All the seating you need to sit down, lay back or just put your feet up and relax outside for a while.
With the right garden furniture, you can extend the uniqueness of your home to your outside space, whether that be a backyard or a small balcony. A sun lounger or outdoor sofa provides all the of your living room while giving you plenty of fresh air. On lazy Sunday mornings, getting out of bed is a whole lot easier if you going outside means getting into a hammock. How about an evening snack against the backdrop of a sunset? A garden table set turns the great outdoors into your personal dining room.
Discover our wide selection of outdoor furniture, and make the most out of your balcony, patio or garden.
Different materials make for better furniture depending on their intended use. Here is a quick guide to different outdoor furniture materials.
Rattan is a thin type of cane that grows around larger trees in the damp jungles of Africa, Malaysia and the Philippines. When cut into thin strips, the material can be intertwined into many different patterns, and the stronger inner core can be worked into wicker. With this technique, the material has been used to make woven rattan furniture for centuries.
Rattan is very durable and has a long lifespan. It can also be treated with stains or paints, meaning it’s available in a wide range of colours and styles. Choose a style you like in our selection, or pick a neutral colour to paint, stain or treat yourself. This way, you can make sure your rattan garden furniture fits your garden, balcony or conservatory.
The type of wood used for your outdoor furniture obviously affects its characteristics. For instance, eucalyptus and acacia are often used for outdoor furniture, since they are durable and can withstand the strains of weather very well.
In order to make our wood furniture even more durable, they are often pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain. This helps prolong their life.
Make sure to take good care of your wooden outdoor furniture by treating it with VÅRDA wood stain after each season (sold separately, find it among our product care). By re-staining the furniture you’ll keep it looking like new for years to come.
Synthetic materials like plastic, metal and glass might not give you the natural look that rattan or wood can offer. But they have other advantages. You can get this furniture in almost any colour you like, from discrete and elegant grey to conspicuous red. Also, most synthetic materials won’t need any after care – just make sure to keep them clean enough to not get infested by mould.
Remember that even though our garden furniture is made for outdoor use, it’s not indestructible.
All types of furniture can attract mould or mildew if it isn’t cleaned regularly. During winter months it’s recommended that you store your furniture somewhere dry and indoors, like a garage or a shed. If you don’t have a great place to store them inside, you can put sealed covers over them instead. This is especially important if you have wooden or rattan furniture.
Remember that the colours and surfaces of your furniture can fade in the sun. So, make sure to plan your outdoor space wisely, to get the most out of your furniture without exposing it to unnecessary strain.