Outdoor – Outdoor furniture by material
We’ve brought together some of the best quality outdoor furniture in a variety of materials to suit all tastes. From traditional lacquered wicker to ultra-modern stainless steel, we’ve selected items that not only look amazing, but are functional and long-lasting too.
What is the best material for outdoor furniture?
There are two main choices for the best outdoor furniture, metal or wood. Each has its own unique properties. Real wood outdoor furniture will last for years and look better with age, while metal outdoor furniture is easy to clean, lightweight and strong. We think our choice of chairs, tables, and ottomans creates a stylish and elegant collection that looks amazing in any garden.
Why choose metal frame outdoor furniture?
Metal outdoor furniture’s biggest advantage is that it’s almost completely weatherproof and won’t rust or tarnish. It’s also:
- Light – Metal frame outdoor furniture is primarily made from tube aluminium, so it’s much lighter than solid wood
- Strong – It’s strength makes it ideal for ‘rough-and-tumble’ kids and for all-year-round use
- Compact – Outdoor metal garden furniture can be easily stored when not in use.
Is real wood outdoor furniture better?
The other main option when it comes to choosing the right material for outdoor furniture is solid wood. Teak is the best choice, as it’s robust and long-lasting, but it’s also:
- Sustainable – All our teak furniture is certified FSC, so it comes from sustainable sources
- Contains natural oils – These make teak resistant to the weather, including extremes of heat and cold so it won’t crack or warp
- Gorgeous colour – That stunning, honey-gold colour just keeps getting better and better with age, or choose untreated teak that fades to a sublime, silver-grey tone.
If wood or metal don’t appeal then a perennial favourite is resin wicker. Lightweight, affordable, and an all-weather alternative to natural wicker, it also works well with both metal and wood furniture. Finish the look off with a selection of outdoor cushions for a stylish and elegant outdoor space.
Need more inspiration? Check out our blog for tips and ideas on the best outdoor furniture.