With spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect opportunity to prepare a home out of doors. Whether you have a small patio, decking or larger lawn to enjoy, let us help you find the right garden furniture to suit your space and needs.
With a wealth of garden furniture to choose from at this time of year, sometimes it can be tricky to know what would work best for you and your garden. We hope this guide, together with more information about our beautiful garden wood and rattan furniture collection, will help.
After all, we understand buying garden furniture is a considered purchase that should be with you for many, many years.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE FURNITURE FOR YOUR SPACE
Whatever the size of your garden, from our garden dining sets to our garden lounge sets, it’s important to consider how it’ll fit in your outdoor space. With the average patio size being 3 x 3 meters, a large garden set will take up quite a lot of space. Which isn’t a problem if this space is set to be your designated outdoor dining area, but just a point worth considering when you’re looking.
If you’re working with a smaller space, our Baunton Trestle dining set or Barrington bistro set would be ideal. The trestle table in our Baunton set measures 130cm in width and 80cm in depth, with a height of 75cm, while the trestle benches are smaller and can be tucked under when not in use – making it perfect for smaller patio areas. If you’re needing to seat a few more people, opt for our space-saving Withington 6-seater set or Stretton corner garden lounge set.
It’s worth thinking about the space and what else you have there too. Do you also need space for a BBQ or pizza oven? Are there potted plants to consider when people move their chairs in and out? Much like your dining room, you want it to be an uncluttered space that you can sit and enjoy with loved ones.
, Alternatively, designs that can be separated are great for making the most of your space – like our Stroud 4-piece lounge set. The two wooden garden armchairs offer the perfect pew to enjoy a morning coffee while the 2-seater sofa can be moved to a different spot in your garden. Although we sell it as a set, there’s nothing to say that the parts can’t be used in different areas to suit your home.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR GARDEN FURNITURE FOR?
This might seem an obvious question, but people look to buy new garden furniture for a number of reasons. For dining as a family, relaxing or even somewhere work. Perhaps you want somewhere to lay down or you’re happy with an armchair and a coffee table. If you’re looking forward to evenings dining al alfresco, a sturdy and durable dining table to sit up to is a must.
We’d suggest our Driffield cocoon love seat or Clapton chair and footstool set if you’re looking to create a calm retreat just for yourself. Comfortable and contemporary, they both offer a timeless and stylish solution for enjoying the outdoors at any time of the day.
For somewhere to both dine and entertain from, try one of our larger garden sets. The Stretton 4-piece lounge set provides the perfect extension to your dining room – and can even be moved into the conservatory thanks to its sleek, Scandi-inspired design.
CHOOSING GOOD QUALITY GARDEN FURNITURE
It goes without saying that you want your wood and rattan garden furniture to stand the test of time. It needs to be resistant to the elements; the last thing you want to be doing is running outside and moving it all inside when it starts raining.
With sets made from solid Acacia wood, eucalpytus wood, powder coated steel and a durable rattan weave, our garden furniture collection is hardwearing and reliably weatherproof. With thoughtful designs, many of our garden sets can be placed in conservatories or garden rooms too.
For enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner al fresco, discover our collection of tableware, glassware and linens, together with some finishing touches to help you set the scene.
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