Make your getaway great!
By: Garden Gate staff
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Enjoy a great view
The timeless design of these white Adirondack chairs matches the classic feel of this sweeping woodland garden. Placing seating here gives visitors a quick chance to rest while traveling through a large space.
But because the chairs are beneath the canopies of mature trees, some shade makes it easy to stay longer and bask in the view of the rest of the garden, in the inset. Site seating so you can enjoy parts of the garden you’re most proud of.
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Add interesting elements
SELECT SEATING WITH A PURPOSE This hidden spot is made for lingering, which these gently reclining chairs encourage, too. Angling a pair of chairs toward one other, even if subtly, makes for easier conversation.
ADD WARMTH A firepit or bowl heats and illuminates at once, which allows you to use your space earlier or later in the season, as well as into the evening. This one is low-maintenance, with a rusted patina that echoes the hanging lanterns.
GO FOR MULTI-USE In a small area, save space with pieces you can use in more than one way. The surface of these stout ceramic cubes is wide enough — at least 18 in. — to be used as a side table or stool. A casual flooring of pea gravel won’t chip and scratch them as you drag and rearrange furniture.
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Make a gathering private
CUSTOMIZE PRIVACY Being on a higher grade than the rest of the backyard, this patio required more than the standard privacy fence to feel secluded. A custom trellis bench creates walls where they’re most effective, adding extra seating while giving you the chance to bring the garden closer with climbing vines.
PROTECT YOUR FABRIC Durable outdoor fabric is waterproof and UV-resistant, but if you want to cut down on extra cleaning, make sure you have a space close to your seating area for quick cushion storage. These are easily piled inside the benches on the patio’s corner — just lift the seat.