We are loving the more relaxed look that’s coming through in outdoor furniture & the design of outdoor entertaining spaces. We’re seeing a lot less stainless steel and hard edges, and loving the organic curves of wicker and cane, the honesty of wood, particularly when it's allowed to weather gracefully, and the lightness of woven wire seats.
This is all about natural fibres, organic curves and shapes that invite you to relax. This collection brings together a broad collection of styles; the great thing is that they mix and match, together and with outdoor furniture you already own, to create a relaxed and inviting vibe.
There is a real sense of relaxation in so many of these seating options – the invitation to slow down, relax and watch the world go by as you put your feet up.
Here’s our round up of 24 of the best:
Wonderful Wicker & Rattan Chairs
Wicker, Rattan and Cane are some of my favourite materials. Natural, organic, timeless and really durable, they are a great option for outdoor chairs. Happiest living on a verandah, porch or somewhere undercover, they will last for years & years.
If you don’t want cushions, then make sure you choose a fine weave of rattan or cane for your outdoor chair, otherwise if you love the broader weave wicker chairs, you’ll definitely need a cushion to get really comfortable and relax.
Best Hanging Chairs for Hanging Around In
One of the favourite spots to sit in our house is the hanging chair outdoors on the deck. Whether its catching an after lunch nap in the sunshine, or relaxing after school or work, it’s a popular spot with both the adults and the kids.
Lazy Loungers & Outdoor Day Beds
Nothing says summer, holidays or relaxation like an outdoor day bed or sun lounger. There’s not even an expectation that you are going to sit up! These beautiful outdoor chairs are strictly for reclining – and if that is closely followed by a nap, then all the better! Cushions and comfort are definitely important.
Dining Chairs for under the sun
There is nothing better as the days warm up and start getting longer, than cleaning off the outdoor table and having your first meal outdoors – it truly feels like the start of summer. If you’ve got the table, but maybe need to update your outdoor chairs, here’s a selection of the comfortable & gorgeous. Choose a set, or mix up the styles for a more eclectic look. Either way – choose what’s comfortable & enjoy those long lunches & evening meals outdoors.
Perfect Benches for the Porch
When was the last time that you just sat and watched the world go by? Maybe it's time you tried it? Here’s our pick of outdoor benches that will look great on your front verandah or porch, as well as being a comfortable spot to sit, watch and contemplate as the world goes about its business.
Our favourite Summer Outdoor Cushions
Even if you’re not quite ready for a new outdoor chair, there’s nothing like some fresh cushions to brighten up your space or update the look.
Enjoy your Summer, and make time for relaxing in a comfortable chair.
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