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Garden furniture trends: These are the highlights for 2020

Enjoy the warm rays of the sun on a lounge bed, end the evening with friends at the barbecue or relax in the sun lounger with a book in hand: Garden furniture extends living spaces outdoors. Loungers, dining tables and lounge groups make the terrace or balcony a popular retreat where the whole family enjoys spending time.

Garden furniture trends for the terrace colors and materials at a glance design ideas and furniture sets

This makes it all the more important that the balcony or patio design is functional and stylish at the same time. We give you an overview of the latest garden furniture trends for the next summer season 2020, tell you what to look for when buying and explain how you can effectively stage the outdoor sets.

Garden furniture trends for 2020 season: how to create a vacation feeling in the outdoor area

Outdoor lounge furniture wooden armchair with upholstery

In the next year, coziness will be in focus. The garden furniture made of rattan or teak convinces with clear shapes and a simple silhouette. The natural-looking material combinations add to the charm of the furniture sets in modern country style. Thanks to their neutral color, they prove to be real all-rounders and offer numerous outdoor uses. The simple furniture allows the accessories to play the main role in the design. Glass vases and rustic decorative bowls bring a Mediterranean touch to the garden, colorful cushions for the chairs and loungers set accents and small statues made of sea glass create a vacation feeling in the outdoor area.

This furniture comes into question for a patio design in country style: dining table groups composed of a wooden table and wooden chairs or rattan armchairs, sturdy hammocks in a bold color, as well as garden benches made of exotic wood species bring quaint charm to the garden .

The color scheme: the mostly gray furniture discreetly stay in the background, the accessories shine in bright yellow, in blue-green and in snow-white.

Garden furniture trends for season 2020: higher lounge furniture

Lounge furniture set consisting of a modular sofa and stool or coffee table and a Hollywood swing on the spacious outdoor terrace

In the next year, manufacturers put extra emphasis on comfort. Gone are the days of sofas with seats close to the floor. This year, lounge furniture will be higher, making it more comfortable to stand up and sit down. Incidentally, in 2020 the focus is no longer on opulent lounge landscapes that look oversized on a small balcony or patio, but on space-saving two- and three-seater sofas. Together with couches and stools, they can be combined as desired to create comfortable living landscapes or seating groups, making spending time outdoors a joy.

Garden furniture trends loungers next to the pool terrace design in Mediterranean country style


The trendy lounge furniture is compact, has a sturdy frame made of stainless steel, rattan or aluminum and can easily withstand rain, wind and even snow. Thick upholstered cushions provide more seating and lounging comfort. With a seat height of 50 cm – 60 cm, the sofas resemble a day bed rather than a living landscape.

Colors: The upholstered cushions in gray perfectly match the minimalist metal frame. Especially for lounge furniture, a puristic design reduced to the minimum is very much in trend. Similar to the living area, there are various ways to soften the strict look of the sofas. Garden rugs, for example, can be staged in front of a simple lounge group to particular effect.

Garden furniture trends for 2020 season: “Mix and match” dining groups

Garden furniture trends winter garden furnishings cozy seating group with garden table and chairs

In 2020, the outdoor dining area will be more colorful than ever. Chairs in different colors and shapes will be boldly combined according to the “mix and match” trend. The trendy shades of signal yellow, moss green and fire red add splashes of color to the patio. The end result is an exciting dining table group that adds zing to the modern terrace.

This is how a colorful mix of chairs succeeds: six armchairs can form color pairs in bold red or yellow, expressive dark blue or grass green and subtle gray or cream around the garden table.

Buying garden furniture: When is the right time to buy new garden furniture.

Garden furniture trends for 2020 lounge group on the terrace with rattan furniture and outdoor rug


At the beginning of autumn we do not think much about garden furniture. But now is actually the right time to buy new furniture sets. On the one hand, because after the garden fair in Cologne the latest trends for next year are already fixed, on the other hand, because right now many high quality products are available at reduced prices.