The best garden furniture will instantly update your outdoor area, and it’s never too early 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 garden 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 wood or metal bistro set that can be folded away for 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 laying on a comfortable sun lounger to 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! And take a look at the best garden furniture available for spring/summer 2021.
Our top picks:
Inspired by London's alfresco bars and eateries, this FSC certified teak and carbon black dining set is ideal for a smaller patio or urban garden.
Available in two or six-seater - or a taller bar stool set that's brilliant for outdoor cocktails - this garden dining set maximises on space by allowing the stools to be stored under the table when not in use.
Dimensions: Table: H75 x W70 x D70cm Stools x 2: H46 x W41.5 x D34cm
Camley Table Set, £550, Garden Trading
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
This reclaimed wooden table includes two sets of distressed metal legs - one set the perfect height for use as a dining table, and the other making this versatile indoor/outdoor table into a low coffee table.
Team with the Ishan folding metal chairs which are repurposed seats from an Indian cinema and do your bit to choose a more eco-friendly - and very stylish -alternative to buying new.
Dimensions:H77 x W152.5 x D76cm
Ishan Reclaimed Table, £395, Nkuku
A great option for smaller spaces, this rattan-effect bistro set can be stored one on top of the other when not in use.
The perfect way to enjoy a morning coffee outdoors.
Pilares Coffee Set, £314, B&Q
Nothing says summer like alfresco dining, and this metal table and chair set from EMU offers five colourways to choose from for stylish aperitif outdoors.
The perfect option for a small patio or balcony, this steel design is treated with a 4-layer electroplated coating, giving it a tough and scratch-resistant all-weather finish. It also folds away easily for space-saving storage.
Dimensions: Table: H74 x W70 x D50cm Chairs: H81 x W42.5 x D43cm
Arc En Ciel Steel Garden Bistro Table and Chairs Set, £239, EMU
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
This affordable Adirondack chair with gently curved seat and footrest is a great spot for putting your feet up and enjoying some R&R in the sun.
A pale grey finish adds a contemporary touch to the timeless design.
Dimensions: H98.5 x W68 x D145cm
Seville Wooden Lounger, £130, Habitat
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
Nothing says summer like daydreaming the day away or curling up with a good book in a garden egg chair. And with this indoor outdoor hanging chair from Cox & Cox you get the best of both worlds, with the chair designed to look just as good indoors as out.
Even better, you don't have to swing - ideal if you suffer from motion sickness! This stylish swinging seat also comes with a powder-coated steal base which it can nestle into if you prefer to be static.
Dimensions: H185 x W110 x Dia.130cm
Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair, £425, Cox & Cox
One of the best rattan-effect garden furniture sets we've found - that doesn't have a super lengthy lead-time - the Camber dining set seats six around the circular glass-topped table.
We like the shapely curved design, the ability to add a parasol to the table on hot summer days, and the cushioned chair-padding that's included in the price.
Dimensions: Table: H75 x Dia.130cm, Chairs x 6: H96 x W55 x D49cm
Camber 6 Seater Round Dining Set, £1499, Furniture Village
A contemporary angular design and innovative eco-conscious cushions made from recycled plastic bottes make the Kingscote rattan garden furniture a must-have.
Including a two-seater sofa and two lounge armchairs, this is the ideal spot for outdoor relaxation. Oh, and there's also a hidden ice bucket in the glass-topped coffee table. Bliss.
Kingscote Rattan Garden Furniture Set, £1547, Bramblecrest
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
The Weybourne armchair is inspired by the coastal Norfolk village of the same name; a location known for its vast, windswept reed beds. The armchair's high-backed woven frame - in this case durable steel wrapped in synthetic rattan - celebrates the areas traditional thatching and basketry making.
Available in a spacious lounge armchair or comfortable outdoor sofa, the soft driftwood tones and deeply padded seating make the perfect place to sit.
Dimensions: H84 x W100 x D78cm
Weybourne Armchair, £425, OKA
When the sun comes out it's time to lay back and relax, and where better to do so than this comfortable sun lounger from Maze Living.
Designed in collaboration with LaVita Fabrics, who specialise in luxury yacht furnishings, this sun lounger's padded fabric cushions are fade-resistant and guaranteed against the elements. Which - combined with specially designed open-cell foam that allows air to circulate freely and cushions to dry within an hour when the sun's shining - means this luxury sun lounger can be left outside all year round. Even more reason to relax.
Dimensions: H40cm x L208cm x D75cm
Allure Sunlounger, £689, Maze Living
Function and form coexist in elegant union in the Callenish table, which combines a highly-functional outdoor dining table and show-stopping sculpture for year round interest in the garden.
In the summer months team with OKA's curvaceous Allonby range to perfectly contrast the heavy stone table with a lighter rattan chair.
Callanish Dining Table, £2095, OKA
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.
Dimensions: Table: H32 x L72 x W72cm, Chairs: H65 x D71 x W65cm
Akoa 4 Seater Coffee Set, £635, B&Q
Moda's Sky garden furniture collection comes in a wide variety of seating options; from this six-seater table and chairs set, to roomy corner sofa sets and summer-ready sun loungers.
Double woven rattan, UV-resistant waterproof fabrics and a toughened safety-glass table offer extra strength and durability, whilst the high-backed chairs with wider armrests and dual-density foam ensure maximum comfort and support.
Dimensions: Table: W170 x D100cm Chairs: W59 x D63cm
Sky Six-Seater Dining Set, £2375, Moda
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 chairs 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
For spacious relaxation an outdoor corner sofa is the perfect way to unwind in the garden.
Stretch out on this roomy number from the Furniture Village which comes with padded footstool and glass-topped coffee table.
Dimensions:Corner Sofa: H79 x D80 x Left W228 x Right W228cm Table: H32 x D68 x W68cm, Footstool: H42 x W68 x D68cm
Camber Corner Sofa Set, £1599, Furniture Village
Another great option if outdoor space is tight - or useful as extra overflow seating for additional guests - these comfortable cushion-topped stools tuck neatly away under the wicker table when not in use.
The wooden plank-topped table and woven seats are also durable enough to leave outside all year round, making for fuss-free maintenance. Just bring the cushions indoors if wet weather looms.
Dimensions:Overall: H68 x W79.5 x D79.5cm Stool: H39.5 x W38 x D38cm
Palma 4 Seater Garden Cube Table and Chairs Set, £629, Kettler
Wooden garden furniture has a timeless and classic appeal that blends perfectly with either a country-cottage, formal or contemporary garden.
We particularly like this grey-washed acacia wood dining table and chairs from Cox & Cox - a set that we think is worth well pre-ordering for May delivery.
Dimensions: Table: H75 x Dia.120cm Chairs: H88 x W43 x D55cm
Ravenna Dining Set, £625, Cox & Cox