Your garden is an extension of the home, an outdoor room offering you endless opportunities for dining, relaxation and play. Use it wisely and your garden may quickly become the most widely used part of your home.

With the vast range of garden furniture and garden accessories available it can be difficult to know where to start and you need to consider what you want to use your garden for. You will find andgly endless range of garden dining sets, from stylish bistro sets perfect for the compact patio or balcony, to sets designed to seat up to twelve adults in comfort, all in a wide choice of materials. And don’t forget to complement the garden with some luxurious extras including steamer chairs, swing hammocks and garden arbours.

For real al fresco living no garden is complete without a barbeque and whether you choose charcoal or gas you will find a model to suit your budget. And don’t forget to add a fire pit or patio heater to your wish list; perfect for extending your enjoyment well into the evening.

Putting a garden furniture set into your garden that complements your garden setup will truly enhance the look and feel of this area in your house. If you have no idea which sets of furniture will best suit your garden, it would be best to read articles and reviews that discuss such a topic. Here at, you will find useful tips and guides in choosing the right garden furniture.

Your garden is an extension of the home, an outdoor room offering you endless opportunities for dining, relaxation and play. Use it wisely and your garden may quickly become the most widely used part of your home.


Earnshaws is a leading garden centre in Rotherham and in this article they will guide you on buying garden furniture to suit your style and budget…

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You can get garden furniture made out of all sorts of different materials these days, and each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let us look at some different types to help you with your choice. You’ll no doubt have preferences as to what you think would look the best in your garden, but you also need to consider the practicality of your garden furniture too.

Rattan effect furniture is very popular currently. It is not actually made of rattan, but of a type of plastic that resembles rattan and has the same woven effect. The advantage of this is that it is very weather resistant and you can leave it out all year round. Perfect if you have limited storage space. This type of furniture will be resistant to frost and water, and also to UV so the colour will not fade in the sun. It requires no maintenance, so you can simply wipe it with a cloth and that is all you will need to do. The rattan type chairs are usually very comfortable too. Often more so than wooden or metal chairs.  There is a lot of advantages to picking rattan effect garden furniture, and really the only disadvantage is that you don’t really get rattan effect furniture that folds up, so if you need to store them indoors, they can be a bit big, although you will find rattan chairs that stack together, to save you some space. However, as we have mentioned, they are fine to be left out all year round. They are also very attractive and often have a look of indoor furniture. You can buy rattan garden furniture that resembles a sofa for example. A unique alternative to a traditional garden bench.

Wood is a traditional choice and can look really stunning. However wood will need some maintenance to keep it in good condition. You will probably need to treat it with wood preserver, and the weather will take its toll on wooden furniture. If possible it is best stored inside over winter, or covered. When you buy wooden garden furniture, always look for the FSC logo. This means that the wood used for your furniture has been sourced in an environmentally, socially and economically approved manner.

Metal garden furniture is often quite cheap so if you’re on a budget then it’s a good choice. Metal can be uncomfortable to sit on, but you can find some garden furniture sets that have metal frames and a canvas mesh seat, or you can buy cushions for your furniture set. You will find plenty of metal sets that will fold up too, if storage space is at a premium. Metal is very durable, requires no maintenance and will usually be fine left out all year round. Of course if your chairs are part fabric, then they won’t be suitable for leaving out over winter.

Whatever set you choose, bear in mind the level of maintenance you are prepared to put into it, whether or not you will need to store it indoors over winter, the look of it, and the size of it. Then all you need to do is hope we have a good long summer in which to enjoy it!

If you want to buy from one of the best garden centres in Rotherham visit Earnshaws today! You wont be disapointed!





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