Many people would love to have a large garden, but finding the right furniture to fill the space isn’t as easy as it looks. Just like smaller-sized gardens, you need to strike the right balance between the room available and the ambiance for people to enjoy. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of the best garden furniture for large gardens to help get you started.
Get the most from the garden
While having a large garden is a wonderful thing, before you invest in any new furniture it pays to consider what it will be used for. Start by measuring the space to get a full handle on the dimensions so you know how much room you have to play with exactly. Then start thinking about what the furniture will be used for – this will help you decide on the type of material the furniture should be made of. The more often you use the garden, the more robust it will need to be. Rattan garden furniture is always a great choice for busier gardens, looking stylish, while having natural weatherproof qualities that allow for year-round use. Furniture Maxi offers a great range of high quality rattan garden furniture at excellent value across the UK.
In addition to thinking about what your furniture sets will be used for, consider how people will be using it. Not just on a daily basis, but across the course of the year – do you entertain often and invite friends and family over? And finally, be sure to find the right style for the garden. Some people prefer a more modern style – which metal and rattan garden furniture works well in – while timber and powder-coated iron pieces evoke a more traditional feel.
Rattan garden furniture
The wide variety of rattan garden furniture makes it much easier to find the right pieces to suit your large garden space. Rattan garden furniture is available in anything from 4-seater options up to 10 and even more, creating a comfortable and relaxing spot for family members and friends to sit and unwind. Many of these furniture sets come in blocks of seating, making it easier to find the right configuration to suit the dimensions of the garden. From bistro dining seats to sun loungers and standout sofas, they offer multi-functional use and make for ideal purchases for larger spaces.
If you have plenty of room to play with then outdoor dining sets should be close to the top of your list for consideration. Of course, much will depend on how large your family is, or how often you like to invite others round for lunch or dinner, but a bigger garden can easily accommodate a larger number of tables and chairs.
Instead of more formal and traditional-designed dining sets, there are more relaxed alternatives available. Casual dining sets typically combine softer seating with a dining table at the centre, if sitting in hard-backed chairs doesn’t really suit the occasion. They are also ideal for parties and celebrations in the garden where snacks and refreshments can be placed on top.
Garden benches can be used as patio furniture, on balconies or out on grassy areas and come in a variety of different designs to suit different-sized gardens. The most common type are single benches, although L-shaped designs work well in corners or in open spaces, complemented by potted plants and purpose-built enclosures with trellis panels and garden screens.
Most single benches tend to accommodate enough space for 2-3 people, but their adaptability to larger gardens means having one or two should be enough to offer ample seating without cluttering the area.
If sitting up isn’t your thing, then you may want to turn your attention towards sun loungers. They fall under the rattan garden furniture umbrella and take up a fair amount of space without overcrowding. Depending on the model you purchase, you will usually find side tables attached for placing drinks and refreshments to really make you feel you are in heaven.
You’ll also find powder-coated metal and timber sun loungers that are available, so it really comes down to the aesthetic you prefer for your garden. Discreet wheels and floor glides make them easy to reposition when the sun moves position, which also means you can place it in new areas in your garden to enjoy fresh perspectives and views.