Garden Trend Alert! We're Raving for Rattan
Looking for new garden furniture? You need rattan!
Rattan furniture can be natural or synthetic, but synthetic rattan is often preferred for several reasons. Synthetic or PE (polyethylene) rattan offers the same aesthetically-pleasing look as natural wicker, but it’s incredibly durable and hard-wearing, so you can leave it outside year-round (although a cover is generally recommended to keep it looking its best!)
Poly-rattan is also low maintenance: it’s easy to wipe clean and, unlike wooden garden furniture, it doesn’t need to be repainted or stained. It usually comes in dark or neutral colours, which you can easily accessorise to suit any garden design scheme.
Sold on the benefits of rattan? Then allow us to introduce our best, affordable rattan garden furniture sets – designed by us! – so you ‘cane’ adopt the trend!
1. Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Natural Rattan Large Armchair and Coffee Table Set
Our Cuckooland Hampstead Rattan Armchair and Coffee Table Set is the perfect place to enjoy a cuppa or cocktail with friends.
This affordable garden furniture set consists of a steel-framed table and four chairs, each with hairpin legs and poly-rattan woven seats, which are both durable and stylish.
The cosy chairs have cocooning arms and showerproof cushions, to let you sit back and relax in comfort. A coffee table with a tempered glass top will hold your drink while you put the world to rights!
Complete the look with a colourful outdoor rug and some tropical plants – who needs a trip abroad?
2. Cuckooland Oxford Garden Grey Rattan Multi-Use Space-Saving Daybed
If you want a one-size-fits-all piece of garden furniture that can be arranged in multiple configurations, look no further than the Cuckooland Oxford Grey Rattan Multi-Use Space-Saving Daybed. It’s a bit of a mouthful, sure, but that’s because it does so much!
The set consists of two sofa pieces, two footstools and a side table. You can arrange it as a day bed, as two loungers with a table in the middle (beach holiday style!), as four separate chairs, or as a sofa and footstools – the possibilities are endless!
The modular design makes this the ideal choice for a smaller garden that doesn’t have space for multiple pieces of furniture.
3. Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Natural Rattan Standing Snuggler Egg Chair
Snuggle up in our Cuckooland Hampstead Natural Rattan Snuggler Egg Chair!
This cosy cocoon chair is made from a durable flat-weave rattan in a stylish natural colour and comes with plush showerproof cushions. It’s freestanding, so unlike hanging egg chairs, you don’t need to find somewhere to hang it or make space for a sizeable stand.
We rate this as the ultimate place to relax alone with the dog and a good book or settle in with a partner or friend and catch up about your day. Accessorise with colourful cushions and a throw to complete your slice of outdoor paradise!
4. Cuckooland Oxford Garden Grey Rattan Corner Sofa and Coffee Table
When you’re designing an area for relaxation – inside or out! – it’s hard to beat a corner sofa.
Our Cuckooland Oxford Grey Rattan Corner Sofa and Coffee Table boasts a dreamy L-shape that means you can put your feet up for an afternoon snooze in the sun, or squeeze a few friends around for an impromptu BBQ. The stylish, button-back cushions are showerproof – perfect for the Great British weather!
It comes with a tempered glass-topped table to hold your plate and drinks, and a shelf underneath for your favourite novels. Complete the outdoor oasis vibe by accessorising with lighting, rugs and cooking equipment (swimming pool optional).
5. Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Natural Rattan Sofa and Armchair Set
Another of our best rattan garden furniture sets is the Cuckooland Hampstead Natural Rattan Sofa and Armchair Set.
This comprehensive set comes with a two-seater sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table in natural-toned poly-rattan. Everything is set atop black tapered legs for a contemporary look that makes a serious style statement.
Invite your neighbours over for a garden party and let them sit back and admire this ratt-antastic furniture – we guarantee you’ll be the envy of all guests!
6. Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Natural Rattan Contemporary Six Seater Dining Set
Want to dine out under the sun or stars this year? You need the Cuckooland Hampstead Natural Rattan Six-Seater Dining Set!
The chairs are made from durable poly-rattan and the matching dining table has a clear tempered glass top that perfectly shows off the woven rattan underneath.
Six seats mean this outdoor dining set has plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy meals alfresco when the weather allows. And when the kids are in bed, this is the perfect place for the adults to sit and relax until the wee hours.
7. Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Natural Rattan Bistro Set
For a small patio or balcony, our Cuckooland Hampstead Garden Bistro Set is a great space-saving choice.
Ideal for a single person or couple, the set comes with two armchairs and a small side table, all made from steel frames with a natural-coloured poly-rattan weave. The chairs feature a comforting cocoon shape and cream showerproof cushions.
We can just picture a romantic evening under the stars, a bottle of Prosecco on the table and glasses in hand, as the summer nights stretch out!
8. Cuckooland Hampstead Natural Rattan Corner Sofa with Coffee Table
Our final recommendation is the Cuckooland Hampstead Natural Rattan Corner Sofa with Coffee Table.
Matching the other furniture from the Hampstead range, this neutral corner sofa is made from woven poly-rattan and comes with a matching glass-topped coffee table.
One of the best things about these natural rattan garden furniture sets is you can easily hit two trends in one, as they’re also perfectly suited to the boho style. Accessorise with wicker lighting and plenty of large, leafy plants to complete the bohemian look!