The 'quiet luxury' garden buys our editors swear by for designer style on a budget

Spruce up your outdoor space with these garden essentials

White paved path with outdoor armchair and firepit below a fern palm tree
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Quiet luxury is the new trend that's admittedly everywhere right now. Classified as an interior style focused on investing in quality pieces that are timeless, classy, and expensive-looking.

Following the surge of interest in this premium trend, we asked the Ideal Home team to share their pick of the best quiet luxury homeware brands to shop to make their homes look expensive (even if the price tag, in reality, says otherwise).

This time, we're taking the home decor trend outside to our gardens as we give you the lowdown on the best garden furniture and decor pieces to give your outdoor space that 'old-money' feeling.

White paved path with outdoor armchair and firepit below a fern palm tree

(Image credit: Future PLC)

Outdoor dining area on patio paving

(Image credit: Future PLC)

What is quiet luxury?

Quiet luxury is a trend that was birthed in the world of fashion that essentially emphasises timeless, well-made, muted staples that aren't too flashy or loud. Furniture pieces and decor look undeniably expensive, without being covered in brands or logos.

There are a couple of ways to emulate the look of a designer-style garden without it having to cost an arm and a leg – and our editors have the inside scoop of their favourite brands to shop to achieve just that.

Outdoor garden patio with dining set looking into home

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6 'quiet luxury' garden buys our editors swear by

If you've been putting off sprucing up your outdoor living room ideas or are simply in need of some inspiration for an outdoor living space, consider this the perfect time to start browsing again ahead of the summertime.

1. M&S

If you're after an addition to a small garden idea, our Deputy Digital Editor, Rebecca Knight, loves the little potted trees from M&S.

Bay tree in bag on front doorstep

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'I'm obsessed with small potted trees such as olive and bay trees for giving that quiet luxury look. Since I only have a windowsill at the moment, I've had to opt for a tiny lavender tree, but when I finally get a garden I'm planning to snag one of the £40 versions from M&S.'

2. Habitat

Habitat has long been the place to go if you're after dupes of designer pieces at prices that can't be beaten. Our editors are obsessed with the Habitat Teka garden chair, along with many other outdoor furniture pieces available on their website.

Habitat Milton 2 Seater Fibrestone Garden Bistro Set

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Heather Young, Ideal Home's Editor in Chief says: 'This garden bistro set from Habitat is on my current wish list - it's got a high-end designer look that mimics the textural appeal of concrete, but at a much more pocket-friendly price point.'

3. La Redoute

Our Decor Editor, Amy Lockwood, says: 'La Redoute is great for affordable garden furniture and outdoor accessories. I love this outdoor lantern that looks far more designer than its price tag suggests.'

Outdoor garden furniture set outdoors

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Lighting plays an important part to your outdoor space, especially if you expect to host garden parties and gatherings that could go on into the evening.


IKEA has long been a go-to for all things homes and gardens, so it's no surprise that their classics are staples for creating a luxe vibe to your outdoor space.

CURRYBLAD Plant pot, outdoor terracotta

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'I was inspired by a visit to Sarah Raven's garden and her huge planters filled with flowers,' says our Editor, Andrea Childs. 'Large pots can be super expensive but Ikea has a terracotta version that's almost 40cm wide and only £17.'

5. Ruggable

Our Editor in Chief, Heather Young says: 'I love an outdoor rug to elevate a patio or deck – it'll add texture and softness underfoot plus it's a great way to introduce colour and warmth to a garden space.'

'Ruggable is my go-to for a hard-to-beat range of designs, and the best thing about them is that they're machine-washable so you can keep them looking their best.'

Outdoor Panama Jade Rug in outdoor conservatory space

(Image credit: Ruggable)

'I'm a big fan of all things checkerboard right now, and I love the subdued tones of the Checkerboard Soft Black Re-Jute Rug.'

6. Anthropologie

Our Content Editor, Kayleigh Dray, says: 'I’m a big fan of Anthropologie’s bold and beautiful designs – and this hardworking indoor/outdoor side table is no exception.' 

Mabel Indoor/Outdoor Side Table

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

'I’m in the middle of a patio makeover at the moment, but when I’m done, I’ll be serving my drinks in serious style.'

Giving your garden a little 'quiet luxury' makeover might just be what it needs to make your outdoor space look a little more luxe so it'll be garden party ready for when summer finally creeps in.

Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is a Junior Writer at Ideal Home. She's always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham where her love for journalism blossomed following her internship at ArchDaily. Now focused on home tech, Jullia works on writing features and explainers to help people make the most of their home appliance investments. When she isn't writing, she loves exploring the city, coffee shop hopping, and losing hours to a cosy game.