Look Good

Garden sets to spruce up your outdoor space

HLN's Bekki Ramsay has sourced 12 of the prettiest outdoor furniture pieces – regardless of whatever budget you may have.

Written by High Life North
Published 03.07.2020

If you’re after one thing and one thing only – comfort – then you’re in luck as this wooden relaxing chair is the perfect companion for your needs. With its flat rope woven material, it makes for a supportive seat and backrest but best of all, it’s the quickest of all setups meaning you can grab it out of the shed, assemble and relax in the space of ten seconds. That only means more time for soaking up the sun rays, right? 

This chair is anything but basic with its simple frame and its woven sling design, making it a comfy space to sit in your sanctuary of a garden. Teaming this with its head cushion, armrest and a built-in cup rest, then you’re in for a right treat (and possibly a Pimms or two). What’s even better about this piece is the fact it comes in an array of colours – grey, red and chartreuse.

Now, we don’t mean to brag but we think we have found the BEST budget garden set for a small garden (or balcony) space. This foldable, durable and let’s be honest – loveable – set is perfect for small spaces of a cosy corner of a garden. What’s more, it’s so cheap at £28 for the full set (yes, really) that you could possibly even afford to upgrade and add in some cushions, too.

If you’re missing your favourite beer garden or fancy something a bit more rustic looking, then this is the outdoor garden set for you. This set comes with two picnic benches and a table, making it perfect for picnic and BBQ fans. What makes this even more ideal is the fact that it’s all foldable and can be tucked away in a safe space when you’re not using it.

Well, I don’t know about you, but we are seriously impressed that this four-piece garden set is from none other than ASDA. Yes, really! If you fancy bringing some Scandi into your garden, this hand-woven set is perfect with its two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a grey toughened glass-top table – perfect for relaxed, alfresco lounging.

Are you missing summer holidays abroad? Then this is the piece of pool-side inspired furniture for you. Lay back, relax and think of England (by reimagining it as being abroad). To be totally honest, this sun lounger looks so comfy that you’ll no doubt fall fast asleep and daydream of holidays abroad, anyway.

Colourful, compact and comfortable, this four-seat dining set is a modern (and waterproof) design for bigger households. What’s more, as well as looking pretty, it’s practical too with its stackable dining chairs. Oh, and if you don’t believe that ‘orange is the new black’ then this also comes in blue and green, too!

Whilst we all know that bamboo and wicker are massive interior trends this summer, have you ever considered bring the trend outdoors, too? This ‘conversation’ set is perfect for a couple (or two housemates) that want to sit and enjoy the sunshine whilst looking effortlessly stylish.

If you’re after something with a bit colour or character, then this garden set is ideal for sprucing up your garden – and at a bargain price, too. It’s ideal for larger households or for those who fancy putting on a spread with the two side-tables. Also, if this beautiful bright blue isn’t your preferred colour, it’s also available in post-box red, too.

If you do like to be by the seaside… and are missing it terribly, then this seaside-inspired deck chair would make the perfect addition to your garden. With its funky (and on-trend) print, it’s not only an eye-catching look but a comfortable one, too – perfect for lounging in the sun and future camping or seaside trips. You could pop it in your boot with ease, making it an all-rounder that you’ll get many years of use out of.

If you’re after a more classic piece of outdoor furniture, then Next is there to assist you with this ‘California’ corner set. Whilst it is a little more pricey than the others, the high-quality round wicker makes for the most robust of styles – sure to last you many, many seasons.

Perfect for casual outdoor sitting and/or dining, this 2-seater set is a great addition to any small outdoor space. The materials made to create this are not only 100% recyclable but let’s be honest, the honey colour makes them super stylish, too.

Feeling inspired to inject a little wow into your home?

Catherine A Muir Interior Design creates feel good, look-amazing spaces. From those that take your breath away to those that make you want to take your shoes off, relax and stay.

Catherine offers a bespoke interior design service that will create a space you love to be in, help you make amazing design decisions, save you time and make your journey easy and exciting.

With vast experience working in the glamour of world-famous hotels in the Middle East to seven years spent as an interior designer at IKEA, Catherine has a real education in how to inject a little wow (or more accurately, a lot of wow!) into amazing, feel-good spaces that work for you.

With so many variables involved in my work, my prices depend on the individual needs of my clients and are formed around the scope of the brief. An initial chat with me about my services is free and my quotes are no-obligation.

To find out more, visit Catherine’s website, or email to book your free consultation.

Other stories by High Life North
Laura Kingston editor High Life North autumn style staples

The autumn staples our editor is buying right now

High Life North
The Watcher Naomi Watts fashion style

The Watcher: Shop the style of Naomi Watts as Nora Brannock

High Life North

How flowers are being used to tell stories of inspirational women and Durham’s history

High Life North

Touch the rainbow, wear the rainbow! Colourful outfits perfect for holidays

High Life North

Looking for summer nails ideas? Check out these six Newcastle nail salons (and beyond) for some inspo

High Life North

The real gem inside the new H Beauty is the Dior concession – check it out with us

High Life North