23 best garden furniture sets for 2023

Susan Howell
Garden furniture sets: 23 best garden furniture sets for 2023

<h2 class=”body-h2″>Garden furniture sets: which material is best?</h2><p>Before you buy, make sure the materials suit your needs and the amount of time you’re willing to spend on upkeep. Here are some of the pros and cons of the most common garden furniture materials.</p><p><strong>Wood: </strong>Wood makes a much more eco-friendly option than synthetic garden furniture – especially if it’s <a href=”https://fsc.org/en/for-businesses/solid-wood” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>FSC approved</a> – and can last for years with proper care. If you opt for untreated timber, it can be personalised to your taste with a lick of paint or wood stain. Bear in mind that wood is susceptible to rot and mould damage, so ensure you give it yearly treatments to keep it in tiptop condition. </p><p><strong>Metal:</strong> If you’re looking for something fuss-free, metal is a good option. It’s super-easy to keep clean – just give furniture a wipe over with warm soapy water – and it shouldn’t fade or go mouldy. Some cheaper options may rust if you leave it outside, so use an outdoor cover when not in use and store it away over the winter if possible.</p><p><strong>Rattan:</strong> Not only does <a href=”https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/g40586140/15-rattan-garden-furniture-styles/” target=”_blank”>genuine rattan</a> look super trendy, it’s also exceptionally durable and can last for years if cared for properly. We’d recommend investing in a decent waterproof cover, as it tends to rot in damp conditions. If it does get left outside during a shower, remove debris with a soft brush and give it a gentle clean with warm soapy water before leaving it to dry in a sunny, well-ventilated area. </p><p><strong>Polyrattan, or PE rattan</strong>: A synthetic alternative to rattan, PE rattan is a good choice if you’d prefer a low-maintenance option. It looks just like the real thing, but it’s waterproof, UV-resistant and should last longer than its natural counterpart.</p><p>Whichever you choose, ultimately your set should come with care instructions, so check the brand’s recommendations to keep your new furniture in best condition. </p><h2 class=”body-h2″>The best garden furniture sets for summer 2023</h2><p>We’ve sourced a selection of the best garden furniture sets, for all needs and budgets, to buy now in time for sunnier days. From mini bistro tables for <a href=”https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/a33336076/balcony-ideas/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>the balcony</a>, to dining sets for barbecue season and large, comfy sofas the whole family can pile onto, here’s our Country Living garden furniture edit for summer 2023. </p>” />

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