We all hope that this summer is going to be a hot one (as we do every year), but how are you going to soak up the bursts of sun we all sacrifice ourselves to?

With more modern housing often having smaller gardens than older properties how we use our space is becoming more and more important.

Utilising the space in your garden can be difficult because of the many aspects ranging from what plants to put where? Should there be any ornaments or water features? And of course in the summer what if any garden furniture are you going to have?

The all-important garden furniture set is always a good place to start. From the basic to the extraordinary you can find the set to fit your slice of paradise.

ASDA - £58

A stylish option for when you've not got too much space, the 4 chairs in this Cuba Patio Set can be easily folded up and stored. Featuring an 80cm diameter table and a 180cm parasol, you'll be able to recreate that summery bistro feel at home. It's crafted from galvanised steel which gives greater protection against the elements.

 

 

Ikea - £153

This table includes 2 folding drop-leaves that allow you to adjust the table size according to your needs. The solid acacia chairs are easy to fold up and store, which makes them perfect for extra dinner guests. For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain.

 

 

John Lewis - £2,499

Enjoy al-fresco dining in style or have friends around for a summer barbecue in your garden with this sumptuous Wentworth Imperial Oval 6-Seater Dining Set.

Blending perfectly with the environment of your conservatory or garden alike, this set consists of six chairs crafted with synthetic rattan and is resistant to UV-rays. The seat cushions provide extra support for your sit and the table is completed with a tempered glass top.

 

 

As you can see there are large differences in price when looking at garden furniture. You must think about the space you have, the style of garden, how often you use it, what you use it for and of course budget. Looking after your furniture is another aspect to consider, especially with wooden furniture. As we all know the English weather is not trustworthy; treating the wood with a coating could save it from damage. Another solution is to buy large covers to protect entire sets.

 

 

 

The invaluable sun lounger is something we can all relax on, read a book, listen to music or just fall asleep and bronze up.

ASDA - £39

This Classic Lounger will instantly revitalise your garden seating with several different positions and a robust build, this is a great aid to your summer relaxation.

 

 

Ikea - £150

This sun lounger can be adjusted to six different positions with wheels that make it easy to move around the garden. You can make this sun lounger more comfortable and personal by adding a sun lounger cushion or pad in a specific style. The polystyrene slats are weather-resistant and easy to care for, whilst the frame is made of a rustproof aluminium.

 

 

John Lewis - £1,099

Generous proportions and four sumptuous cushions make the Valentine sunbed an appealing addition to your garden lounge set-up. Lean back and enjoy hours of relaxation, with the large size allowing two people to enjoy this comfortable sun bed at once.

 

The look and feel of these pieces of furniture is incredibly important, especially when choosing the colour of your bifold doors. Are you going to go for modern metallic furniture matching your Anthracite Grey bifolds, or perhaps a classic wood look with Walnut or Golden Oak?

Bifold doors can easily become part of your garden and have a large impact on the experience you have as they create a seamless transition from inside your house. 

Having a garden that is well furnished makes a big difference to both the garden itself and how you enjoy your house in different seasons. So have a look around for that perfect piece and enjoy it!

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