In classic British style, this summer has been largely a wash out – but with warmer weather set to arrive next week (we can only hope), it’s time to spruce up your outside space for balmier days. After all, there’s nothing like reading on a lounger, soaking up the sun in an egg chair, dining al fresco with the help of a pizza oven or enjoying a cuppa while sitting at your new bistro set.
But shopping for quality garden furniture sets is no small feat. From supermarkets and DIY stores to online retailers or garden centres, there are hundreds of shops available at just a couple of clicks.
Depending on your space, there are many factors to consider before furnishing your outdoor area. If you’ve got a small patio or cosy balcony, consider an Ikea-style fold-away bistro set or deckchair. Those with large gardens might benefit from sizable sofa sets and tables for alfresco hosting from retailers such as Wayfair and Moda.
Beyond practicality, there’s also the question of aesthetics. If you’re going for maximalism, make a beeline for Graham & Green and Oka, while the minimalists will find Scandi-influenced Cox & Cox or M&S more suited to their tastes.
With the sheer amount of choice, when it comes to where to shop, it can be difficult to know where to start when giving your garden a makeover. From budget-friendly favourites (hello, Aldi) to luxury names brimming with investment pieces, we’ve curated this edit of retailers that are most worthy of your attention – plus, we’ve rounded up the best deals to shop on garden furniture this month.
Best garden furniture shops
Aldi garden furniture
Aldi is no stranger to an affordable set of furniture. The supermarket’s selection of outdoor pieces spans everything from table and chair sets to outdoor sofas with rattan a-plenty, as well as outdoor heating, gazebos and parasols and even the odd hot tub. If you’re looking to elevate your outdoor space without blowing the budget then you really can’t go wrong. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to shop online, Aldi’s garden specialbuys are now only available in store.
Argos garden furniture
From homeware to electrical, this mamouth retailers has pretty much everything you could need – and the same is true should you be looking to spruce up your outdoor space. Scour through stylish pieces from the Sainsbury’s Habitat line and browse garden hammocks, hanging egg chairs and even beach bar-style gazebos ahead of your first soiree this summer. We’ve got our eye on the minimalist teka metal garden chair that comes in cream with a black frame (£45, Argos.co.uk) and this affordable bistro set (£67, Argos.co.uk) in a vibrant forest green.
Amara garden furniture
Stocking a variety of luxury homeware brands from Versace Home to Roberto Cavalli, Amara has elegance in abundance. Whether you prefer plumping for contemporary or ornate pieces, the retailer houses its own line of of garden furniture, Amara outdoors, with everything from bean bags and cushions to tables and chairs to choose from. The label’s blue stripe outdoor cushion (£45, Amara.com) has gone straight to the top of our wishlist thanks to its cool stripe finish and comfort-appeal.
Asda garden furniture
Supermarkets are underated when it comes to finding affordable furniture, and Asda’s George Home range is packed with purse-friendly pieces. From gazebos and rattan furniture to sleek patio and garden swing sets, there are pieces to pick for the whole family, whether you’re in the market for a colourful set for the little ones or a gazebo for the dog. Egg chairs are still all the rage, so we’re making a beeline for Asda’s affordable cocoon offering (£174, Asda.com).
Barker and Stonehouse garden furniture
Tailoring your search for the perfect garden bench (or whatever it may be) is refreshingly simple when it comes to Barker and Stonehouse. Whether it’s a hanging egg chair, garden stool or stylish fire pit your plumping for, there’s plenty to inspire your next garden refresh. And we love that the brand will plant a tree with every home delivery. A standout piece in its clearance sale, this modernist garden stool in the moss finish (£135, Barkerandstonehouse.co.uk) has gone straight in our baskets.
B&Q garden furniture
If one thing is for certain when it comes to B&Q, you will never be strapped for choice. Catering to your space whatever your budget, you can peruse everything from sun loungers (£32, Diy.com) to swimming pools (£150, Diy.com) and chimineas (£35, Diy.com) online. It also happens to stock heaps of outdoor lighting – with both practical and decorative set ups to persue.
Cox & Cox garden furniture
When it comes to stylish picks, you need to have Cox & Cox on your radar. Think pleasingly minimal design choices with nods to vintage, modern and Scandinavian influences. From mirrors to water features and decorative elements you won’t find elsewhere, this brand has everything you need to make your garden your own. We love the vintage-inspired look of this rattan corner sofa (£997.50, Coxandcox.co.uk) while this acacia wood daybed is perfect for all-day lounging (£1,425, Coxandcox.co.uk).
Dunelm garden furniture
Not every piece of garden furniture needs to set the world alight – if it’s simple, affordable pieces you need then Dunelm should be on your list. While you can plump for more modern designs we really warm to the more traditional pieces – think swirling love seats and wooden dining sets – although there are plenty of contemporary pieces if this is more your style. We love this four seater grey lounge set that embodies the brand’s commitment to stylish yet practical designs (£849, Dunelm.com).
Garden Trading garden furniture
Having specialised in outdoor essentials (although it now covers homewares too) for over two decades, Garden Trading knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. With everything from outdoor storage to dining sets, benches and daybeds for mid-range budgets, the retailer is a one stop shop for both design-led and practical pieces for sprucing up your outdoor space. This chic rattan dining chair set (£350, Gardentrading.co.uk) will serve you for many years to come.
Graham and Green garden furniture
The Graham and Green outdoor range may be small, but it hasn’t scrimped on the maximalist and quirky designs it does best. Anything but boring, the range covers rattan and modern seating alongside more decorative pieces. From fantastical lighting to rustic log burners, your garden will never look better. Simple but oh-so-cool, this bench and dining table set (£775, Grahamandgreen.co.uk) is sure to impress garden guests.
Habitat garden furniture
Habitat is home to outdoor essentials that won’t push you over budget. From hammocks to bistro sets the outdoor seating range is where the brand excells. Case in point: this hanging egg chair (£195, Habitat.co.uk) is made from a rattan-effect frame and metal for rustic effect.That being said, you can also find outdoor decor spanning quirky features, outdoor rugs, garden mirrors and faux plants and planters for the patio.
Homebase garden furniture
A staple for purse-friendly basics, Homebase is a furniture household name for a reason. Whether you plan on completely revamping your outdoor space or just buying a few pieces, the range covers everything from outdoor cushions up to garden arbours, hot tubs and colourful children’s playsets. This reduced sunbed (£32, Homebase.co.uk) has gone straight to the top of our wish lists, and it comes in three fun colours.
H&M garden furniture
A favourite for trend-led fashion at affordable prices, H&M’s garden decor and furniture is just as covetable. From expensive-looking plant pots to minimalist seating solutions, side tables, cushions and children’s designs, the considered range will inject some style into your outdoor space. With options for a patio, garden or balcony, H&M’s outdoor offerings start from just £3.99. Recreate the poolside at home with this effortlessly cool reclining seat (£149.99, Hm.com) and wavy side table (£99.99, Hm.com).
Ikea garden furniture
Whatever your take on the Swedish homeware superstore (read: flat-packed palace), there’s no denying it has the affordability box ticked. With outdoor seating options starting at just £15 you will find a dizzying array of both basics and outdoor-ready decor, from sofas –we love this contemporary white finish set (£720, Ikea.com) – and dining sets to garden storage, sun loungers, cushions and furniture purpose-built for little ones.
John Lewis garden furniture
Brimming with design-led pieces for a range of style preferences and price points, the department stores’s outdoor range is a must. The retailer houses a range of brands alongside its own cheap and cheerful (and rather chic) Anyday range where prices start from just £10 – think rattan pieces, bold shades and minimalist lines a-plenty. This affordable bistro set (£59.50, Johnlewis.com) is ideal for adding a splash of colour to your outdoor interiors.
La Redoute garden furniture
The home of that berber rug that went viral on Instagram in 2021, French brand La Redoute takes inspiration from its Parisian roots for its eclectic selection of homewares and garden furniture. La Redoute’s outdoor range sells both in-house designs from its Interieurs label and from third-party offerings. Whether you’re after a pizza oven, bistro set or bench, the shop is full of stylish finds. The brand’s cushioned sun lounger (£1,709.05, Laredoute.co.uk) will see you relaxing in style this summer.
Moda garden furniture
Self-professed outdoor furniture specialists, Moda is dedicated to luxury garden goods – think firepit tables, decadent daybeds and weather-proof rattan garden sofa sets. Serving up chic and well-constructed designs, this is the store for ensuring you get that holiday hotel feeling within your own garden. How comfy does this grey corner sofa (£675, Modafurnishings.co.uk) look?
M&S garden furniture
This high street stalwart doesn’t have as vast a range of garden furniture as other more specialist stores – but its selection spans sofa sets, armchairs, parasols, benches and more. Simple, classic and elegantly designed, the furniture comes in a range of neutral colours that will work seamlessly with your current outdoor set-up. Plus, many of the prices are pleasingly affordable – like this garden table nest (£99, Marksandspencer.com) for coffee mornings.
Neptune garden furniture
If you’re in the market for premium garden furniture that’s built to last, Neptune’s high-end offering is hard to fault (when money is no object). From its metal-framed Cheltenham collection –this timeless bench is a standout piece (£716, Neptune.com) – to alfresco mirrors and chunky Stanway dining tables, the brand’s show-stopping designs are well worth a browse. Thanks to its outlet site that stocks end-of-line designs, customer returns and samples, you can even score a discount of up to 50 per cent on like-new Neptune designs.
Next garden furniture
Much like Next’s clothes, Next’s outdoor offering feels contemporary without following trends – ensuring the furniture’s longevity. Though slightly pricey, the numerous favourable customer reviews is testament to its quality. Plus, Next offers regular savings on its designs to help you kit out your garden for less. This swing sofa (£799, Next.co.uk) will add some interest to your garden but remains a practical seating solution.
Oka garden furniture
If you’re looking for lifetime investments, Oka’s outdoor offering oozes elegance. From Grecian-inspired dining tables to bold ceramic stools, the furniture is just as covetable as its homeware. Specialising in rustic, contemporary designs, it’s a great destination for weatherproof rattan and resin. It just doesn’t get much cooler than this striped garden ceramic stool (£225, Oka.com).
The Conran Shop garden furniture
The Conran Shop is a favourite for investment, design-led interior pieces and its outdoor range is just as impressive. It’s especially good for larger furniture that can become the centrepiece in your garden – whether it’s a rope lounge chair (£187, Conranshop.co.uk) or a Sixties-inspired chaise lounge (just mind the £3,000 price tag).
The Range garden furniture
Your one-stop-shop for affordable garden finds, The Range offers a home-delivery service for its alfresco offerings. From budget takes on outdoor trends (including hanging egg chairs and rattan sofas) to hot tubs, pizza ovens and gazebos, there are hundreds of lines to browse. This five seater sofa set (£399.99, Therange.co.uk) will be great for entertaining guests this summer and beyond.
Very garden furniture
Not only does Very sell well-crafted outdoor furniture at competitive prices (just like its affordable fashion lines), but it also regularly reduces products during sale periods. A go-to for furniture essentials, fun designs and timeless pieces, it’s perfect for kitting out your garden without blowing the bank. This bean bag (£85, Very.co.uk) comes in an array of fun colours and makes a great seating solution for kids.
Waitrose & Partners garden furniture
Much like its premium food halls, Waitrose’s garden furniture offering is similarly upmarket. From egg chairs to sofa sets and benches, the supermarket’s well-constructed outdoor range is wide-reaching but pricey. Specialising in classic designs that go beyond trends, head here for versatile furniture that you’ll enjoy for years to come, such as this sage green garden tilting parasol (£111.99, Waitrosegarden.com).
Wayfair garden furniture
Furniture favourite Wayfair sells everything from dining sets to daybeds, sunloungers, sofas and even bars. Known for its vast selection of third party designers, there’s almost too much to browse through – but it’s well-worth sifting through to find a garden gem. If you’re on the hunt for a gazebo to shield you from both the sun and rain, snap up this under £150 option (£144.99, Wayfair.co.uk) now.
Best new garden furniture trends for 2023
In recent years, wicker and rattan have dominated mood-boards for garden interiors. But for 2023, there’s been a shift toward decadent materials like brass and copper, as well as luxe finishes like marble and granite.
Moving away from more natural finishes, this year it’s all about big, bold and bright colours that inject some personality into your space. Design wise, oversized chairs and sofas are in – with comfortable lounging a priority.
Best garden furniture buys 2023
Best rattan garden furniture
B&Q GoodHome apolima rattan effect bench: £148, Diy.com
Featuring sleek curved lines and complete with a cushion for lounging, this GoodHome bench boasts a rattan effect finish that’s bang on trend. With high fading resistance, the natural colour is touted to be long lasting in the sun while the design comfortable seats two people.
Habitat dove rattan effect hanging egg chair: £200, Argos.co.uk
Hanging egg chairs have become somewhat of a garden furniture phenomenon. Boasting a bohemian feel, on-trend open-weave rattan design and a thick, padded white seat cushion for comfort appeal, Argos’s offering is hard to beat. Plus, both the sturdy black metal frame and chair are weather-proof for year-round use. Better still, the egg chair is discounted by nearly £100 right now.
Daals St Loy natural 4 seater rattan sofa set: Was £449.99, now £369.99, Daals.co.uk
This effortlessly chic four seater rattan sofa set from Daals will elevate your garden set-up. The two-seater sofa, two chairs matching and coffee table features a handwoven rattan design with contrasting splayed black legs. Designed with durability in mind, the coffee table features a toughened glass table top while the steel frames are powder coated. Coming with removable and washable cushions, the set is sure to impress garden guests.
Argos home 2-seat rattan-effect garden bistro set: £180, Argos.co.uk
Contrasting the black tubular legs, Argos’s two-seater bistro set features a retro-inspired rattan effect finish. The space saving set will be a breeze to fold away and store inside when not in use while the weatherproof design ensures its durability. Whether you’re curling up with a coffee and a book or hosting a pal for tea, the matching coffee table adds another layer of practicality.
Best garden bistro sets
John Lewis Anyday Camden two-seat garden bistro set: £59.50, Johnlewis.com
We can always rely on John Lewis’s Anyday range for affordable staples. Take, for example, this bistro set. A versatile addition to your outdoor space, John Lewis’s foldable set is made from powder-coated steel, for extra durability, and can be folded away for easy storage. The two robust chairs are complete with a matching steel table and the set comes in sage, blue, yellow or flame finishes.
Habitat 2-seat wicker garden barrel bistro set, grey: £150, Argos.co.uk
This two-seat handwoven bistro set comes complete with a pair of chairs, two cushions and a matching table. Plus, the table has a removable lid, so it can be used as handy storage space. The on-trend rattan design is a classic grey to suit any outdoor areas.
The Range Stockholm bistro set with LED solar-light: £199.99, Therange.co.uk
This innovative bistro set hailing from The Range has a sleek woven rattan finish with matching seat cushions. Better still, the coffee table features a build-in solar panel as the tabletop, lighting up with touch activation. Perfect for unwinding in the evening or impressing guests, the bistro set is both a seating and lighting solution.
Best garden furniture sales in 2023
M&S capri garden armchair: £299, Marksandspencer.com
Furniture favourite M&S is offering 25 per cent off selected lines right now and this rattan-effect garden armchair has gone straight in our basket. Crafted from a solid teak base, the chair boasts a sleek silhouette and a cross beam for extra support. The synthetic wicker keeps you comfy while the weather-proof design ensures its durability.
Very egg cocoon sofa: Was £439.99, now £294,99, Very.co.uk
Reduced by £90, Very’s egg cocoon sofa is the ideal seating solution for two this summer. The chic design features a dark grey seat and two back cushions, with the rattan finish adding some natural textures into your outdoor space. Whether elevating a corner of the garden or providing a place to curl up in on a balcony, buy it now at the discounted price.
Ikea tarno table and two chairs: Was £50, now £25, Ikea.com
Reduced down to just £25, this bistro set from Swedish megastore Ikea is a steal. Foldable and durable thanks to the natural acacia hardwood and powder coated steel design, it’s the perfect compact size for a small garden, patio or balcony. Eelvating the simple design, the set has been pre-treated with a layer of semi-transparent wood stain.
Dunelm phoenix conversation set: Was £499, now £249.50, Dunelm.com
Discounted by 50 per cent, Dunelm’s phoenix conversation set is a steal at just shy of £250. Complete with two chairs, a bench and a table, it’s touted to be easy to assemble with hand-woven sythetic rattan tapping into one of this summer’s hottest trends. Crafted from acacia, rattan and galvanised steel, it’s designed to be durable with low maintenance. Adding comfort appeal, the deep seats are teamed with armrests.
M&S Capri garden coffee table: £249 Marksandspencer.com
Timeless and practical, M&S’s Capri coffee table is constructed from solid teak for durability while the slatted top adds a classic and stylish touch. Reduced by 25 per cent, it’s a no-brainer investment for summer socialising.
Garden furniture FAQs
Which supermarkets offer home delivery for garden furniture?
Supermarkets can offer some of the best value for money when shopping for garden furniture. From Aldi and Asda to Waitrose and M&S, nearly all big-ticket retailers offer home delivery to save you making a trip to your local store. While most offer delivery between two and three days, it’s worth checking on a case-by-case basis in case it takes longer.
Where to buy a garden shed?
Garden sheds vary in size and shape, and provide practical storage space for stashing outdoor furniture when not in use. There are wooden, plastic and metal options, from retailers such as Aldi, Argos, B&Q, Homebase and John Lewis. If space is an issue, garden storage boxes can be ideal for housing cushions and any other bits and bobs you want to stash away and protect from the elements.
Which shops offer next day delivery?
A fair few brands and retailers do offer next day delivery when it comes to bulkier buys like garden furniture. This will generally mean shelling out a little extra, though. John Lewis & Partners and Argos for instance, offer to deliver larger items (which would require more than one person to lift) the following day, while Ikea is another offering express delvery (within one to three days) for an extra fee.
For other big names such as B&Q, delivery of bulkier furniture will take at least a few days. It’s worth noting that you will need to get your order in by a certain time to quality for next day delivery slots.
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