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How to choose the perfect outdoor furniture

When summer arrives, it's time to head outside, breathe in the fresh air and be inspired by the great outdoors. Our exterior design experts have plenty of good advice on how to turn your garden or terrace into an inviting summer retreat!

Creating a stylish and sociable outdoor living and dining room

You want to enjoy your time outdoors, so it's vital to choose the right furniture and set it out well. A good idea is to create two separate areas: one for enjoying a drink in the afternoon or early evening and one for family meals and dinner parties. Your outdoor living room furniture will complement your dining table, allowing you to move freely between your daytime and evening areas.

What furniture should I choose?

Before you and your guests sit down at your table, think about how you might enjoy a relaxing drink in your comfortable, spacious outdoor living room first. For this area you'll need an elegant combination of coffee tables and seating, preferably a mix of sofas and armchairs. If you have plenty of space for your outdoor dining area, choose a large rectangular table. It's the most sociable way to gather all your guests around you and ensure a successful evening!

The secret to a good outdoor set-up

The key to choosing the right garden furniture is to think about how you use your outdoor space. Do you like to spend time in the garden when you're not eating, for example? Do you need somewhere to read in the shade, or an outdoor living room where you can sit with your guests and enjoy a lemonade on a sunny afternoon? Think about how to set out what you need in the space you have, while leaving enough room to move around freely. Last but not least, make sure you choose durable furniture made from high-quality, weather-resistant materials. Timeless colours are best, so you can keep your furniture for as long as possible.

"When you're choosing an outdoor table or armchair, make sure it's made from UV-resistant materials so it doesn't fade. And the cushions on your chairs need to be water-repellent, so they don't get damp."
Jean-Pierre, #GautierTeam expert

Escape outdoors with our EVASION furniture collection:

  • S, M and L dining tables: different sizes available to suit all outdoor areas;

  • Square and rectangular coffee tables to easily create sociable spaces;

  • Dining chairs, carver chairs and armchairs: all our outdoor furniture is UV-resistant and water-repellent. Our SUNBRELLA fabrics ensure maximum durability.

Our EVASION collection has an added plus: the elegance of its finishes. And our furniture works equally well outdoors and indoors. For example, our tables and chairs are an elegant way to furnish your pergola or verandah. 

If you enjoy relaxing outdoors with friends and family in your free time and you're looking for a practical, elegant and comfortable outdoor furniture solution, look no further! Feel free to talk to our in-store consultants about how to create your own perfect outdoor space.

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