New Year, New Garden Furniture

New Year, New Garden Furniture

New year, new start, new resolutions. Perhaps one of them is to start planning some changes to your garden or outdoor area?

Garden furniture can reshape any outdoor area by adding a personal touch and can be made more inviting. The challenge, however, can occasionally be selecting the appropriate outdoor furniture for the available space you have in your garden.

Updating and redesigning your outdoor space with new garden furniture can also seem like a daunting prospect, but we have put together some useful tips in this blog post to make this a simple task as well as showcase some of our best-selling products.

Purpose of Your Garden Furniture

Before purchasing garden furniture, you should first think about its purpose. Do you prefer outdoor furniture where you can unwind outside at dusk or during the warm summer days? Or are you going to use it for BBQ parties with your friends and family?

If you plan on entertaining and hosting parties, you might want to invest in more durable items. Seating should also be an important consideration for casual parties and other occasions as you will want to increase the number of chairs and possibly add side tables and/or a dining table, plus cushions for additional comfort.

Measure Your Outdoor Space

Garden furniture comes in different shapes and sizes, ranging from outdoor dining sets that seat 12 people to 4-seater wooden benches, so it is important how many people you wish to host at your garden parties and how much space is available.

If you have a small garden or balcony, you might want to consider a 2-seater bistro set. Those with round tables take up less space and sets with foldable tables are also useful for less generous spaces. However, if you have plenty of space in your garden, you might want to consider a larger garden furniture set (e.g. 4 seater dining sets, casual dining sets, garden cube sets).

You will be able to determine what kind of furniture will work best for your outside space once you have measured it. It is important that you base your furniture choice on the specifications that it must meet.

For example, if you regularly host friends and family, you might want to take a look at the selection of patio sets we have to offer. Or whether you're lounging by the pool, we have a great selection of sun loungers in a variety of styles, materials and colours.

Choose Appropriate Materials

Furniture for the outdoors can be made from a variety of materials (e.g. aluminium, rattan, wood). Choosing the right material is dependent on how you intend to use to your choice of garden furniture.

Examine the surroundings of your outdoor furniture, too. For example, if you live in a rainy area, you might consider purchasing outdoor furniture made of a weatherproof material.

Garden Furniture Trends for 2023

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Grand Casual Dining Square Corner Sofa Set with Firepit Table - Heritage Grey

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Grand Sofa Set w/ Firepit Table - Heritage Grey 

In recent years, the amount of entertaining we have done in our gardens has been huge. As a result, outdoor furniture is changing to accommodate our needs.

More features are being added, such as bigger garden furniture sets with additional chairs and S-Q height adjustable tables. Another prominent feature is the integration of gas firepits, as shown with the Bracken Outdoors Dakota Grand Casual Dining Corner Sofa Set.

This casual dining set adds both comfort and style to your outdoor space, perfect for those hot summer days spent relaxing outside or warming up when the temperature drops in the evening. The rattan corner sofa provides maximum comfort while remaining fashionable and long-lasting.

Your garden will look completely different with a rectangular dining table and a gas firepit. You'll be able to stay warm while dining alfresco thanks to heat glow from the centre; the firepit has a glass surround to protect the flames. It is a very elegant way to establish a central focus in your garden while also supplying light and warmth.

Kettler Elba Teak and Aluminium 6 Seat Rectangular Dining Set - 2.2m x 1m

Kettler Elba Teak and Aluminium 6 Seat Rectangular Dining Set - 2.2m x 1m

The Kettler Elba Teak and Aluminium 6 Seat Rectangular Dining Set combines materials to create a distinctive look for contemporary gardens.

The teak wood table has a weathered, seamless grey coating. This outdoor dining table's wooden slat top style gives it a modern, rustic look. To match the dining set, the teak wood is also used in the armrests of the outdoor dining chairs.

The aluminium frame is rust and weather resistant. The charcoal colour contrasts nicely with the wood on the table top. The Elba outdoor dining chairs each come with a shower resistant cushion (store away when not in use).

This outdoor furniture piece creates a sleek and modern patio set that has been specially designed to bring both comfort and style. A sophisticated mix of materials produces a one-of-a-kind design that will enhance any garden theme, making this garden furniture set a timeless outdoor dining space.

Alexander Rose Sherwood Outdoor Turnberry Bench (4ft)

Alexander Rose Sherwood Turnberry Bench (4ft) 

Garden benches are more than just a form of outdoor seating. They'd be a fine choice for your garden because they are a great spot to entertain your loved ones, a comfortable place to relax, long-lasting outdoor furniture, and will be a wonderful focal point.

An excellent example is the stylish Alexander Rose Sherwood Turnberry Bench (4ft). This painted 2-seater garden bench is made of tough Acacia wood with a fine but rustic surface and a rich Chestnut Brown painted finish. With its curved back and shaped arms, this wooden bench will stand out in any outdoor setting.

You can also add a splash of colour to this bench and make it your own by adding Alexander Rose Scatter Cushions, which are available in various designs.

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Grand 4-8 Seater Rattan Garden Cube Set - Grey

Bracken Outdoors Dakota Grand 4 - 8 Seater Grey Rattan Cube Set

Rattan garden cube sets have steadily become the first selection when people have bought outdoor furniture in the past few years since they can help retain garden space, are perfect for outdoor entertainment, and create a country style for your garden.

The Bracken Outdoors Dakota 4 - 8 Seater Cube Set in Grey has a layout that is both functional and stylish. The chairs easily slide beneath the glass-topped square table, plus this garden furniture set also includes stools for extra seating and cushions. It can be left outside all year, however the cushions should be brought inside when not in use.

The weave can be cleaned by wiping it down with warm, soapy water or you can keep the furniture covered with a good, breathable cover.


Contact our Customer Service team on 0118 3800 381 or if you have any questions about the products mentioned in this post. Or you may visit our showroom at Moss End Garden Village to look at a selection of our garden furniture sets.

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