Five Things To Think About When Choosing Garden Furniture

Five Things To Think About When Choosing Garden Furniture

If you are looking to buy some new garden furniture for your new home, or maybe your old set is looking a bit worn and it is time to replace it, then you will be spoilt for choice, as there are hundreds of companies all over the country selling garden furniture.

This is why it is really very important to fully understand exactly what you are looking for before you begin your search, as with thousands of makes, brands, sizes, colours and every other choice you could think of, knowing at least partially what you want before you start looking around really can save you some time.

Below, we look at five key things that you should think about, know or decide before beginning your luxury garden furniture hunt!


If the garden furniture is too big then you might end up with something you can not even get into your garden, let alone fit onto your patio, so you really need to make sure you know the maximum dimensions that you can accommodate, and this also includes access into your garden, especially if the furniture needs to go through your house and is ready assembled. If you know the biggest set you can accommodate, then you can narrow down your search and make a decision that you know will at least fit.

Configuration Of Furniture

Many garden furniture sets come in both left hand and right hand configurations, like many sofas do in your living room. For some gardens you will need to choose one or the other just to make sure it fits correctly, but for some it is merely an aesthetical detail rather than a practical one, but either way, make sure you know exactly what type of configuration you are looking for.

Assembly Difficulty

If your garden furniture set is coming to you in flat pack or in sections, then it is crucial to know just how easy it is going to be for you to put together. Some sets take quite some time and need two people, whereas some come ready made and simply clip together. Don’t get caught out and end up with something that you cant put together, always ask how it is delivered and it can also be worth asking if they offer assembly services as well for flat pack items.

Style And Colour

Outdoor garden furniture is no longer just a choice of a couple of colours and styles, in fact, there are probably now more different types of material, colour and shape then we have ever seen before, which is great for customers but can also make the final decision much harder with so much choice! If you have a current style in your home then it can make sense to try and match that, or you could just go for something totally different, but having a rough idea of the colour and style before you begin looking around really will make life a bit easier.

Durability And Quality

When you are investing your hard earned money into a new garden furniture set, you want the quality to be excellent and you also want to make sure it is going to last more than one British winter, so you really need to make sure that you read the reviews and the honest customer feedback and assess the quality of the product before you buy. If you can go and have a look before committing that can be a good idea, but if not, read as many reviews as you can before buying your new outdoor furniture selection.
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