Spruce up the garden for summer with our choice of sophisticated garden furniture and chic outdoor accessories.
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.
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Stylish garden furniture sets for summer
Below, we share a selection of some of the best garden furniture sets for your garden:
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.
Bondholmen Table and Two Chairs Furniture Sets
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.
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
Price (stools): £9
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.
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.
Garden furniture accessories
Browse our selection of garden accessories, below:
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.
Elegant Outdoor Mirror
Make a statement in your outdoor space (or perhaps disguise an unsightly patch of wall) with this ornate arched mirror from Cox and Cox. The curved cut outs and modern-meets-antique gold frame add touch of class, yet it’s still robust enough for outdoor hanging.
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.
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.
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.
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.