The Best Outdoor Seating for Your Space

There’s nothing like sitting outside in the sun, a drink and a good book in hand, watching the world go by (or at least, your next-door neighbours on their way to Sainsbury’s!)

Whether you’re blessed with an acre or making the most of a city balcony, we’ve got the perfect garden furniture to make relaxing alfresco even more inviting.

So, pull up a pew and allow us to recommend the best outdoor seating for your space, whatever you’re working with.

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Best for: Lawns

Oxborough Pull Out Lounge Sofa

Our popular Oxborough Pull-Out Lounge Sofa by Norfolk Leisure covers a smaller area than many garden sofas, with the option to pull it out into a day bed when required.

The relatively small footprint makes it a good option if you have to put your outdoor seating on a lawn, as less of it will be covered. The Oxborough is also light enough to be moved around, meaning you can change its position regularly, to help prevent your grass from browning.

With its stylish rattan weave and comfy light grey cushions, the Oxborough is perfect for whiling away an afternoon with a good book and a G&T in the garden.

Best for: Patios

Maze Rattan Henley Corner Dining Set with Rising Table

For the ultimate patio furniture solution, look no further than the Maze Rattan Henley Corner Dining Set.

With a large corner bench and 3 stools, the Henley comes with an impressive amount of seating options, so it’s ideal for BBQs and entertaining.

The rising table with tempered glass top easily converts from coffee to dining table, providing plenty of space to hold drinks, burgers, buns and all your condiments. This is surely the best garden furniture set for patio parties!

Best for: Decking

Maze Rattan 6 Seat Bar Set with Ice Bucket

The Maze Rattan 6 Seat Bar Set with Ice Bucket is the finishing touch to your decking you’ve been looking for.

Available in Brown or Grey and with an optional parasol, this bar set is the ideal spot to enjoy al fresco drinks with friends – there’s even a built-in ice bucket in the centre, to keep your Prosecco well-chilled.

As the sun sets and the lights around your decking begin to flicker on, you can raise a glass to your fabulous taste in garden furniture!

Best for: Large Gardens

Maze Rattan Oxford Lifestyle Suite

Do you have a large garden, which means you’re often called upon for hosting duties? The Maze Rattan Oxford Lifestyle Suite may be the ideal seating option for you.

This circular furniture set boasts a clever 3-in-1 design, which means you can use your space for relaxing, entertaining or dining. Keep everything together for a cosy day bed, break the sections up to form sofas and a coffee table, or raise the table to turn it into an outdoor dining set.

This sizeable piece of garden furniture requires a footprint of 3m x 3m, so it’s ideally suited to those blessed with a larger space.

Best for: Balconies and Small Spaces

Morston Space Saving Bistro Dining Set in Grey

The Morston Space Saving Bistro Dining Set in Grey is here to transform the way you use your small balcony or terrace.

This slim-line set includes a glass-topped table and two aluminium-framed chairs in a durable polyester weave. Each chair has a comfortable cushion and a handle to allow you to easily move it around.

Simply slide the chairs out when you want to soak up the sun or dine under the stars, then tuck them back into the interlocking table when you need to make space in your garden for other pursuits!

Best for: Conservatories

Garden Trading Chilson Table, Bench & Stool Dining Set for Indoor Or Outdoor Use

Looking for an outdoor furniture set that can also be used indoors in winter?

The Garden Trading Chilson Table, Bench & Stool Dining Set is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, so it works just as well in your conservatory as in your garden.

Each furniture piece comprises an acacia wood frame and legs, with a cement fibre top. This gives the set a contemporary, industrial look that is sure to work with any interior style and make you the envy of your dinner party guests.

Best for: Sun Traps

Extreme Lounging Mighty B Outdoor Bean Bag in Orange

Sun-worshippers rejoice! The Extreme Lounging Mighty B Outdoor Bean Bag offers lightweight seating that is easy to move around your garden, so you can follow the sun.

When the clouds do roll over, the selection of bold colours, including Orange, Lime, Pink and Aqua will help to keep your outside space looking bright. You also won’t need to worry about bringing them inside, as these hard-wearing bean bags can be left out in all weathers.

As well as looking fabulous and being highly practical, this might also be one of the most comfortable outdoor seating options. There’s nothing like sinking into a bean bag and feeling it mould to your shape, taking away the stresses of the day!

Best for: Shady Spots

Maze Rattan Oxford Oval Fire Pit Dining Set
Maze Rattan Oxford Oval Fire Pit Dining Set

Not blessed with a south-facing garden? Never fear! If your share of the sun stops at 2 pm, the Maze Rattan Oxford Oval Fire Pit Dining Set will keep you warm, well into the evening.

This high-quality PU rattan furniture set is available in a 6-seat or 8-seat version, so it can accommodate all party sizes.

Just light up the built-in gas fire pit and the whole family will be able to huddle around and keep cosy by the atmospheric flames.

Best for: By the Pool

Maze Rattan Amalfi 5pc Lounge Set

Ready to go on a staycation this summer?

Whether you’re lucky enough to have a real pool or just a paddling pool, the Amalfi 5pc Lounge Set by Maze Rattan is the waterside seating choice you need for serious holiday vibes.

The UV-resistant frame makes it ideal for sunny locations and the showerproof cushions will easily withstand any splashes. Sink into the deep cushions, recline on the angled backrests, put your feet up and close your eyes – you could be on the Costa del Sol!

Best for: By the Door

Siena Duo Garden Bench in Weatherproof Anthracite

Finally, if you don’t have much of a garden, but you do have space at the entrance to your home, the Siena Duo Garden Bench from Amazonas might be the answer.

This stylish curved garden bench could be positioned along the wall of your house, enabling you to still take a seat outside.

Made from sustainably-sourced spruce with a luxurious, weatherproof cushion, the Siena Duo is the perfect place to relax after a long day and watch your neighbours return from Sainsbury’s.

Discovered the Best Outdoor Seating for Your Space?

The right outdoor seating option can turn your garden from a disused backyard into a relaxing oasis. If you want to discuss any of these furniture sets, don’t hesitate to call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email us at


With more than 10 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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