With the right outdoor 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 an outdoor sofa allows you to extend your living room to the outside. Lazy Sunday mornings call out for hammock time. It’s a lot easier to get out of the bed and go outside for some relaxing moments during weekend.
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.
Outdoor furniture in different materials
There are different materials that can be used in outdoor furniture. Here is a quick guide.
Rattan garden furniture
Rattan is a thin type of cane that grows around larger trees in the damp jungles of Africa, Malaysia and 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. This technique has allowed to make woven rattan furniture for centuries.
This material is also 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 terrace.
Wooden outdoor furniture
The type of wood used for outdoor furniture obviously affects its characteristics. For instance, eucalyptus and acacia are often used, since they are durable and can withstand the strains of weather very well.
In order to make our wood furniture even more durable, the pieces are often pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain. This helps to prolong their life.
And to make sure you take good care of it, do not forget to use our 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 plastic, glass and metal outdoor furniture
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.
Take care of your outdoor furniture
Remember that even though our outdoor 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 it inside, you can put sealed covers over instead. This is especially important if you have wooden or rattan furniture.
Remember that the colours and surfaces 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.