If you’re looking for ideas for your garden and patio this season, these top 8 2020 outdoor living trends will give you some inspiration.

Faux Wood Table Tops

Although recessed glass remains a popular choice for rattan garden furniture, the introduction of polywood table tops is proving to also be a popular choice. These wood-like alternatives have a realistic, natural look and often come in shades that work perfectly with the colour of the rattan. Faux wood table tops are durable and require little maintenance, as well as having a sophisticated and stylish look. 

Fire Pits

One of this year’s most talked about trends is the gas fire pit. Creating warmth and an eye-catching centre-piece, recessed table top fire pits are proving to be a popular choice. This feature allows al fresco dining at any time of the day without limited warmth and light. Freestanding fire pits are also a popular choice. These can be placed anywhere in the garden and are a great way to keep warm on a chilly evening spent in the garden. 

Longevity and Durability

A popular and continuing trend is outdoor furniture that is durable and long-lasting. This comes down to the popularisation of garden furniture with one particular feature: weather-resistance. It is well known that the UK weather can be unpredictable and often sees heavy downpours, even in the summer months. Our Casamoré garden furniture has been specially developed to feature weather-proof polyrattan weave that is also UV protected, aluminium frames to prevent rusting and all-season cushions that drain any water for quick drying.

Indoor Inspired Style  

Extended the home into the garden is a recurring trend for this year. It is no longer strange to see a thick cushioned sofa in the garden or cosy hanging chair in the corner of the patio. A large, comfy corner sofa is perfect for relaxing on a warm summer’s day and has ample seating space for family and friends. Reclining armchair sets are the ultimate in relaxation.

Garden Rooms

Carry on the theme of extending the home into the garden, summerhouses and garden rooms create an extra space for dining or relaxing. Whatever it’s used for, a garden room provides a serene space away from the house that can be enjoyed all year round.

Garden Lighting

Lighting gardens and outdoor spaces has not declined in popularity this year. It provides another space to relax in the warm summer evenings. Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas and create a magical, romantic look when draped over bushes or woven through gazebos. Solar lights are efficient and environmentally friendly. Utilising the renewable energy of the sun, these lights charge during the day and do not require any wiring. Outdoor lights are a great way to make the most of the outdoors, no matter what the time of day.

Modular and Height Adjustable Furniture

You may buy a furniture set and in a few months’ time find that it needs a slight tweak. Modular sofa sets are a great choice as sofa sections can be added to add length and additional seating. Dining Sets with height adjustable tables allow you to change the function of your table. Our Casamoré Corfu Petite Corner Dining Set features a table with an innovative height adjustable design. For a more casual feel, the table can be lowered to coffee height when relaxing and chatting with friends. When lifted, the table is at the perfect dining height. Versatile and functional, this type of furniture is ideal for any garden.


Scatter cushions are no longer just for the living room or bedroom. Placed on a garden sofa or armchair, cushions create a cosy and comfortable seating area, as well as adding a pop-of-colour to the garden. Parasols are also another great accessories that provide shade, allowing you to still enjoy the use of your garden furniture, without having to worry about the effects of the sun.

From functional garden furniture to cosy fire pits, this year’s trends are designed to blur the line between interior and exterior spaces, creating more room for families and friends to socialise and relax.      



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