Triple temptation: Garden Furniture

As the completion of our kitchen comes to an end, the outside space is also getting underway. As our kitchen is above full height cellars, the ground floor level is about 1m above the garden. So we can step directly out instead of going up and down stairs, we are building a deck that the bifold doors open onto and I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that it is finished this week.

IKEA Harmano Garden suite, £179 // John Lewis Madrid outdoor furniture £1475 (for what is pictured) // Palermo right-hand corner sofa, Next £699

Having spent so much money on everything else, garden furniture just isn’t in the budget right now, but I’m loathe to have an empty deck, or be unable to enjoy the rest of the summer months (hello maternity leave!) after working so hard on this space. I had been browsing at outdoor seating options for this area but they are all so expensive – we are looking for a sofa style seating solution, as our main outdoor dining area is planned for further down the garden. I was on the point of saying blow it (with another maxed out credit card flashing before my eyes,) as I fell in love with the NEXT Palermo range, then Pete spotted this IKEA set when we were there buying a spare bed. We couldn’t believe the price and snapped it up – The cushions are a bit thin, but I’ll simply buy some different foam pads and perhaps recover them. For the price, we couldn’t say no and it doesn’t matter if it’s not a long term option.


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5 thoughts on “Triple temptation: Garden Furniture

  1. That Ikea set is really reasonable, if the weather holds out it will be great for sitting out in the garden with your baby!

  2. One of my friends achieved a similar look by DIYing some outdoor seating from old wooden palates and a multitude of scatter cushions in bright colours which I always thought looked fab.

  3. Oh good choice! We love our decking – it has made so much of a difference to how much we enjoy the garden. It will be lovely for sitting outside feeding the baby. X

  4. We LIVE in our outside space during the summer thanks to our rattan corner sofa from Homebase. It came with nasty black cushion covers that got really hot and faded the first year we had it so I got some fabric and my Mum made us some new covers which are much cooler (temperature-wise) and I think look nicer. Ive just pimped it with some new scatter cushions from Sainsbury’s which were amazing value at £6 each.

    Olive the basset hound loves it!

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