Make the most of your outside space with low cost garden furniture
Summer may be a long way off, but by planning ahead for next year’s garden you could bag yourself some bargains.
As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, spending time in the garden is the last thing on many people’s minds. However, at this time of year there are some great deals on garden furniture to be had, as stores and suppliers look to clear the last of their summer stock. So if you’re prepared to think ahead to next summer, you could bag yourself a bargain.
Garden furniture can really help to give your garden a new lease of life, so it’s worth thinking ahead to next summer now. Try looking at sites such as Garden Furniture Compare for stylish bargains that will really help you to make the most of your outside space.
To make sure you get the right furniture for your garden, and avoid getting sucked in by a seemingly good deal, it’s important to do some planning before you start shopping. These days there is a lot of choice when it comes to garden furniture, so think carefully about the size of your garden and how you use it, and what style and type of garden furniture would suit it best.
Rattan furniture is hugely popular at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. The natural look of rattan furniture lends it a stylish appearance, and it is extremely low maintenance, particularly in comparison to some other types of furniture. Rattan is also very durable, and a good quality furniture set should last you up to 25 years. Another advantage of rattan is that it’s weather resistant and so can be kept outdoors throughout the winter – just remember to bring any cushions inside!
Wooden furniture offers strength and durability and it looks particularly effective in a traditional-style garden. Unlike some of the other materials, wood is susceptible to weather damage, so the furniture will need treating at least once a year to protect it from water damage and warping. Wooden furniture can also be quite heavy, making it more difficult to move around. However, despite these drawbacks, good quality wooden furniture is great at giving your garden a sense of classic style.
Metal furniture comes in a wide range of different styles and designs, offering garden owners a high degree of choice and flexibility, whether you’re looking for a modern finish or something more traditional. Metal garden furniture also tends to be durable and hard wearing, and also has the advantage of being fairly low-maintenance. Although rust can sometimes be a problem, the majority of designs these days are rust-resistant.
Plastic furniture may not be as fashionable as some other materials. But what it lacks in the fashion stakes, it more than makes up for in affordability and practicality. Plastic furniture is weather resistant and can be kept outdoors in all weather. It’s also durable and easy to keep clean, needing just an occasional wipe with a damp cloth to keep it looking at its best. Plastic is also lightweight, making it easy to move around when needed.
Having a smaller garden does not mean that you have to miss out on stylish garden furniture. Bistro-style sets, made up of two small chairs and a small table offer an easy way to add practical seating solutions to a smaller outside space. They usually come in lightweight, foldable metal, making them easy to clear away if you suddenly need some extra space. Many bistro sets also come in bright hues which are a great way of adding a splash of colour to your garden.
When it comes to garden furniture, there is so much choice out there that you are sure to find something that fits your garden, lifestyle and budget.