Garden seating ideas for outdoor living room style
Make the most of your outdoor space this year with some cool, comfy seating. Whether you're on a budget or can splash the cash, check out our pick of the most stylish garden seating ideas below.
When it comes to outdoor living, finding the right kind of seating for your garden is the cherry on top of the cake. Whether you're a keen gardener in need of a comfy spot in the shade to put your feet up, or a sun worshipper and cocktail afficiando needing a lengthy lounger so you can sip your drink in comfort, we've got you covered.
The garden seating area ideas below cover everything from practical metal benches to luxurious hammocks, so you're sure to find the right style for you.
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Garden lounge chairs
For serious sunbathers and summer lovers, you can't go without a garden lounge chair. Sun loungers can be adjusted to different angles as well as lying flat, letting you find the perfect position for everything from sitting down with a book to splaying out under the sun.
This classic black design features 6 reclining positions and comes with handy wheels so you can easily move it around on your patio when the shade starts to hit.
Check out more lounge chairs at Amazon here
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Garden dining chairs
With its intricate design and stylish high-end look, this rattan garden chair from Habitat at Argos can be used as an outdoor dining chair as well as a comfy reading spot on balmy days. Pair it with a colourful cushion and a cosy throw for when the evenings draw in.
In fact, this chic chair would even look good indoors, as an accent chair in a boho living room or bedroom. It's perfect for Japandi schemes and lovers of pared-back Scandi-styles too.
Check out more garden dining chairs at Habitat here
Love the rattan look? Check out our guide to the best rattan garden furniture.
Combining the comfort of a sun lounger, the practicality of a parasol, and a joyful swinging feature, what's not to love with an old-school swing seat?
This simple but classic three-seater design from The Range has enough room for you to stretch out alone or sit comfortably alongside a couple of pals. It also has an adjustable canopy so you can ensure just the right amount of sun or shade.
Check out more swing seats at The Range here
An outdoor sofa is just the job for bringing the inside out and enjoying your garden in comfort during the warmer months. This smart garden corner sofa lounge set from Homebase can seat up to four people.
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Made of stylish wicker with a powder-coated steel frame, it comes with sofa cushions and a wicker table topped with toughened glass for holding your drinks and snacks. It'd look just right in a coastal grandma scheme.
Check out more garden sofas at Homebase here
Bold, 70s-inspired geometric patterns are really in right now, so why not embrace the retro graphic look with this bold orange deck chair design from Habitat.
And forget about the flimsy models you might hire at the beach - with a solid wood frame and three adjustable height settings, this is a deck chair where you can truly lay back and relax.
Love the vintage look? Check out our guide to mid-century modern design and learn how to embrace the retro interior trend.
Check out more deck chairs at Habitat here
Nothing conjures up the image of blissful summer days more than a hammock, the perfect place to recline in the shade and let the hours drift away.
Of course, nothing would send your idyll crashing to the ground faster than a flimsy hammock, so it's important to invest in a good quality design that will stand the test of time. We love La Redoute's sturdy Bregnac. It's made of thick polycotton and fastened with multiple woven fixings, so it will keep you rocking peacefully all day.
- Buy now from La Redoute (£115)
Check out more hammocks at La Redoute here
Garden benches don't have to be boring! There are tonnes of styles to choose from, and they can create a wonderful focal point in a garden, as well as providing a practical spot to flop down on on sunny days.
This cool contemporary style from Habitat is made from sturdy, weatherproof metal and is available in green, black and yellow. Cosy it up with some outdoor cushions and nestle it between flower pots for a mini garden getaway. You could also situate it near your back door, to provide a handy area to sit down and take your shoes off before heading back inside.
Check out more garden benches at Argos here
Hanging egg chair
Egg chairs have rocketed in popularity in the past couple of years and it's easy to see why. The cocooning design makes them a dreamy spot to curl up in, and the swinging motion of a hanging egg chair adds even more delight. Better yet, many models are suitable for indoors as well as out, so you can use it all year round.
This double-seater hanging egg chair from Amazon is extra roomy and is sure to be popular with guests at your next garden party. You don't necessarily have to share it though... just think how lovely it'd be to tuck yourself into this with your favourite summer cocktail and while the hours away.
Check out more hanging egg chairs at Amazon here
See our full round-up of indoor and outdoor hanging egg chairs for more inspo.
Speaking of comfy seating, how could we not include a classic bean bag chair? If you think they're just for kids, think again. There are plenty of roomy bean bags on the market, with many having backs too for a bit more support - ideal for sunbathing and reading.
This bean bag chair is actually designed for gamers, but it can be used outdoors thanks to its sturdy and washable polyester fabric.
Check out more garden beanbags at Amazon here
We sussed out the comfiest indoor bean bags too - take a look!
Got your garden seating sorted? Have a browse of our favourite outdoor cushions, outdoor rugs and check out these seriously cool garden bars too.
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.
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