Attractive outdoor furnishings can make the difference between an average look garden or patio and one that is stunning. For versatility, comfort, and looks Rattan Lounge Set is a choice that packs a punch.
Where to start when choosing the right furniture for your garden? It's vital to first work out how you use your garden – do you enjoy hosting parties (lots of seating needed), or prefer to relax in privacy? Are you a sun worshipper, in which case a lounge chair is essential, or a consummate cook (think large and sturdy garden dining table or dining set)?
When choosing your garden furniture, our advice is to pick items that are durable and well built, without sacrificing comfort and style. Size matters, too: if your furniture is too small, you won’t want to spend much time using it; too large, and your garden will feel compromised.
Read on for comprehensive coverage of all these factors in choosing your garden furniture – and inspiring examples, too. Then head to our dedicated garden hub for more advice and inspiration.
Pick Elegant Rattan or Wicker Garden Furniture
Rattan furniture is the ideal buy for recreating the relaxed look of a traditional country cottage garden (whether you live in the country or city). Lightweight, it's generally easy to shift around the garden – handy if you like to follow the sun with your lounger.
What's the difference between rattan and wicker? Rattan is a strong and durable natural material (made from a vine) that can stand up to the British weather; a tell-tale sign of high-quality rattan is that it should be consistent in texture and colour. You might find that the rattan you're considering is synthetic (see faux rattan below), which is where wicker comes in...
Wicker relates not to a separate material, but to a weaving style (think rattan furniture), and while it can be made from natural materials, such as bamboo, it is usually crafted from a sturdy, weather-proof synthetic, typically resin. That's that confusion cleared up, then.
For your complete guide to rattan in all shapes, sizes, and colors including where and how to use Rattan Furniture Set successfully be sure to check out insharefurniture