By Emma Hughes

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 seven trends for 2022 that are making waves in the world of garden furniture design.

Read on to get inspiration for your outside space– from refined, traditional pieces to Scandi garden furniture styles.

In this article:

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.

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 2022 – 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.

Mediterranean Garden Furniture

Mediterranean-style gardens are in style this year. Flowering plants, whitewashed walls, sun-drenched patios – and cool, calming furniture to match.

Focus on simple, white garden furniture to bring a cool Ibizan feel to your outdoor space. Fresh, clean and current, it’s one of the best garden furniture ideas for suntrap terraces, walled courtyards or peaceful oases.

A white corner set will bring your summer to life and create a Balearic vibe in your back garden. Pastel yellow, pink or blue accessories provide a perfect complement.

Scandi Garden Furniture

Scandi style focuses on creating pieces designed for pleasure and comfort.

If you love to create hygge in your home, there’s plenty of scope to bring Scandi design principles of simplicity and practicality al fresco.

Scandinavian garden furniture brings durable, clean design directly to your outdoors. Think artful rattan and bamboo, practical soft furnishings and useful design features to elevate your chairs, sofas and tables.

A rattan egg chair brings simple comfort to your space. Pair with a coffee table, and accessorise with natural fabrics for the ultimate Scandi experience.

Colourful Garden Furniture

If your garden could do with a little more liveliness, colourful furniture can inject energy.

A small area like a balcony, or a corner of the garden that doesn’t get much sun, can easily be livened up with a statement chair or table in a vibrant hue.

Try our Cuba Garden Bistro Set to make a statement with your space. Its bold orange design can brighten up even the cloudiest day.

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.

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.

Industrial Garden Furniture

If traditional garden styles just don’t do it for you, then industrial style garden furniture is the way to go. This rugged and minimalist look is perfect for gardens with an edge.

Industrial design focuses on blocky, unfussy pieces that create a statement. When it comes to your garden, think repurposed iron, reclaimed wood and concrete used to create bold but highly functional designs.

For a clean and simple industrial look, choose concrete garden furniture with smooth surfaces and substantial proportions. Add plenty of luscious plants for a contemporary 2022 feel.

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.