Best Garden Benches: Top seats made of wood, metal and rattan

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Making the most of your outdoor space has become a staple for many homeowners. And some of the best outdoor benches offer the perfect spot to soak up the sun without taking up too much valuable space.

Whether you have a small patio, a pretty balcony, or just want to create a spot in your garden where you can relax and unwind, an outdoor bench is a great option.

Outdoor benches have remained a popular option in the garden seating space, closely followed by the viral egg chair as well as the day bed for outdoor lounging. Soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand and make the most of the British summer.

From Scandinavian string benches and modern industrial styles to sumptuous sofa benches and egg benches, we’ve rounded up a variety of our favorite outdoor benches below. All you have to do is sit back and relax…

Here’s our pick of the best lounge-worthy garden benches.

Habitat Kora two-seater egg bench

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Take outdoor lounging to a luxurious new level with this on-trend egg bench. It can accommodate two people and is the ideal place for a romantic tête-à-tête or a chat with friends.

It’s also a stylish place to kick back and enjoy a good book. The cocooning shape is calm and inviting and comes with a seat pad and two pillows for extra comfort.

Sunflower yellow metal garden bench

Rockett St George

Garden without sunbeams? Don’t panic, every day will be a sunny day with this beautiful bright yellow metal garden bench.

The retro art deco style enhances your outdoor concept and the mood-enhancing color palette brings joy to any cup or sundowner enjoyed al fresco.

Vintage vibes… that’s what we’re here for.

Addisyn steel bench

Wayfair

Perfectly proportioned for a small balcony or patio, this bijou bench offers a modern looking place to sit while enjoying the morning sun with a cup of coffee.

Constructed from heavy-duty, weather-resistant steel, it’s more comfortable than it looks and built to last. Put on the kettle, grab the papers and drop.

Daquan Tioman wooden plant bench

Wayfair

You don’t have to be Charlie Dimmock to add some greenery to your garden because this wooden planter bench makes it easy. The bench is made from wood that has been treated with weatherproof teak oil and is supported on either side by a planter box in which you can easily place your favorite leafy greens.

Place it in a calming, quiet spot in the garden or on the balcony where the five of you can relax.

Wooden slatted bench

Studio

Proof that you don’t need to break the budget for a stylish addition to your outdoor retreat? This chic wooden slatted bench from Studio.

The steel frame is weatherproof, while the wood is treated to withstand the elements. The style would suit any room and we would style it with a printed outdoor rug and a large planter. The perfect perch for two.

Richmond Bank

garden trade

Add a pop of color to your outdoor paradise with this deep red steel garden bench. Not only will the bold and bright hue enhance your outdoor decorating style, but the powder-coated steel will last for years.

There’s also a matching bistro set and tray table if you fancy a full set or need something for a larger gathering.

Habitat Nordic Spring two-seater garden bench

habitat

Bring a bit of understated Scandi style to your garden with a chic and affordable string bench. The timeless style is kept in a modern shade of gray and blends perfectly into any outdoor area.

Want more than one but not take up too much space? The benches are stackable so you can easily store them away when not in use. Add a pillow and a cocktail and you’ll be in summer heaven.

Zuiver vondel small garden bench

cuckoo egg

For seamless contemporary style, look no further than Cuckooland’s Zuiver outdoor bench. The aluminum frame is built to withstand the unpredictable British weather and the slats are wipeable for easy maintenance.

Ideal for perches on the patio or combine with the matching dining table and chairs for a complete set.

Dobbie’s Elegant Wooden Bench

dobbys

Modern rustic style meets industrial style in this wood and metal bench with a comfortable backrest and slim frame. Its minimalist aesthetic means it will blend seamlessly into any garden or patio.

Just add blankets and pillows to create a comfortably elegant retreat from everyday stress.

Apolima bench in rattan look

B&Q

The organic, earthy trend is here to stay, making this affordable rattan effect outdoor bench a really smart buy. The wicker piece features seductive curves and a comfortable cushion to provide a welcoming and calming place to soak up the sun and get some fresh air.

Buy it individually as a standalone piece or combine with the matching egg chair and an armchair – for the ultimate entertaining area.

Kendal Gray Two Seater Outdoor Sofa Bench

Danetti

If you want to combine grandeur and sophistication, a sofa bench is for you. Ideal when you don’t have the space for a full sectional sofa but still want the comfort of a fully upholstered piece, this sleek gray sofa bench is both contemporary and lounge-worthy.

It has water-repellent cushions, practical armrests and floor protectors. If you have a large garden there is a whole set to invest in – a luxurious addition to your outdoor space.

Swansea Tree Bank

Fashionable living

Looking for something different? This tree bench is the answer. It’s a great space saver and a pretty, decorative touch. It is a refined piece that will allow you to enjoy the tranquility and refuge that the garden offers without taking up too much square footage.

Crafted from solid iron with a distressed white lacquered finish, it will also add a vintage vibe to your outdoor space. Grab a friend, go outside and fix the world.

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