When it comes to selecting garden furniture, rattan is a classic choice. It’s not only heard-wearing and durable but also contemporary and stylish.
Rattan is crafted from a resilient synthetic weave that is suitable for all weather conditions. Its lightweight nature makes it easy to move around the garden and position on the patio, in the conservatory or on the decking.
Rattan furniture sets are extremely easy to maintain, they can be cleaned easily and don’t require fresh coats of paint each summer, or special furniture treatments. These low maintenance properties make rattan an extremely popular choice.
Due to the flexibility of the rattan weave, rattan garden sofas and chairs are often seen as being more comfortable than their wood or metal counterparts.
Here is our pick of some of our favourites from our rattan furniture selection.
Lagoon Rattan Coroner Lounge Set
The smart, straight-edged design of this gorgeous lounge set shows off the weave pattern of rattan fabulously.
It looks stunning from whichever angle you look at it, making it a perfect model for a conservatory as well as the garden.
What’s more, it is available in two different colours – either mixed grey or mixed brown – so you can pick whichever suits your habitat the best.
This is a timeless purchase that you’ll love and use for many seasons to come.
Alexander Rose Monte Carlo Rattan Hanging Pod Chair
This eye-catching piece demonstrates just how versatile rattan can be.
Here, it is woven into a beautiful curved chair, offering a wonderful cocoon in which to relax.
Hand crafted, this is a luxurious item for those looking for something special for their garden.
Whilst being a statement piece, it’s built to last with a timeless design and it’s sure to become your favourite spot for many summers to come.
Primrose Rattan 8 Seater Lazy Susan Oval Dining Set
If you love entertaining in the garden, this sociable dining set is for you.
It comfortably seats eight people and the oval shape ensures everyone can join in the conversation over food and drinks.
As well as a strong tempered glass top, there is a built in Lazy Susan that spins round, helping you serve up delicious treats round the table easily.
A parasol is also included so you and your guests can sit in comfort throughout your meal and achieve protection from the sun and other elements.
Diego Storage Sofa Set
Long lazy summer days in the garden call for somewhere to take the weight off your feet and watch the world go by and this sofa set has just that.
With plump cushions and stools to put your legs on, it offers an inviting place to stretch out in the sun.
The frames are made from hardwearing Acacia wood, adding a rich warm texture that blends beautifully with the rattan effect weave.
Plus, there’s room to hide any outdoor items you want to store away, such as toys, games or dining sets in a wooden-topped box.
Lagoon Rattan Four Seater Round Swivel Dining Set
Looking for somewhere to chill out but also want to be able to eat easily?
This dining set combines both pursuits with large deeply cushioned chairs you can sink into, as well as a smart table on which you can enjoy everything from coffee and toast to a three-course meal.
It’s the best of both worlds and like most of our garden furniture, properly covered it can be left outdoors all year long so there are no storage headaches.
The central column of the table is a particular highlight, with the weave of the rattan drawing attention to the pretty curve of the shape making this a contender for the conservatory as well as the outdoors.
Whether you’re looking for a dining set to dine alfresco this summer, a less formal sofa set to put your feet up on, or a statement piece, rattan is a reliable option. Now all you need to decide is how you plan to use your outdoor space and pick the stylish set to suit.