The sun is on it's way, so prep your outdoor space and set the scene. From fun family BBQs to relaxing out in the sun, we've got everything you need to enjoy your garden this summer.
How to take care of rattan effect garden furniture
Rattan-effect is much loved for its stylish nature. It works indoors in a conservatory, or outdoors on the patio and is both durable and reasonably lightweight.
Due to its durable nature, rattan-effect garden furniture can be kept outside all-year round. To clean or remove stains, use a damp cloth or hot soapy water, but avoid using chemical or abrasive cleaners.
Any cushions or fabric add-ons should be kept inside in the winter.
How to take care of wooden garden furniture
Wooden garden furniture is a classic choice – great for patios and gardens alike. It offers durability and a natural look. They don’t retain heat, meaning your table and chairs won’t get too hot in the height of summer.
Wooden garden sets require a little maintenance and care. You should clean them with a damp cloth or hot soapy water, and use an oil treatment once a year to help them maintain their condition and durability.
How to take care of metal garden furniture
Metal is a sturdy and low maintenance choice. It can be heavier than other options, but it should also last a long time.
Most sets are rust resistant and they should be cleaned with hot soapy water or a damp cloth – although avoid using chemical or abrasive cleaners. You could also use a pressure washer on a low setting.
How to take care of concrete garden furniture
Concrete garden furniture can make a real style statement in your garden.
Regular dusting with a dry cloth will keep your product clean and a damp cloth and washing up liquid should remove any stains. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or chemicals.
Your backyard may not resemble the gardens of Versailles, but there’s no reason why you can’t create an outside space you'll love. With the right design tips and tricks, even the most petite of patios or tiniest of balconies can be transformed into a peaceful sanctuary where you’ll want to while away the warmer weather.
Space saving heroes
Extending, stacking, folding; however it works, flexible furniture is a lifesaver in a small garden. Whether you're having family over for an al-fresco feast or want to free up some space for a spot of gardening, these space-saving furniture pieces make it all possible.
Compact dining solutions
Don’t let space constraints stop you from enjoying al-fresco dining. Sleek and stylish 4-seaters or bistro sets look perfectly snug in patios, balconies, or small gardens.
Create a sense of height
Looking for small patio ideas? Bring the party home by investing in a tall garden bar that doesn’t take up much floor space. Simply add plants at varying heights and scales to create a feeling of space and depth.