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Garden Furniture Guide

Garden Furniture Guide

Being able to lounge comfortably in our own outdoor haven is one of the best parts of summer. In order to do this, it is important to curate a space that has garden furniture available for a host of activities such as entertaining or relaxing. Follow our buying guide for outdoor furniture and you’ll soon have the perfect summer set-up.


The size of outdoor furniture is one of the key elements you need to consider before making a purchase. Something like garden sofas should fit your space, and they should fit it well. For example, our Handpicked Longbeach lounge set nicely complements a large garden.

Handpicked Longbeach Lounge Set by Harley & Lola

Whereas our Tobago Egg Chair fits snugly in a smaller garden.

Pacific Lifestyle Tobago Outdoor Egg Chair by Harley & Lola


Living in the UK means that while we get some wonderful summer weather, we’re not without rain and wind. For this, it is important to consider outdoor furniture that is strong and durable in case bad weather hits and you don’t have time to store it inside. You can also add some protective items such as gardens furniture covers or a fabulous parasol as an extra precaution and to provide some shade when you need it.

Norfolk Leisure Lotus Parasol 2.7m by Harley & Lola


What your outdoor furniture is made of depends on a number of variables. Aluminium garden furniture is strong and practical while rattan garden furniture, like our Barbados Garden Dining Set has a natural, eye-catching aesthetic that will blend in seamlessly with outdoor spaces, as will any type of Rattan garden furniture.


Pacific Lifestyle Slate Grey Barbados Relaxed Dining Corner Set by Harley & Lola


Choose colours that reflect your personal style and go well with the plants and flowers in your garden so that you will adore spending time in your outdoor space.


Lastly, when buying outdoor furniture, consider what purpose it is for. Will you be eating outdoors a lot this season? Then a large and sturdy dining table is more effective than a pretty ottoman. Will you have a lot of guests? A corner sofa will sit more than a standard loveseat. The same can be said for garden dining sets. Once you have chosen your outdoor furniture, why not accessorise it. Nice tableware, outdoor lanterns and garden ornaments just finish off the design nicely.

Dome Hurricane Lantern by Harley & Lola

At Harley & Lola we have a huge amount of outdoor furniture to serve any space and al fresco event. Browse our Garden collection to see our fabulous selection of garden goodies.

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Suzanne - August 20, 2018

Amazing furniture and great advice.

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