The Top Garden Furniture For Summer

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Make the most of your outdoor space this summer with new garden furniture. Here we’ll share some of our top picks to transform your space for outdoor living.

Garden Furniture For Relaxation

Garden sofas are the perfect choice for those who enjoy relaxing in their gardens. Grab your Kindle and a cup of coffee and enjoy a little ‘me time’ in your outdoor space.

Sun loungers and relaxer chairs are also a must-have for the warmer summer months. We absolutely love this nature-inspired design from George at Asda. The stylish leaf print reminds us of our tropics garden screen.

With high demands for garden furniture this summer, it’s worth ordering your sofas and loungers as soon as possible to get it in time for the good weather.

Worried about overlooking neighbours? Increase garden privacy for sunbathing and relaxation with our stylish garden screens.

Furniture For Small Gardens

Just because you only have a small space, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy stylish garden furniture! Space-saving bistro garden furniture is great for small terrace gardens and balconies. You may also want to consider a foldable bench that can accommodate extra guests.

This elegant bistro set from Dobbies is a real eye-catcher. Perfect for morning coffee on your patio or evening drinks on your balcony.

For relaxation, we’d recommend creating a cosy nook in your small garden or on your balcony with a stackable garden chair or even a stylish hanging chair. Add extra comfort with cushions and increase privacy with vertical planting, using our decorative garden screens as trellis.

If you’re really limited on space, consider alternatives to garden furniture like cushions, rugs and bean bags. These stylish floor cushions from Argos are great for adding some colour and comfort to a small outdoor space.

Garden Furniture Sets For Entertaining

Summer is all about alfresco dining in the sunshine and with our gardens being one of the safest places to meet friends, now’s a great time to invest in garden furniture sets. No matter the size, shape or style of your outdoor space, there’ll be a garden dining set to meet your needs. Right now, it’s just a case of finding one that’s in stock! But for inspiration, here are a couple of our favourites…

Cannes 8 Seater Brown Cube Set

Rattan is always a sound choice for outdoor furniture as it never goes out of fashion. What’s more, it’s super comfortable, durable and ideal for both modern and traditional spaces. We particularly love this cube set from Dunelm, as you can tuck the seats underneath, creating additional space when the set isn’t in use.

Wooden Picnic Bench 

Wooden picnic benches are also an attractive and versatile choice for the garden. Not only will they seat the family at barbecues but they’ll also double up as practical benches for potting on plants and other gardening tasks. Choose a picnic table with a parasol hole in the middle so you can easily add shade to your alfresco dining space.

Fancy having a go at making your own garden bar? Wickes are currently offering a ‘Build Your Own Garden Bar’ set, which can be fully customised to suit your garden space. Add a few bar stools and you’ll have the perfect place to enjoy cocktails on a warm summer’s night.

When it comes to outdoor dining you’ll also need to consider privacy screens, garden lighting and heating. Check our blog post for more ideas on how to get your garden guest ready.

Where to Buy Garden Furniture

The obvious place to shop for garden furniture is online. A quick search on Google will bring up a whole host of results but bear in mind that many places are struggling with stock right now. You’ll likely need to preorder your garden furniture set, so keep an eye on lead times.

We’d also suggest visiting your local garden centres to see if they have outdoor furniture you can buy and take home the same day.

Looking for garden screens to compliment your new furniture? You’re in the right place! Browse over 200 garden screen designs on the Metal Garden Screen website and place your order. Our garden privacy screens are made-to-order in the UK with a delivery time of 3 weeks.

DIY Outdoor Furniture

If you can’t wait to have new garden furniture delivered, want to save money or just fancy being creative, there’s nothing stopping you making your own garden furniture. Head to your local sawmill to pick up some wood or see if any local businesses are getting rid of old pallets you can upcycle. Type ‘how to make garden furniture’ into Pinterest or Youtube and you’ll find loads of easy-to-follow tutorials.

How to Protect Garden Furniture

When buying a garden furniture set, you need to decide whether you’re going to pick up a cheap set that’ll last a year or two or invest in a high quality set that’ll last for years to come. If you’re spending more, it’s worth taking good care of your furniture to ensure it is weatherproof.

For softwood furniture, we recommend washing it down regularly and preserving it with a stain or paint. Hardwood furniture is much more durable but we’d still advise keeping it out of the rain to prevent rotting. A waterproof cover will do the trick if you can’t store your garden furniture in a shed.

If your outdoor furniture is made from metal, you’ll need to keep it clean and dry to prevent rusting. Some metal furniture may have a weatherproof coating that offers extra durability, just like the powder coating protects our metal garden screens.

Give Your Garden the Makeover it Deserves

  1. Pre-order your new garden furniture online or search ‘garden centre near me’ to find a local store.
  2. Add privacy to your relaxation and dining areas with our decorative garden screens.
  3. Enjoy a summer of fun in the sun, with the perfect entertaining space for you and your guests!