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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If you are looking for a versatile, hardwearing material, garden furniture in rattan is going to be your new best friend. It'll stand up to all kinds of weather, suits contemporary and traditional garden schemes and is light to manoeuvre around the garden. 

What's more, with the addition of cushions, it's very welcoming. After all, no summer soirée is complete without a comfortable set of garden furniture for relaxing and outdoor dining; this rattan garden furniture selection is our pick of the very best.

Choosing rattan: Q&A

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Q: Can I leave my rattan set outside all year? A: Good quality, synthetic rattan sets can be left outside year-round. Not only is this type of rattan waterproof, but we use a high-strength, powder-coated aluminium frame, that's made to last.

Q: How do I clean it? A: Synthetic rattan is very easy to maintain. Simply use a non-abrasive cloth and gently wipe away any mess with warm soapy water.

Q: How do I pick the right style for my scheme? A: Have a good look at your outdoor space, and then decide from there. The weaves vary. Modern flat weaves look great in contemporary settings, while a rounded, wicker-style weave is perfect for a traditional feel. 

What to consider when buying rattan garden furniture

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 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 a lawn it will affect the grass underneath, so if you have a patio or decking, this could be a better place to position your garden furniture. 

The other thing to consider is whether your rattan furniture comes with a protective cover – if it doesn’t, you’ll need to factor in the cost of this. 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 and get your garden looking fabulous! Also, Black Friday is an excellent time to get your garden furniture at a bargain price, so be sure to browse through our Black Friday deals pages before buying.  

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 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.  

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 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.  

Kettler Palma Garden Sofa, grey rattan frame and upholstery

3. Kettler Palma Garden Sofa

Looks just as good indoors as it does outdoors

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.  

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

4. 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 74cm x 182cm x 120cm
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 armchairs 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 & Partners Dante sunlounger with foot stool

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

5. John Lewis Dante Luxe Outdoor Sun Lounger with Foot Stool

A luxury lounger for catching those rays

Specifications
Best for: Sunbathing
Dimensions: H100cm x W73cm x D97cm
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 and foot stool make 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

6. 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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