We’re all about the outdoor living trend this season. Forget boring plastic garden furniture that’s functional but not especially stylish: this is all about creating a natural flow between your home and your garden, layering up luxury pieces on your patio that wouldn’t look out of place in your lounge or living room.
A garden sofa will create that homely feel and provide a cosy spot to sit outside and enjoy your morning coffee solo, or as a space to catch up with family and friends. Finish with colourful scatter cushions, an outdoor rug and leafy plants to zone your seating area and add texture to the space.
From on-trend rattan and egg-shaped designs to stylish corner sofas and lounge sets that provide space for the whole party, we’ve found something for all tastes and budgets in our edit of the best garden sofas.
See Red’s edit on the best outdoor sofas for a space you can enjoy for years to come…
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Best garden sofa: Rattan-effect
2 Seater Sofa
Best garden sofa: Curved
Lois Garden Sofa
Marks & Spencer’s curved teal green sofa will add a pop of colour to your patio. Style it with bold scatter cushions and a vibrant yellow outdoor rug to create a playful, modern setup. If you fancy going all out, pick up the full set which includes the sofa, chairs and a coffee table.
Size: H82.5 x W145 x D65 cm
Best garden sofa: Scandinavian
Hampstead Corner Sofa
Scandi fans, this chic corner sofa is for you. With a light PE bamboo frame and ivory cushions, it has a real airy feel that’ll help to freshen up any outdoor space. It coordinates with the rest of Garden Trading’s Hampstead collection, including a matching coffee table, armchairs and side table, so you can build up a scheme that perfectly suits your home’s outdoor area.
Size: H78 x W205 x D205cm
Best garden sofa: Corner sofa lounge set
Topa Garden Corner Lounge Set
Simple yet striking, this light grey lounge set from MADE is really smart. It’s a blank slate for decoration, so, whether you prefer minimalist or maximalist decor, you can easily add a personal touch to it. With a spacious coffee table and built-in side tables, it offers plenty of room for all your nibbles and summery tipples, as well.
Size: H85 x W251 x D249cm
Best garden sofa: Metal
2-Seater Metal Garden Sofa
From John Lewis’ great-value Anyday range, this summery yellow outdoor sofa is an absolute bargain and will certainly add a touch of cheeriness to your space. Just finish it off with snug woollen throws and plump scatter cushions for extra comfort. It’s also available in a bold azure blue, too.
Size: H77 x W119 x D74cm
Best garden sofa: Luxury
Johanna Sofa, Harriet Stripe
This luxurious sofa from Soho Home is definitely an investment piece, but it’s worth it. Crafted from iroko, a top-quality highly durable wood, it should serve any garden gatherings for years to come. Its nautical style blue and white design gives off a fresh and airy beach feel that will have you feeling as if you’re on holiday while in your garden. Better yet, it’s also suitable for indoor use – we’d be equally happy to have it in our living room as well as on our patio.
Size: H72 x W220 x D90cm
Best garden sofa: Integrated firepit
Stockholm Corner Lounge Set With Firepit
Add a touch of wow factor to your space with this lounge set that comes with an integrated fire pit. Not only will it keep your guests cosy when evening draws in, but it looks seriously stylish, too. The side tables are perfect for extra nibbles and drinks, as well.
Size: H 63 x W109 x D 109.5cm (table); H35 x W 60 x D 40cm (stools); H 85 x W 160 x D 70cm (small corner section); H 85 x W 230 x D 70cm (large corner section)
Best garden sofa: Modular
Samoa Modular Corner Sofa Set
We’re big fans of this Habitat sofa setup. Tall wooden panelling helps establish a proper outside living set up, that you can decorate with hanging planters or string lights. It has lots of room for guests to spread out, or it lends itself as a comfy place for you to enjoy a post-lunch snooze.
Size: H180 x W341 x D270.5cm (sofa); H180 x W341 x D270.5cm (bench)
Best garden sofa: Indoor/outdoor use
LaMode 2 Seater Outdoor Sofa
This dusty grey rattan sofa from Kettler would complement almost any outdoor scheme and, as it’s also suitable for indoor use, you can enjoy it all year round. Just move it into your conservatory once it starts getting chilly.
Size: H79 x W125 x D74.5cm
Best garden sofa: Egg chair
Double Garden Sofa Pod
Egg chairs have fast become a garden staple in recent years, so we can’t resist this chic sofa pod. The handwoven rattan frame is very on-trend, while the soft cushions add comfort. It’ll provide the perfect spot to curl up with a summer read and a cuppa.
Size: H153 x W172.4 x D112.5cm
Best garden sofa: Sofa bed
3 in 1 Sofa Bed
Not sure what type of sofa you’d prefer? Well, this one rearranges into a loveseat, chaise lounge or a daybed, so you can change it depending on your mood. Lie it flat if you fancy a nap, or prop it up to enjoy a summer cocktail or tall iced coffee.
Size: H75 x W157 x D75 (sofa size); H75cm x W198 x D75cm (overall dimensions)
Best garden sofa: Best value
Rattan Garden Furniture Sets
This is a great price for such a large sofa set, complete with a coffee table and footstool. You can set up the corner sofa to suit left or right-handed corners, or separate it all to make individual armchairs for guests. It comes in a slightly darker grey hue, too.
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