Outdoor benches are really versatile. They’re great for decks, patios, gardens and so on and they come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Some are very basic and simple and some include extra features such as built-in storage or some sort of design addition. Given all these different options, there really is something for everyone. We hope you’ll be able to find your own favorite outdoor bench among all the models that we’re about to share with you below.
The Ayan garden bench has a simple and classic design. It’s crafted from eucalyptus wood, an eco-friendly type of wood sustainably sourced from managed forests. The bench durable and sturdy while maintaining a slender appearance. It’s naturally weather-resistant thanks to the materials used and has a finish which protects it against moisture, UV rays, rot and decay. The slatted design visible on the seat and backrest give the bench a classic and elegant look.
Another really beautiful idea is to have a cast iron bench in the garden. It fits in perfectly and adds a bohemian vibe to the entire space around it. The Pruden bench is wonderful and also really great for front porches and entryways because of the lovely “welcome” design on its backrest. It has four legs that curve ever so slightly and a slender yet super sturdy frame made from steel with a neutral black finish. This bench is ideal for outdoor spaces, being weather-resistant and able to withstand UV rays.
Wooden benches are charming in their own ways and come in a variety of very interesting styles. One particularly elegant example is the Tillie bench which has a double backrest reminiscent of the classic and timeless Adirondack chair. You can get it in a variety of different finishes including this white version which is very versatile. There’s also the option to get it unfinished and to stain or to paint it however you want. The dimensions of this bench are 37” H x 49.5” W x 31.5” D.
The Alvah bench is a great option if you want something simple with a design that doesn’t stand out. This model has a timeless appeal. It’s very simple and lacks any unnecessary elements, being focused on providing a sturdy and durable frame which can be complemented with cushions and pillows for added comfort if desired. It has a slatted seat and a matching backrest, curved armrests and four slender legs.
Not all outdoor benches are as basic and simple as the one we mentioned so far. There are also models that are slightly more quirky and complex, like the Ameline bench for example. This is actually a multifunctional piece of furniture which can be used as a garden bench but also as a sunbed or lounger. The conversion is quick and easy thanks to the adjustable sides. The back and seat cushions are removable and very comfortable and also have removable covers. This piece is made of acacia wood and has a weather-resistant finish.
A combination of metal and hardwood gives this patio bench an old-school, vintage-inspired look. The Atkins bench is similar to what you might find in certain outdoor parks which gives it a familiar look. It measures 30” H x 50” W x 20.5” D and it’s versatile, being able to look right at home in small spaces. The arched back has an undulating shape and featured scrolling accents and cut-outs in the metal which emphasize the classic and elegant nature of the bench.
This picnic bench takes simplicity to a new level. It lacks a backrest and follows a very rudimentary shape but its design is actually quite refined and stylish. The seat is thick and sturdy and is made of slatted acacia wood. The rest of the frame consists of four hairpin metal legs which combined with the overall simplicity of the lines gives the bench a modern look. Although it’s weather-resistant and perfectly suited for patios, decks and other outdoor spaces, this bench is also excellent for entryways, bedrooms and other indoor areas.
Here’s another picnic bench, showcasing a simple and versatile design but in a slightly different form compared to the model mentioned earlier. The Tim bench is made from acacia wood and has a rectangular seat with a slatted surface. It’s supported by four straight legs also made of wood which emphasizes the simplicity and versatility of this design. It’s the type of bench that can fit beautifully in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, in rustic, traditional and modern environments.
There are also outdoor benches with designs that stand out more, are more sculptural and more modern in nature. A perfect example is the Degraw bench which comes in lots and lots of different colors and finishes. It’s a nice option for entryways, decks, porches, patios and gardens thanks to its versatile and weather-resistant design. The bench is made of pine wood with stainless steel hardware. The defining characteristic of its design are the triangular legs which give it an architectural allure.
The Franko Sumner picnic table has a modern design with bohemian influences. Unlike all the other models mentioned previously, it has an oval seat with white rope weaving for a textured look. The design as a whole is very clean and simple. The bench is made of teak wood and has a weathered gray finish which goes beautifully with the white seat. This is a bench designed to be kept indoors or in covered outdoor spaces and is not meant to be left outside exposed to the elements.
You can surely notice many similarities between the Darende bench featured here and one of the benches mentioned earlier. They have similar designs and shapes, featuring rectangular seats and triangular bases with a clean and architectural aesthetic. This base design is stronger and more resilient than that of traditional four-legged benches. Furthermore, the inverted pyramids also give it a cool and eye-catching look in tone with its modern aesthetic.
The Boganville bench is quite quirky. It has a rectangular slatted seat and four slightly angled legs which get narrower towards the top and the bottom and extends upwards to provide support for the backrest. The bench is handcrafted out of wood and has a distressed finish for a rustic-inspired look. The collection also includes matching chairs and tables in case you want to set up an outdoor picnic area or a casual dining space.
Not a fan of wooden benches? If you prefer a more contemporary design, we suggest checking out the David picnic bench which is made from a combination of metal and concrete, two powerful and striking materials often used in contemporary and industrial interior design. This bench is perfectly suited for outdoor use throughout the year, being able to withstand heavy rainfall, winter cold and exposure to the elements. It has an acrylic sealed finish applied to the concrete seat which makes it stain-resistant.
This time metal is used in combination with reclaimed wood and the result is a very beautiful and very interesting design. The Plow and Hearth garden bench has a simple and sculptural design which render it perfect for modern and contemporary areas. The seat is made of wood that’s been salvaged and can be more than 100 years old. It’s dense and durable and can definitely stand the test of time. The seat is complemented by a simple iron frame with natural distressing marks and a bronze finish for a subtle rustic look.
The Myler outdoor bench follows a rather simple and basic design but is also fitted with a few unique details. One of them is the curved seat which gives the bench an ergonomic design and allows it to be extra comfortable even for long periods of time. The bench is made of Shorea wood which naturally resistant to rot as well as dense and able to withstand all weather conditions. The cushion is perfectly fitted for the seat and it’s resistant to mold and mildew so you can leave it outside most of the time without consequences.
Some outdoor benches, this one included, also provide storage for things like cushions, blankets and other items that you usually keep on the porch and need storage during the night or when you’re not using them. The Brisbane garden bench is made of acacia wood which has a beautiful natural color. It’s sealed with a weather-resistant finish, it has a slatted backrest and armrests that curve gently for added comfort. The four straight legs elevate the bench and give it a more lightweight appearance. The seat doubles as a lid for the built-in storage module which is very similar to a traditional deck box.
If you’re in search for an outdoor bench that can look natural in your garden, consider one made of stone. It’s a beautiful material which can fit seamlessly and naturally into a garden. The Anaya bench is special for a variety of other reasons too, most notably its sculptural design. It has a simple flat seat and a base made of stacked stone pieces that create a wavy pattern. Although this is a very sturdy and durable bench, it requires special case during winter to avoid damage caused by snow or freezing water.
There are also contexts where a lightweight and slender outdoor bench would be absolutely perfect. The Lemire garden bench is a magnificent piece, featuring a design with rustic and Victorian influences. It’s very elegant and it’s made of iron with a distressed finish. It has intricate armrests that curve and are detailed with beautiful scrolling accents and it infused the entire space around it with a bohemian ambiance.
If it’s functionality and convenience that you’re after, consider a plastic bench for areas like your deck or your garden. There are many designs that look exquisite. The Trigg bench is very simple and has a modern overall design. It’s long and narrow, with a slatted seat, A-frame legs and a black finish. It’s also lightweight, easy to clean, weather-resistant and it has a finish which mimics the look of natural wood. You can also get this bench in many other colors.
Speaking of slender and outdoor benches with simple designs, there’s another lovely design that we’d like to show you. The Polito bench is crafted from sustainable acacia wood and has a very versatile look. The wooden seat is rectangular in shape with clean and straight edges and is supported by a contrasting X-shaped base with a central connecting rod. It’s lightweight, elegant and perfectly suited for patios, gardens and outdoor picnic settings. For increased comfort you can add a seat cushion.