The definition of contemporary is something that is happening in the present, so by that logic all current garden furniture designs could be described as contemporary. However, in this post we will look at furniture we feel is contemporary right now and will be for the foreseeable future to help you create an outdoor space that looks fresh and modern for years to come.

Outdoor Fabric

Outdoor fabric garden furniture is a truly contemporary piece. The technology for this weatherproof outdoor fabric that looks like and is as comfortable as your indoor sofa has only been developed in recent years, making it a truly modern concept for garden furniture.

With this new and exciting technology comes the possibility for endless designs and furniture that will stay relevant for years. This means that when you buy an outdoor fabric sofa set in order to achieve a contemporary or modern look, it won’t feel outdated in 5 years and will still appear as fresh as ever.

The great thing about outdoor fabric is that it is not only weather resistant but also stain-resistant, meaning that if you or the kids happen to spill tomato ketchup, ice cream or a fizzy drink, you can clean it up with ease and keep the furniture looking fresh.

Furniture we feel is contemporary right

now and will be for the foreseeable future

Outdoor Aluminium

Aluminium used to be a timely piece that felt outdated and didn’t look right in modern gardens. This was because the main material used was cast aluminium and this was often shaped into floral patterns that lost their appeal over time.

However, now with modern developments in aluminium, the furniture is more about sleek and simple designs that are perfect for current gardens and will stand the test of time. Available in stylish colours like white and anthracite, this furniture is sure to look contemporary even up against whatever garden furniture technology the future holds.

Aluminium furniture is brilliantly weatherproof and can be left outside all year round without rust or damage, making it ideal for these larger more contemporary designs that are too big to be stored away.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan garden furniture has and always will be one of the most popular choices for outdoor furniture thanks to its weatherproof nature and relatively low cost in comparison with other weatherproof materials.

The great thing about rattan furniture is the many things you can do with it. You are never limited to a boring dining table and chairs thanks to the way rattan can be shaped you have options for everything from corner sofas to daybeds to loungers and everything in between helping it to always stay relevant and keep up-to-date with the current trends.

The most contemporary designs currently available for rattan garden furniture are height-adjustable tables and firepit tables. These brilliant designs mean you can use your furniture for more than one occasion and certainly for greater periods of the year.

Firepit tables especially are a modern design that has become a huge hit with consumers, especially throughout the UK as this allows people to enjoy their outdoor space even on colder days. Plus, there is something incredibly timeless about a flame table that we think will guarantee its success in gardens for years and years.


If you need help choosing contemporary garden furniture, we recommend a visit to one of our showrooms. Here, you will be able to view the furniture staged in garden setups to give you inspiration, as well as test and measure the furniture to fit your space. Plus, you can get all the help and advice you need from our knowledgeable sales advisors.