Make your garden a relaxing retreat with our fabulous range of garden furniture. Pick a couple of outdoor bean cubes and cushions in contrasting colours for comfy, hassle-free seating that you can move into place as guests arrive. A stylish sofa set in sleek monochromes or neutrals will bring a touch of glam to your garden, and is a great place to unwind after a long day. Add a hammock or a swing for lazy weekend days in the sun, or to break up the space, use a striking garden bench. Then all you need is the latest issue of your favourite magazine, a glass of wine and a pair of sunnies and you’re all set for a chilled afternoon.
Garden design and decoration is a very interesting and complex process. Much like the interior of the home, taking time to carefully plan and arrange one’s garden furniture is essential. By considering each piece from parasols to garden tables, the overall look of a garden is enhanced, but so too is the function. One popular choice that buyers make is to add rattan garden armchairs to their outdoor design. These versatile pieces provide several benefits to users and can really add class to a garden.
Before purchasing a rattan garden armchair it is important to understand what rattan really is both in its natural form as well as when made into furniture. There are also several notable benefits of rattan garden furniture in general.
From there, buyers need to take the time to consider their specific needs. This means measuring garden space, considering function, and budget. This is a quick process, but essential for success when moving on to purchase. Finally, the concluding section of this guide will cover the actual purchase of rattan garden armchairs including how to complete this process.
Rattan garden furniture can either be made from natural rattan, one of over 600 species of tropical palms or from synthetic fibres. As a result, many people have difficulties deciding between the two options. With an aim to make your decision easier, we will take a closer look at natural and synthetic rattan garden furniture and compare both their advantages and disadvantages.
Aesthetic appeal. Natural materials without a doubt have an additional charm. Many people agree that natural materials reflect a special sense of warmth that simply is not there in man-made materials no matter how much they resemble the original. But when it comes to rattan, it is hard to tell the difference between natural and synthetic version. Both are available in a wealth of styles, shapes, designs and colours, and give the garden a highly elegant and sophisticated look. Rather than the type of rattan used, the aesthetic appeal of the furniture is influenced by the design. It is important to mention, however, that the quality of the fibre used and the quality of weaving have a major influence on the overall beauty of the furniture as well. And the higher the quality of rattan and weaving the more beautiful the furniture.
Resistance to the outdoor elements. Like the majority of natural materials, natural rattan cannot withstand the exposure to the outdoor extremes particularly well. In fact, it is not suitable for outdoor use at all. It must not be directly exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time and must not get soaked by rain. This means that natural rattan garden furniture must be protected from the weather elements either by a garden furniture cover or be stored indoors during the bad weather. Synthetic rattan, on the other hand, is specially designed to be resistant to the outdoor elements. How well it withstands the exposure to the outdoor extremes depends on the quality of the fibre. Faraway Garden Furniture is made exclusively from all-weather weave which is resistant to both moisture and UV light. In contrary to the cheap versions which are made from ordinary plastic, our all-weather rattan garden furniture does not fade if exposed to direct sunlight. And unlike natural rattan garden furniture, furniture from our all-weather rattan collection can be left outdoors regardless of the weather conditions.
For over thirty years, Brooks Rattan have been building a great reputation throughout the UK for supplying unique rattan garden furniture of exceptional quality and design and value.