Outdoor Rooms & Loungers

Outdoor Loungers 

From statement chairs and smart sofas to luxurious and sleek daybeds, relax in style this summer

1. Functional material

Sunderö chair and footstool in pine in grey (H74xW72xD122cm), £129, by Mikael Warnhammar for Ikea (0845 358 3364; ikea.co.uk)

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2. Innovative design

Nestrest in aluminium and plastic in natural (H418xDiameter200cm), £8,545.50 (including nine cushions and one seat pad), also available without cushions, in Chalk and as a floor-standing option, by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety for Dedon (dedon.de)

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3. Simple elegance

Bitta sofa and club chairs in teak, aluminium, polyester and plastic in Natte Beige (sofa H81xW250xD89cm; chairs H81xW100xD89cm), sofa, £4,933; chairs, £2,391 each (including seat pad and cushions), cushions available in 25 colours, by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal (kettal.es)

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4. Minimalist look

Alusion in aluminium and batyline in white (H40xW76xD199cm), £980 each, also available in black, Indian Ocean (020 8675 4808; indian-ocean.co.uk)

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5. Great-value choice

Love sofa in rattan and polyester in black and cream (H75-130xDiameter140cm), £399 (including three cream and three red cushions), also available in natural with cream and lime cushions, Living It Up (0116 269 5960; livingitup.co.uk)

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6. A touch of texture

Havana collection in synthetic rattan and polyester (sofa H66xW160xD90cm; chair H66xW90xD90cm; coffee table H40xW53xD50cm; side table H40xW53xD50cm), sofa, £499; chair, £249; coffee table, £149; side table, £99 (including seat pad and back cushions only), Marks & Spencer (0845 603 1603; marksandspencer.com)

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7. Moroccan charm

Ocean daybed with roof in synthetic rattan in bronze (H220xW225xD115cm), £2,299 (including five scatter cushions and seat pad in Mink), available with matching tables, by Alexander Rose for Heal’s (0870 024 0780; heals.co.uk)

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Outdoor Rooms

Whether you need a home office, a kids’ playroom or a gym, a garden room will make good use of unused space. Take inspiration from this selection

1. Landscaping service

Bespoke garden studio in SIPs (structural insulated panels), western red cedar and aluminium in Anthracite Grey (H249xW320xD400cm), from £15,000, bespoke service available, by Martin Lawson at Swift Garden Rooms (0800 310 2800; swiftgardenrooms.co.uk)

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2. Wide range of configurations

Lienne garden office in pressure-treated shiplap timber (H250xW510xD390cm), £9,307.99, also available in Siberian larch, Dunster House (01234 272 445; dunsterhouse.co.uk)

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3. Traditionally jointed

structure The Adam Studio in larch, galvanised steel, wood and Douglas fir (H280xW500xD400cm), from £30,000, bespoke design, Carpenter Oak (01803 732 900; carpenteroak.com)

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4. Zero-maintenance finish

Bespoke Contemporary Garden Room in western red cedar (H249.5xW760xD460cm), from £9,995, bespoke design, Contemporary Garden Rooms (01865 600 667; contemporarygardenrooms.co.uk)

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5. Complete with solar panels

Z1 outdoor room in larch (H350xW600xD400cm), from £35,000, five outdoor room ranges available, by Aaron Priestman for Energy Space (07979 797 471; energy-space.co.uk)

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6. Eco-friendly thermal efficiency

Glide Pod in western red cedar in Natural and Grey (H205xW545xD365cm), £32,748, available as standard model or customised to client’s request or fully bespoke, by Ben Lord for Pod Space (01484 841 167; pod-space.co.uk)

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