January 17, 2020

‘Bringing the indoors, outdoors’ with our outdoor furniture hire -a hot event trend for 2020

outdoor furniture hire: bringing indoors outdoors

Here in the UK, it’s been raining non-stop for about a month now.  Naturally, when it’s grey and soggy, we comfort ourselves with thoughts of warmer spring and summer days, when we can finally get outdoors and enjoy some better weather!  ‘Bringing the indoors, outdoors’ is a hot emerging trend for events in 2020. It also happens to be what we do best at Rio Lounge, and has been the main focus of our business ever since the company launched over 10 years ago. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party at home, a VIP lounge at a sporting event, or any other event or occasion, this trend is easy to embrace. Read on to discover ways in which we can help make a garden or outdoor area into an extension of a  living room or indoor function room, with some cool outdoor furniture hire and accessories. 

Outdoor furniture hire – cool sofas to create the basis for your outdoor living room

outdoor furniture hire: curved white rattan sofasoutdoor furniture hire: bringing the inside outsideFirstly, in order to create your ‘outdoor living room’, you’ll need some fabulous sofas. All of our rattan furniture is hard-wearing and weather proof; all we ask is that you bring the fabric cushions indoors in the event of very heavy rain. Both our curved Bulgari sofa set, and our signature rattan ‘Marrakesh’ sofa set, come delivered in separate modules which can be arranged in a number of ways to perfectly fit your outdoor space.  Both available in both white and black, and come complete with their own low level matching coffee table.


Why stop at the living room? Bring the bedroom and dining room outdoors too!

bistro furniture for hireFor the ultimate in laid-back chic, why not check out our range of daybeds. Many are available in black and white to co-ordinate with our sofa sets. 

If it’s al fresco dining you need to cater for, then look no further! Our gorgeous South Beach bistro sets are both comfy and practical and will bring a touch of Mediterranean chic to a garden party or event of any size.



Outdoor accessories – it’s all in the detail

silver champagne bowl for hiresilver patio heaters for hireMost people spend a lot of time choosing the right accessories for their home. However, with the emergence of the ‘indoors outdoors’ trend, we have noticed that many people are spending just as much time and effort accessorising their outdoor spaces. Outdoor rugs, for example have gained popularity in recent months and look fabulous out on decking or under a stretch tent. 

At Rio Lounge, we have a range of accessories, as well as garden furniture for hire, to help you achieve the perfect outdoor chill-out zone for any event. Adding some floor cushions to your furniture hire not only adds additional casual seating but also gives a relaxed, festival-style feel. Our giant silver champagne bowls are timeless in design, and are perfect, not just for keeping the fizz chilled, but also for floral arrangements, fruit, or anything else you fancy! Meanwhile, our stylish silver patio heaters will ward off the outdoor chill when temperatures plummet.

Give me shelter….

garden party furniture hire: stretch tentwhite rattan furniture in stretch tentUnfortunately, even in summer, our great British weather is unreliable to say the least. So when an outdoor area is a main feature of your event, it can be a good idea to incorporate some sort of shelter into your planning.  This can be anything from purchasing an inexpensive gazebo, to hiring a large marquee. Most marquee hire companies have a good range to suit every scale and budget. Furthermore, all of our outdoor hire furniture looks just as good indoors, or in a marquee when the weather has other plans.


Creating a romantic ambience with lantern light

silver lantern hireWhen evening falls, and you’re at home in your living room, you may like to add ambience with a soft lamp, or by lighting a scented candle. So why not bring a similar ambience to your outdoor space? Outdoor lighting can make a real impact on the mood of your garden; natural candle light, such as that from our silver lanterns for hire will add a cosy romantic glow that will encourage you and your guests to stay outdoors long after dark! (Photo courtesy of Sophie Amor).

The hottest colour trends for 2020

Of course, when planning your event, you’ll want to think about a colour scheme. If you’re planning both indoor and outdoor areas, you may wish to continue the same palette for both, or create a contrast. Classic blue has made a huge comeback this year, after it was nominated as the Pantone Institute’s 2020 Colour of the Year. Other shades tipped for stardom in 2020 include lilac; (now considered high fashion and no longer an ‘old lady’ shade!), and warm orange.  Whilst all of our rattan furniture comes in neutral shades of black and white, you can easily (and inexpensively) add pops of colour to your furniture hire set-up with the help of some of our scatter cushions or coloured ottomans.

Planning your own outdoor chill-out lounge?  

We hope that you’re feeling inspired to create your own ‘outdoor living room’ for your next event!  If you’re hosting a garden party, or any other type of event this year, then we would love to discuss your outdoor furniture hire needs. You can get in touch with our team by calling 01582 232332. Alternatively, simply have a browse around our garden furniture for hire and add your favourite items to a quote. Don’t forget to ‘check out’ (don’t worry, no payment will be taken at this stage), and one of our friendly team will aim to get back to you within one working day.