Furniture Ideas for Small Gardens

19th September 2018

Patio with chairs

Owners of small gardens have to be more cunning and choosier about their gardens. They
may opt for quirky or different garden designs. But they certainly have to be savvy when
including large items such as benches and seating. Here are some ideas for small garden

Decide what type of seating you need

Will you be reclining or dining? If you don’t plan to eat in your garden you can forgo a table
saving you valuable space. And maybe opt for just two larger, comfier seats if relaxing is your

Choose storable furniture

If space is tight but you still want to have friends over for dinner, choose storable furniture.
This gives you the flexibility to add more seating as you require without your patio being
cluttered when it’s just you. Folding chairs and tables can be stored in a shed, garage or
garden storage locker.

Make the furniture multi-functional

When space is a premium, every piece of small garden furniture needs to earn its space but
serving more than one purpose. Our suggestions are:

● Chairs that have drinks holders built it
● Tables with a shelf under the table top
● Chairs that can switch from dining to reclining
● Seating built into raised beds
● Benches that incorporate storage under the seat

Less is more

If in doubt, start with fewer more cunningly chosen pieces of furniture that you can add to at a
later date. A patio crammed full with a six-seat rattan sofa set (well, it was on sale) stops
being a usable or relaxing space. And that defeats the point of having a patio in the first

Leicestershire Paving Company can create the perfect entertaining space for you. Our skill
means that you’ll have a great space that’s just right for you and your garden. Call us today
to book an appointment with our designers.

Barry Randall

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Barry Randall

Barry Randall is the Managing Director at Leicestershire Paving Company. He’s been active in the landscaping industry for over 20 years, developing a reputation for outstanding quality and efficient management of garden transformations. He’s worked on some extremely large commercial sites and some incredible domestic garden transformations, even finding time to offer services to DIY SOS on the BBC and Richard Hammonds Secret Service on ITV.

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