How to Style a Garden Pod

So, you’ve found your perfect garden pod. It’s everything you hoped it would be… cosy, comfortable, and your favourite spot to unwind.

But how do you turn a typical garden pod into a space you just can’t resist popping on the ‘gram? And how can you make your pod feel extra luxurious and welcoming?

I’m here to help you transform your garden pod into an oh-so stylish haven. Just follow my simple but effective tips to get the most out of your pod:

Luxury Rotating Lounger Garden Pod
Grande Deluxe Chic Garden Pod
Alvantor Pop Up Bubble Tent with PVC Cover
Astreea Igloo 360 Dome with PVC Weatherproof Cover

Use some ambient lighting

If you like chilling out in your garden pod in the evening, you’ll need some lighting options… because nobody likes sitting in the dark! And when it comes to lights, it’s best to stick to ambient hues to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

These bulbs from Garden Trading do just the job. With weatherproof design, they’re ideal for draping both in and around your garden pod for a warm evening glow. As each bulb has a loop, you can easily use command hooks to festoon these bulbs around your pod. Simple!

Garden Trading Golf Ball Festoon Lights with 20 Bulbs

Looking for even more ambience? Not only does the Koble Mantle Smart Lantern provide a more-than cosy glow, but it also connects to your phone to play music. So whether you fancy winding down with some soft music or want to pop a lively playlist on to entertain your pals, this handy little lamp has you covered.

Koble Mantle Smart Lantern with Speaker

Add some plant life

Sitting in a garden pod is a great way to feel more connected with your natural surroundings. As you can relax with a 360-view of your garden, you can’t help but enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.

So why not take it one step further and add some plant life to your pod? Some greenery will instantly add a burst of colour and a touch of life to your garden pod. And with glass or transparent doors, a garden pod is a great place to grow any plants that need daily light.

When it comes to adding plants to your pod, you’ll need a good planter to show off your greenery in style. This contemporary planter by Stahl is perfect – lightweight and waterproof, it’s easy to move around and store outside if needs be. And with it’s gorgeous modern design, it will turn heads too!

Stahl Contemporary Planter

The Subject plant pot is another stunning option to showcase your greenery. Cute and compact, this will easily slot in your garden pod without any fuss.

Subject Plant Pot

Get cosy with a throw

Throws are ideal for adding a touch of flair to your garden pod. Not only will they keep you cosy as you enjoy some downtime, but they’re also cute and colourful. Perfect for styling a compact space!

Take a look at the dreamy throw from Cozy Living. Super soft and extra big, you can use it to curl up and relax with or drape over your seating for texture and warmth.

Cozy Living Mathea Melange Throw in Dark Blue

Lounge on a beanbag

Lounging on a beanbag is the ultimate way to relax. And since garden pods are practically designed to relax in, it only makes sense to pair the two together.

If you’re looking to add a beanbag to your garden pod, look no further than Extreme Lounging. Built with sturdy but ever-so-comfortable material, you can stretch out on the B Bed Outdoor Bean Bag all day long – the specially-designed polybeads will adapt around your shape for ultimate comfort.

And since it’s made from UV-resistant and weatherproof material, you can easily pop this beanbag outside to catch the rays.

Extreme Lounging Pastel B Bed Outdoor Bean Bag

Find an outdoor rug

A rug is a great way to add some colour and style to your garden pod. And it’ll also help you keep your feet warm, too!

This rug from Fab Hab is ideal for garden pods. As it’s designed for both indoor and outdoor use, it won’t matter if you’re dipping in and out of your garden with muddy boots – the fabric is easy to wipe clean if you leave any stains or marks.

Fab Hab Brooklyn Outdoor Rug in Blue

Dine in style with a set

Garden pods like the Alvantor Pop Up Bubble Tent are ideal for a spot of alfresco dining. While you can still enjoy the elements whilst you eat, you can stay warm and avoid any less-than-ideal drizzle.

If you use your garden pod to dine in, look no further than this stunning four-seat set from Maze Rattan. With super cushioned seats, your family can enjoy mealtimes in luxury – all while making the most out of your garden pod.

And with a lightweight frame and showerproof material, you can pop this dining set outside whenever you please. It’s built to withstand the elements, so you won’t need to worry about storing this outdoors.

Maze Rattan Portofino 4 Seat Square Dining Set

Throw in a stylish chair

If you’ve got space for extra seating options, why not make a statement? UV-resistant and weatherproof, the Sandrine Armchair in Mustard is ideal for outdoor use – and it will add a striking splash of character to your garden pod.

With its retro-style design and mustard tone, you can relax in style. Plus, the coating protects the chair against any spills or grease. So you needn’t worry about any BBQs ruining this gorgeous seat!

Sandrine Armchair in Mustard

Ready to style your garden pod?

Have my tips inspired you to revamp your garden pod? Take a look at our full range of garden accessories to deck out your pod in style.

If you’re searching for advice, look no further than our friendly customer service team. They’ll point you in the right direction and help you with all your furniture queries or concerns. Just send an email or call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 to get in touch.


With more than 8 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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