The seating area in your outdoor space is one of the most important elements. After all, this is the place where you can relax and enjoy the result of your hard work in the garden. No wonder, then, that you should pay special attention to it in the design. The location also influences the choice of additional accessories, such as shade or windbreak, because if a tree and a privacy wall, respectively, already perform these tasks, you can save yourself from buying the other two. We have collected a few tips and ideas for you to consider if you are in the process of designing your own sitting area in the garden.
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Design small sitting area in the garden
Especially when the space in the garden is limited, sometimes it proves difficult to find the appropriate place or type of seating. Are you looking for ideas for small terraced gardens ? Perhaps you can find a corner that you can use for this purpose – literally. For example, in the picture above, a “half gazebo” was built between two walls, which provides not only benches for sitting, but also a canopy at the same time, so you can escape the sun there, but also the rain, without having to flee into the house. In turn, the location between the two walls guarantees perfect protection from the wind.
A similar idea, but more modern in style, is this built-in bench framed by concrete walls. Additional decorative elements, such as the large bucket with tree and the wall lamp, provide additional comfort and prettify the garden corner. Every detail makes a big difference when you design your backyard seating area.
Combine garden elements when space is limited – think multifunctional!
If you’re designing a sitting area in the garden but don’t want to sacrifice too much space for it, you can also simply combine several elements – dining and garden lounge in one, for example (instead of a coffee table, use a dining table), or a fire pit with a wide edge that can serve as a storage and coffee table replacement. Or how about the idea above? The hillside has been divided into two levels connected by steps. But these steps also include a long garden bench with seat cushions and even small planted areas.
Freestanding sitting area outside with enough space
If space allows, turn the seating area into the focal point of the garden! So instead of relegating it to a wall or corner, choose a more central location in your outdoor space instead when designing the backyard seating area. You can pave , tile or flagstone this to create a more stable surface. Choose any shape – round, square, asymmetrical, oval or maybe you have your own idea?
Create sculptural sitting area in the garden
Have you planned a fire pit, but don’t quite know how to choose seating? Simple chairs or would you prefer a lounge ? How about an artistic and sculptural design as in the example above? Such a thing is guaranteed not to have any of your friends, because it can be made according to individual wishes of a carpenter. Also very original in this idea is that some of the seats can serve as stools (or if you sit on one of the chairs and want to put your legs up), and still others can be put together to form a bench or lounger. How practical and space-saving! The planted background also looks very pretty, as does the pebble floor to contrast with the warm wood.
Raised seating area with gravel
You can visually separate the seating area from the rest of the garden by building a pedestal or simply pile up gravel as shown here . This gives the garden corner clean lines and always looks neat. To prevent the growth of grasses and weeds, it is recommended to incorporate water-permeable garden fleece.
Naturally wild and romantic
Create an overgrown yet cozy seating area in the garden by planting everything around it – even the area under the bench by choosing shade-loving plants. Raised beds in the background thus also bathe the height of the seating area in lush greenery, while from above the branches of a tree or taller shrub/hedge can green up the garden corner.
Cool idea with wooden slats, climbing plants and built-in tub
Cushions and textiles create comfort
Modern pergola decorated with wrought iron
Design Mediterranean seating area in the garden
Romantic lighting seating areas for the evening hours
Use vertical garden as a background
Romantic seating areas in the garden with vintage furnishings and parasol
Design narrow gardens with a small seating area by a fireplace
Covered seating area in the garden between privacy fences
Small seating area in the garden with natural design with meadow flowers
Vintage bench in pink in front of a rose bush
Furnish chill corner in the garden with colorful textiles