I finally had to admit that my garden furniture had seen better days when I dusted it off this Summer – I thought that a lick of wood stain might do the trick for another year but when a leg fell off the table, I had to admit defeat! So then it was a case of what the choose to replace the set that has graced out garden for the best part of ten years. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen as much choice as I did whilst browsing the garden centres, and at such affordable prices too.
The theme for this year seems to be ‘outdoor living’ and making your garden into a more usable area than just the odd BBQ when the sun comes out. Over the last few weeks, I have seen outdoor fire places, solar-powered chandeliers and even an entire kitchen suite for the garden! Not wanting to go over the top and have virtually an extra room outdoors (we do live in the UK after all!) I settled on a gorgeous rattan corner suite with weather-resistant covers which would not look out of place inside my home.
Fingers-crossed that we get to use it as much as we hope – I’m sure that we’ll be rained off on more than one occasion but that’s all part of the fun. The most important thing is to choose garden furniture which suits your home and lifestyle – we plan on sitting back and watch the kids playing in the garden this Summer and our new garden set is just perfect for the job.