The outdoor entertaining and living trend continues to soar with many discovering a newfound appreciation for spending time with our families, friends or pets in our gardens and on our terraces and balconies.
Having space to entertain friends and family is deemed the second most appealing garden feature for consumers in the UK, gardens are no longer just places to work in and look at, they now form part of everyday living and entertainment. Research by the Horticultural Trades Association has revealed that 75% of British adults had access to a private garden in 2021. 70% used their garden as a place to relax whilst 42% used their garden as an outdoor socialising space.
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The range of outdoor furniture has grown substantially with Woodlodge leading the way in both stylish and comfortable sets.
Wooden furniture has soared in popularity as it follows the natural interiors trend, blurring the lines between home décor and outdoor style as people take their living room outdoors. Gone is the white plastic in an outdoor space, in are neutral frame colours with garden furniture sets allowing consumers look at getting back to the basics and embracing the universal values that bond us together.
The super-stylish Dorset portfolio is an extensive range of garden furniture that transforms the garden into an outdoor room and extension of the home, turning relaxation to al-fresco dining in seconds. Environmentally friendly, and prized for its strength, durability, and weathering characteristics in all climates, the Dorset range gives the ultimate comfort when entertaining, no matter your party size, available to seat a cosy twosome or sets to suit a family gathering.
Made from well-managed, sustainable sources and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, the Dorset furniture collection is highly popular due to its traditional feel. Available as a two-chair bistro set for an intimate set up in a smaller plot, and as a luxurious cushioned dining set, consisting of a garden table, bench and two chairs, the range is both comfortable and durable and will look perfect in both traditional and contemporary settings.
A timeless classic, Dorset is also available as a six-seater or four-seater dining set, perfect for alfresco entertaining with friends and family. The Dorset Benches or Rocking Chair will make a wonderful addition to any outdoor space, giving the opportunity to sit and enjoy the sunshine, whilst reading a book or winding down after a long day.
Fire pits have proven to be the must-have garden accessory and that is set to continue massively into next year as it allows people to enjoy their garden for longer. Garden parties outdoors can be extended for longer periods of time and often well into the evening as a fire pit adds warmth and light, creating a cosy ambience as the sun goes down.
Our Emberwood collection of fire pits and chimineas adds both rustic charm and sleek design, making it perfect for both modern and traditional properties and their outside space.
Where the outdoor footprint is small, chimeneas are the perfect answer for warmth and a comfortable glow. Bodmin, Camborne and Tavistock are traditional in style and are a great way to create a campfire vibe in your garden.
The outdoor fire pit and fireplace range has been designed with BBQ areas and entertaining in mind. The classic cast iron Glasto fire pit is available in three sizes to accommodate all settings from a small garden to large, and is based on a quintessential tripod design. Helston will add colour as it comes in a rustic aged metal finish and is designed to be noticed.
The jet black Lelant Fire Bowl with its sleek diamond design, is enhanced further once backlit by fire and is a welcome addition when entertaining in your garden long into the evening. Coombe and Instow allow more guests to gather around a focal point keeping warm on those chilly spring and summer evenings.
Boscastle and the Talland fire pits all have a mesh spark guard for safety, a log grate and poker. The ideal size for family barbecues in the summer or as a fire pit in the winter. They are both lightweight and offer excellent heat distribution.
If you plan to entertain large groups of people, then the Bude Fireplace will quickly become the hotspot in your backyard, with its classical design aimed at increasing the comfort whilst socialising at home. The Seaton fireplace mimics an indoor fireplace with its large and enclosed wood-burning area and is the ideal solution for outdoor heating and living.
Whether your idea of the perfect night is roasting marshmallows or snuggling fireside with a loved one, our fireplaces will bring your entire patio space together.