Rattan material is perfect for your garden. It's incredibly durable and robust so will be a long-lasting feature for your garden. This material is also ideal as it requires little maintenance meaning you can focus on transforming the rest of your garden for those upcoming Summer parties!
What Do You Want From Your Garden Furniture?
It's best to plan in advance to avoid any mistakes later on down the line. Start to think about what you want to do with your garden space. You may want to relax on a sunlounger reading a book, or have a larger sofa set where you can host your very own garden parties. Make yourself a list of the furniture that you want and whether it's feasible with the area that you've got. If your garden is larger, where you position your furniture is essential and this will require more planning than if you have a smaller garden where you're just making the most of the space that you've got.
Design & Inspiration
Create yourself a mood board that you can refer back to whilst you're designing your dream garden. Make sure that you measure your garden space so you know that what you want will fit in exactly where you want it to. Try not to overload the area with furniture as it'll make you feel very cramped, and ensure when you measure that there is ample space to move around the furniture when it is not in use. You may also want to factor in patio heaters, parasols or water features if you're planning on adding these around your garden seating area.
Maximise Your Space
You will obviously be more restricted with a smaller garden, but that's not always a bad thing. It's actually easier for you to pick the correct type of furniture for your garden. For smaller gardens, we'd recommend a compact rattan bistro set, or a rattan cube set as the chairs tuck into the table, saving you lots of room around the outside.
Your garden furniture will differ from your furniture in your house as it's exposed to the outside elements. This is why rattan garden furniture is the best choice as it's robust and more durable than other materials. You will need to decide on the specific pieces of furniture you want in your garden, for example a large rattan corner sofa could be a great centrepiece and provides plenty of seats. Or you can opt for a comfy egg chair, which you'll be fighting the family over! Next comes the colour. Natural colours are best as they will match with everything else that you have in your garden. If you want something with a brighter colour, then feel free to experiment with vibrant cushions! Make sure you check out our Rattan Garden Furnitureguide for details on how to maintain and care for your garden furniture.