One thing lockdown brought to us is a heightened appreciation of our outdoor spaces. As summer 2021 approaches, we're already starting to get excited about getting out into our gardens to enjoy the fresh air and expand our daily lives into the outdoors.
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And while we can't guarantee the sun will be out anytime soon, we can help you with ideas about how to get your garden ready for summer! Just take a look at our edit for the best garden furniture and accessories you can shop online now. We're showing you the best:
- Garden sofa and dining sets
- Garden tables, from bars to coffee tables
- Garden seating, from egg chairs to sun loungers
- Garden accessories: Cushions, lights and more
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Where can I buy good quality garden furniture?
Whether you're looking for cheap garden furniture or luxury garden furniture, quality is key – you'll want furniture that not only looks great and is functional, but will also withstand the elements and heavier use during the sunnier months. In our edit of the best garden furniture and accessories to shop, you'll find pieces that fit the bill from trustworthy retailers like Wayfair, Marks & Spencer, Dunelm, John Lewis, Amazon and MADE.COM.
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These are our top picks...
Best garden sofa sets
Keter Salemo Lounge Set, , Amazon
With a rating of 4.5 stars, this set has everything you need for a comfortable garden gathering – two chairs, a two-seater sofa and table – all for just around
Blackpoolal 3-piece rattan garden sofa set, , Amazon
Available in either brown or grey rattan, this easy-to-maintain garden sofa set includes a stylish coffee table with tempered glass top.
Kochi Garden Corner Sofa Set, £1,299, MADE.COM
This space-efficient corner sofa set is in modern neutrals and has an aluminium rust-proof frame that will stand the test of time.
Best garden tables
Keter Bevy Bar Cocktail Table, £140,
Amazon's #1 bestselling outdoor cocktail table is this piece which can be opened to serve as a bar table and drinks cooler, and when closed acts as a table or bench.
John Lewis & Partners 'Salsa' coffee table, £120, John Lewis
Colourful and bright garden furniture will inject some colour into your garden and will brighten your day – John Lewis' sought-after 'Salsa' range of modern rattan designs, including this chair as well as egg chairs, tables and more, is exactly what you need to spice up your outdoor space. The pieces are so popular though, that they're selling out online fast!
Illuminated Garden Table / Drinks Cooler, Amazon,
There's nothing we love more than a stylish piece of furniture that multitasks – and this adjustable garden table that also serves as a drinks cooler certainly fits the bill!
Fernleaf Lewes Wooden Coffee Table, was £123.99 now £102.99, Wayfair
Wayfair's most popular garden coffee table is this weather-resistant indoor-outdoor piece with a natural wood grain finish, chevron detailing and flared legs.
Best sun loungers and lounging chairs
VonHaus set of 2 reclining sun lounger chairs, Amazon
This set of two 'zero gravity' chairs with detachable head pillows, handy drinks holders and adjustable canopies has earned a 4.8-star rating out of five on Amazon.
GGL Marbella sun loungers, set of 2, Amazon
These sun loungers will help you feel like you're on holiday at a fabulous resort - the pair of 200cm long sun loungers, which come fully assembled and are accompanied by a matching table, are nice and roomy. They also open up at both ends so you won't have to turn the loungers around to face the sun as the day progresses. Just prop the other end up!
CGC Rattan Egg Chair, , Amazon
Egg chairs are THE garden trend for 2021 – add one to your garden to be ready for summer in style.
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Abbotsford Hammock with stand, £79.99, Wayfair
You may not be at the beach, but you'll feel like you are while relaxing in this dreamy hammock that will turn your patio or garden into an oasis for less than £80.
Fatboy 'Buggle Up' beanbag, £239, Amara
Fatboy is a brand that does functional outdoor furniture and accessories in style, from hammocks to tables, outdoor rugs and more. We love this fun Fatboy 'Buggle Up' beanbag, available in four colours. The polybead-filled beanbag is water-, UV- and stain-resistant and can be used anywhere from your garden to camping or the beach.
Best garden chairs
Belrue Garden Chair, set of two, £389.99, Wayfair
This chic set in an on-trend rattan look comes in six different colours, all of which will liven up your outdoor space.
John Lewis & Partners Woven Garden Rocker Chair & Footstool, £269, John Lewis
We love that this rocker and footstool is made from weather-resistant synthetic wicker, meanting it is both stylish AND durable.
Christopher Knight Home Brava Club Chairs, set of 2, £393.73,
If you loved the acacia wood garden seating featured in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, you can pick up a set by the same brand, Christopher Knight Home.
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Best outdoor dining sets
BrackenStyle Devon Hardwood Round Dining Set, £449, Amazon
UK brand BrackenStyle's round dining set, which includes four sturdy chairs, has a parasol hole for meals under the shade – you can shop the parasol separately.
Stroud Bistro Table and Chairs, £249, Marks & Spencer
This garden dining set is ideal if you're limited on space, and would even fit on a small balcony or terrace. It's the perfect solution for al fresco dining.
Charles Taylor Dining Set, £499, Dunelm
You can always count on Dunelm to freshen up your garden space - and we love this dining set that comes with everything: a table, four chairs and cushions, a parasol and base, plus a cushion storage bag.
9-Piece Rattan Monument Garden Furniture Set, £599, Wowcher
If you're looking for a rattan set, check out the 9-piece set that's a great deal right now on Wowcher. Brown has sold out but you can still get the set in either black or grey polyrattan.
Best garden accessories and must-haves
You might now have your garden furniture sorted, but don't forget those extras that will make your outdoor space even more special. Here are some of our top picks for everything from barbecues and outdoor heaters to cushions and lights.
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Artscope tropical cushion covers, set of four, more prints available, £18.99, Amazon
If you already have your garden sofa and chairs, one simple way to give your garden an instant facelift is to add some cushions – this set of four waterproof cushion covers come in a host of fun patterns.
Sunnylife Beach Pillow - Dolce Vita, £18, Amara
At Amara you'll find chic accessories that will take you straight to the Italian coast, from Missoni Home garden cushions and rugs to this affordable beach pillow that exudes La Dolce Vita.
Star-shaped lights for outside, £13.99, Amazon
Starry nights are guaranteed with these pretty fairy lights that you can find on Amazon.
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Infrared outdoor patio heater, Amazon,
Ideal for keeping warm once the sun goes down, a free-standing electric outdoor patio heater will make your garden a comfortable place to be day or night.
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Char-Broil gas barbecue, £429.99, Wayfair
Everybody loves a good BBQ and we think it's worth investing in a barbecue you can use time and time again. This large gas barbecue, which has a five-star rating, has three burners, side shelves and a temperature gauge for perfect cooking.
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King Do Way Garden Furniture Covers, from £20.99, Amazon
If you're looking for outdoor furniture covers, Amazon has a host of options, like this waterproof cover, which comes in multiple sizes.
Aerotek Series X2 40v Cordless Lawnmower, was £279.99 now £239.99, Wowcher
Wowcher has some great deals on all things garden – save this £40 now on this large-capacity cordless lawn mower equipped with a 40V lithium battery and a 50-litre grass box.
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Best garden games
Wooden Croquet Garden Game, £55, Oliver Bonas
If you're looking for garden games, check Oliver Bonas, where you'll find a range of fun activities for your outdoor space, including wooden skittles, rounders, petanque and this retro-style wooden croquet set.
Giant Snakes and Ladders Game, , Amazon
For fans of Snakes and Ladders, it doesn't get much better than this. Play this larger than life version for your garden with a 3m x 3m PVC mat and inflatable dice – it's fun for all ages.
Most popular garden buys
These are all garden furniture buys we love – and so many other shoppers love them too, so much so that these amazing pieces have unfortunately sold out! If you are hoping to add any of these garden furniture buys to your home, check the stock and sign up for the wait list when available.
Outsunny 5 Piece Rattan Sofa Set,￡595.99, Aosom
This modular design will help make the most of your space, and comes in grey and black, shown, as well as monochrome brown or black.
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