Find your summer style – how to choose the best garden furniture

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Find your summer style – how to choose the best garden furniture

This year, bring a new sense of occasion and sophistication into your garden with garden furniture from your British Garden Centres store.  As the weather warms, gather friends and family together, enjoy alfresco feasts, and watch as your garden becomes a hive of activity once again.

To prepare you and your garden for the upcoming season ahead, we’ve put together a guide on how to choose the best garden furniture to ensure you will have a summer you will never forget and turn your garden into an extension of your home for relaxing and entertaining.

Gardens are now seen as the fifth room of the house and provide an extra living room in the summer sun. If you don’t have a big space in your garden, you can still make a functional and beautiful seating area for relaxation.

Intimate spaces

If you have a small patio or balcony, we recommend foldaway furniture or a little table that won’t take up too much garden space.  We have many metal bistro sets that are the perfect size for patio and terrace spaces, coming in neutral tones for a beautiful, unique finish.

Our selection of rattan furniture is perfect for your garden as it’s durable, weather-resistant, and ultimately stylish. Our rattan bistro sets are designed for comfort with angled chair backs, and plush cushions and some come even come with footstools so you can put your feet to relax and catch up with a friend.

If you are modern and classic features to create a chic, on-trend garden furniture range for your patio space or balcony, we have lightweight recycled resin pastel bistro sets that use contemporary shapes and bring a touch of exotic to the outdoors.

Social seating

Ample seating is essential for a cosy garden party and what better way to celebrate summer than by hosting a social gathering outdoors?

We would highly recommend having a spacious garden furniture set that will seat the majority of your guests. Corner sofa sets are the perfect shape for a smaller garden or conservatory. An L-shaped sofa set is practical, comfortable, stylish, and perfect for large families or outdoor entertaining with friends.

Whether it be rattan or aluminium wood effect, we have a wide choice of modular lounge and sofa sets to allow for social conversation and unwinding over coffee or drinks with family and friends.

Dining alfresco

Nothing beats eating outside or hosting a summer barbecue and our garden dining furniture brings a touch of luxury to your al fresco gathering. Perfect for entertaining friends and family, our collection comes in a rectangular, round or U-Shaped configuration, ideal for entertaining on a larger scale or for simply relaxing over an intimate dinner.

Our furniture ranges are made from sturdy aluminium frames or rattan with tables available in different sizes whatever your crowd size, and with hard-wearing wipeable tempered glass.

Choose from a square dining table teamed with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, or a larger round table with matching dining chairs for the perfect set to share breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


Whatever your style, we will have the furniture solution for rejuvenating your garden for a long warm summer ahead of us. Our outdoor living department has a great range of outdoor furniture available today and for pre-order. Shop our outdoor living department online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you for reading.

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