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The 5 garden furniture buys we've voted most stylish (in time for the heatwave)

We've picked these garden furniture finds as our favourites – so you can enjoy this glorious weather in style (and comfort)

Ikea garden furniture
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Looking for some new garden furniture to see you through the heatwave? Well you are in the right place because we have round-up of our fave picks from all the best stores. Don't worry if you haven't been blessed with a garden either, we have covered garden furniture for balconies and diddy back yards too, so just keep scrolling for loads of lovely summery inspiration.

For more garden ideas make sure you head over to our gallery and if you after more of the best garden furniture we have a whole buying guide for you to peruse. 

1. Pick a cute bistro set for a balcony 

Garden furniture ideas for the heatwave

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Ideal for small spaces like balconies and patios, this cute two-seater bistro (opens in new tab)set from Argos Home is stylish and easy on the eye. Its super slim oval table means it can fit into the tiniest of spaces, and it has a contemporary design that suits urban living perfectly. The table legs can be removed so you can store it during the winter months, the chairs could be used inside at a dining table too! 

For more of the best bistro sets check out our buying guide. 

2. Go for a compact bar set up on a patio 

Garden furniture ideas for the heatwave

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This Camley bar table set (opens in new tab) is currently on offer so if you like the look of it then check it out now! Ideal for patio or courtyard living, this set is inspired by London’s casual riverside bars. It teams slatted teak and black steel which makes it lightweight and contemporary. Another bonus is that it too can be used inside during the winter months as a small breakfast or cocktail bar.

If you want more great garden furniture sales check out our feature.  

3. Add instant colour with garden furniture 

Garden furniture ideas for the heatwave

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If you are on a budget then check out these fab metal Macadam (opens in new tab) chairs from Habitat. They come in seven lush colours and are lightweight and foldable. Great for families as they are easy to wipe down, keep them in the shed for winter and get them out for guests at Christmas time! 

4. Choose classic wooden garden furniture 

Garden furniture ideas for the heatwave

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There’s nothing more classic than wooden garden furniture is there? Often it can be an investment buy, but look after it well and it will last for years. This range from John Lewis is made from eucalyptus which is extremely hard wearing, the table shown is no longer available but they have a round table from the same collection here (opens in new tab) that’s in some stores, their Venice folding chairs (opens in new tab) are a bestseller and still in stock. 

5. Create the perfect set up for family and friends

Ikea garden furniture

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The BONDHOLMEN (opens in new tab) set comes with a table and four chairs with armrests. Made from grey stained durable hardwood, this set will last for years. And, it’s ideal for some social distancing visits in the garden – round tables are the best for being able to see everyone! The seat cushions are an extra but you can use cushions from your sofa - they will do the trick! 

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.