Top 10 ideas for garden feature spaces

Garden luxury feature spaces

Garden feature spaces are the ultimate retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. They offer us a slice of tranquility and nature, a place where we can retreat to, in order to relax and unwind. More than ever, our outdoor space has become our sanctuary into which we escape. It is also an extension of our entertaining space. Entertaining outdoors provides a refreshing change of scenery from being indoors. Allowing people to breathe in fresh air, soak up the sun and take in the beauty of the garden, entertaining outdoors can help to reduce stress, promote relaxation and encourage socialising.


To elevate your garden to the luxury feature space of your dreams and get maximum enjoyment from your outdoor space, it’s important to pay attention to the details and touches which make all the difference. Here we’ll explore garden luxury feature spaces such as including garden furniture and garden decor, which are the ultimate indulgence for those who want to transform their garden into a stunning oasis and why they are worth investing in, however large or small your outdoor space is.

LIFE Nevade Lava Mini Corner Lounge Set
Teak and Aluminium Life Nevada Lava Mini Corner Lounge Set
4 Seasons Outdoor Sempre Dining Chairs with Belair Table
Weatherproof rope on the 4 Seasons Outdoors Sempre Dining Chairs
Bramblecrest Chedworth Sandstone Single Tulip Cocoon Chair
Bramblecrest Chedworth Sandstone Single Tulip Cocoon Chair

1. Garden Furniture: the main event in a garden design

There’s something special about being able to enjoy the outdoors in complete comfort. Luxury garden furniture is all about creating a garden feature space that is functional and also aesthetically pleasing. From the material used, to the design and craftsmanship, every aspect of luxury garden furniture is carefully considered to ensure it meets the highest standards.

One of the most important aspects of luxury garden furniture is the material used. From teak and rattan to metal and glass, there are many different materials to choose from. Each has its own unique look and feel, so it’s important to choose a material that not only looks great but is also durable enough to withstand the elements.


Teak is one of the most popular materials for premium garden furniture. It’s beautiful and incredibly durable, making it perfect for outdoor use. Teak has a natural resistance to moisture and insects, which means it requires very little maintenance. Over time, teak will develop a beautiful silvery-grey patina, adding to its unique character and charm. The modern teak designs that feature aluminium frames, made by Bramblecrest, Hartman and 4 Season’s Outdoors bring contemporary indoor design outdoors, to give a feeling of cohesion across your home and garden.


Rattan is another popular choice for high quality garden furniture. It’s lightweight and flexible, making it easy to move around your garden. Rattan furniture is also incredibly comfortable, making it perfect for lounging around in the sun. It’s important to choose high-quality rattan furniture that is weather-resistant, from a reputable brand such as Bramblecrest, Supremo Leisure or Kettler, as lower quality options can easily become damaged by the elements.

Metal and glass

Being incredibly durable and withstanding even the harshest of weather conditions, metal is also a popular material for luxury patio furniture. Metal furniture is often painted or powder-coated to protect it from rust and corrosion. Look out for tempered weathered Tuscan teak ceramic glass, which is a revolutionary material used for some of Hartman’s table tops for its strength, durability and stain-resistant qualities.

In addition to the material used, the design and craftsmanship of luxury outdoor furniture are also important considerations. The best garden furniture is designed with both style and function in mind. From intricate detailing to ergonomic design, every aspect of the furniture is carefully considered to ensure it not only looks great but is also comfortable to use.

Search out sumptuous weatherproof seat cushions in elegant shades which complement your garden design cues perfectly and can be left out all season. Or maybe rattan reclining sets with footstools by Bramblecresst and Supremo, which are as handsome to look at as they are comfortable to settle into.

For the ultimate in craftsmanship, search out 4 Seasons Outdoor’s hand-woven rope furniture which looks bang up to date, but is made using weaving techniques that have been passed down through many generations of artisans for maximum strength and comfort. With luxury garden furniture, every element has been thoughtfully crafted to provide the user with the best possible experience.

The best garden furniture tends to feature timeless and enduring designs, ensuring that your furniture will still look great for years to come. Additionally they may be part of a wider collection which will be carried in-store for many seasons, so that you can add to the dining set you bought last year with a corner sofa set from the same range this year, giving a unified look to the garden.

Garden furniture should echo the theme of your garden, so whether you seek a sleek and modern look or something more traditional, there’s a wide range of luxury garden furniture to choose from. From Garden Sofa Sets and Loungers, to Dining Sets, Companion Seats and Cocoons, there’s something to suit every taste and style of garden feature space.

Hartman Roma Rectangular Grey Pergola
The Hartman Roma Rectangular Grey Pergola provides perfect protection from the elements

2. Pergolas, Gazebos or Pagodas: a beautiful architectural element for your outdoor space

A Pergola Gazebo or Pagoda makes a sophisticated focal point in your garden landscape design which adds height and interest. They require very little upkeep, yet enhance the feel and usability of a garden. A Pergola, Gazebo or Pagoda also provides a sense of privacy and intimacy in your outdoor space, making it a more comfortable and inviting area for socialising, reading, or just enjoying a quiet moment alone.

Providing a shaded area that protects you and your guests from the sun’s rays while still allowing for ventilation and airflow, a Pergola, or Pagoda can also provide shelter from light rain, whilst a Gazebo also protects against the wind. They are a perfect place for outdoor living, whether you wish to entertain guests, have a family dinner, or simply relax and enjoy your outdoor space.

We have handsome garden structures in a range of designs to suit any garden. For more information on this topic, see our blog post What is the difference between a gazebo, a pergola and a pagoda? For a less permanent shading solution we stock Garden Parasols in various designs, sizes and colours.

Impressions Lioness Fountain Water Feature
Easy Fountain Serenity Water Feature with LED Lights
Planter Fountain Water Feature 100cm Light Grey

3. Water Features: the ultimate in sophisticated elegance

Water is one of the most beautiful and calming elements in nature, and it can add a touch of luxury to any garden. Whether you’re looking to create a serene oasis or a dramatic focal point, there are endless possibilities when it comes to luxury garden water features. Water features can be found in all shapes and sizes, and they can be used to add a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. Whether you choose a simple basin fountain, a more elaborate tiered fountain, or a Buddha to give you a Zen-like inner calm; you’re sure to find one that perfectly suits your needs.

Adding beauty and interest, a well-placed water feature makes a stunning focal point in your garden, adding visual interest and depth to the landscape. Water features are renowned for creating a sense of peace and tranquility, as the sound of cascading water is incredibly soothing. This is especially beneficial if you live in a busy area and have other noises you would like to mask, or if you find yourself feeling stressed or anxious.

Water features can attract wildlife to the garden too, including birds, butterflies and frogs and there is evidence that they can actually improve the air quality in your garden by releasing negative ions into the air which could reduce stress, improve sleep and boost mood.

We stock elegant traditional water features inspired by RHS locations around the UK, as well as contemporary abstract water features, and charming tiered water features. Look out for water features which have easy fountain technology, meaning you don’t have to connect them them to the water main; just fill the reservoir with water, plug into mains electricity and you’re good to go.

Noma 20 Filament Festoon Lights
Noma 20 Connectable Bulb Filament Festoon Lights

4. Outdoor Lighting: for illumination and ambiance

When it comes to lighting your outdoor space, consider installing a combination of task lighting and ambient lighting. Task lighting can be used to illuminate specific areas, such as a dining table or seating area, while ambient lighting can be used to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Festoon lights, fairy lights, lanterns, party lights and light bulbs are all great options for creating a cosy atmosphere in your outdoor space. We pride ourselves in stocking only the best, high-quality brands in outdoor lighting, such as Smart Solar and NOMA.

Jonart Design Jubilee Burnished Gold Wind Spinner
AFK Cottage Arbour in Heritage Sage and Cream
Outside in Bickerton Wall Clock and Thermometer

5. Arches and Arbours: functional or decorative structures that draw the eye

These eye-catching structures provide a wonderful place to sit and also support climbing plants, adding interest and colour. Whether you are looking for a minimalist modern design or a more rustic look, we have a mix of arches, arbours and bowers to suit your needs. Locate an arbour against a wall for a comfortable place to relax and contemplate the garden. A decorative arch can be used to grow climbing plants up, which makes a stunning display located on a lawn, in a flowerbed, or for framing a garden path.

6. Outdoor Mirrors: amplify natural light and space

Frame a much loved section of your garden or reveal a hidden gem by clever use of a garden mirror. Making a space feel larger or lighter, a Garden Mirror can add a luxurious flourish when hung or propped against a wall or fence.

7. Wind Spinners – a soothing, hypnotic garden display

Bring a garden space to life with our delightful wind spinners which add interest and movement to the garden. In some ways this is the ultimate garden luxury feature spaces item, as they are purely ornamental. Featuring a variety of designs and styles to suit all gardens from traditional to modern, both adults and children will love the splendid display of colour and action that occurs when the wind blows. We stock high-quality versions from leading brands, including Jonart, so you can be sure that your Wind Spinner will not only look great but also stand the test of time.

8. Outdoor Clocks: watch the clock whilst whiling away time in the garden

Never worry about losing track of time, while getting lost in the joys of your garden with our range of vintage-inspired Garden Clocks. You can also add style and practicality to your garden with our selection of clocks with thermometers, so you’ll always know when the mercury is rising outdoors.

9. Outdoor Heating: a comforting warming glow

If you’ve got a great garden space sorted to retreat to on warmer days and have outfitted it with the latest garden furniture, you might be thinking about how to heat your space when the sun goes down or the temperature plunges. This will really help get the best out of your bit of the great outdoors. You will be tempted to prolong summer gatherings late into the evening and get more use out of the garden on autumn and winter days.  

Outdoor heating also provides somewhere toasty to gather around, creating a fantastic focal point in the garden. With many great options to choose from, you can choose a fire pit, for the romance of a real fire, go for gas heating with a clean flame, or opt for electric radiance for ease of use. For more information consult our article what is the best outdoor heating?

Bramblecrest Vilamoura Rectangular Modular Sofa Set lifestyle 1200x600

10. Outdoor Scatter Cushions: add a touch of style to an outdoor setting

A splash of colour and decoration can be added to a garden with outdoor scatter cushions for the final finishing flourish. Featuring a range of vivid colours; and either abstract, marine, or jungle-inspired patterns to choose from, our outdoor scatter cushions are ideal to dress your garden to impress. With options from Bramblecrest, LIFE Outdoor Living, Geo, Madison and Decoris, look out for season-proof water-repellent fabric for maximum practicality and comfort.

Flowers, Plants and Trees: for colour, texture, and dimension

Here’s an extra one that we couldn’t help including. Plants can make a garden more visually appealing and one of the most motivating reasons for why people buy plants for their garden is to enhance its beauty. Plants can provide a habitat for wildlife and also attract flying insects like bees and butterflies to the garden. Many people also grow fruits and vegetables in their gardens, either for personal consumption or for ornamental purposes. This is a great way to save money on groceries and eat delicious fresh, healthy produce.

Whether you are looking for Seeds, Plants, Bulbs, Bedding Plants, Climbers, Herbaceous Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, Ornamental Trees or even House Plants, you’ll be able to find what you are looking for in-store in our Plants area, which is staffed by our knowledgeable Horticulture team. You’ll also find many options available to buy online on our Plants, Seeds and Bulbs pages.

Kettler Palma Mini with Firepit in evening


Investing in garden feature spaces is not only about creating a beautiful outdoor space, but is also about investing in your own well-being. By creating a space that is comfortable and inviting, you’re more likely to enjoy spending time outdoors, which can have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

A luxurious feature in your garden is the ultimate indulgence for those who want to transform their garden, patio or balcony into a stunning oasis. From the materials used, to the design and craftsmanship, every aspect of garden feature spaces should be carefully considered to ensure they meets the highest standards.

By investing in luxury Garden Furniture, Garden Decor and Plants, you can create a beautiful peaceful retreat or a stylish entertaining space that family and friends will love. Plus you’re also investing in your own well-being and that of your guests. Feel free to call into our store, contact us on 01664 454309 or browse our garden furniture and garden decor collections online. So treat yourself to the ultimate luxury and transform your garden into a stunning outdoor oasis today.

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