Fresh With A Touch Of Cozy – The Garden Bench

When you’re sitting in the garden, relaxing, somehow a chair or a daybed just don’t seem quite right. Something else would be better out here. The garden bench is the choice you’re looking for. Simple, casual and versatile, the garden bench can come in a variety of forms and can have a multitude of interesting designs.

Firepit coffee table for gardenView in gallery
Most often, garden benches are accompanied by fire pits or outdoor fireplaces
Large bench around the firepitView in gallery
They are complemented by chairs when extra seating is needed
Pond behind the benchView in gallery
A lot of designs are envisioned as extensions or parts of hybrid combinations
Small contemporary bench for gardenView in gallery
Sometimes a garden bench is supported by planters on either side
White contemporary bench with woodView in gallery
Other times it’s conceived as a sectional that extends from a garden bed or planter
Bench shelf for gardenView in gallery
Usually organic shapes and lines are preferred because they let the bench blend in
Residential green pillows for outdoor benchView in gallery
And when the shape doesn’t do it, the colors and materials take over that task

Some garden benches are basic and nothing more than just a simple, classic bench placed in a garden. Others are more complex, with designs inspired by nature as to better integrate in their settings, featuring irregular shapes and made of materials that let them blend in easily. In other cases, the garden bench is merely an extension or an accessory added to other features that naturally belong these such as planters or fountains.

Modern wood bench for gardenView in gallery
Sometimes a simple, wooden bench is just what a small garden needs
Curved shaped garden benchView in gallery
Other times something a bit more complex and colorful is needed
Concrete garden benchView in gallery
Usually the goal is to make the bench look as if it belongs there
Wood bench garden l shapedView in gallery
In contemporary gardens, simple, clean lines are preferred
Contemporary modern garden benchView in gallery
It’s also popular in these cases to combine contrasting materials, colors and textures
You dont have garden create a patioView in gallery
And when you don’t have a garden, you can create your own on the patio
Boulder rocks benchView in gallery
And that is done through a clever choice of materials such as stone or wood
Wood log bench rustic design for backyardView in gallery
It’s even possible to have a bench carved out from a large tree trunk

The main goal is almost always to have garden furniture that has as little impact on the landscape as possible. And since the garden bench is a primary element, designers have come up with all sorts of clever solutions over the years.

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