Best garden furniture – stylish and practical outdoor furniture

Our edit of the best garden furniture. Discover our top recommendations for a stylish outdoor space, including classic wooden garden tables and chairs and timeless rattan patio furniture from John Lewis, Habitat, and more

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.

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Best garden tables and chairs

A black bistro set in a leafy courtyard

(Image credit: Garden Trading)

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.

Best places to shop for garden tables and chairs:

Best outdoor 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.

Best places to shop for outdoor sofas:

A grey outdoor sofa set

(Image credit: Habitat)

Where to shop for garden furniture in the UK

Amazon
As well as modern picks from lesser-known Amazon brands, you can shop Outsunny, Keter, Christow and Kingfisher for a diverse choice of garden furniture. And, there is the benefit of Amazon's speedy delivery.
Shop the options at Amazon

Amazon
As well as modern picks from lesser-known Amazon brands, you can shop Outsunny, Keter, Christow and Kingfisher for a diverse choice of garden furniture. And, there is the benefit of Amazon's speedy delivery.
Shop the options at Amazon

ArgosShop the options at Argos

Argos
Argos is the home of iconic British brand, Habitat. This makes it a great place to start for stylish, yet affordable, garden furniture. They also stock Keter, Greenhurst, and their own budget-friendly Argos products.
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Barker And StonehouseShop the options at Barker And Stonehouse

Barker And Stonehouse
If you have a biggerbudget, you need to check out Barker And Stonehouse for high-quality patio furniture. Their products are timeless and made from durable wood, aluminium, and rattan.
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B&QShop the options at B&Q

B&Q
With everything from wooden picnic tables, to luxe rattan lounge sets, B&Q offers plenty of choice. They stock low-maintenance Keter products, and their GoodHome range is great for contemporary garden furniture on a budget.
Shop the options at B&Q