Garden Benches to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

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Garden bench of natural wood blends into the landscape
Garden bench of natural wood blends into the landscape (lushome)

If you enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors to take advantage of your hard work, a garden bench is the perfect addition for you.  Understated or grand, do-it-yourself or purchased, garden benches are a simple way to add charm and functionality to your garden space.

This bench is perfect for nestling into the garden
This bench is perfect for nestling into the garden (thefind.net)
Nature-inspired wrought iron bench
Nature-inspired wrought iron bench (trenduk.org)
A charming bench for the cottage garden
A charming bench for the cottage garden (kobieta-majsterkujaca.pl)
The classic Lutyens bench
The classic Lutyens bench (lutyens-bench-waitrosegarden)

Depending on your garden style, choose a bench that accents the space just as you would for your interiors.  If you style your backyard reminiscent of a Japanese garden, a simple stone or wood bench would blend in nicely.

Stone and wood bench is a simple accent for the garden
Stone and wood bench is a simple accent for the garden (garden-photos.com)
A simple wood bench is a good piece for the Japanese garden
A simple wood bench is a good piece for the Japanese garden (aboyandhisbike)

For a more formal style, a traditional wrought iron bench is ideal as is the classic Lutyens bench.

A beautiful traditional wrought iron bench
A beautiful traditional wrought iron bench (Plowhearth)
A classic white wrought iron bench
A classic white wrought iron bench (oldhouseonline)
A lovely traditional bench
A lovely traditional bench (hayesgardenworld.co.uk)
The traditional Lutyens bench
The traditional Lutyens bench (lutynes-bench-gardenbenches)

For more contemporary style, choose a design that expresses a unique modern vibe.

A modern garden bench
A modern garden bench (buy-99)

For the cottage or country garden, a repurposed bench made from old chairs, doors or a bed add a cozy ambiance to the backyard.

A charming bench made from a repurposed bed frame
A charming bench made from a repurposed bed frame (Houzz)
A wonderful bench custom-made from wood pallets
A wonderful bench custom-made from wood pallets (Pinterest)
Repurposed chairs make a unique bench
Repurposed chairs make a unique bench (inhabitat)

For those that prefer something entirely unique and very organic, there are wonderful choices to be had by local artisans all over the world.

A beautiful organic-inspired garden bench
A beautiful organic-inspired garden bench (dreamfundesign)
A wagon wheel garden bench
A wagon wheel garden bench (itugarden)

Curved garden benches can be placed around a tree to make a charming garden centerpiece.

Curved garden bench surrounds a tree
Curved garden bench surrounds a tree (goodhomedesign)
A wrought-iron circular bench fits perfectly next to this tree
A wrought-iron circular bench fits perfectly next to this tree (outdoorpatiosets)

Form a seating area with several benches around a fire pit for nighttime enjoyment.

A great spot for entertaining and relaxing
A great spot for entertaining and relaxing (thegreatestgarden)

Paint a bench with a creative pattern in bright colors to accent the garden.

A custom painted bench is the perfect piece to accent the garden
A custom painted bench is the perfect piece to accent the garden (homedecorationclub.blogspot)

Build a pergola to surround a bench for a garden getaway.

The perfect little garden haven
The perfect little garden haven (uk-gardens.co.uk)

Garden benches enhance your outdoor space and allow you to create hideaways, resting places and garden seating areas.  With the variety of styles available, along with numerous options to create your own, garden benches are a simple way to add character and beauty to any outdoor landscape.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I really liked your post! My husband and I are in the process of landscaping our yard, and after reading your post, I think that I’m going to find a way to incorporate a garden bench into the design. I’ve actually always loved the idea of having a stone bench in my yard! I think that benches, no matter the material, are not only a good place to sit and relax on a summer night, but a conversation starter as well! Thank you for your wonderful post!

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