April 26, 2021

Garden furniture trends for this summer

white rattan sofas - garden party furniture for hire

Being in the event furniture hire business, of course we are always keen to keep on top of outdoor furniture trends. Garden furniture itself is obviously not completely reinvented every year, but there are always new developments and ideas to inspire. In this feature, we check out five of the the top trends for your garden events for Summer 2021. And of course, we will show you how to achieve these looks for your events….with some garden party furniture hire from Rio Lounge!

1. The “inside-out” house/garden blend

garden party furniture hire - white rattan sofasWe reported on this emerging trend back at the start of 2020.  However, it shows no sign of going away any time soon.  Blurring the boundaries between house and garden, this concept is likely to stick around this year…..mainly due to the amount of time people are spending at home in the wake of the pandemic. Create a gorgeous extension to your indoor living room in your back garden using our outdoor sofas, lanterns, plants, outdoor rugs and patio heaters. 

2. Embracing bold colours

bright coloured cushions for hire outdoor furnitureBold colours are set to be a top outdoor furniture trend, but we realise not everyone wants to go full-on neon with their furniture choices.  Luckily it’s possible to give a nod to this trend in an easy and inexpensive way by hiring some of our bright scatter cushions and/or club ottomans to bring some pops of bold colour to your event.

3. Clean lines and cool shapes 

white rattan furniture hire outdoorsThe trend for clean lines in garden furniture does not have to mean boring. Combining angles and curves will create a real talking point for your event.  Check out this look created by hiring a combination of our curved Bulgari hire sofas and complementary South Beach rattan bistro tables: gorgeous! 

4. “Staycation in style” – recreating a holiday vibe at home

outdoor furniture hire - daybedsChances are, you’ve probably had a holiday or two cancelled thanks to the Covid pandemic.  So it’s no surprise then, that recreating a holiday vibe at home is now a popular garden party furniture hire trend! Why not bring the club vibes of Ibiza to your back garden with our chill-out sofas. Or bask in the luxury of the Miami beach clubs with our range of decadent daybeds.  If retro British seaside is more your style, then check out our vintage style deckchairs

5. Managing the elements; parasols, and patio heaters to complement your garden party furniture hire

patio heater hireThis year, we have seen a definite trend for both firepit tables, and casual dining tables with central parasols.  Whilst we don’t stock fire pit tables at Rio Lounge for health and safety reasons, some lines of our rattan  South Beach bistro sets do house a central parasol, which can be hired separately, making it easy to stay safe in the sun. However, if you do plan to stay out partying into the wee hours and need to keep your guests warm, then it’s worth considering hiring a patio heater or two.  These really make a difference, especially when evening temperatures plummet.

Contact us for all your garden party furniture hire needs

So you’re planning a garden party event and need advice on what to hire to provide that’s both practical and on trend?  Then we want to hear from you! You can call us on 0845 46 77483, or alternatively, take a look around the site and request a quote.  One of our team will aim to get back to you within one working day.