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Summer rattan garden furniture choices

Summer rattan garden furniture choices

Summer garden furniture makes things great for you and your family. There’s nothing better than sitting down and relaxing On some high quality garden furniture with your family. Overall there’s so many different ways in which you can take advantage of rattan garden furniture an hour can improve the life and comfort and ambience of your home. We’re going to go through all of the best techniques and methods in which you can look at improving your comfort through garden furniture.

Garden furniture doesn’t have to be all that expensive, It is been delivered £20 on the garden bench or some kind of hammock that will actually overall really improve the ambiance and feel of your garden. Personally, I really think that you should be investing quite a lot of money into the garden furniture because it’s one of the places these been an awful lot of time on when the summer comes around you really don’t want to miss the opportunity. In the UK is really not almost I’m trying so you really do want to get a full advantage of the situation and short wonderful Summer evenings.

Must have: garden table and chairs

Garden table and chair sets Are an absolute must have because they will considerably make life will come when you bring fans friends and family round for a big barbecue. Overall not having rice heating cans at the wrong time for a whole evening. A quality dining table outside in the garden needs seriously big advantage for your phone

Garden table and chairs
Garden table and chairs

My best things about having quality dining tables the fact that it will last and trim you long time and even if you have to pay a good quality garden cover over the top you’ll be able to get through this whole winter without actually doing any damage to the table itself. It won’t rot or damage or decay in any way shape or form which is actually really useful because you want to have a long-lasting solution. Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean good in the garden. You really want to make sure that you’re spending the right kind of money on getting the right corner garden furniture and that includes must have garden table.

What about garden heaters?

Garden heaters Are really quite useful because towards the end of the evening on a Summers night you find the temperature really drops down. One way in which you can come by this is with the Night Garden heater. I know that it’s not technically garden furniture but it’s a nice addition and part of the package. Overall I would also highly heated suggest you have one of these especially if you got a patio and somewhere safe to store one. The other alternative is to make sure you keep the barbecue going all the way through the evening because that was in the same way as the garden heater and also means you don’t have to have to spend anymore money on gas which would be an additional benefit too.

Garden Heater
Garden Heater

You really need Rattan Garden Furniture

One amazing luxury ss far as garden furniture is concerned is garden sofa. I absolutely love rattan garden furniture as it looks so classy in the garden. Just looks so incredibly Sleek and natural that it should fit into a garden naturally and perfectly but without doing any kind of damage to the overall ambience and look of your garden. One of the best things about the garden if the natural feel with rattan furniture and it really helps to improve that.

Rattan Garden
Rattan Garden

How many other different types of garden furniture they’re going to help to improve the card and ivory pleated rattan is one of the ideal ways in which we can make a big difference while garden then somebody can be particularly costly while the other part of the equation is that something can be rather cheap as well. I wouldn’t rule out any possibility of having rattan in my garden simply due to the fact that its high quality and it will last them as well as your Carol awful lot of users had a bit. It’s actually really usually got pets because apart from fact that you could damage the coverings and the pillows and at the same time will be staying extremely good condition even on heavy wear and tear used by the family. This is another added benefit especially if you got a younger and family because you really could do without having to pick up a huge hefty bill and pay for garden furniture another time over the course of the next few years. Rattan garden furniture solve that problem and give you a long-lasting solution with comfort whilst maintaining an attractive look in the back garden.

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How To Clean And Care For Rattan Garden Furniture

How To Clean And Care For Rattan Garden Furniture

Regardless of whether you own a rattan sofa, dining set, coffee table, daybed or sun lounger, if you correctly clean and care for your rattan garden furniture it will reward you with relaxing comfort for years to come.

Before we begin our guide to cleaning and maintaining your rattan garden furniture to make it look brand new again, we’d better explain that there are two completely different types of rattan used to make garden furniture. Oh, and to make matters even more confusing, both are also often referred to as wicker furniture.

Natural rattan, a species of fast-growing palm plant that’s superficially similar to bamboo, has been used to make baskets and furniture for countless years. Modern synthetic rattan, also known as poly rattan or PE rattan, is made from a strong yet durable polyethylene fibre. This plastic material has many advantages over organic rattan, namely a built-in resistance to the potentially damaging effects of sunshine and rain. That is why today’s items of garden furniture are almost exclusively crafted using synthetic rattan hand woven onto rust-proof aluminium frames. As an added bonus, it’s also far easier and quicker to clean synthetic rattan furniture.

In this easy-to-follow cleaning guide below, we will explain how to clean both types of rattan. No matter the type or style of rattan weave, White Stores recommend dusting and cleaning your rattan garden furniture on a regular basis. By doing this, you will significantly extend the lifespan of your outdoor furniture by many years.

Rattan Garden Furniture
Rattan Garden Furniture

5 Easy Steps To Clean Rattan Garden Furniture

  1. Use a soft brush to loosen any dust, dirt and debris such as leaves or discarded BBQ chicken wing bones! Don’t use any brushes with abrasive bristles. Dusting your rattan garden furniture on a weekly basis is highly recommended.
  2. Clean the furniture using a vacuum cleaner after brushing. If your rattan furniture has been painted, be sure to go easy with any vacuum brushes or other cleaning utensils, as you don’t want to scrape off the varnish.
  3. To make sure you get it all, a toothbrush or pair of tweezers can be used to remove any remaining dirt from harder-to-reach places. Clean inside all of the crevices, and in between the weaves. Adding a little water with some soap suds to the tip of the toothbrush may make this task easier to handle. Take care not to damage the rattan, or leave the pattern of weave out of position if you move it.
  4. At least once a month you should then also wipe down your furniture with a soft cloth and warm soapy water in a bucket. While this can be done indoors or outdoors, you will probably have more space to safely manoeuvre and clean the furniture outside. If you are cleaning natural rattan, be very sparing with the amount of water you use. Furniture made from paper rattan should never be cleaned with water – use a damp cloth instead. Synthetic rattan garden furniture, on the other hand, isn’t damaged by water. It can be cleaned by gently spraying the furniture with water from a garden hose pipe or jet washer, and applying some light detergent. Mild, washing up liquid will do the job just fine. Before cleaning your garden cushions, always check first with washing recommendations by the retailer or manufacturer. The cushion cases that come with the rattan garden furniture sold by White Stores, for example, are machine washable at 40°C, but can also be washed by hand or fabric cleaner.
  5. Once cleaned, completely dry your rattan furniture with a fan or hairdryer – or, if the weather is hot enough, leave it outside in the sun to dry off. A windy day will help your garden furniture dry faster. Do not leave your furniture wet for too long as mould or mildew could develop. These little black spots can be removed from natural rattan by using a watered down solution of bleach and some gentle scrubbing with a soft bristle brush. In the 10 years of operating our company, White Stores have yet to see any mould or mildew growing on the synthetic rattan garden furniture we sell, but if some ever does appear on your own chairs or tables, simply brush or jet wash it away.
Rattan Table and Chair
Rattan Table and Chair

Caring For Your Rattan Garden Furniture

Once you have thoroughly cleaned your rattan garden furniture, there are many ways to further revive the rattan’s good looks and protect your outdoor furniture against the elements. After all, you don’t want your garden furniture to look old and faded when your friends, family and neighbours pop round for a barbecue this summer.

The highly appealing low maintenance attributes of synthetic rattan mean that, apart from regular cleaning, you won’t really have to do much more to care for it. So, open up your bottle of beer or soda, and skip straight down to our very last couple of tips below. However, furniture made out of natural rattan requires a little more care and attention from the owner who wants to prolong its working life.

Cracked, split or dry natural rattan furniture that’s unpainted can be restored by applying boiled linseed oil with a brush. It has to have been boiled because raw, unboiled linseed oil will not dry or harden. Once the furniture can’t absorb any more of the oil that’s being applied, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow the rattan to dry and harden before using the furniture again.

If your natural rattan furniture is located in the conservatory or elsewhere indoors, you may also need to install a humidifier to add moisture to the air and prevent the natural rattan strands from drying, cracking and splitting.

Rattan Garden Furniture
Rattan Garden Furniture

You can also try thinly applying a UV coating to help protect natural rattan against sunny weather. A DIY hardware store or large supermarket will have what you need. Some outdoor furniture waxes also come with UV protection. Synthetic rattan is already protected against UV damage and won’t require any additional coatings of lacquer, varnish or wax.
Scatter cushions, blinds or awnings can help shade the natural rattan material and stop it from cracking or splitting when exposed to direct sunlight for extended lengths of time.

Thinking of appearing on the Antiques Roadshow with your retro natural rattan furniture? Then don’t ever paint it. Painting any antique piece of wicker furniture will greatly reduce its market value.

If your rattan garden furniture hasn’t already been sold with them, place rubber stoppers under the legs of your rattan chairs, tables, daybeds or sun loungers. This will prevent the bottom of the legs from scuffing and being marked, especially if your guests are moving the furniture around the hard surface of a patio.

When not in use, remember to protect your rattan garden furniture with a properly fitting cover that is fully waterproof and can handle the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Alternatively, especially during the coldest winter months, store your garden furniture safely away in a shed or garage that’s dry and warm.

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Rattan garden furniture with a kick

Rattan garden furniture with a kick

In an unlikely change of career, ex professional footballer Bobby Dekeyser now makes beautiful rattan garden furniture for a living. He was once a player at FC Bayern Munich, the most successful club in German football history. But Dekeyser swapped goals for gazebos, after an injury forced him into early retirement from the beautiful game.

Today, Dekeyser’s company DEDON produces award-winning outdoor furniture. More like works of art, this deluxe seating is admired by the likes of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. Moreover, bringing this rattan-to-riches story neatly around full circle, even Germany’s World Cup football team are fans.

Rattan Daybeds and Loungers

DEDON consistently bring luxury and sophistication out of the design labs and into the garden. The company’s speciality is designing high quality rattan daybeds and loungers. These pieces are both functional and truly wonderful to look at. Below are just a few of the amazing designs from this talented team.

Dala

Inspired by the improvised seating arrangements of the developing world, the Dala collection of rattan love seats, coffee tables and footstools are incredibly colourful and very distinctive.

Dala Rattan garden furniture
Dala Rattan garden furniture

Leaf

Thanks to the unique and fun shape of this rattan beach chair, the Leaf is sure to turn heads at any hotel or spa resort. The single and double sized versions of this elegantly curved chair, along with a matching side table, come in a choice of java or seagrass coloured rattan weave.

Nestrest

Probably DEDON’s most famous piece of outdoor furniture to date. Nestrest is purpose built for relaxation and lounging. This cocoon-like rattan daybed boasts an appealing innerspace. Laden with plush cushions, this interior is supremely comfortable. The Nestrest can be easily hung from a tree branch or any other suitable support.

Orbit

Now that’s a very interesting, if somewhat impractical, way to deliver garden furniture! “The designs of DEDON are unique, because they attest to depth of thought and originality. This creates immediately an emotional link,” says Richard Frinier, designer of the Orbit loveseat. “They are aesthetic, very complex and challenging in their production. This makes every piece a masterwork.”

Swingrest

The new Swingrest lounger by DEDON is perfect for hanging on a terrace, veranda or tree. The Swingrest comes with an optional fabric curtain cover to provide shade and privacy when you are relaxing outdoors. Available in a choice of natural or chalk coloured rattan weave.

Swingrest
Swingrest

Shop The Look

Sadly, not everybody has the budget of a Hollywood actor or professional footballer to spend on their garden furniture. If you are looking for more affordable alternatives to these luxury DEDON creations, White Stores have a great selection of rattan daybeds for you to choose from. Plus, we are currently offering up to 50% off selected garden furniture in our end of season sale.

Pear Daybed by Maze Rattan and White Stores – available in black or grey (£999)

Toronto Daybed by Maze Rattan and White Stores – available in black, brown or grey (£629)

Winchester Loveseat by Maze Rattan and White Stores (£499)

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Protect your garden furniture this winter

Protect your garden furniture this winter

Covers will protect your garden furniture and BBQs against the corrosive effects of extreme weather conditions, and the everyday dust and grime that can accumulate when outdoor items are left uncovered and not in use. As the UK’s leading outdoor living retailer, White Stores stock a wide range of sturdy Garden Furniture Covers and BBQ Covers from the leading manufacturers including Alexander Rose, BeefEater, Bosmere, Gardman, Garland, Grillstream and Outback – all at incredibly low prices!

Designed to withstand the toughest of outdoor conditions, our bespoke garden furniture covers protect against the build-up of dirt and debris, and ensure less furniture maintenance is required by you. The covers are designed to be easily installed and removed, so you can enjoy your furniture straight away when needed.

Our extensive collection includes covers for all shapes and sizes of BBQs, benches, bistro sets, chairs, chiminea, corner sofa sets, cubed sofa sets, daybeds, dining sets, fire bowls, fire-pits, hammocks, parasols, patio heaters, sofas, sofa sets, sun loungers and tables.

Features:

    • Gives protection all year round – come rain or shine
    • Made from Breathable PVC Polyester, Polyethylene (PE) or PVC Backed
    • Polyester fabric
    • 100% waterproof
    • Full UV protection against the sun
    • Double stitched seams for extra strength
    • Brass coated eyelets
    • Heavy duty ties and cords for securing to the furniture
    • Security in windy conditions
    • Wipe clean surfaces
    • Full winter protection

“The more protection and care that you give to your garden furniture or barbecue, the longer it will last and look great,” says James Whiteley, the founder and managing director of White Stores. “Plus, thanks to our 10% off sale this month, now is the perfect time to buy a cover from White Stores and protect your prized outdoor possessions over the winter months to come.”

Pricing and Availability

Prices for our Garden Furniture Covers and BBQ Covers range from £4.95 to £99.95 – with FREE UK delivery on all orders over £50. White Stores are also offering an extra 10% off our entire product range during the end of season sale now running throughout September.

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Outdoor Dining Furniture

5 INSIDER TIPS FOR CREATING OUTDOOR DINING ROOMS

We will explain you how to create the ultimate alfresco dining experience in your own garden or patio. Brits typically spend about 4.5 hours a week in our gardens, and 43% of that time is spent dining and 60% of it is relaxing. So it figures in today’s hectic, time-precious lifestyles we should be squeezing the maximum value out of our gardens and outdoor spaces. Eating and drinking outside is one of the joys of owning a garden, so here’s a few expert tips for how to make the best of it.

Creating Your Outdoor Dining Room

White furnishings instantly open up any space, so it’s a good option if you have a small outdoor space. But remember light colours don’t always weather well, so choose materials that are easy to clean.
Outdoor dining doesn’t have to mean formal, sitting at a traditional dining table. Dining sofa sets are becoming increasingly popular for eating and then relaxing afterwards all in the same place!
When considering where to put your dining area (if you have a choice), think about the practicalities of carrying things, nipping to and fro back to the kitchen to get things, how near or far away do you need to be from the house?
If you have a view, or a particularly nice aspect of the garden, position your dining area to make the most of it for guests to enjoy. Consider also planting fragrant plants like lavender, honeysuckle and old English roses that come into their own in the warm night air.

To prolong the atmosphere and make the most of your garden at night, think about lighting and heating. There are lots of options today that have replaced the traditional bulky patio heater and subtle ambient lighting, particularly hidden amongst plants, creates a wonderful atmosphere – especially when combined with candles and lanterns.

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Out door garden design - before

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outdoor garden design after

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