With the right set up, you can dine outdoors in style throughout the year, giving you an alfresco venue that’s hard to beat.
Keep it comfortable
As with anything, comfort is key! Whether your goal is a space geared up for formal dining or a more relaxed and flexible arrangement, you want guests sitting pretty and raving about your comfy seating. Take your pick from modular sofa sets, complete with sumptuous Olefin® cushions filled with premium foam, or ergonomic Opal carver chairs made from tactile rope that offer superior support for long evenings chatting round the table. We even have position chairs with supple Weather-Net® backs and padded headrests in our Panama Dark collection that allow guests to recline when they want to kick back and relax after a leisurely lunch.
Of course, it’s not just about the construction, it’s also about the comfort of convenience. Height-adjustable tables means guests don’t have to leave their seat when you want to transition from drinks to dinner, or vice versa. A simple ‘lift and twist’ motion lets you switch between coffee table and dining table height for truly versatile hosting. Meanwhile, this clever corner chair side table in the Aruba collection allows you to add in an extra seat if joined by an unexpected guest or swap out a spare seat to create extra table space for drinks or nibbles. Handy side tables in the Topaz collection are another bonus, enhancing your entertaining experience.
Keep it kitted out
Take it up another notch by embracing the latest trend for outdoor kitchens. As people lust after elaborate barbecues with all the mod cons, pizza ovens and even outdoor bars, there is a huge appetite for alfresco set ups that boast all the luxuries of indoor dining but with a better view. The gorgeous Panama Dark outdoor kitchen makes cooking outdoors a breeze thanks to its sink, storage cupboard and shelf, worktop for food prep, and hooks to help keep cooking accessories handy. The sleek, contemporary design with matt black frames and wood-effect touches mean it make a stylish addition to any outdoor space, whilst the use of maintenance-free materials like rust-free aluminium and Weather-Net® make caring for this kitchen a dream.
In the Amber collection, you’ll find another striking outdoor kitchen in powder-coated dark grey aluminium with FSC® teak worktop, spacious storage shelf and stainless steel sink, which is easily connected to a water supply. You’ll wonder how you ever entertained outside before!
Keep it dry
The perfect way to ensure an all-weather dining set up is to make sure you have protection from the searing summer sun or classic British downpour. Sail shades or parasols can be a handy addition to keep the sun off and provide some protection from light rain but, if you’re after something that can truly keep the wet weather at bay or stop blustery winds spoiling the day, a pergola is just the ticket.
The adjustable louvred roof allows you to let in the optimum amount of sunlight for atmosphere or close completely to keep rain out. With the option of pull-down screens or louvred side panels, you can keep air circulating freely but keep the rain out and, with slats shut on the louvred panels, keep the wind out, making for a cosy space even in colder temperatures.
Keep it low maintenance
With all this extra time you’re going to be spending showing off and enjoying your alfresco area, the last thing you want is a lot of work to keep furniture and outdoor accessories looking their best. We don’t want that for you either, which is why we use innovative, durable materials to create low maintenance and maintenance-free ranges that will enhance your home and garden.
Collections feature robust, rust-free aluminium, layered in our unique Duracoat® coating, game-changing Weather-Net® technology, handwoven super-strong Petan® faux rattan, and groundbreaking recycled plastics – all of which offer extreme weather resistance, outstanding colour fastness and are 100% maintenance free. And that’s just a handful of the incredible materials we use to deliver top-performing pieces. Even soft furnishings are made of tough stuff and are extremely easy for care for. Beautiful linen-look Olefin® cushions are fast drying, have excellent durability in all climates and are resistant to abrasions, stains, sunlight, fire and chemicals.
Keep it sustainable
Another way to bring you’re A-game when it comes to outdoor entertaining is to think about the impact your space has on the planet. Nothing should be more on trend right now than helping to make a difference to the world we live in. And, trust us when we say that anything with an original and special story is bound to get guests talking, particularly if it makes a style statement at the same time!
Picture the showstopping Nassau collection, in its stunning array of colours, bringing modern Scandi chic to your dining experience. Team that with the incredible stories behind the innovative recycled materials used to make the range and you have a set of furniture that will truly elevate any space. Nassau is available in DuraOcean®, which utilises recycled marine plastic from the maritime industry, including ropes and fishing nets, or Social Plastic®, a unique recycled material that tackles the plastic waste crisis and poverty simultaneously, with local collectors exchanging waste plastic for premiums that pay for family necessities and help improve their standard of living.
Designing stylish, long-lasting furniture that people will enjoy for years is always going to be important to us at LifestyleGarden® but sustainability is very much at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to do business the right way, ensuring that raw materials are sourced responsibly, our operations minimise waste and the beautiful furniture we produce can be recycled at the end of its life or utilises recycled content as much as possible.