Come rain or shine, (well ok mostly rain), here in the UK we are very much ALL about the weather. Whilst we may not have had the best of summers so far, I, like most of the population, live in hope that maybe, just maybe, we’ll get an Indian summer once the kids are back at school. So with that in mind and the fact that our outdoor spaces are very much an extension of our homes, I thought we’d look at furniture today that can be utilised indoors and outside. The choice is yours….
10 Of The Best Versatile Outdoor-Indoor Furniture Pieces
Thanks to today’s technology and innovative materials, furniture design has come on leaps and bounds. When furniture can look as good in your living spaces as it does on your patio, you know you’re on to a winner. Ready to discover some brilliant versatile pieces?…….
INDOOR OUTDOOR GREY STRING CHAIR
Cox and Cox have produced this beautiful cocooning string chair inspired by 1950’s Acapulco chairs. Made from a high-quality durable plastic enveloping a strong metal frame it’s been designed with comfort in mind with its organic shape and high back. Priced at £109, there’s also a bench available in the collection too.
LUMPA GARDEN NEST OF TABLES
Of course, you’re going to need a coffee table for putting your drinks on whilst you take in the sunshine and these nest of tables designed by Lumpa would look just at home in your living room as they would outdoors. You could even split them up and place one indoors and one outside permanently, which is kind of win, win for your home, garden and pocket. Available in five colour ways to suit your decor. Price: £110
KETER KNIT LARGE OTTOMAN POOF POD
I’m loving this versatile seating pod with its knit inspired textured surface. It’s made from durable resin that’s easy to maintain and UV protected. An easily transportable piece that can help with additional guests. Affordable too at £34.99 so it’s sure to brighten up your homes and gardens. There are other pieces available from this range such as a coffee table and planters.
JOHN LEWIS CROFT COLLECTION – ISLAY ROCKING CHAIR
I’ve fond memories of curling up as a child in mothers rocking chair growing up. There’s something soothing and restful about rocking back and forth with a good book. I have to say, I”ve completely fallen in love with this Islay rocking chair. From its smooth natural eucalyptus wooden frame to its contrasting textural fisherman’s rope seating edge. Completely weather resistant, it will keep away those insects too. Naturally occurring oils from the eucalyptus contain insect repelling properties so you won’t get bitten whilst savouring the evening sun. It comes with water-resistant cushions and there’s a footstool in this collection. You may decide to keep it indoors, it looks that good! Priced at £399, it’s a durable well-made piece that you’ll cherish for years to come.
BYRON INDOOR-OUTDOOR BENCH
How cool is this Byron bench from Rowen and Wren? Its simple clean lines make it easy to incorporate inside, maybe in a kitchen or hallway and would look equally fab on your patio too. Beautifully hand crafted from sustainably sourced teak, it’s a timeless design that would offer extra seating solutions inside and out. Price: £682
INDOOR OUTDOOR HANGING CHAIR
If the Islay rocking chair didn’t appeal to you, this indoor outdoor hanging egg chair might just hit the spot. It’s made from durable materials to make it look like rattan and is on trend in a delicate grey colour.
You also get your money’s worth with this versatile chair as it comes with a stand for a non-hanging chair as well so two looks for the price of one and is supplied with arm styled cushion and headrest for your comfort. Priced at £350
MARBLE AND METAL OUTDOOR ROUND COFFEE TABLE
If you’re feeling the love for all things marble, this modern coffee table might work for you. The circular table top has been cut from a slab of natural marble and sits on legs with a geometric, pentagonal shape. As well as being on trend, Marble is a hard-wearing material which this makes it perfect for a garden. Price: £249
TINE K BAMBOO SOFA
Maybe you’re looking for an eco-friendly option. Whether it be indoors or outside, you really can’t beat bamboo. Naturally, water-resistant and extremely strong. This timeless bamboo sofa from Tink K Home would look good inside or out and has a choice of three different coloured seating cushions. Price: £795
ANORA STRING SIDE TABLE
The Anora String Furniture collection from Graham and Green offers you this little beauty of a side table. It’s perfect for those of you with smaller spaces and is available in two colour ways monochromatic black and white or on trend pastel pink. The use of materials and how they are layered make it an interesting piece and it’s on sale at the time of writing this post for £52.
ANORA STRING BENCH
It was only right to include the Anora String Bench to go with the side table above as they compliment each other beautifully. If you’ve been struggling to get your OH to introduce pink indoors, this bench may be the compromise you’ve been looking for. You could always smuggle it inside once the summers over and done with (winks). On sale at £146.50 at the time of writing.
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