The best rattan garden furniture

Get your garden summer-ready by kitting it out with some of the best rattan furniture that is both stylish and practical

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Rattan garden furniture is a trend that never seems to go out of fashion. Not only does it look smart and modern, but it is known to hold up well all year round, even throughout some of the coldest British winters. 

From patio tables to full rattan furniture sets, we’ve picked out some of the best-looking items to kit out your garden with this summer. No matter how big or small your outdoor space, the addition of seating or somewhere to eat will instantly make your garden a more accessible place for all the family. 

Something to consider is where you wish to place your rattan furniture. In some cases it can be quite heavy, so once its set in place, you’re unlikely to want to keep moving it around. Bear in mind that when placed on lawn it will affect the grass underneath, so if you have patio or decking this could be a better place to position your garden furniture. 

The other thing to consider is whether it comes with a protective cover, and if it doesn’t you’ll need to factor in the cost of this too. Although durable, during the winter and on rainy days when not in use, it is best to keep the furniture covered to preserve it well. 

Check out our round up of some of the most stylish rattan garden furniture available for this summer and get your garden BBQ-ready! 

Hokku Designs Pearl Daybed, pale grey interior and exterior

1. Hokku Designs Pearl Daybed

Lounge around in this funky day bed

Specifications
Best for: Lounging
Dimensions: HWD 250x220x150cm
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 4 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.  

Kettler Palma Mini Corner Set: grey corner sofa, table and two stools

2. Kettler Palma Mini Corner Set

Have dinner and drinks alfresco with this luxury lounge set

Specifications
Best for: Casual dining
Dimensions: HW 220X200cm
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 7 people with ease, allowing plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy your outdoor space. This set has protective caps on the feet, however it is still recommended to place this rattan furniture on a hard surface to avoid running your lawn. The whole set, including glass table top is weatherproof so it can remain outside all year round.  

Copa Garden Dining Table, grey and green rattan surface with black legs

3. Copa Garden Dining Table

Add a splash of colour to your patio with this rattan table

Specifications
Best for: Patio dining
Dimensions: HWD 76x110x110cm
Colour: Green
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Ideal size for patios + Bright and vibrant 
Reasons to avoid
- Chairs sold separately  

If you’ve only got a small garden that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the stylistics of rattan. This Copa Garden Dining Table from MADE features sturdy steel legs and vibrant greens and yellows that offer something alternative to traditional rattan. The table is small enough for a patio or balcony but big enough for 3 or 4 people to dine at, but the matching chairs are sold separately! 

Kettler Palma Garden Sofa, grey rattan frame and upholstery

4. Kettler Palma Garden Sofa

Looks just as good indoors as it does outdoors

Specifications
Best for: Indoor and outdoor
Dimensions: HWD 85x190x80cm
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.  

Giardino dining table set: brown rattan storage table with glass surface and taupe umbrella

5. Giardino Large Glass Dining Table Cube Set

Dining alfresco has never been easier with this compact table and chair set

Specifications
Best for: Dining alfresco
Dimensions: HWD 74X182X120cm
Colour: Brown & cream
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Large but compact  + Umbrella for shade 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the highest quality rattan 

Big families who want to make the most of their garden this summer should find this large dining table and chairs a great way to bring everyone together. The set includes four arm chairs and four stools which neatly tuck away when not in use. The parasol also provides much needed shade on those very hot days and the top of the table is finished with tempered glass that can withstand both the heat and cold. Although weatherproof, this set does also come with a weather protection cover which is recommended for when this table is not in use for a long period of time such as during the winter.  

John Lewis Dante sunlounger with off-white upholstery

6. John Lewis Dante Deluxe Outdoor Sunlounger

A luxury lounger for catching those rays

Specifications
Best for: Sunbathing
Dimensions: HWD 100x211x61cm
Colour: Natural
Weather resistant: No
Reasons to buy
+ Adjustable back heights + 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.  

Maze Rattan Propane Patio Heater, brown

7. Maze Rattan Propane Patio Heater

Keep warm in the evenings with this rattan coated heater

Specifications
Best for: Keeping warm
Dimensions: HWD 217x90x90cm
Colour: Brown
Weather resistant: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Gas heater + Freestanding  
Reasons to avoid
- Quite heavy 

If you’ve already kitted your garden out with rattan furniture, then this patio heater is a nice addition that will allow you to enjoy it through into the evenings when the sun has gone down. The patio heater is powered by gas and features an auto shut off safety feature. It has an aluminium frame but is coated with rattan to make it both stylish and practical. It’s a little heavy but it’s freestanding and can remain on your patio all year round.  

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