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Garden Furniture Buying Guide
Your garden is an extension of your house, so when you're thinking about purchasing furniture to kit our your garden for summer, there are plenty of things to take into consideration, such as:
• What style would look best in my garden - wood, metal, or something else?
• What do I want to do in my garden - lounge around with my partner or have big gatherings with my friends?
• How many seats do I need or have room for?
• If the furniture can't be left outside during winter, do I have the room to store it?
• Do I need folding or stacking chairs and tables to save space?
Whether it's natural bamboo or synthetic rattan, the natural look of woven furniture brings a cosy look to your outside world. This stylish furniture is weather resistant so you can leave it outdoors and comes with a 5 year guarantee.
For a table and chairs set with a difference, try the Monte Carlo Standard Table with 6 Stockholm Brown Chairs.
Another great low maintenance option is metal furniture such as steel or cast aluminium. Steel furniture is heavy, making it ideal in windy conditions, while aluminium is lighter but still very durable and it won't rust.
Many metal chair and table sets have a classic French style, but for something a little different try the Tobarra 2 Person Bistro Set.
There are a few options when it comes to wood furniture. Solid wood will have unique knots and will be more expensive, while wood veneer is a lot cheaper but can still look very decorative. Wood-effect finish furniture looks and feels like real wood, but has a more consistent colour and appearance. Wooden furniture comes in many styles and can often be folded, but it does require more maintenance than other options.
For a casual wooden picnic table take a look at The Grange Rectangular Table and Bench Combination Set.
Man-made materials have revolutionised the garden furniture market. With tough, weather resisitant resin and glass fibre items able to be left outside all year round. Ultra modren desgins mean your garden dinign space can look fashionale as well as being hard wearing.
The Anthracite Step Standard Table with 2 Anthracite Net Chairs combines a classic Bistro table design with practical lightweight chairs.
When you're choosing your garden furniture, don't forget to bear shade in mind. Whether you need an awning, a parasol or a wall-mounted umbrella, it's important to consider how you're going to protect yourself from the sun.
Many of our dining sets come with parasols as optional extras, but for something a little hi-tech, we have a range of parasols, like this lovely green Tuscany Cantilever Parasol.
In the right setting and style, benches can turn a pretty garden into a haven of relaxation. Styles range from chunky wood to metal with intricate designs, and are best placed out of the wind, where you can sit and enjoy a mixture of sun and shade.
For an unusual twist on a classic design, take a look at the Contemporary Wooden Slatted Bench.
The ultimate in outdoor relaxation, sun loungers come in many styles so you're bound to find one that fits well in your garden. Adjustable loungers that can be set in different positions offer the most comfort, and a lounger with wheels will be easiest to move.
The Alfa Lounger with Wheels offers both of these, and it has a distinctive modern design, too.
Hammocks and Hanging Chairs
The classic style hammack has been giving comfort for generations and now with up-to-date styles and extra tough weather-proof materials anyone can own this fun garden accessory. Gardenlines has a range of hammocks and stands as well as hanging chairs on offer.
One of our favoruites is the Double Cacoon Hanging Chair which comes ion a range of colours and can be used bith indoors and outdoors as a cosy place to spend some quality time.
Why not browse our range of dining sets, hanging chairs and frames and parasols and find something to make your garden even more appealling. For tips on how to look after your purchase have a look at our Garden furniture care Guide.