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8 garden furniture ideas

Whether you want space to entertain in the summer or somewhere quiet to unwind in the sunshine, it’s important to pick the pieces that match how you like to enjoy the outdoors.

Habitat 7-seater rattan effect garden corner sofa set.

1. Garden lounge sets

Get the living room feeling outside with something a little more chilled. These comfy sets usually include a 2, 3 or corner seat sofa, and give you more space to relax and put your feet up. They’re sure to wow your guests too.

A rattan garden chair with a pillow sitting outdoors.

2. Rattan furniture

You can't go wrong with rattan-effect furniture for your patio or garden. It's both durable and stylish. From bistro sets to sofas, explore our collection of on-trend rattan picks.

A 4-seater garden dining table.

3. Garden dining sets

The perfect seating for while the barbie's on. With 2, 4, 6 and 8 seater sets available, there’s something to suit any size of gathering, and garden. Great for eating outside on warm evenings and making the most of sizzling summer days.

Habitat Teka metal garden chair in cream colour.

4. Sun loungers and chairs

Kick back on a lounger to soak up the sun. Or pull up some extra garden chairs to host your friends and family over a cosy evening chat. To add some extra comfort, pick a day bed dotted with cushions and a fuzzy throw.

A 2-seater metal garden bistro set.

5. Garden furniture for small spaces

Don’t let space stop you from catching some rays. Bistro sets are a cute and compact option for patios, balconies and smaller gardens. With less pieces, they’re also easy to store away.

Habitat Kora rattan effect garden egg chair in grey.

6. Hammocks and swing seats

Less about entertaining and more about enjoying some me-time. A hammock or swing is the ideal place for some solo chill-out time in the sun. If you're looking for something trendy, an egg chair is a great option.

Two friends having a drink and enjoying in an inflatable spa hot tub.

7. Hot tubs and spas

Catch up and unwind in your very own at-home spa or sauna. We have hot tubs in all types of styles and sizes to suit your garden space.

Argos Home 2 seater steel & wicker effect garden bench.

8. Garden seats and benches

If you just enjoy sitting out amongst the greenery, then a garden bench is a classic option. A picnic table is a great choice for families, while sun loungers are a must-have for topping up your tan. 

Types of garden furniture

An Argos Home rattan effect patio set.

Rattan-effect garden furniture

What are the benefits?

Loved for its woven style, rattan-effect garden furniture is a flexible choice – suitable for conservatories, patios, lawns and decking. It’s durable, lightweight and easy to clean.

How to take care of rattan garden furniture?

Despite being weather resistant, rattan-effect pieces still shouldn’t be left outside during the colder months. You should also be sure to keep any cushions or sofa style pieces out of the cold and wet weather. When cleaning, use a damp cloth or hose.

A Greenhurst hardwood bistro set with grey cushions in a garden.

Wooden garden furniture

What are the benefits?

Wood is a popular choice for patios and gardens, with the main benefits being its durability and natural look. As it doesn’t retain heat, it shouldn’t get too warm on summer days. 

How to take care of wooden garden furniture?

Although generally long-lasting, wooden garden furniture does require some care. Treat it annually with oil or stain to protect against cold and bad weather. Hard wood should be scrubbed with warm, soapy water, while a waxy finish requires cleaning with a soft, dry cloth.

A grey metal patio set with 6 chairs.

Metal garden furniture

What are the benefits?

Metal garden furniture is a durable choice, although it can be heavier than other options. Hardwearing by design, most sets are now rust-resistant too. It’s best suited to patio and decking spaces.

How to take care of metal garden furniture?

Despite its durability and rust-resistance, metal garden furniture should be covered or stored away in the winter. You can clean with warm soapy water, or a pressure washer, on a low setting.

A plastic sofa, chairs and table garden furniture set.

Plastic garden furniture

What are the benefits?

Plastic is often a lightweight and low-cost option. The chairs are usually stackable, making it the easiest type of garden furniture to store away. Plastic is also weather resistant.

How to take care of plastic garden furniture?

Plastic garden furniture is weather resistant but can warp if left in the sun too long. Counter this by keeping it stored in a shaded area during the summer. Clean with soapy water or a pressure washer on a low setting.

Be prepared whatever the weather

Set the scene

Protecting your garden furniture

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A close up image of a rattan effect garden sofa with yellow cushion on it.

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