Best garden furniture of 2023 – stylish, practical, and affordable outdoor designs

The best garden furniture for a stylish outdoor space; from rattan corner sofas and wooden garden tables and chairs to space-saving bistro sets

The best garden furniture - a wood and aluminium outdoor sofa with grey upholstered cushions from Homebase
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Finding the best garden furniture for your outside space will instantly transform your outdoor living area, providing you with somewhere to relax, entertain and dine alfresco, and enabling you to extend your living space out onto the patio or decking during the warmer months of the year.

There's a whole host of outdoor furniture styles to choose from, whether you're looking for a garden dining table and chairs, a relaxed outdoor corner sofa, or a sociable lounge set to arrange around one of this year's best BBQs in your outdoor kitchen.

In this edit, we've rounded up all of the Ideal Home team's top garden furniture buys, taking into consideration style, practicality – such as low maintenance upkeep and space-saving storage – durability, and, of course, budget.

Garden furniture sales

Looking for a bargain? We have you covered with this quick list of the best garden furniture sales happening right now. Plus, for more ways to save, make sure to take advantage of these exclusive Ideal Home garden discount codes.

Marks & Spencer: up to 25% off garden furniture
John Lewis: up to 30% off garden furniture & BBQs
Homebase: up to 50% off bestselling garden furniture
B&Q: up to 40% off garden furniture
Garden Trading: up to 60% off great quality garden furniture
Barker and Stonehouse: up to 20% off garden furniture

The best garden furniture of 2023

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Best garden table and chairs

A black bistro set in a leafy courtyard

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Take advantage of alfresco dining whenever the weather is warm enough – or even when it's not if you add one of the best patio heaters – by investing in a quality table and chairs. If you have a small garden or balcony, a foldable bistro set is an excellent option that will allow you to maximise space when it's not in use. Or for larger areas, a timeless rattan dining table and chairs, or classic wooden dining set are both options that will weather the trends.

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Best outdoor corner sofas

A contemporary garden corner sofa with wood frame with grey cushions

(Image credit: Homebase)

An outdoor corner sofa is the epitome of laidback summer living, offering a place to relax, get comfy, and socialise whilst you fire up one of this year's best pizza ovens. Choose an L-shape for big spaces, but a chaise is a compact alternative. Look for removable – preferably shower-proof – cushion covers for easy cleaning. Don't forget you will need somewhere to store them in prolonged inclement weather, too.

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Best garden lounge sets

A grey outdoor sofa set

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A garden lounge set is a great way to add a dedicated relaxation or entertaining zone your space. Add an outdoor rug and group your furniture around it – as you would in a living room – to create a sociable area where you can lounge with family or enjoy coffee with friends. Or, arrange around one of the best fire pits for a night-time focal point.