dying out. Instantly transforming your space into a cosy and luxurious hangout, the warm flickering flames allow us to spend more time outdoors, even when it's a little chilly.

While a freestanding fire pit gives you the flexibility to position it where you like, they don't quite compare to the integrated designs you'll find in our garden fire pit sets.

Perfectly sized to keep everyone around the table warm, these nifty designs can easily be hidden away when not in use, so you're not losing any table top space.

Explore a variety of looks to suit your circumstances, from contemporary metal corner sofas to traditional rattan dining sets.

Contemporary Garden Furniture

If your home is full of contemporary, modernist pieces, why not continue the look outside? Aluminium garden furniture is the perfect solution, think sturdy metal frames in sleek grey tones and simple silhouettes.

It has a range of benefits. It’s sustainable, durable, easy-clean and weather resistant. Sustainability is a key trend for 2024 – and this infinitely recyclable material is just the ticket for adding an eco-friendly edge to your garden.

Another key trend in contemporary garden furniture is the hanging chair. Cosy and inviting, they make the perfect garden book-nook.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Simple, reliable versatility that works indoors and out, luxurious rattan styles are a great way to merge indoor and outdoor living — one of the key trends for this summer.

Warm and inviting, rattan garden furniture is a British summertime classic – which means it’s sure to stay on trend for years to come.

Fit your family and friends around garden corner sofas, armchairs and tables to make outdoor dinner parties, barbecues and brunches a blast. Sometimes, the best garden furniture options are the tried-and-tested styles.

Helena says "Rattan products are now coming through with new design elements, like large, luxurious curved sofa sets and chunky, oversized weaves."

Garden Furniture Ideas for Every Style

Whether you’re going for something Scandi chic or classic rattan, you’ll find all the pieces you need with Barker and Stonehouse. Shop our full range of garden furniture today.

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