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How to Choose a Rattan Garden Furniture Set

A rattan garden furniture set can really make sunny afternoons sitting out in the garden more pleasurable. Rattan is one of the oldest materials used for construction of garden furniture and has enduring style, sophistication and good looks.

There are so many styles of rattan furniture set that it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to picking the best for you and your family. The first thing to do is eliminate potential bad choices and the best place to start with this is by considering how you are going to use your desired furniture set.

If you are going to use the set only outdoors then start narrowing down your options by selecting poly rattan or synthetic rattan garden sets. Natural rattan doesn’t fair well in all weathers but if you want a set for occasional outdoor use in the best weather conditions than natural vine rattan should be okay for use. For an all weather set that can be stored outdoors Rattan Dining Sets when not in use a synthetic set will prove best long term.

Are you looking to lounge about or to dine outdoors? If you are looking to dine outdoors then a traditional table and chair set will be the best option. Many sets can be purchased with glass topped tables complete with parasol and furniture cushions with covers being optional extras to improve outdoor storage. If you are looking for glass topped tables check the glass size, 5mm is the best minimum thickness, and that the glass is tempered.

If lazy lounging by a pool side or on your patio is your thing, then you can find a wide array of rattan sofa sets available. They often comprise of a three seater and two seater with a knee high coffee table and optional footstools. These generally come with cushions about 12cms thick for best comfort and fitted covers can often be purchased at the same time with these sets for best protection.

Decide which style of set you want. Are you after a contemporary style or traditional style of rattan. Contemporary styles come in all shapes and colours with black being the latest must have colour for rattan. Rattan cube garden furniture is popular right now. These are generally dining sets consisting of a table and chairs, when the chairs are stowed beneath the table they produce a cube effect which is easy to cover over for winter. Contemporary sofa sets tend to have graceful modernist curves that set them apart from other garden furniture.

Beware, contemporary styles can quickly age and lose appeal. To avoid this you could opt for one of the timeless traditional designs that will still be timeless and good looking in 15 years time.

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