Finding weatherproofed, durable garden furniture that isn’t an eye sore can be a challenge, but this set from Menos by Kettler has both the practical and stylistic elements covered. Lightweight, designed to prevent rusting and durable enough that you could leave it outdoors year-round (just take in the seat cushions), this set will see you through thick and thin, while also tapping into the minimalist design trend for a simple set of furniture that looks the part. £1,049. At johnlewis.com
Barker & Stonehouse Penryn 4-Seater Garden Dining Set
- Seats: Four
- Reasons to buy: 100% weatherproof PE rattan, polyethene, polyester
Simple is often best with larger furnishings, and this set from Barker & Stonehouse is a prime example of how it can pay off to keep things stripped back. In a rattan style, the darker shade of the dining set will prevent stains or any signs of wear and tear from showing up, while still being comfortable and relaxing to spend time in thanks to the cushioning. If you want garden furniture that doubles up as both somewhere to lounge and somewhere you can eat meals al-fresco, this is for you. £1,139. At barkerandstonehouse.co.uk
How do I decorate my garden with furniture in 2023?
Whether or not you have any actual greenery in your garden or just have a patio space, garden furniture is the easiest way to change things up. And the real perk? It doesn’t require any green-fingered know-how. Invest in some good quality furniture and you’ll be able to bring some character and some added flair, turning your space into one that’s worthy of hosting a Pimm’s-soaked party this summer.
When it comes to actual decorating, start by investing in some fundamental pieces and then build out your design style from there. A table and chairs are essential for summer entertaining, and if you have enough space, we’d suggest throwing in an outdoor sofa or sun lounger for relaxing outdoors. Once you have these sorted and in place, it’s worth thinking about lighting options, especially if you’re planning to keep things going into the evening, as well as some soft furnishings (eg. outdoor rugs) that can add a bit of a personal touch. Adding some outdoor plant pots and plants to your patio can also make it feel more relaxed.
How did we choose the best garden furniture stores?
The best garden furniture stores for us are the ones that combine quality, well-made pieces with designs that are chic and elevated. To choose the best ones, we sought out a range of stores that spanned different design styles, from more relaxed farmhouse style furniture to sleek contemporary looks, while also looking for stores that would suit different budgets and trying to find some which took more sustainable practices into account when sourcing furniture. Not all of these stores tick every box, but we’ve incorporated enough range that there should be something here for every shopper. We know these will help you get the garden makeover you’re after for summer 2023.
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Where to buy garden furniture in 2023?