Last summer the neighbours and I pulled an old black lounge (vinyl) into the garden.
It was the most fantastic heat sink. It absorbed every micro ray possible.
It was luxurious. An outdoor lounge is pure bliss and really should be incorporated into every garden design.
Many of my friends in Australia tend to whack an old lounge on the garden porch. Great for all night sing-a-longs and other garden debauchery.
Admittedly people tend to do it more in their student days. An old couch at the front door does not really conjure the image of a ‘proper’ garden which people tend to aspire to more in their 40s than in their 20s.
Ha, I now know people who have matching outdoor furniture sets. All I can say to them is Odd Limited provides another way- a chic lazy student way with adult sophistication – check out these garden hanging chairs below. For further details please go to Odd’s website. They are all handmade by a husband and wife design team, fully sprung and are weather resistant. http://www.oddlimited.com/index.php