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10 of the best garden furniture sets and accessories

Our selection of stylish and practical outdoor furniture.

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Spruce up the garden for summer with our choice of sophisticated garden furniture and chic outdoor accessories.

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Compact bistro ensembles are perfect for smaller spaces, bright woven rugs offer a splash of colour, or opt for an extendable dining table and bench seating if you love to entertain.

We’ve collated a selection of the best garden furniture sets and accessories to add a touch of personality to your garden. From luxury rattan loungers to ornate vintage-effect mirrors, we’ll help inspire your outdoor vision. For more garden seating ideas, you may like our round-up of the best deck chairs for summer and our selection of the best kids’ garden furniture, too.


Stylish garden furniture sets for summer

Below, we share a selection of some of the best garden furniture sets for your garden:

1

Äpplarö Table and Two Benches Dining Set

Äpplarö Table and Two Benches Dining Set - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Äpplarö Table and Two Benches Dining Set

Made from sustainably sourced acacia, this stylish dining set is kind to the environment and perfect for socialising.

Each side of the table folds out easily, extending the surface for large families and the bench seating provides a little more room to squeeze in extra guests.

There’s also a parasol hole ready to accommodate a garden umbrella and provide shade on sunnier days.

Price: £215

Buy Äpplarö Table and Two Benches Dining Set at Ikea


2

Bondholmen Table and Two Chairs Furniture Sets

Bondholmen Table and Two Chairs Furniture Sets - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Bondholmen Table and Two Chairs Furniture Sets – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

This grey stained two-seat furniture set is a lovely addition to a smaller patio or even a balcony. The chairs stack on top of one another, so they’re easy to store and move around, while the armrests provide a little extra comfort.

Made from pre-treated, hard-wearing eucalyptus wood, it should withstand the wind and rain well.

Price: £175

Buy Bondholmen Table with Two Chairs at Ikea


3

Mammut Children’s Table and Stools

Mammut Children's Table and Stools - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Mammut Children’s Table and Stools

Ikea’s ‘Mammut’ outdoor furniture range provides robust, kid-proof tables, chairs and stools cut down to size. Made from polypropylene plastic they’re also rain-proof and easy to wipe clean.

All bought separately, there’s the choice of brightly coloured seating, like these yellow stools, pictured above, as well as chairs in pink and white. Children can relax in their own rainbow furniture after playing with their kids garden toys in their own corner of the garden.

Price (table): £19

Buy Mammut Children’s Table at Ikea

Price (stools): £7.50

Buy Mammut Children’s Stools at Ikea


4

Nantan Double Reclining Rattan Sun Lounger with Cushion and Table

Nantan Double Reclining Rattan Sun Lounger with Cushion and Table - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Nantan Double Reclining Rattan Sun Lounger with Cushion and Table

For some relaxed unwinding in the sun this wicker rattan, double recliner is both UV and weather resistant. It includes a coordinating table, the perfect height for resting a drink on, as well as two attachable seat cushions with removable covers to help keep them clean and fresh.

Price: £389.99

Buy Nantan Double Reclining Sun Lounger from Wayfair


5

Jessee Four-Seater Rattan Furniture Dining Set with Cushions

Jessee Four-Seater Rattan Furniture Dining Set with Cushions - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Jessee Four-Seater Rattan Furniture Dining Set with Cushions

If you’re looking for a full dining set, this smart, rattan four-seater is a great choice. The round table is topped with tempered safety glass so it’s smooth and safe, as well as easy to clean.  Beneath the rattan, the aluminium frame is weather-proofed and all the cushioned seat pads are included. There’s also a hole in the centre of the table, ready for a parasol on sunnier days.

Price: £459.99

Buy Jessee Four Seater Rattan Furniture from Wayfair


Garden furniture accessories

Browse our selection of garden accessories, below:

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Terracota Outdoor Clock and Thermometer

Terracota Outdoor Clock and Thermometer - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Terracota Outdoor Clock and Thermometer

This outdoor wall clock is a handy yet understated addition and includes a thermometer, so you can gauge the temperature in degrees Celsius, at a glance.

Powered by a single AA battery, it’s crafted from terracotta and will coordinate with any eco plant pots you may have. It’s also frost-proof, to withstand the winter weather well.

Price: £15.99

Buy Terracota Outdoor Clock and Thermometer on Amazon


7

Fleura Outdoor Garden Wall Mirror

Fleura Outdoor Garden Wall Mirror - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Fleura Outdoor Garden Wall Mirror

Make a statement in your outdoor space (or perhaps disguise an unsightly patch of wall) with this ornate arched mirror from John Lewis. The antique effect around the metal frame adds a touch of class yet it’s robust enough for outdoor hanging.

Price: £159.99

Buy Fleura Outdoor Garden Wall Mirror at John Lewis


8

Sugarmill Retractable Patio Cover Awning

Sugarmill Retractable Patio Cover Awning - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Sugarmill Retractable Patio Cover Awning

Create your own sheltered pavilion and adjust your shade throughout the day with a free standing, retractable awning.

The powder-coated metal frame is robust enough to withstand the weather, while the sunroof is water-repellent to both shade and protect diners from the wet.

Price: £369.99

Buy Sugarmill Retractable Patio Cover Awning from Wayfair


9

Garden Trading Aldsworth Butler’s Tray

Garden Trading Aldsworth Butler's Tray - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Garden Trading Aldsworth Butler’s Tray

This smart, foldable butler tray is a compact but extremely useful piece of garden furniture. Great for resting drinks on or as an extra surface for an overladen buffet, it would also make a handy addition to your BBQ accessories kit.

Made from spruce wood, it weighs just 3.5kg, so it’s also easy to transport wherever it’s needed.

Price: £100

Buy Garden Trading Aldsworth Butler’s Tray from John Lewis


10

Talking Tables Outdoor Waterproof Rug

Talking Tables Outdoor Waterproof Rug - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Talking Tables Outdoor Waterproof Rug

This bright, bold outdoor rug is perfect for dressing a tired patio or sectioning off a more relaxed section of the decking.

Made from polypropylene plastic, it’s waterproof and non-slip, so it provides extra grip in slippery outdoor conditions.

Price: £30

Buy Talking Tables Outdoor Waterproof Rug on Amazon

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If you’re looking to add some shade over your dining or seating space, have a read through our list of the best garden parasols.