Metal garden furniture is the winner if you're looking for something sturdy and stable, and that you can leave outside when the weather's wet. Most metal garden furniture has been powder coated or otherwise treated, making it suitable for leaving outdoors even when it's raining. The choice of style is amazing, too, from contemporary designs to finely wrought traditional garden sets.
Below, we’ve rounded up the finest options available this season to ensure your patio, deck or lawn is outfitted in impeccable style. We have the best deals here on these bestsellers, but if you are on a budget, head to our garden furniture sales page for even more options.
The best metal garden furniture
A great option if you want to add stand-out style to your garden, this stunning Argos Home Marble Effect Table has a stylish marble-effect top and modern U-shaped aluminium legs. Here's everything you need to know about it:
Seats six people comfortably
Generously sized, H75cm x W160cm x L90cm, there’s plenty of room for six diners, making it ideal for all your summer get-togethers.
It will look great paired with grey toned dining chairs, but its white tone means that whatever chair you choose, they are sure to finish the table off perfectly. In fact, we love the idea of styling it inside with some upholstered chairs for a high-end look.
A hardy table, its high-quality rust-resistant aluminium frame will stand up in all weather.
Bring your garden patio or outdoor space up to date with John Lewis & Partners Ellipse Garden Lounging Chairs, £160 for a set of two – a gorgeous contemporary oval-shaped frame in a delicious shade of dusty green, as well as saffron and a (super on trend) plaster pink. The perfect addition to a urban garden? We think so
The powder-coated metal frame is teamed with all-weather, rattan-effect weaves, which are both durable and weather-resistant so you can leave the furniture outside throughout the year – great news if you have no idea where you'd store it otherwise.
No set-up required
The steel legs and frame are sturdy and able to withstand a weight of 20 stone (127kg), exceeding the industry standard. The chairs arrive fully assembled, ready for immediate use, and they stack to save storage space.
You might find yourself lunching in Petersfield rather than Paris, but you can still capture a little Gallic magic with this ornate Charles Bentley Steel Heart 5 Piece Shabby Chic Set, which is just as at home in a shady corner of a suburban garden as parked up outside a continental bistro. Here's everything we love about it:
The intricate scrollwork adds a touch of delicacy to an otherwise quite unforgiving material, but it’s not as dainty as it might at first seem.
Rust and weather resistant
With a durable steel core and tough powder-coated finish, it’s rust and weather-resistant, so while that may not be good news for anyone who likes really shabby chic, it’s great for anyone who wants a pretty but low-maintenance outdoor setup.
This is a must-have item for garden parties – durable and easy to move around, this Garden Trading Steel Drinks Trolley has been finished in a trendy and versatile charcoal grey. Here's everything you need to know about it:
Super stylish storage
With two shelves, this garden trolley makes a handy addition to a barbecue that we picture being the perfect spot to prepare food.
Perfect for parties
And if you love hosting during the summer months, a bar cart is a great way to enhance your set-up. Style with Aperol, gin and other summer favourites.
Don't miss our selection of the best bar carts for indoors, too.
If our first few furniture sets are options for cosy get-togethers, then the John Lewis & Partners Marlow Aluminium 4 Seater Garden Lounge Set is certainly one for big parties and big families. Here's everything you need to know:
Designed for all the family
When the whole clan descends for a sunny Sunday barbecue, the Marlow garden dining set from John Lewis ensures there’s ample – and bery comfy – seating, with a sofa and chairs fitting perfectly around the low-rise table.
Weather resistant design
Comfy enough for lounging but strong enough to survive life outside, it boasts aluminium hardware and weather-resistant plush cushions – detachable for convenient storage and cleaning – for the best of both.
Seating and surfaces aren’t the only practical metal pieces out there to add functionality to your garden, a patio heater can be endlessly useful in extending the use of your garden into the evening and through those chillier months, and this Stainless Steel Living Flame Gas Patio Heater is our top pick. Here's everything you need to know:
The obelisk design looks good even without a flame going, thanks to its elegant streamlined profile and brushed metal finish, and the single flame inside its contemporary quartz tube adds to the overall modern effect.
Built with safety in mind
It’s this tube that also keeps things safe when there are curious kiddos running around, without sacrificing looks.