A good garden sofa offers comfortable seating away from the formal functionality of a garden table and chairs. Whether you’re reading, having a few drinks after work, or simply taking the weight off your feet, a garden sofa makes it easy to enjoy your garden in comfort.
With a garden sofa, you can bring all the luxury of your living room out into nature and after a long day’s gardening, you can relax into your garden sofa while you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Garden sofas are great for entertaining and can be the most important part of the social area of your garden. Some of the biggest sets can seat seven and with large corner units, you can add further seating to seat even more of your friends and family.
We’ve put together a selection of garden sofas to help you find one that’s just right for you. We’ve included different styles and sizes to suit a range of tastes and gardens big and small.
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Seven of the best garden sofas
Lyra Garden 2 Seater Sofa
This polyrattan sofa is great for a natural, organic look and would suit a rustic style or cottage garden well. Built to last this two-seater sofa is great value and is also available in a soft grey polyrattan with blue legs. It’s part of the Lyra range that includes a dining table and chairs and a lounge set.
La Redoute 2 Seat Conservatory Sofa
Great for small but well-kept courtyards and patios this sofa is crafted from wood and rope. With plump, comfortable cushions it’s the ideal spot for curling up with a cup of tea and a good book.
Overshores 6 Seater Conversation Set
This six-seater set is built for entertaining a crowd. Its very size makes it versatile – entertain your family and friends one evening, relax in the loveseat another, or stretch out along its length for a nap. Great for big patios the set includes a love seat, sofa and table.
Porto 4 Seater Garden Sofa Set
We love this set from M&S, and particularly like its handy table, which is useful for storage or for holding food and drinks. It’s also configurable – you can use it as a cosy L-shaped corner unit or transform it into a grand four-seater sofa with a side table.
La Redoute 3 Seat Conservatory Sofa
Equally at home in a conservatory nestled amongst house plants, or beneath a gazebo this organic style seats three and is a rustic and robust statement piece that’s great for socialising. Self assembly is required.