A guide to choosing the right garden furniture

Spring has well and truly arrived and summer is in the air. If you like spending time in your garden, you may have considered investing in some new garden furniture to see you through the sunny season.

There are so many styles of garden furniture available, so how do you choose what will suit your outdoor space and lifestyle best? Here is a quick guide to the main types:

Wooden benches

A solid wood bench, such as the two- or three-seater traditional benches offered by Charles Taylor garden furniture, can last for many years. It looks good, and provides a handy place to sit and take in the fresh air, sunshine and birdsong. It can also prove a very useful surface on which to store items like shopping bags as you come into and leave the house.

Dining out

Wooden garden furniture isn’t solely restricted to benches. Chairs, tables, and even matching sets comprising both are also available. Then there are sets made from all kinds of other materials, such as rattan garden furniture, or seating and tables made from metal and tough outdoor fabrics – some of which are waterproof.

Outdoor lounging

Some companies even make outdoor sofas. You can truly relax outside as much as indoors on this lounge-style furniture. Sets such as the Supremo Carina range don’t need to be covered, while other manufacturers, like Lifestyle garden furniture, make specially shaped covers designed to keep your furniture clean, dry and looking good even when not in use.