Tips for buying outdoor furniture

Tips for buying outdoor furniture

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 8, 2022



There is nothing better than seeing your guests and family members lounging out on your outdoor space enjoying a meal or BBQ in the summer seasons. Purchasing garden furniture at the right time as well as purchasing the correct one will last you a long time and make you enjoy lounging in your outdoor space.


Consider Your weather and maintenance

The weather we have is a temperate oceanic climate which is unpredictable weather with some sunny spells and a lot of rainfall. Garden furniture that has a long life span is essential for this climate as it would need to be durable and showerproof. Rattan and cast aluminium are easy to maintain as they just need to be wiped after each use.  

 Measure Your Outdoor Space

This can help to determine where you will place your furniture. Considerations like how many people you hosts, family size and how much space you have is necessary. Round tables are better suited to small space while corner or dining sets are for larger spaces.

Style and type

It is so essential when browsing for your outdoor furniture to pick one that suits your personal aesthetic and your home as this is something you will have in your home for a minimum of ten years and you want to be happy every time you go out to use it. This choice can make or break your space. Some of these styles include wooden furniture, brown rattan, grey rattan and cast aluminium. Corner sets, dining sets, fire pits and various seater sets can also be purchased for your space.


Overall when purchasing garden furniture it is important to try out the furniture and pay attention to comfort and consider a significant budget in order to get the best quality and most out of your purchase. At Rathwood, we offer various styles of garden furniture to cater to your needs and our sales team are more than happy to help. We can be reached at 059 91 56285 or