Summer is best spent outside, enjoying delicious food and soaking up the sun. Do it in style by picking out the perfect rattan furniture for your patio.
Opting for rattan garden furniture was your first stylish step. Now, it’s time to select the type that suits your garden best. Bistro dining sets always look gorgeous in a sleek woven finish and are perfect for small courtyard gardens or creating a cute little nook in a larger space. If you're more into lounging with a good book, choose a sofa made of the material instead.
Dining al fresco on a balmy evening is wonderful, especially if you've got plenty of space for friends and family. Choose a dining furniture set to suit the size of your brood, and opt for one with cushions, or buy some cushions to match your style, and keep everyone comfortable. If you prefer a relaxed vibe, a rattan sofa furniture set is the perfect outdoor eating solution.
Before a beautiful set catches your eye, deal with the practicalities. Do you often need somewhere for party guests to perch or are you just looking for a sweet two-seater set for your and your significant other? Sets for six give you ample space to fit the family, while a ten-seater set pulls out all the stops.
Think about different types of seating, too. If you like to have guests over for drinks, a modular set with a combination of armchairs, benches, sofas and stools gives people lots of options, and the separate pieces can be moved around to suit. One of the most fun options is a big corner sofa, allowing plenty of room to fit everyone on in a cosy huddle or space to stretch out alone in the sun with a good book.
If you're aiming for a certain ambience with your garden furniture, choosing the right colour is key. A black finish looks contemporary and a little glamorous; you can pretend you live in a poolside villa rather than in a terrace with a pond.
A traditional brown finish has a slightly more rustic but still sophisticated vibe, while shades of grey look sleek and subtly different. For a more eclectic feel, try a set in white styled up with bright cushions; think striped garden furniture cushions or romantic floral designs.