Garden Seating Ideas (Ultimate List With Pictures)

As you’re sitting in your backyard, watching the sunset with a glass of wine, ask yourself – how comfortable is your outdoor seat? Is it an old metal or plastic chair that’s been out there for years?

If so, have you ever thought about getting new garden seating to make this experience even better and more enjoyable? Well, luckily, we’ve got some great ideas for you!

In the following blog post, we’ll cover different garden seating options that can be used year-round: wooden benches, chairs with cushions and more.

And by the end, you’ll know exactly what seating will look great in your garden.


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Let’s dive in.

1. The lounge outdoors

Why not bring the lounge outdoors? Outside living is exactly that, living outdoors. So why not indulge in total comfort.

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2. Warmth and dinner

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3. Patio peace

Make any patio area peaceful with a lightweight set that maximises comfort with great cushions.

4. Wooden bench and pergola

Grab yourself a seat with some shade with a bench and pergola combo! Add some climbing plants to up the wow factor. 

5. Comfy pergola with grill

Settle in for an evening in the garden with some comfy seating under your pergola, and fire up the grill for a BBQ feast!

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6. Sofa & armchairs in garden

Take the comfort of indoors outside with you this summer so you can fully relax on a sofa and chairs. 

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7. Sofa small backyard

Perfect for lounging in your garden on those hot summer days. You could even grab a snooze!

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8. Black pergola

Go for black to give your pergola a modern twist! 

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9. Simple wooden bench

Perfect for a more natural-looking seating area. 

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10. Wood & white

A great natural bench with classic white cushions gives a serene seating area. 

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11. Modern simple bench

Clean lines create a sleek seating area to relax in.

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12. Cosy corner with fence

Create a cosy seating area with fencing and tall trees for shade. Add some cushions for comfort!

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13. Cosy hut

Get a roof over your head so you can sit out whatever the weather! Add some lights to make it feel super cosy.

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14. Simple bench with fire pit

Keep it simple with your seating and let the fire pit be the star of the show. 

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15. Deep fire pit

A deep fire pit with built-in seating makes the perfect cozy outdoor area for the evening. 

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16. Cubes

Cube stools bring a modern twist to campfire seating.

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17. Logs

Log benches create a more traditional campfire experience. Have your ghost stories ready!

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18. Grey deck

Grey has grown in popularity in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why! A grey decked area would be a sleek addition to any garden.

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19. Face to face couches

Keep your seating area sociable with face to face comfy couches.

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20. Black & white modern

Monochrome accessories give a modern vibe to any seating area. 

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21. Fulham modern

Built-in seating with smooth lines brings an ultra-modern feel to any garden.

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22. Garden deck

Spruce up your seated deck with a few plants and add some garden-themed cushions to bring it to life. 

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23. Sunken lounge

Add definition and luxury to your seating area with a sunken lounge. 

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24. Simple stone

Keep it simple and inexpensive with a stone bench like this one. 

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25. Simple wood

Wooden sleepers make a relaxed seating area that fits right into the garden. 

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26. Small white corner

Make use of every inch of your garden by creating a seating area in the corner. The clean, white walls will make it feel more spacious. 

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27. Small bench

This small bench built into a planter would make a great spot for your morning coffee.  

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28. Rustic wood

Using natural, aged wood for your seating really helps it blend in with the garden. 

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29. The sanctuary

Relax into a peaceful haven of tranquillity with comfy sofas, cosy blankets and a mesmerising fire pit. 

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30. Curved seating area

Enjoy a unique, curved seating area that’s perfect for sitting around a fire or fire pit. 

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31. Lights & sofas

Twinkly lights bring a touch of magic to any outdoor seating area. Coupling them up with comfy sofas means you can sit out into the night. 

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32. Modern corner

Add wall lighting and sleek planting beds to give your corner seating area a cool, modern vibe. 

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33. Beach inspired pergola

If you love the seaside, why not bring it home with a beach-inspired pergola. With driftwood-like seating and a stone fire pit, all you’re missing is the waves!

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34. Picnic corner

When the weather’s good, take your dining outside with a super cute picnic corner. 

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35. White & purple

Add a pop of colour to your seating area with your accessories, then it’s easy to change it up.

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36. Backyard fire pit

Provide your guests with warmth and ambience throughout the year with a fire pit. 

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37. Cinder blocks

If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual garden bench, get creative with cinder blocks!

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38. Tucked-away garden dining area

This garden living area is eye-catching, indeed! The inviting outdoor dining space is set against the back wall of a lush garden.

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39. Refined rooftop hangout area

Trellis and fireplace for the rooftop terrace can create a stunning urban oasis. Paired with rattan furniture sets and landscaping, you’ll have the best relaxing spot for get-togethers.

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40. Cottage designed with terracotta furnishings

This covered patio is furnished with terracotta fixtures, such as pendant lights, a dining table, and antique benches. The table is topped with a ceramic bowl and vase, adding charm to the setting.

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With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.  Luckily for you, we have a range of garden seating ideas that will suit any style or budget! 

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