9 Fantastic Garden Party Design Ideas for Your Perfect Party

9 Fantastic Garden Party Design Ideas for Your Perfect Party

9th Aug 2021

Posted by Alice Ewens on 9th Aug 2021

Some fab garden party design ideas to get insta-worthy style on a budget. Summer Staycations are all the rage, and we love a gorgeous garden party – backyard festival, family BBQ or elegant tea party, we’ve got you covered.

Make the most of your outside space and extend your living space outdoors! When the weather is glorious (and, let’s be honest, with our British weather, that can be a bit hit and miss!) is there anything better than relaxing with family and friends outdoors and in the comfort of your own home?

Having people over can be so much more than a few burnt bangers on a disposable BBQ! Staycations, garden parties and DIY mini backyard festivals are all trending right now, so if you’re thinking of doing a bit of outdoor entertaining that has the wow factor without breaking the bank, we’ve got some gorgeous garden party design ideas to jazz up your outdoor space and make it the perfect backdrop.

Garden Party Design Ideas - Inspiration!

mood board for garden party design ideas. Scrapbook feel featuring images of:
modular rattan garden furniture styled in boho beachy fashion, tiki bar, wooden trestle table with food, green velvet 2-seater sofa, glass and chrome side tables, string lights and coloured paper lanterns.
Garden Party Design Ideas and Inspiration

On-trend garden party design right now: relaxed but elegant garden vibes. Rattan garden furniture with an elegant artsy backyard festival twist. A few outdoor furniture staples dressed and styled with soft furnishings, lashings of lanterns, candles, string lights and pops of colour can create that fab outdoor garden party vibe. A few pops of colour and some velvet for that fashionable boho feel.

Garden Party Design - Get The Look!

Start With the Foundations - Some Lovely Garden Furniture!

Something pretty, but modular so it can be arranged however best suits your outdoor area. This will really help create an outdoor lounge, with big comfy chairs and outdoor sofas.

mood board for outdoor rattan garden furniture, featuring 2 styled images and 2 Furniturebox UK Orlando modular garden sofa sets

Our Orlando outdoor modular rattan furniture range comes in grey and brown and is in stock right now for fast delivery! Constructed from weather-resistant textured PE resin rattan weave, it comes with plump foam-filled seat and back cushions (which are splash-proof). These pieces can be arranged in so many fun ways to make the most of whatever space you have.

Here are some ways our customers are styling their Orlando sets:

customer image of orlando garden sofa set in brown
customer image credit: Graham
customer image of the Furniturebox UK Orlando rattan garden furniture set in grey styled with bright pink scatter cushions
customer image credit: Emma S
customer image of the Furniturebox UK Orlando rattan garden furniture set in grey styled with bright green scatter cushions
customer image credit: Sharon D

Take it up a notch – get that on-trend garden party design appeal

The boho beach hut meets music festival style is everywhere right now as we head into what would usually be peak music festival season. You can totally add to your all-purpose outdoor furniture for special occasions by bringing out some indoor pieces just for that day. Here are our top tips. Remember these aren't outdoor pieces, so can't stay outside, but they'll look fab for a one-off sunny day of fun!

Take your dining table outside for the day

mood board for gorgeous wood effect dining tables, featuring 3 styled photographs of wooden trestle tables decorated with food, drinks, smiling families, and featuring the Furniturebox UK Taranto dining table with wood and white top options, and the Santorini round dining table with wood top and black legs.
garden party design ideas - take your dining table outside!

Get that Mediterranean al-fresco dining style by taking your dining table outside. Wood-top or wood effect tables can really compliment the natural outdoor environment to get that picnic trestle table vibe. We love these wood effect tables paired with our stunning velvet-feel Pesaro dining chairs, which would also look fab outdoors for a special occasion, again adding a pop of colour and that boho luxe vibe that's so in right now!

customer image featuring Furniturebox UK Taranto Oak dining table with gold geometric legs, and Pesaro velvet dining chair in teal, with gold legs.
customer image credit: @poppysummer.house
Customer image of the Furniturebox UK Santorin brown round dining table with matt black metal curved legs, in a modern dining room, with 4 green velvet Pesaro dining chairs place around it
customer image credit: @newbuild_number3

Shop our Taranto and Santorini dining tables here!

It doesn't have to be wood to look good!

We’ve also seen some gorgeous styling effects with high-gloss tables too – our Pivero and Lira dining tables would be a great alternative to these lovely taverna tables by the sea! Add a red and white checked table cloth and some rosé wine and your garden becomes the Med!

mood board for garden party design ideas featuring simple high gloss dining tables in grey and white.
garden party design ideas - simple high gloss tables looking like something straight from the Med!

Bar tables and stools!

A bar table can create a great cocktail bar, tiki-hut style, a burger bar or just somewhere to pop drinks food and condiments. Add some high bar stools to make it an additional seating area!

mood board for creating fun outdoor tiki bar or food bar - featuring furniturebox UK bar tables and stool with tiki torches
garden party design ideas - using bar tables and stools for quick and easy temporary outdoor drinks or food bar!

Shop our bar table and bar stool range here!

Use what you've got for that ecclectic boho festival vibe!

You can use other easy-to-move pieces of furniture to create additional seating and surfaces for drinks, food or lighting. Yes, we're talking end tables, side tables, console tables, even your bedside tables! Some chrome or gold touches will add sunshine to your garden party design. Add some candles or lanterns for some extra sparkle when the sun goes down. Couple that with a vintage-inspired 2-seater or accent chairs in rich jewel-toned fabric - velvet is so in right now - to really get that whimsical Mad Hatter's Tea Party meets rock festival look. We absolutely love this idea and have seen it popping up all over Pinterest!

Don't forget to bring this all indoors again when the party's over, but this really will add that wow factor!

mood board featuring inspiration and ideas to create a whimsical boho luxed mad hatters tea party garden party. Features velvet bright coloured sofa and accent chairs, mirrored and reflective side tables and bedside tables, and lanterns
garden party design ideas - getting that eclectic boho luxe look using other everyday pieces from your home

Shop our side tables and console tables, and our accent chair collection here!

What Next?

Tag us on Instagram @furniturebox_uk

Top it all off with blankets, pillows, lanterns, fairy lights and bunting and you’ve got yourself an Insta Pinterest worthy garden party design on a budget!

Make those memories, and share them with us by tagging us on our Instagram page - there's lots of styling inspiration there.

You can check out our Pinterest for lots more inspiration, too!