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Coolings Green & Pleasant
Main Road, Knockholt, Kent, TN14 7LJ
01959 534386 | site@coolingsgreenandpleasant.co.uk

Sitting Pretty

Written by: Carol Cooling | Wednesday 5th June 2019

Here at Coolings Green & Pleasant we all love gardening and for most of us a spare moment or two means time for a quick spot of planting, pruning or weeding.  But even the most dedicated gardeners need time to take a step back and admire the fruits of their labour, and sharing the beautiful garden you’ve grown makes all that hard work worthwhile.  Whether the garden you’ve created is a small, intimate haven or a huge pleasure park, the right furniture can enhance your garden no end and turn it into a space you will enjoy all year round, whatever the weather.

With so many different types and styles of garden furniture available, it’s worth spending some time considering how you want to use your garden – will it be a quiet, relaxing place to escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy world, or an outdoor room for entertaining?  A sleek and sophisticated space for grown-ups, or a family affair with room to play?   Visit Coolings Green & Pleasant today and let one of our expert advisors help you find the perfect match for all your garden furniture needs.

If you see your garden as a quiet place to relax with a good book, how about a classic hammock, either slung between two trees or on its own stand?  Add a small table to hold your book and that long, cold drink when you pull your hat down over your eyes to snooze in the sun…

Dining al fresco may be anything from a simple picnic for two to a grand formal dinner for ten, so the right table and chairs will help you to set the tone.  A small bistro set with folding chairs may be perfect for an intimate corner, whilst an elegant glass-topped table with upholstered seating and a matching parasol can bring an air of sophistication to a deck or patio.

A garden used for entertaining will require plenty of seating.  A mix of benches and deck chairs offers good flexibility, allowing groups of seats in different areas of the garden.  If a barbecue or fire pit is the focus of your entertaining area, some comfortable outdoor sofas and armchairs with side tables are ideal.

A strategically placed bench or chair and a side table can give an instant lift to a less-used part of the garden, and can provide the perfect spot to linger a while and admire the beauty of nature.

Comfort is the key to enjoyment of your garden, and adding a few extra cushions or a throw can make all the difference.  A parasol or shade sail can help protect from the midday sun (or the occasional shower!) and extend the time you can spend relaxing.

Remember, the garden furniture you choose is as much a reflection of your style and taste as the sofa and armchairs in your living room.  A stone garden bench with urns gives a completely different ambience than a pair of rustic wooden chairs with a small table between them.  Sun loungers with comfortable cushions invite you to relax and enjoy the lazy pleasure of the outdoors.  Park benches with black cast iron accents can lend a touch of turn-of-the-century Parisian charm to a simple garden, or fit right into a smooth expanse of lawn.

Whatever your style and budget, at Coolings Green & Pleasant we can help you find the right furniture to create the perfect atmosphere in your garden.