What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

Garden Furniture Is A Must

The garden is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with family and friends during the warmer months.

Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space.

Buying new patio furniture online gives you the opportunity to grab a real bargain, so let's take a look at the options available:

A green cushion and a book resting on top of the Forest Saratoga Wooden Garden Chair, which is situated on a lawn.The Rowlinson Bunbury Rattan Garden Patio Furniture Sofa and Table Set

Types of Garden Furniture Available Online

The Rowlinson Thornbury Corner Rattan Garden Table and Chairs Dining Set, situated on a patio, with plates, cutlery and bottles of wine on the table.Rattan Garden Furniture

Rattan furniture is built from the ultra-tough stems of palm trees or, in the case of rattan-effect weave, a robust, synthetic material that is perfectly designed for outdoor use.

Supremely stylish and exceptionally fashionable, rattan garden furniture will comfortably withstand the changeable British weather.

What’s more, it is completely maintenance free, saving you both time and money.

The Forest Grizedale 8 Seater Wooden Garden Table and Chairs Dining Set, situated outside a white, thatched cottage.Wooden Garden Furniture

There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting back on a wooden garden bench to admire your handy work, is there?

And can you imagine dining alfresco on anything more luxurious than a wooden garden table and chairs?

Completely timeless and oozing understated style, wooden outdoor furniture will always complement the rest of your garden.

A word of advice, though - always ensure that wooden garden furniture has been treated before you purchase it.

Generally, if dip-treated, it will require annual retreatment, whilst pressure-treated wooden outside furniture is more or less maintenance-free and usually comes with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee.

A drinks tray resting on top of the Suncast Elements Plastic Garden Coffee Table (with Storage), which is situated on a patio, next to a garden sofa.Plastic Garden Furniture

Like rattan, plastic outdoor furniture enjoys the advantage of being completely maintenance free; plus, it is highly suitable for those on a tighter budget.

Incredibly tough, making it great for families with young children, plastic garden furniture will withstand almost anything thrown at it.

Plastic furniture needn’t look like a poor relation of the other options, either, as it is often styled to resemble more expensive materials.

We hope this article has given you a few ideas on how to make your garden as comfortable as possible this summer.

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Updated 04.06.19 by The Shedstore Blog Team