How to Choose the Best Style of Garden Furniture for Your Garden

Choosing the right garden furniture might feel like an important decision - and it is! However, it's not a difficult one. What's important to consider is how you need the functionality and aesthetics the furniture to work with your outdoor space. Whether you're looking to create a serene retreat or an entertainment hotspot, the style of garden furniture you select can make a significant difference. This guide will walk you through the various factors to consider, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your garden's ambiance and your gardens' style.

Understanding Your Garden's Layout and Size

Before exploring the styles and materials of garden furniture, it's important to assess the layout and size of your garden. Measure the available space you have to work with for your seating, making sure to consider the flow and functionality. Furniture that is too large can overwhelm a small garden, while too small pieces can look insignificant in a vaster space.

Choosing a Style that Complements Your Garden

We have a range of garden furniture comes in numerous different styles, from classic to contemporary. Choosing a style that complements the overall design of your garden is key:

  • Repton Range: Our most popular, classic style wooden garden furniture is the perfect mix of traditional style with a modern approach.
  • Richmond Range: Sleek and minimalistic designs using dark metal to make a statement within a contemporary garden.
  • Paxton Range: Perfect for cottage-style gardens, our paxton furniture uses beautiful rattan that blends beautifully with natural surroundings.
  • Brunell Range: Our Iron metal range, a true classic garden furniture collection.

Material Matters

Comfort, look and finish all matter when choosing your garden furniture, as you want to make sure the furniture will last in your garden. If you're looking for low maintenance, a metal furniture set might be more your style. Whereas if you don't mind a little care and attention each season, wooden furniture or rattan furniture might be for you!

  • Wood: Known for its natural beauty, wood needs regular maintenance to prevent decay and maintain its appearance. Teak, cedar, and eucalyptus are popular for their durability.
  • Metal: Iron, aluminum, and steel are durable and can be crafted into a variety of designs. However, metal furniture can require treatments to prevent rust.
  • Rattan and Wicker: Ideal for a comfortable and aesthetic look, these materials are lightweight and versatile but require covering during bad weather.
  • Plastic: Easy to maintain and inexpensive, plastic furniture is available in various colors and styles but may lack the longevity of other materials.

Comfort and Functionality

Your garden furniture should not only look good but also be comfortable and functional. Consider cushions with weather-resistant fabrics and opt for adjustable furniture pieces like recliners or pieces with multiple uses.

Weather Resistance and Maintenance

Choose furniture that can withstand your garden. If you live in an area with lots of rain (perhaps all of the UK!)f avoid materials that absorb moisture or degrade quickly. Similarly, areas with strong sun exposure require UV-resistant materials to prevent fading and wear.

Accessorizing Your Garden Furniture

Accessories can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your garden furniture. Consider parasols for shade, outdoor rugs to define spaces, and accent pillows for an extra touch of comfort and style.

Budget Considerations

Set a realistic budget for your garden furniture, keeping in mind that investing in high-quality pieces can save money in the long run due to lower maintenance and replacement costs. Our garden furniture ranges in cost, however if you're on a tight budget you can find a our most popular garden bench for only £199 - Repton Queen Bench.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness

Opting for eco-friendly garden furniture, made from sustainable materials or recycled sources, can help reduce your environmental impact while still providing style and comfort.

For example, our Repton Collection uses FSC Sustainable Eucalyptus wood as sustainability is incredibly important to us.

Did you know? Our warehouse has it's own wind turbine so we produce our own energy, and where we can, we use sustainable wrapping on your products when we ship them to you!

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right garden furniture is about balancing aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability to create an inviting and durable outdoor space. Careful consideration of style, material, comfort, and budget will guide you to the best choices for your garden.

Explore our full range of Garden Furniture here and find the perfect match for you!

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