When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor retreat. This summer, why not turn traditional garden design on its head, and give your garden a modern urban look for summer?

Whether you want to add an industrial edge to your suburban garden or want a peaceful haven in the heart of the city, urban style works perfectly for any outdoor space. It’s versatile, modern and so on-trend.

Rufolo Outdoor Corner Set

So, are you ready to bring industrial style outdoors? Take a look at our tips for creating an outdoor urban oasis.

Create a practical seating space

An urban-inspired garden should be a stylish and functional space where the whole family can spend time, whether that’s to eat or just to relax. Garden furniture is a great way to separate spaces and add a clear function to each area. For example, an outdoor corner sofa is perfect for creating an informal area to lounge and soak up the sunshine.

If you love to entertain outdoors, consider a garden dining table and chairs where guests can sit and eat al fresco. You can mix and match different styles for an informal, industrial look.  Alternatively, if you’ve got a small garden, a couple of lounge chairs and a side table will provide ample seating without taking up too much space.

Use a mix of industrial materials

Materials are probably the most important factor when it comes to creating that urban look. Take inspiration from utilitarian design and look for furniture made from resistant, industrial fabrics: metal, reclaimed wood and concrete all work well together.

The good news is that these materials are generally hard-wearing and low maintenance, making them perfect for an outdoor space.

Add greenery and texture

Of course, no garden is complete without a touch of greenery! Plants are a great way to break up the hard lines and grey colours of an urban-inspired garden. Palms and ferns work well in a contemporary outdoor space, or why not try growing your own herbs and spices?

For a fuss-free and low maintenance garden, keep it simple with pots and planters. Planters are a perfect way to add a touch of green to your patio or decking and are also a great idea if you don’t have much lawn space.

Whatever size and shape your garden, we’ve got just what it takes to create your own oasis in our carefully curated Urban Edit…


Rufolo Corner Set – Perfect for taking the indoors outdoors with comfy seating a-plenty and stylish good looks to spare.

Bay Lounge Chair – Give your garden space a touch of retro cool with this geometric patterned lounger.

Ivy Low Side Table – Perfect for keeping drinks, dips and nibbles to hand, this compact style statement redefines outdoor décor.

Geradis Dining Table – This stylishly sturdy outdoor table could be a modern art installation…yet it’s perfect for relaxed alfresco dining too.

Butterfly Dining Chair – Outdoor dining chairs this beautiful are certainly a rarity, especially when they come with a lesser spotted saving…

Clay Fibre Planters – Whether its home-grown blooms or fresh herbs and salad leaves, they’ll look great growing here.


Of course, there’s plenty more to see in our garden furniture collection. So why not take a look and discover how many other ways we can help transform your outdoor space into your favourite place?