This garden furniture trend championing small spaces is what your garden has been waiting for

Contrary to popular belief, a small garden doesn't have to be a weakness

Habitat Indu 4 Seater Metal Patio Set
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Not been blessed with lots of outdoor space? Lucky for you, there's a garden furniture trend our editor swears by that instantly makes a space feel bigger.

Contrary to popular belief, a small garden doesn't have to be a weakness. Just because you're pushed for space doesn't mean that you can't enjoy all the components of style, form, and function – in fact, there's a certain garden trend we've spotted that actually thrives in smaller spaces.

There's no better time than now to brush up on your garden ideas, whether you're focusing on your patio ideas or are sprucing up a dated outdoor living room with new pieces of the best garden furniture on the market, doing so ahead of the summer will have you thanking yourself for it later on.

Habitat Indu 4 Seater Metal Patio Set

(Image credit: Habitat)

'Finding the best garden furniture for small outdoor spaces can sometimes be tricky as you don't want to overwhelm the space,' warns Ideal Home's Decor Editor, Amy Lockwood.

Following suit, Rachael Fell, head of buying for furniture at Habitat adds: 'Small outdoor spaces are a reality for many but this doesn’t mean we have to compromise on style and comfort.'

So, what kind of styles and silhouettes should we be looking out for when buying furniture for a small outdoor space?

garden decking with palm tree and metal furniture

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Linear modern garden furniture trend

'Linear furniture designs with a minimal profile are ideal for compact outdoor areas,' says Rachael Fell at Habitat.

'The open lines of rope and rattan designs give the illusion of more space as the surrounding scene is visible through it. Look out for foldable and stackable styles to really maximise on space.'

garden bar stools with high table, rattan style, yellow throw, starburst mirror on wall

(Image credit: Habitat)

Ideal Home's Amy Lockwood agrees: 'This contemporary rattan style is the perfect solution because it's visually 'lightweight' so doesn't add bulk, and because the open weave is 'see-through' it means your eye can travel through the furniture to the perimeter of your garden, patio, or balcony, which gives the illusion of the space feeling larger.'

We've seen this modern linear garden furniture trend take some of our favourite brands by storm, and it's safe to say that this style of garden furniture is also a favourite of many shoppers sprucing up their outdoor space.

We're sure to see more of this furniture style champion smaller gardens, patios, and even balconies forthcome the summertime when everyone's out to enjoy the sunshine.

Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.