If your patio is looking a little uninspiring, create some instant cheer with colourful garden furniture. Opting for a chair, table or outdoor dining set in a vibrant shade can bring a burst of personality to any outdoor space, even on the dullest of days.
If you're worried that you'll grow tired of garden furniture in 'look-at-me' shades, why not combine a more neutral garden sofa with a couple of inexpensive but colourful chairs to change up your space without having to blow the budget?
With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favourite colourful garden furniture ideas so you can give your outdoor space an injection of late summer colour. Keep scrolling to get inspired, and don't miss our garden furniture buying guide for more beautiful designs. Then head to our garden design ideas for more outdoor living advice.
1: Mix and match colours
Why stick to just one colour, when you can combine several in your outside space? Choosing tables and chairs in two or three complementary hues will liven up a decked dining area or patio space. These folding metal chairs from La Redoute are available in on-trend shades of terracotta, green and blue. Team them with the Ozevan metal tables to create a chic French café-style vibe. The best bit? Both the tables and chairs can can be folded away when not in use, making them a great choice for small patios and balconies. Want more great buys for small spaces? Check out our best bistro sets.
2. Go for a statement shade
If you do prefer the idea of a single colour for your new garden furniture, then make it a bold one! Set against a neutral backdrop of contemporary grey paving and modern fencing allows the vibrant coral tones of this statement Ipanema four seater sofa set from Argos to really pop. The set includes a sofa, two chairs and two tables, and it's stackable for easy storage. We think this would look great accessorised with vibrant cushions, but you could go for a more subtle look with monochrome tones instead.
3. Choose one key piece
Short on space and budget? Go for one bold buy to create a striking focal point on your patio. Updating just one key item of garden furniture each year is an easy way to change up your space without blowing the budget every time summer rolls around. With its curved shape and gorgeous mix of colours (we're loving the blue and mustard combo), this Yuri garden lounge chair from Made certainly won't fade into the background.
4. Update a classic style with colour
Rattan or rope-style furniture is a classic buy for gardens, but choosing one in an unusual colour will make yours stand out from the crowd and give it a more modern edge. Gorgeous terraccotta hues are perfect for creating that holiday vibe at home too – this Rope two-seater garden sofa from John Lewis has us thinking of sun-drenched getaways in the Med. So although holidays abroad are off the cards for many of us this year, a colourful buy like this will help transport us to sunnier climes, even if we're only in our own back garden.
5. Keep it casual
Looking for somewhere comfy for the kids to sit outside too? An oversized outdoor bean bag is just the ticket – opt for ones in bold, vibrant shades to create a colourful corner of the garden that's just for them. Super easy to pack away in a shed during winter, or if you don't have enough storage space you can even put them in the kids' bedrooms as a gaming chair or reading spot. These outdoor bags from Cuckooland are made from a polyester waterproof fabric so are suitable for outdoor use. Plus, they're available in a choice of 11 colours so you're guaranteed to find your perfect shade. Check out even more outdoor bean bags in our buying guide.