Spring blooms are making an appearance, birds are busy, gardens are getting greener, longer days are ahead and with all these signs, summer is just around the corner! That can mean only one thing… it’s time to give the garden some much-needed TLC.
Not just the chance to get the mower and pressure-washer out, but the perfect opportunity to start thinking about garden furniture and accessories! Relaxing from day to night in your outside space, making memories with family and friends, recharging those batteries in comfort and kicking back while you admire your surroundings – you can’t beat it!
Many of us may have neglected garden furniture covers over the winter months, and the cold and wet weather was more unkind than you’d planned. Is your once cherished outdoor set looking unloved and in need of an update? Or maybe you’ve moved since last summer and your new garden is calling out for something more contemporary?
With the countdown to summer commencing, we are here to help you plan for those balmy days ahead and give you some garden inspiration. Have a leaf through some of our top picks below!
A centrepiece to garden parties, BBQ’s and family get-togethers – having the right garden dining set at the middle of these memorable moments is essential. Every outdoor event needs a hub where you can all relax together and enjoy good food and good company.
Available in two sizes, the Chilson Dining Set offers plenty of space for your nearest and dearest to wine, dine and catch up. The rustic concrete effect table top and natural acacia wood frames meld into your garden surroundings, but also bring a contemporary and industrial element to your outside space. With easy to move pieces, when you’ve finished dining, simply tuck out of the way to utilise your patio and terrace for other activities or bring them inside and use as conservatory or dining room furniture.
Enjoy alfresco cooking and dining with the Regal Fire Pit Garden Bar Set from Maze Rattan. Featuring a fire pit at the centre with a glass surround, shelf and cooking pans; guests can get stuck in and cook up their own main course! As it’s a bar table… forgetting the bubbly beverages would be a crime!
When dinner and indulging has come to an end, the fire pit can continue being enjoyed late into the night. The flickering flames are the perfect intimate setting for summer evenings out in the garden. Upholstered, but completely weatherproof – this practical and stylish set provides the ultimate outdoor experience for up to 8 people.
Do you have a more modest sized outdoor space? The Maze Rattan Bistro Set is ideal for balconies, courtyards or just to create a quiet corner for two.
Tucking away neatly under the tempered glass-topped table – the rattan weave chairs help save you space when you’re not out in the sunshine. Styled in a choice of colours and including deep filled, luxury cushions, it’s a great spot for a quick coffee or long candle-lit evenings out on the decking. The rattan set can remain outside all year round, so even in the winter months you can pop out and enjoy your set… perhaps with a few more layers?
Another great space-saving option, the Sheringham Cube Dining Set tucks away to form a neat cube – satisfying to look at and sit down on!
Styled in grey with an intricate rope weave, the angled seat backs and cushions provide plenty of support while you and 3 others sit, relax and tuck into home cooked meals! Perfect out on the patio or decking, the lightweight aluminium set is easy to move if you find yourselves sitting in the shade or need to take cover from unpredictable weather! Suiting modern gardens, this cubist, sculptural style set will completely update your outside space.
From cubist to curvy – the innovative Chelsea Lifestyle Suite, from Maze Rattan, suits all manner of outdoor occasions. One moment you could be lounging and listening to music while you top up your suntan and the next, you’re tucking into sizzling BBQ surrounded by your favourite people!
Quick and easy to convert the modular sections, the centre piece can be used as part of the sun lounger, as a coffee table or raised to create a dining table. Available in a choice of colours, each section features deep filled cushions for you to relax into. The circular garden set can remain outside all year round, even in the harshest of weather conditions and the cushions are easy to store and maintain. So, if you’re like us and forgot that furniture cover… you’ll still be enjoying this Maze Rattan Chelsea Set for many seasons to come.
Already got the garden dining set covered, but looking for a spot to soak up the sun? The Oxborough Pull Out Sofa transforms from 3 seater to sun lounger daybed, quicker than you can say factor thirty sunscreen!
Simply arrange the modular ottoman and concealed footrest for extra stretching-out space. The durable and lightweight aluminium frames have been finished with a gorgeous rattan weave and luxurious deep filled cushions, so as you top up on your vitamin D you can really unwind and relax yourself. Forecast looking unkind? Simply move the sections back and make more space out on the patio!
Is sun-worshipping in the summer your idea of bliss? Recharge your batteries on the Titchwell Daybed. Complete with soft-touch, deep-filled cushions; position the ottoman footrest just-so and soak up every second of the glorious sunshine. And when you need to cool down, pull the clever canopy up and over, if you need some cover. Made up of two modular sections, use as a garden sofa or bench when you’ve got guests over! Those cushions are showerproof too, so if the Great British weather interrupts your day of rest… it’s not too much trouble!
Swing those stresses away with the Rose Garden Hanging Chair. Including frame and rattan hanging egg chair, enjoy the gentle swinging motions and forget about those to-do lists and troubles. With room for two, take a swing side-by-side with your significant other, if you feel like sharing that is? Available in a choice of colours, pop yours on the patio, decking or balcony and create a quiet spot to gaze out into your garden and while away the day.
All set when it comes to furniture? If it’s accessories you’re after, outdoor lighting can instantly update an outdoor space. Available in 2 sizes, the contemporary B Bulb garden lights will brighten up those summer evenings so you can enjoy your garden for longer. Charge with the USB adapter and control the brightness and colour with the easy-press buttons. Completely weatherproof and UV resistant, take yours camping or keep them outside all year round and use them to light the way through the garden.
A great way to enjoy your outdoor space for longer, is get yourself a fire pit! Keeping you cosy and warm on summer evenings and in the chillier months, you won’t have to abandon your garden as soon as temperatures start to drop. The Round Gas Fire Pit from Maze Rattan is contemporary and convenient – and as its gas powered you won’t have to wait to feel the benefits. The gorgeous glow creates a comforting atmosphere, and if you’re hosting, the fire pit is a great centrepiece to evenings in.
Often the prospect of facing our overgrown and unloved outdoor areas can send shivers down your spine, but we hope our top picks have got you reaching for those garden tools! If you’re still unsure how to utilise your outside space and get your garden summer-ready, our green-fingered team would be happy to help! Give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email at email@example.com to talk all things outdoors!