With spring here at last, it’s time to spruce up your outside space in time for the warmer months – after all, nothing says summer like reading on a lounger, soaking up the sun in an egg chair or dining alfresco with a pizza oven.
But shopping for quality garden furniture is no small feat. From supermarkets and DIY stores to online retailers or garden centers, 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 like 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 suit their tastes.
With the sheer amount of choice on where to shop, it can be difficult to know where to start when giving your garden a make-over. 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.
Best garden furniture shops
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barker and Stonehouse
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.
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 and hot tubs to swimming pools and chimineas online. It also happens to stock heaps of outdoor lighting – with both practical and decorative set ups to persue.
Cox & Cox
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.
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.
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.
Graham and Green
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.
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. That being said, you can also find outdoor decor spanning quirky features, outdoor rugs, garden mirrors and faux plants and planters for the patio.
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.
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 and dining sets to garden storage, cushions and furniture purpose-built for little ones.
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.
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.
Maisons du Monde
Head to Maisons du Monde for playful and stylish garden furniture that looks far more expensive than it actually is. The brand’s raison d’etre is bold colours, graphic prints, on-trend rattan and contemporary silhouettes.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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The Conran Shop
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, Sixties-inspired chaise lounge (just mind the £3,000 price tag) or a Samiel Wilkinson designed three-seater sofa.
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.
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.
Wilko is synonymous with budget furniture for good reason. Its garden and outdoor living line is pleasingly expansive with everything from sheds to pots, planters and seeds up for grabs. In terms of its furniture, you’ll find bisto sets, sun loungers, benches and swing sets available both online and in store.
Waitrose & Partners
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.
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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.
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 rattan garden furniture
Aldi hanging egg chair and cover: £199.99, Aldi.co.uk
Back for another year, you won’t want to hang around before adding Aldi’s egg chair to your basket. Just as stylish as it is affordable, the on-trend rattan-effect egg chair is attached to a powder coated steel frame. Complete with a cover up that helps protect your chair against unexpected weather, the chair boasts a comfortable back pillow and seat cushion for lounging all-day-long.
A sleek addition to your outdoor space, M&S’s garden corner sofa set hails from the stalwarts rattan Lois range. The corner sofa is accompanied by a complementing coffee table, with both elements finished with two durable layers of paint for lasting protection. Comfortably seating an entire household or family, it’s a stylish seating solution for barbecues, gatherings or garden parties.
Argos home 2 seater rattan effect garden bistro set: £200, 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.
Homebase alexandria rattan effect garden corner sofa set: £360, Homebase.co.uk
Hailing from one of our favourite budget garden retailers, Homebase’s rattan effect garden corner sofa set comes in either a natural or grey finish. The matching coffee table features a stylish glass table while the stylish wicker sofa is complete with light grey cushions for optimum comfort. Comfortably seating up to four people, the L-shape design lets you put your feet up after alfredo hosting duties.
Best garden furniture deals in 2023
The Range avalon 5 piece sofa set: Was £599.99, now £399.99, Therange.co.uk
You can save £200 right now on this five-piece sofa set from pocket-friendly favourite The Range. The versatile design is complete with two sofas, two ottomans and a side table, with all the pieces creating a bed when pushed together.
John Lewis basket rope woven single garden chair pod: Was £549, now £274.50, Johnlewis.com
Made of a synthetic rope weave, John Lewis’s pod chair is bang on trend with its basket-inspired shape. Easy to maintain, the curved chair is crafted with a sturdy and weather-resistant powder-coated aluminum frame that’s able to withstand a weight of up to 20 stone. Designed with comfort in mind, there’s a shower-resistant seat and backrest cushioning. Ideal for outdoor spaces, patios or conservatories, its reduced by nearly £200.
Robert Dyas better garden dahlia 4 seater wicker sofa set: Was £1,099.99, now £544.99, Robertdyas.co.uk
An eye–catching four-piece for sprucing up your patio, this wicker sofa set from Robert Dyas is now half price. Made with steel and brown resin wicker, the discounted bundle includes a two-seater sofa and chairs complete with grey cushions and wood effect table to match. Perfect for relaxed summer evenings, you will make a very decent saving of over £500 when you buy it on sale.
Habitat 2 seater wicker garden barrel bistro set, grey: Was £380, now £253, Argos.co.uk
This two-seater 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. Plus, this chic set is currently reduced by a third, so there is a whopping £127 off right now.
Habitat Nordic 4 seater rattan patio set, grey: Was £450, now £299, Argos.co.uk
If you’re looking for garden furniture to suit a small patio, this oak-effect rattan set could be just the buy for you. Made from rattan and steel, the chairs slide under the table for useful storage. Meanwhile, eight cushions are included to offer comfort. The table also has removable legs, which is a practical plus point for stashing it away when not in use. Currently reduced by more than £150, the price has caught our eye and the sleek Nordic design wins garden furniture style points too.
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 2-3 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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