One of the best ways to spend a beautiful sunny day is by embracing the outdoors in the comfort of your own garden or backyard. The fresh air, warm sunshine, chirping birds, and lush greenery can work wonders for the mind and body. Lounging, dining, and entertaining guests outside can become even more enjoyable if you have the right furniture. Here, The House Directory presents a selection of fantastic outdoor furniture for 2023 and the years to come.

Heveningham Collection

Heveningham Collection

Established in 1990, The Heveningham Collection undertakes bespoke commissions of stylish, elegant iron furniture for both private and corporate clients in Great Britain. Perfect for the home, terrace, conservatory or poolside, this classic collection includes dining sets, chaise longues, armchairs, tables, bar stools, benches, and Versailles tubs. There are lovely children’s chairs, swing seats, and iron beds as well. All furniture is hot zinc coated, followed by powder coating, for high luxury and extreme durability. Pictured are The Large Norsebury Table and Chairs. www.heveningham.co.uk

The Stripes Company

Stripes Company

The Stripes Company is best known for its timeless English designs. It features a wide variety of director’s chairs, Edwardian canopied styles, and traditional single and double-deck chairs, made of classic woven cotton and striped fabrics. There are also laidback hammocks, folding wooden stools, and wooden-framed garden shelters, which are faithful replicas of Edwardian garden sun shelters, popular from the 1900s through the 1950s. They’re ideal for storage, as windbreaks, or for dining under a sheltered garden retreat. www.thestripescompany.com

Architectural Heritage

Architectural Heritage

Architectural Heritage has specialised in high-quality garden ornaments for over four decades. Its latest elegant collection includes everything you need for dining and relaxing in the garden. It recently introduced the Architectural Heritage Hand-Forged Iron Garden Furniture Collection. Inspired by 19th-century French originals, the collection includes dining tables, distinctive ladder-back chairs, straight and curved tree seats and benches, and sprung garden chairs for comfort. Hand-forged and finished, with long outdoor life in mind, the furniture is primed and painted in standard white or your chosen colour.


Go Modern

Go Modern - Outdoor Furniture

Go Modern considers the garden a stylish extension of the home. It brings the comfort and convenience of the indoors outside with a selection of luxury furniture featuring contemporary designs. Its exquisite garden sofas, chairs, tables, and sun loungers are available in teak, aluminium, and top-quality synthetic rattan, and are made with high-tech materials to last a lifetime. Brands include Manutti, Tribu, Point, Fast Spa, Smania and Calma. Pictured are the new 2020  Tribu Illum table and exceptionally comfortable and classy Mood chairs in linen. The table is available in four sizes with a choice of “indestructible” ceramic or teak top. www.gomodern.co.uk

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean has been at the forefront of garden furniture design since 1990, creating luxurious outdoor furniture and design concepts for balconies, country gardens, outdoor kitchens, and super yachts. For 2020, teak pieces link to Indian Ocean’s rich heritage, alongside technically advanced fabrics and inspiring modern designs. These are all highlighted in the Cove, Cruise, Eclipse and Marina Collections of show-stopping furniture for dining and lounging. Pictured are Marina sofas, lounge chairs, side tables and a coffee table. This cool collection also features dining tables, chairs, bar stools, and trolleys. www.indian-ocean.co.uk



These days, our gardens are becoming an essential part of our living area at home. To make the most of these green spaces, comfy and practical seating for dining and relaxing is key. The Scandinavian style and rope detailing of this Holloways Hellasgarden set is perfect for a sunny, smart, and stylish outdoor lifestyle. It comprises a two-seater sofa, two armchairs, two coffee tables and a footstool. Holloways is a family business with a fantastic selection of indoor, conservatory, and garden furniture plus antique and modern garden ornaments, mainly sourced from British manufacturers. They offer free interior design consultancy www.holloways.co.uk


Domain - Outdoor Furniture

Since 1982, Domain has been passionate about the design, form and function of modern European furniture and lighting. Its vast range of products includes garden furniture meant to enhance outdoor living. The Solanas range, pictured, is from the stunning outdoor furniture collection Gandia Blasco and reflects its cool, Spanish, and Mediterranean vibe. Designer Daniel Germani recently extended the Solanas range to include the sectional sofa, round day bed, table, dining and lounge chairs. The collection is elegant, comfortable, and durable, making it an irresistible choice for long, hazy outdoor summers. www.domainfurniture.info

Leisure Plan

Leisure Plan - Outdoor Furniture

Leisure Plan is the exclusive sales and distribution partner of three distinguished outdoor furniture brands: Dedon, Fischer Mobel and Ego Paris—the makers of the Marumi range pictured. Designed by Thomas Sauvage with soft curved lines, Marumi means “beautiful circle” and “roundness” in Japanese. It’s also a tribute to the restraint and minimalism of Japanese design. Tables in the collection come in three sizes (160cm, 240cm and 295cm). There is a choice of ceramic, teak or aluminium tabletops. Stackable dining chairs are available with either teak or aluminium seats and back panels. There’s also a sun lounger in this sophisticated range. www.leisureplan.co.uk

Appley Hoare

Appley Hoare

Always in search of the rare, the unusual, and the authentic, Appley Hoare specialises in French antiques. These include furniture, ornaments, architectural pieces, and decorative accessories for the home and garden, from exquisite garden urns and Gothic window mirrors to an enchanting 19th-century Chinese tea house. There’s something special and supremely stylish about each and every item you will find on their website. Pictured, a set of four French Iron Garden Chairs with wrought iron backs—circa 1920. www.appleyhoare.com

Tom Faulkner

Tom Faulkner

Celebrated designer and furniture maker Tom Faulkner has just launched Lily garden tables, an outdoor collection inspired by tall lily pads. They’re the perfect addition to any garden, patio, or roof terrace, as a cluster or individually. These tiny but mighty tables are made of stainless steel and finished in wonderful, eye-catching colours. They’re easy to move around and look great with your outdoor chairs or sun loungers. The base comes in anthracite, and the table tops are made of a choice of nine powder-coated finishes, adding a pop of colour to your garden. www.tomfaulkner.co.uk


OKA Karama Daybed

From chic coffee tables, elegant sofas, and quaint armchairs to the perfect arrangement for an intimate dining experience, OKA offers expertly crafted furniture in wood, aluminium, and its signature synthetic rattan to suit every outdoor space. Pictured is the crisp, white, and airy Karama Daybed.

OKA has everything from beds, benches and a natural tree trunk table to parasols, planters, storm lanterns, faux plants and even melamine tableware. Whether you’re accessorising a small city balcony or decorating a vast country garden, you’ll find what you need here. www.oka.com

How to Choose the Right Cover for Your Outdoor Furniture

Exposure to the elements can cause your outdoor furniture to deteriorate rapidly and experience premature damage from heat, humidity, dust, pets, moisture, and mould growth.

If you want to lengthen the lifespan of your furniture and maintain its like-new appearance, it’s best to invest in a good-quality cover that keeps it fresh, dry, clean, and ready for the next use.

Keep your pieces protected with these top tips for selecting the best outdoor furniture covers:

  • Select covers that fit securely over each piece of furniture and allow sufficient airflow to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Prioritise protective features like dust and dirt protection, rust and tear resistance, UV protection, and waterproof coverage.
  • Choose covers that are lightweight, easy to clean, and made of durable material.
  • Ensure that any straps, tie-downs, or Velcro attachments included can keep the cover in place despite the weather.
  • Consider the color and style of the covers and how they complement your outdoor space and setup.
Covered outdoor furniture
Image: Indian Ocean

Fun and Functional Furniture for Every Outdoor Space

Whether you want to turn your garden into a lush lounging area, a festive dining hall, or a fun hangout spot for family and friends, the right outdoor furniture can turn your vision into reality.

Finding the right set or piece that matches your unique needs, taste, and budget can take time. Our selection of high-quality outdoor furniture can help you start your search!

Visit our recommended suppliers for the best outdoor furniture, whether you’re looking for a single item or a complete set for your outdoor living space.

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