It is difficult to imagine a lovely and inviting garden without benches. Such element is an attribute of a tidy cottage garden. We associate the benches with romantic dates, rest and kids` games.
Landscape designers claim that garden bench will allow to harmonically design a cottage compositional terrain, fit up a close or a camp. Such furniture is the reflection of its owner`s personality, thus you should approach the choice of a bench in earnest and with all responsibility.
Wood construction is a traditional alternative. Products, made of stone, forged and stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, glass, and other contemporary synthetic materials are also widespread. A garden bench, made in the classicism manner, combines stone and tessera, metal and marble, while the Art Nouveau genius is reflected in glass and wood works.
Choosing furniture, the designer is guided by the style consistency of a cottage. For example, a genuine stone product will be ideal for an antiqued garden or a terrain in classical style.
The material, used for making the stone bench is quartzite, colored and white marble, granular granite. Wood is used quite often as warm material. If such seats are installed on the lawns, one will need a geo-carcass or special net. In gardens with expressive styling, as a rule, the variants of the processed stones—with perfectly smooth or figured surface are set.
In the natural garden benches of unworked stones are used, that looks a little rough, but quite natural.
However, the user prefers eco-friendly, natural wooden benches. Most often manufacturers use teak as the material for this purpose.
The collection of garden furniture is updated every year. Wicker structures are still relevant today as well as combinations of metal and wood.
Many prefer wicker options. Elegant weave fits well into the landscape and creates a beautiful composition by the house. Wicker chairs—they are not necessarily rocking chairs, for the garden it is better to choose the usual stable furniture. Rattan weave, made of tropical liana, is not aesthetically landscape inferior to stone or wood.
Modern bench, as a rule, has forged skeleton, metal arms and legs, that makes it more reliable and durable, and unpretentious netting adds the mysterious notes of romance and gives certain sentimentality.
Rattan furniture is often complemented by beautiful soft cushions that will fill your rest with coziness and comfort. Similar elements should better be placed under a canopy, as they do not tolerate moisture.
Openwork model of the bench looks picturesque among the fruit trees and flowering shrubs. The modern production offers a wide range of woven products with aluminum frameworks of galvanized steel or wrought iron frame.
Variety of benches design
The outward appearance of garden furniture usually differs only in size, but nowadays the designer is trying to make this construction more diverse. Large benches are traditionally placed in the area where one usually prepares the barbecue. There is enough space for many people who want to watch the cooking process.
The picturesque places, in contrast, it is better to install small benches for two people. So they will look harmoniously and naturally, and will perfectly fit into the environment. Often experts on landscape design set garden apartments among the enchanting circular gardens with high herbaceous plants.
A circular bench with a pleasant neat flower garden in its center looks very impressive and original. This nice area will be the favorite place for adults and children.
A perfect variant for kids is the bench-swing, which can also be placed in the garden areas. The area around such benches is necessarily filled with a damping thick layer of white sand to avoid injury. In the small camp area, it is very convenient to install benches-boxes, when its lower part serves as a spacious storage place.