Here comes the sun! And with it, long days and balmy nights, perfect for relaxing in some effortlessly chic, comfortable, bohemian style garden furniture.
The boho-inspired trend is definitely here to stay but what is it exactly?
Bohemian style is an eclectic mix of unconventional, relaxed and bold designs. It’s an informal look that combines layers of texture, colour and pattern. Boho pieces might be curated from travels or salvaged from thrift shops, the more unusual and interesting, the better.
In terms of outdoor furniture, think about grouping wicker and rattan, natural wood and mismatched items to create a boho vibe. Combine with strings of lights, potted plants and a range of patterned cushions and throws to perfect the boho look. The great thing about this style is that there are no rules, anything goes.
We’ve curated some of the best bohemian style outdoor furniture to transform your balcony, patio or garden into a chilled-out paradise this summer.
1. Garden Trading Set of 2 Hampstead Armchairs, Leekes
This pair of bamboo-effect armchairs tick all the boho-style boxes. Made from powder-coated steel with UV resistant weaving, these chairs will withstand all the elements of the British summer.
Layer with cushions and throws and combine with an outdoor rug to channel the relaxed bohemian look.
2. Set of 2 Rattan Side Tables, Barker and Stonehouse
These beautiful side tables are crafted from mango wood and bamboo. The wooden table tops are removable, providing useful storage. Although not suitable for use in wet weather, these tables will make a perfect addition to a garden house, balcony or sunny patio and can be used indoors too making them a flexible addition to your home.
3. Lyra Garden Hanging Chair, Made
Nailing the boho-style theme perfectly is this beautiful rattan swing chair. Made from woven poly rattan on a metal frame, it’ll easily withstand the wet weather. You’ll be able to bring this piece inside and use it over the winter too.
Sit on the thickly padded cushion and add a cosy patterned blanket and twinkly fairy lights for the ultimate in laid-back style.
4. Dharmadhikari Round Floor Cushion, Wayfair
If you’ve got a gazebo or sheltered spot, this jute floor cushion will make a gorgeous addition to your outdoor space. Combine with other jute items, a patterned outdoor rug and potted plants for a stylish boho feel.
5. Halali Kadai Fire Bowl and Surround – Nkuku
What better way to stay warm on a cool summer night than by lighting a fire in a statement fire pit. Crafted from solid iron, this fire bowl has a surround for placing plates and mugs on and includes a handy grill for barbecuing.
6. Kora 2 Seater Egg Chair, Habitat
This dreamy love seat is made from durable poly cane on a steel frame. It comes with plump, showerproof cushions and you can add a faux fur throw and extra cushions for an eclectic look. When the weather cools, move the egg chair inside so you can enjoy it all year round.
7. Isabelle Cotton Hammock – Wayfair
If you’re looking for laid-back style and somewhere to relax, then it’s hard to beat a hammock. Made from 100% cotton, this double hammock features hand-crocheted fringing to complement your boho theme.
8. Athena Indoor and Outdoor Rug, Harbour Lifestyle
Textiles help to tie a look together and are great for sectioning off areas of your garden. This gorgeous circular rug with a bold design is made from practical polypropylene. It won’t fade in the sun and it’s tough enough to withstand heavy wear and tear from children and pets. A simple hose down is all that’s needed to keep it looking fresh.
9. Astreea Igloo St Tropez, Thompson & Morgan
Create a laid-back festival vibe in your garden with this gorgeous St Topez igloo. Featuring vintage lighting, a sturdy aluminium frame and a Belgian linen cover with tie-backs, you can dine, entertain or simply relax in the shade. It’s a great way to bring glorious boho-style to your outdoor space and you can style it with outdoor rugs, wicker furniture, floor cushions and potted plants.
10. Oxford Lifestyle Suite, Harbour Lifestyle
One furniture set, so many configurations! This laid-back day bed is also a sofa set and dining set. The central cushion lifts up to reveal a rising table and there is an additional glass top to create an easy-to-clean and sturdy surface to eat from.
It’s laid back luxury with a practical side, perfect for lounging around on in the day and partying around at night. Add a mix of cushions and throws, sit back and relax.
Look for quality
Good quality garden furniture is pricey, there’s no getting away from it. However, if you’re able to invest in good quality pieces, they’ll last much longer than cheaper items.
To help garden furniture last longer, bring cushions and natural wicker furniture indoors or place items in a shed in wet weather and over the winter.
Spread the cost
Take advantage of sales
Look out for sales and browse online marketplaces too. Sometimes these are the best places to find a bargain, particularly if you’re looking for more eclectic pieces. Check out our best time to buy garden furniture article for more tips.
Before you purchase a beautiful new sofa for your garden, be sure to measure up first! It can be really hard to visualise how furniture will look in your outdoor space but you can make a template using cardboard boxes, especially useful for seeing how much floor space it will take up.
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