During the “Dubai Winter”, your garden becomes an extra room where you can relax, dine or entertain. And, just like your home, your garden has a character of its own, so it’s important to pick pieces that suit the space available. When it comes to choosing garden furniture, even the smallest outdoor oasis is worthy of some stylish furnishings. From a balcony in the city to a huge garden or terrace area, Rattan House will take you on a tour of homes and gardens to help you find outdoor furniture that is perfect for you!
What garden furniture will fit on a balcony?
Living in the city, or in a one of the Dubai skyscrapers with all its perks, often means compromising on your outdoor space. However, if you are lucky enough to live in flat with a balcony or terrace, it’s important to make the most of it. Stackable or foldable garden furniture is a clever solution for your spacial shortcomings: an outdoor table and chair set for two will fit even the most petite of balconies, whilst an outdoor dining set where the chairs can be nested underneath the table is a good investment for a larger roof terrace.
If there’s no space for a dining table and chairs, then a comfortable outdoor armchair (or two) paired with a side table, is a must. With smaller balconies or roof terraces, it’s the outdoor accessories that will make all the difference. Therefore, try to spark up your outdoor space with some vibrant wall hangings or colorful pillows.
How can I furnish a terrace garden?
Victorian terrace houses are full of character, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for their gardens. Terrace gardens have so much potential and are crying out for the right outdoor furniture and accessories to transform them – and all you need is a bit of imagination.
Modular garden furniture is great for making sure every inch of space is used efficiently. An L-shaped sofa like our famous Clayton Corner or Armani outdoor set in the corner of the terrace offers plenty of comfortable seating for guests to relax in the sun. Add to that a combination of side tables, coffee tables and ottomans for extra surfaces and storage, and you have the perfect set up for entertaining a small gathering.
How can I furnish a Big garden?
A bigger house often means a bigger garden to furnish. However, proportion is everything – you don’t want the outdoor furniture you choose to get lost in its vast surroundings. Like open plan living, larger gardens frequently have a number of ‘zones’ for different purposes, all requiring different furniture. You may have a pool area that would require comfortable sun loungers, and a bi umbrella. Bigger houses may also have a patio that would need more loungy outdoor furniture, and even a garden dining set for entertaining family and friends.
For the patio beside the house, a small outdoor dining table with comfortable dining chairs is essential. For the large expanse of lawn that stretches beyond, you’ll need an outdoor sofa, coffee table and some armchairs for relaxing. Aim to include a few lightweight outdoor chairs that can be easily moved into the shade should it get too hot. Another great place to position a really comfortable sofa is underneath a tall, leafy tree – you’ll definitely want to spend lots of time here, either seeking the shade on a hot day.
Well-designed and high-quality garden furniture is an investment, so choose pieces that will defy the trends, stand up to all kinds of weather and continue to deliver comfort season after season.
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