Get Inspired! 4 Amazing Garden Design Ideas

We receive photos from our customers every week and we’re green with envy at their beautiful gardens.

As a result we’ve gathered together a collection of some amazing garden design ideas. Showcasing Alexander Francis garden furniture with photos to help you get inspired in your garden design this year.

  1. Contemporary Patio Design Idea

    Our black rattan furniture fits in perfectly with modern, contemporary garden designs. We’re seeing lots of patio makeovers with clean, crisp lines and slate stones for a wonderful smooth, endless look. The dark slate in Lucy’s garden contrasts wonderfully against the white expanse of the wall and fire pit.

Garden Design Ideas - Lucy's Garden


Tonia from our hometown of Bristol has just completed a gorgeous makeover of her garden which features grey rectangular stone slabs. With flower beds filled and artificial grass to add a splash of colour. The contemporary lines of the garden are offset with palm trees and the dusty tones of our Milano large rattan sofa.  Tonia uses colour very well with the green parasol and scatter cushions to give her garden a Mediterranean appeal.

Tonia's garden design

  1. Modern Decking

 Sicilia black rattan sofa set garden design

Decking for your garden is a very versatile design idea as it can be used to create a cost corner to snuggle up in or for a contemporary, minimalist space. Michelle has gone for the modern decking here with our Sicilia black rattan day bed. Emphasising the crisp lines of the decking and the garden backdrop.

The decking has been stained with a dark wood stain which highlights how large the decking is helping keep it looking clean and minimal.


  1. Cosy Corner Garden Design Idea

    Decking can also be used to create a warm and cosy space. Add some scatter cushions, throws or even a fire pit for chilly evenings. Here you can see Karen from Alexander Francis has used two Tuscany arm chairs and rattan a planter to turn the decking of her holiday caravan into the perfect haven. Perfect for relaxing with a book and a glass to wine.

garden design ideas for small spaces


We fell in love with Margrietha’s garden due to the cosy aspects of her garden. Features our Tuscany brown rattan daybed tucked against a mirror giving the impression that her garden is twice the size. There’s an abundance of colour from her beautifully maintained garden. In addition, Margrietha has added bright coloured mature plants which as a result enhances her outdoor space.

Furthermore, the lamps on her coffee table add a Moroccan touch. The incredible outdoor oven adds heat and is also the perfect place to cook for an al fresco dining experience.


Margrietha's decking area


  1. Palm Springs

    Finally and most probably we have saved the best until last. Mark in Palm Springs has a beautiful home that just oozes luxury. The mix of clean contemporary white and palm trees contrasting against the stunning expanse of blue sky is breathtaking. Mark has also used a mix of contemporary garden furniture including our Tuscany brown rattan daybed.

garden design ideas from palm springs


Karen Wichard

I am the Operations Manager for Alexander Francis. I'm passionate about outdoor furniture design and enjoy writing pieces for our blog page. We are always happy to hear from our customers, so if you have any questions or photos you would like to share, send them over to

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