Best rattan garden furniture: from dining sets to sun loungers

The best rattan garden furniture is stylish and practical: our selection has plenty of both

rattan garden furniture: Maisons du Monde summer 2019
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Looking for the best rattan garden furniture? You're in the right place: we've rounded up the best pieces, from tables to loungers, dining sets to easy chairs. And if you think rattan is only suitable for traditional garden design schemes, we hope our selection will convince you otherwise. From stylish cube sets to luxurious sun loungers, rattan can accommodate any style requirement.

Below are some simple tips for buying rattan garden furniture, but read our guide to choosing the best garden furniture for more practical information. 

Where to buy the best rattan garden furniture

Rattan garden furniture suits both contemporary and traditional garden schemes; the weaves vary, with modern flat weaves suiting contemporary settings, while rounded, wicker-style weaves are perfect for a traditional feel. 

Rattan (and particularly synthetic rattan) can stand up to all kinds of weather. However, it's always worth checking if what you're buying comes with a protective cover if it will be left outside all year round. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to factor in the extra cost for this. 

Another extra to check is the cushions: although rattan is very welcoming, added cushions will make it more comfortable; again, check whether these are included and whether they are weatherproof. 

After you've chosen your perfect rattan set, check out our sourcebook of top garden retailers and visit our garden hub page. 

best rattan garden furniture: Hokku Designs Pearl Daybed, pale grey interior and exterior

1. Hokku Designs Pearl Daybed

The best rattan day bed

Specifications
Best for: Lounging
Dimensions: HWD 250cm x 220cm x 150cm
Colour: Grey
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Cushions included + Seats up to 4 people 
Reasons to avoid
- Incredibly large 

If you’ve got a big garden with some space that needs filling, then you may like the concept of this large rattan daybed. It has a funky teardrop design which provides seating for up to four people and curved edges that will protect from the wind. The seating includes the cushions which will need to be taken in when not in use, but the structure itself is UV resistant and weatherproof so it will remain intact all year round.  

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best rattan lounge set: Kettler Palma Mini Corner Set: grey corner sofa, table and two stools

2. Kettler Palma Mini Corner Set

The best rattan lounge set

Specifications
Best for: Casual dining
Dimensions: HW 220cm x 200cm
Colour: Whitewash or rattan
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Protective foot caps  + Seats up to 7 people  
Reasons to avoid
- Heavy 

If you’d like to dine outside more this summer, then the Kettler Palma mini corner set is designed to seat up to seven people with ease, allowing plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy your outdoor space. This set has protective caps on the feet, but it is still recommended to place this rattan furniture on a hard surface to avoid ruining your lawn. The whole set, including glass table top, is weatherproof, so it can remain outside all year round.  

Shop more rattan corner sets at John Lewis

The best rattan garden sofa: Kettler Palma Garden Sofa, grey rattan frame and upholstery

3. Kettler Palma Garden Sofa

The best rattan garden sofa

Specifications
Best for: Indoor and outdoor
Dimensions: HWD 85cm x 190cm x 80cm
Colour: Whitewash or rattan
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Two different shades + No need to cover over during winter 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the most spacious seating  

Rattan garden furniture doesn’t have to be confined to the decking or patio. In fact, this hand-woven wicker sofa is a popular choice for kitting out your conservatory with light and airy furniture. Whether you want to use it outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter is up to you, but it is completely weatherproof and will be happy wherever you choose to leave it all year round. The cushions are included and require keeping dry, and you have two different shades to choose from to suit your home décor.  

Shop more rattan garden sofas at John Lewis

best rattan cube set: Termonde Cube 4 Seater Dining Set with Cushions

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4. Termonde Cube 4 Seater Dining Set

The best rattan cube set

Specifications
Best for: Dining alfresco
Dimensions: H75 x W110 x L110cm
Colour: Brown & cream
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Large but compact  +Foldable chairs+Cushions included

A clever and slick transformer, this cube set features chairs with foldable backs, so that when you pull them out, you're sitting on proper comfy chairs. The tempered safety glass coated table looks contemporary and feels nice and heavy, while the included cushions are nicely padded and thick. One of the best features of this cube set, though, is its superior durability: you can even wash it with a pressure washer!

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the best rattan sun lounger: Dante Deluxe Outdoor Sun Lounger from John Lewis

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5. John Lewis Dante Luxe Outdoor Sun Lounger

The best rattan sun lounger

Specifications
Best for: Sunbathing
Dimensions: H100 x W211 x D61cm
Colour: Natural
Weather resistant: No
Reasons to buy
+Comes with foot stool+Thick cushioning  
Reasons to avoid
- Needs looking after  

If we’re lucky enough to have some really hot summer days, there’s nothing better than taking a nap in the garden under the sun. This rattan sun lounger will certainly help you soak up some rays with a naturally curved design and adjustable back rest that helps you find the perfect position for sunbathing in. The thick cushion makes things super comfy, but you will need to look after this piece of furniture by bringing it in during the winter.  

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Best rattan hanging chair: John Lewis Dante Pod Hanging Chair

6. JOHN LEWIS DANTE POD HANGING CHAIR

The best rattan hanging chair

Specifications
Best for: summer lounging
Dimensions: H196.5 x W94.5 x D94.5cm
Colour: Natural or grey
Weather resistant: No
Reasons to buy
+ Handwoven+ Cushions included  
Reasons to avoid
- 

This gorgeous hanging chair from John Lewis is both good-looking and robust, with a satisfyingly dense weave that makes it a pleasure to sit in. It also has a good width, making it suitable for spending long period of time in. Users report being very pleased with how steady the stand is, and with the comfort added by the cushions. This chair can't be left outside year-round, though: you may see the stand begin to rust. It's best kept indoors during winter. 

See more of the best hanging chairs in our buyer's guide. 

Argos Home Seychelles 6 Seater Patio Set

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7. Argos Home Seychelles 6 Seater Patio Set

Best rattan patio set

Specifications
Best for: garden parties
Dimensions: Table diameter 160cm, parasol diameter 300 cm
Colour: Grey
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Stylish design and colour+Very stable and sturdy

What's not to like about this stylish six-seater set from Argos? Made from durable synthetic rattan, it's stylish and modern, and reassuringly heavy and stable. Reviewers report a good quality finish, and a spacious feel to the chairs. The umbrella is also well constructed, doesn't wobble, and can be tilted. Perfect for summer garden parties. 

best rattan rocking chair: LOUISIANE Rattan Rocking Chair

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8. LOUISIANE Rattan Rocking Chair

Best rattan rocking chair

Specifications
Best for: Indoor/outdoor use
Dimensions: Ht97 x W75 x D100cm
Colour: Natural
Weather resistant: No
Reasons to buy
+All natural material+Beautiful design
Reasons to avoid
-Not waterproof-Doesn't come with a cushion

This all-natural rattan from Maisons du Monde is really something. Its slightly Scandi design will add boho chic to any patio or deck, while the generous proportions mean that it's comfortable, too – just add a cushion for back support. It's lightweight, too, making it perfect for those who love chasing the sun in their garden. You will need to bring this chair indoors whenever it rains, though, and store it indoors all through the winter. Fortunately, it will look just as good in your conservatory or even living room as it does in the garden. 

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