One of the most important areas of an outdoor space that we often over look is the seating. After you spend a great deal of time out in the garden or on the patio preparing the area with pretty flowers, plants, maybe a new fire pit or fountain, you want an area that you can easily sit back and just enjoy your efforts. Picking the right seating and table option is very important as it will be the one place you will go to relax and enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of your own creations as well as natures creations.
There are many different options when it comes to outdoor benches. Benches are a great choice for outdoor seating because they come in so many different shapes and sizes and they typically can fit more than one person. Having seating space for more than one is always important when you want to bring your children or significant other out to enjoy your hard work. Cast stone benches are always a wonderful option for an outdoor space. They are designed to be placed outdoors and with their hand applied patinas will weather naturally. Cast stone benches are also a great choice because they are very naturally looking if you are trying to maintain a natural, calm outdoor living area. These types of seats can also be placed within grass, on patios, porches or even out on the lawn. The weight of the benches allows them to be left out in the elements and you do not need to worry about them blowing over during storms.
Cast stone benches come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From curved tops to straight tops, varying in length, you can easily find the bench that can fit your space. For a classic, simple outdoor bench we recommend the Classic Garden Bench. With its straight, edged top and classic bench legs, this is one that you will love for a lifetime and can easily fit into any outdoor decor. Modern benches, like the X Bench is great for outdoor spaces where you have created clean, sleek lines and are striving for modern, contemporary outdoor space.
Etched benches, like the If tears could.. Angel Bench are a wonderful option when creating memorial or tribute areas in your own outdoor landscape or at a memorial site. Having a space for those who are missing loved ones to sit and ponder all the wonderful memories had is a lovely idea with a bench like this. Themed benches are also a great option if you are looking for specific concepts to be found in your benches. The Westbury bench features decorative shells on the legs while the Owl Bench actually features Owl statues as legs! A beautiful and clever idea if you are looking for a different, unique bench.
It is always important to remember that after you are finished planting for the season and grilling outdoors, you will want a place to sit and relax and take in the beauty. Adding a bench to you landscape can easily be the final addition to your masterpiece.
By: Susan Soler of the Garden-Fountains.com Team