Buying garden furniture is a funny thing: we don't want to spend too much because we never get to spend that much time on it in the UK. But when the sun's shining, boy, do we want it to be comfortable.
On the other hand, it needs to be hardy (to stand up to the weather, we don't all have giant sheds to retire it to for winter) and good-looking – since, realistically, we're going to be spending most of our time staring at it from indoors.
So, how happy were we when we discovered that, amongst others, Argos' garden furniture range includes this rather snazzy set for just £250 all in (see below)? Yup, you really can give your garden a on-trend holiday vibe with the Argos Home four seater bamboo sofa set. (Bear with those Argos links, people, their pages are loading really slowly at the moment.)
Its design will instantly make you feel like you've been whisked off to more exotic climes. The handwoven rattan effect bamboo-toned frame of the sofa and chairs has a distinct retro feel with splayed black legs and black cushions, (which need to be stored inside when not in use).
The set also comes with a small coffee table (H38cm x W45cm x L80cm) with a glass table top (see below) – the perfect place for keeping your summer drinks close to hand. More of this, please, retailers.