Garden Furniture Buying Guide

Key things to consider: Here are some practical matters you will need to consider before making your choice

Space

Make sure you get a full idea of how much room you have. Measure your available space to ensure there is enough room for furniture and for people to move around it.

Storage

If you are going to store your garden furniture in a shed or garage, check if it can be folded or stacked. Choose carefully if you are planning to keep it outside as not all the cushions are designed for this.

Wooden Furniture

We love the unique nature of wood – you will never find the same bit of wooden furniture the same. They all have truly unique colours and markings.

Wooden furniture fits seamlessly into traditional gardens and is designed for strength and durability. Wood does not retain heat, so it will not get hot on summer days. It is relatively low maintenance, but should be treated annually to protect it against warping and water damage. Wood will also naturally change colour over time to a more silver tone due to exposure from wind and rain. If you get bored of the colour, you can always sand it down and paint it to your favourite colour. Find wooden furniture from benches and swings to Dining sets. 

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Rattan Furniture

Hugely popular, we love the soft lines, ultimate comfort and irresistible warmth you get from resin weave furniture. Modern Rattan furniture is made from woven strands of coated plastic, which provide the same traditional look but without the risk of damage or damp. Its weather resistant, lightweight and easy to clean. It requires little maintenance, but requires the cushions to come in during the winter months. Find Rattan furniture from Casual corner dining sets to bistro sets.

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Metal Garden Furniture

We love the modern coolness metal brings to a garden. Available in an array of shapes, sizes and colours, metal complements any patio, lawn, decking or balcony – no matter the size. Metal furniture is durable, hardwearing and low maintenance. You may need to take precautions against rust, but most designs are now rust resistant. Its consistency allows for many designs to be stackable for neater storage. It’s generally lightweight, although this depends on the style or metal your furniture is made from.

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Types of Garden Furniture

Table and Chair Sets

Dining Sets help create a welcoming space outside in the garden to sit together to enjoy each other’s company. Ranging from a 2 seat Bistro set to an 8 seater, there’s enough space around the table for all the family.

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Casual Dining Sets

With the ever-popular casual diners, they allow for a relaxed multipurpose use from a more formal dining design, to an informal, lay back into the comfy sofa. These sets cater for all allowing the family to be together.                 

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Chairs and Loungers

Do you see your garden as a relaxing space? Then try discovering our stylish chairs which range from reclining loungers to sunbeds. A large selection of our chairs can be folded up and easily be taken along to the beach or a sunny spot by the river.   

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Benches and Arbours

Looking for an addition to your traditional outdoor space? Benches and arbours provide a peaceful area to enjoy the sunshine and your garden. The wood will naturally change with your garden creating a beautiful area.

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Garden Furniture Care

Caring for wooden furniture

Wooden furniture may require annual treatments with a specific oil or stain. Woods with a waxy finish should be cleaned with a dry, soft cloth, while hard woods can be scrubbed with warm soapy, water.

Caring for rattan-effect furniture

Rattan-effect furniture is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth, but isn’t suitable for cleaning with a scourer or a pressure washer. Rattan-effect furniture is weather resistant, you can purchase additional covers to keep it clean during the winter months.

Caring for metal furniture

Metal furniture can easily be cleaned with warm, soapy water, but don’t use a scourer as they cause scratches. Pressure washers should only be used on a low setting. Dry thoroughly to avoid water marks and streaks.

Click here to see our full garden furniture care treatment guide.

Click here to read our chiminea & fire pit curing and care advice guide. 

Garden Furniture Accessories

Parasols

Parasols offer shade on hot days and keep the sun off food and drinks. Many tables have a parasol hole designed into them, but we also have free standing models to give you that added shelter from the sun.

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Garden furniture covers

A furniture cover is a great idea even if you are planning to store furniture indoors during the winter. They help to keep it protected from the weather and keep it clean.

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Cushions 

Choose from a large variety of beautiful cushions to fit all sizes of garden furniture. Chair seat pads to scatter cushions, add that extra touch of comfort.

Gazebos

To add shade to a larger area or to transform an area into an extended part of the house, a Gazebo is the perfect solution for this. From Fixed structures to retractable pergolas, there’s an easy to build gazebo waiting for you.

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