Summer is almost here, and with the days brightening up it might be time to think about updating your outdoor space. Buying new garden furniture can be overwhelming when there are so many options to choose from, so here are our top tips for finding the perfect furniture for your garden.

1. Minimal Maintenance: Opt for the most durable garden furniture

Outdoor furniture needs to be able to withstand whatever nature throws its way, so seeking out easy-care furniture means less maintenance for you and more time spent enjoying your outside space in the warmer months.

Look for hardwearing rattan with UV protection, which is suitable for all weather and designed to live outdoors all year round. Opt for shower-proof cushions and think about investing in some outdoor storage – or seating with built-in storage compartments – so you can keep your cushions tucked away during any rainy spells.

2. Invest in Quality Patio Furniture

If you find the right item, outdoor furniture can be a staple in your garden for many summers to come. With that in mind, it’s worth investing in good quality pieces to ensure they last well throughout the years.

When it comes to garden furniture, there are many timeless designs that never go out of style. Neutral colour pallets like grey and stone tones are classic and will complement any garden design, as well as standing the test of time.

3. Consider investing in Luxury Outdoor Furniture

Treat yourself and your guests to a luxurious outdoor dining experience by investing in pieces with built in features. Look for dining tables with a firepit to keep you warm all the way to sundown and beyond, or ice buckets to keep refreshments cool on those hot summer days.

4. Try Before You Buy. Sample our comfy outdoor seating first.

Comfort is one of the most important factors when investing in your outdoor furniture, so it’s a great idea to try before you buy. Browsing in person will help you to get an idea of what shape and size is right for you and your outdoor space. Look for deep seats and plush cushions for ultimate comfort.

At Fishpools, we’ve got an extensive range of outdoor furniture on display in our Waltham Cross showroom, so you can browse the collections and get a feel for what suits you best before you invest.

5. Complete The Look with one of our cosy outdoor patio rugs

Outdoor rugs and cushions are the perfect finishing touches for your garden design, helping to make the space feel cosy, warm and welcoming. Plus, you can easily switch up colours and themes with the changing seasons and trends. Co-ordinate your accessories with matching outdoor dinnerware for a polished, stylish finish.

Visit us in store to shop the outdoor range or buy online today at the Fishpools store.