You go through phases of family life where you need different types of garden furniture to suit your life at various stages. When you have small ones about, it’s definitely a case of what can be maintained the easiest and doesn’t cause too much damage when a toddler is just the right height to bump their heads on the corners! At this stage, it is usually a case of buying a cheaper plastic or resin garden set which you can leave out in all weathers and throw away when it starts to get really tatty. You will then probably progress onto a wooden garden furniture set where the kids are old enough to know that wood plus head does not mix too well and you can easily maintain the wood with a lick of preservative once a year. But what comes next once the kids are a little more grown and you want something a bit nicer to put in your garden? Look no further than the stunning blue and white ceramic designs currently available at all good furniture store outlets. Most are set in a beautiful iron framework and, combined with the aged blue and white ceramic design, creates a stunning look for your garden. Almost antique in design, the range will bring a little bit of old-style glamour into any garden or patio area. Mix and match with modern pieces to create a bespoke garden look – hanging lanterns to light up your seating area look great at night, as do hurricane lamps and tea-light holders dotted around the ground. Experiment with different looks to create something that’s unique with the gorgeous ceramic furniture as the focal point.
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