Looking for the best garden furniture? Finding the right seating to relax, entertain and dine alfresco will instantly update your outdoor area, and it’s never too early (or late!) to get started shopping. After all, planning ahead will mean you can get straight out there to enjoy the garden when the sunshine hits!
We know that this year finding garden furniture that’s in stock and ready to deliver is a tough task. So we’ve rounded up the best in-stock garden furniture on our radar, along with some of the best pre-order options (with the shortest lead times).
Extending your indoor living area out into the garden is one of the top ways to maximise your outdoor space, and that all starts with choosing the right patio furniture for your lifestyle… so let’s get started!
How to choose garden furniture
Relax outdoors with a comfortable garden sofa or outdoor armchair to enjoy your morning coffee. Or position a garden bench somewhere you can sit down and appreciate your favourite view.
For small patios and balconies, you can’t beat traditional patio furniture such as a space-saving bistro set that can be folded away for easy storage.
If you love entertaining and alfresco dining during the summer months, then a good garden dining table and chairs are essential. A contemporary rattan garden set or classic wooden garden table and chairs are both great options. And, of course, for the ultimate outdoor dining experience don’t forget to check out our guide to the best BBQs for alfresco eating.
And when the sun comes out and temperatures climb, there’s nothing better than taking things easy on a comfortable sun lounger whilst you soak up the rays. Or gently swinging in an outdoor hanging chair to daydream the day away.
So, however big or small your garden get ready to enjoy it to the max! Take a look at the best garden furniture available in summer 2021.
The best garden furniture of 2021:
An outdoor sofa is a great way to extend your living area outdoors over the summer months, and this contemporary and compact corner seat means you don't need acres of space to do so.
The white aluminium frame and FSC-certified teak side shelves and table-top are rust and weather-resistant meaning you can leave the set outside all year round, whilst the padded cushions offer both style and comfort.
Dimensions: Corner Section H64 x W79.5 x D79.5cm/ Sofa H64 x W159.5 x D79.5cm/ Table H34 x W79.5 x D79.5cm
Spirit Garden Corner Sofa Set, £850, Homebase
This on-trend pale grey Acapulco chair set is currently in the sale, making it even better value than it was already!
Including a two-seater sofa, two chairs and a coffee table, the modern rope-effect design creates a comfortable place to retreat to, with the seating's angled backrests designed to tilt you gently backwards into a state of blissful relaxation.
Dimensions: Chairs: H82 x W69 x D69.5cm, Sofa: H82 x W69 x D113.5cm, Table: H39 x W45 x D75cm
Rattan Sofa and Table Sett, £329.99, Vonhaus
Affordable outdoor dining sets are particularly hard to come by this year, which is even more reason to snap up this well-priced four-seater option from Homebase.
The weather-resistant aluminium table and chairs can be left outside all year round, although the dining armchairs are designed to stack if you do want to store them away over winter.
The circular table may not be the largest, but the useful parasol hole offers the option to add shade, and the padded seats are plenty comfortable enough to linger over lunch.
Dimensions: Table: H74 x Dia.110cm Chairs: H90 x W63 x D59cm
Spirit 4 Seater Garden Dining Set, £550, Homebase
Rattan garden furniture has timeless appeal and suits a wide range of outdoor spaces, from formal gardens to contemporary courtyards.
Featuring a generous two-seater sofa, two lounge chairs, two padded stools and a glass-topped coffee table, the versatile Brixham rattan lounge set is ingeniously designed to save space when not in use.
Once the - very comfortable - cushions are removed, the chair seats tuck neatly away under the sofa and the footstool bases slide under the coffee table, transforming the set from guest-ready entertaining space to compact sofa set as you require.
Dimensions: Sofa: W155 x D76 x H65cm, Chair: W68 x D70 x H61cm, Stool: W45 x D45 x H40cm, Table: W101 x D51 x H32.5cm
Brixham 6 Piece Garden Sofa Set, £1999, Barker & Stonehouse
Perfect for patios, balconies and small courtyards - or to create an intimate seating area within a larger garden - this cute metal bistro set is the ideal place for an alfresco pitstop.
Including two chairs and a circular metal table, the space-saving set is designed to fold away when it's not in use, creating more room outdoors when the weather isn't playing ball.
Dimensions: Chairs: H82 x W41.5 x D48cm, Table: H71 x Dia.60cm
Lazio Metal Bistro Set, £85, Homebase
If you're looking for a more classic outdoor dining table and chairs, this six-seater rattan dining set could be right up your street.
Including six dining chairs with padded seat cushions and comfortable padded backrests included, plus a circular glass-topped table, the set provides a great amount of seating for its price.
Dimensions: Chairs: W59 x D65 x H104cm, Table: H75 x Dia.130cm
Tiverton 6 Seat Garden Dining Set, £1399, Barker & Stonehouse
Linear wood and khaki-coloured aluminium frames with pale grey seat cushions give this outdoor coffee seating a contemporary Scandi feel.
A low-to-the-ground coffee table is the perfect size for resting your cup of tea, or putting your feet up in style.
Dimensions: Table: H32 x L72 x W72cm, Chairs: H65 x D71 x W65cm
Akoa 4 Seater Coffee Set, £635, B&Q
Create the perfect setting for an afternoon tea for two with this good value rattan bistro set.
Contemporary style combined with a classic basket weave design ensures the two chairs and small coffee table will complement a wide range of outdoor spaces.
Dimensions: Table: H32 x L72 x W72cm, Chairs: H65 x D71 x W65cm
Luxury Rattan Bistro Set, £279.99, Vonhaus
The angular aluminium frame of the West Strand corner sofa set is the perfect accompaniment to a modern outdoor area.
Lightweight and weather-resistant, the square metal frame is softened by plenty of comfortable cushions in a dark grey linen-look fabric.
Dimensions: Corner sofa (once together): H64 x W220 x D220cm, Armchair: H64 x W79 x D75cm, Coffee Table: H31.5 x W71 x D71cm
West Strand Corner Sofa Set, £1800, Garden Trading
Create a statement seating area with this double rattan-effect egg chair for two.
The perfect spot to curl up with a book on a warm summers day, or watch the sunset with some good company, this spacious woven design is guaranteed to add wow-factor style to the garden.
Dimensions: H153cm x W172.4cm x D113cm
2-Seater Chevron Pod, £899.99, Vonhaus
Featuring a weatherproof PE-rattan weave raised up on slender wood-effect aluminium legs, the Walderton corner sofa brings a lighter, more elegant feel to a courtyard space compared to its bulkier contemporaries.
Comfortable seat pads and cushioned backrests along with a low-to-the-ground coffee table complete the look.
Dimensions: Corner Sofa (once together): H69 x W224 x D224cm, Coffee Table: H30 x W72 x D72cm
Walderton Corner Sofa Set, £2000, Garden Trading
The classic Adirondack chair is a garden favourite, and we love this soft grey version made from recycled materials.
The angled backrest creates an already relaxing place to recline, but you can also pair with the matching footstool for even more laidback lounging.
Dimensions: H93 x W89 x D76.5cm
Grey Adirondack Chair, £189.99, Vonhaus
This acacia wood and concrete outdoor table and bench seat set strikes just the right balance between timeless design and contemporary style.
Ideal for relaxed family barbecues and year round outdoor seating, the Scandinavian-inspired design will blend effortlessly into your outside space.
Dimensions: Table: H75 x W180 x D90cm, Benches: H46 x W160 x D35cm
Riga Dining Set, £1475, Cox & Cox
This year's garden must-have has to be the hanging egg chair, and as such they've been in very short supply this summer!
Even more reason to love this great value option from QVC that's available in stylish black or natural-effect woven rattan.
The egg chair comes with padded cushion and stand included, so you'll be all set to curl up in the cocooned seat and sway gently in the summer breeze.
Dimensions: H196cm x W97cm x D108cm
Innovators Holly Folding Cocoon Chair, £264, QVC
Unsure if you want a comfortable garden sofa or versatile outdoor dining set? You can have the best of both worlds with this rattan sofa set which features a rising table that adjusts from low coffee table to comfortable dining height.
A three-seater sofa, two armchairs, two padded stools - perfect for extra guests, or putting your feet up - and the versatile riser table make this a good value option for larger spaces - despite the higher price tag.
Dimensions: Sofa: W182 x D82 x H86cm, Chairs: W66 x D82 x H86cm, Table: W145 x D85 x H52-74cm, Stools: W41 x D41 x H45cm
Corsica Garden Sofa Set With Rising Table, £2999, QVC
You'll find just the right position to fully relax with this pair of reclining sun loungers.
Designed to make you feel as if you're floating in mid-air, you can alter the chair's angle between 90 to 150 degrees for a customized lounging experience and use the locking mechanism to secure your position in place.
Quick-dry fabric and padded headrests are the cherry on the cake.
Dimensions: H107cm x W52 x D74cm
Steuben Reclining Sun Lounger Set, £156.99, Steuben
Embrace cafe culture from the comfort of your own garden with this elegant bistro table.
The two-tone woven rattan-effect table is topped with a tempered glass and has matching rattan bistro chairs which are available separately.
Make ours a cappuccino please.
Dimensions:Overall: H68 x W79.5 x D79.5cm Stool: H75 x Dia.70cm
Bedarra Bistro Table, £395, OKA
A spacious corner sofa, two padded stools, a glass-topped table, and rust-resistant aluminium frames with UV-resistant resin weave make this garden lounging set practical and stylish.
Dimensions: Table: H68 x W180 x D80cm, Corner Sofa H83.5 x W172 x D69cm, Stools: H32 x W41 x D41cm
Florence Garden Corner Sofa Set, £1100, Homebase
If the weather isn't good enough for the full nine yards of outdoor sofa and alfresco dining, a garden bench still offers the perfect opportunity for some year-round fresh air.
This timeless metal bench from Garden Trading blends contemporary and classic, and the simple metal slat design dries off quickly after a downpour giving you plenty of opportunity to admire the view of the garden.
Dimensions: H81 x W150 x D63cm
Richmond Garden Bench, £190, Garden Trading
Available in the pictured four-seater or a larger six-seater option, this teak wood outdoor dining table with carbon black aluminium frame makes for contemporary alfresco dining.
Pair with the contrasting Butterfly dining armchairs from Barker and Stonehouse for the ultimate in statement entertaining.
Dimensions: Table: W195 x D95 x H76cm
Beach Garden Dining Table, £899, Barker and Stonehouse
A great sofa set for smaller patios, this space-saving design allows the two armchairs to tuck into the back of the sofa when not in use, freeing up floor space.
The modular units also allow for four different seating configurations, transforming from a sofa and two armchairs, to corner sofa or compact daybed as the mood takes you.
Dimensions: Table: 52 x 36 x 92.5cm, Sofa 155 x 70 x 79.5cm, Armchairs: 56.5 x 62 x 77cm
Maevea 4 Seater Set, £615, B&Q