Men, Consider Rattan Garden Furniture

Men, Consider Rattan Garden Furniture

If you have a sizeable garden filled with choice plants and flowers, it is incomplete without garden furniture. There is so much to choose from in material, shapes, sizes and colors that it suits each individual’s style. You will be proud of your garden when you have selected furniture to suit the general ambience and for everyone to relax and enjoy the outdoor space.

Different Types of Garden Furniture

When choosing your style of furniture you can select according to what you require for your garden needs.

Chairs – There are loungers, armchairs, folding chairs, dining chairs, reclining chairs, ottomans, rocking stools, bucket style chairs and a variety of other styles, which are available.

Sofas – You can select from a range of comfortable sofas made from different materials which can withstand outdoor weather.

Tables – There are a wide variety of tables, side tables, and trays, rectangular, square and round to choose from, to suit your needs. There are picnic tables, tables with parasols, bar tables with stools and coffee tables to select from.

Shopping for garden furniture can be confusing for a man. You may not even have known how many choices were available to you for garden or patio furniture. You may have thought this was an easy choice and for some men it will be. For those of you who become confused and upset about the many choices, here is some advice. Rattan and wicker are great materials for garden and patio furniture. Made from very durable but pliable wood, they are easy to carry and care for.

Synthetic Vs. Authentic

There are now synthetic and real rattan materials. Real rattan is a palm wood indigenous to Africa and Australia. It is more vines like and can grow to hundreds of meters long. This makes it an abundant and easy material to build with.

Synthetic rattan is made from plastic and imitates the look of rattan. Choosing the plastic rattan is better than basic plastic furniture from the drug store. Choose a color that is complimentary to your home and décor. If you have a glass door that leads to your yard, choose garden furniture that compliments but does not match exactly to your indoor furniture. You want the furniture to be a soothing experience for the eyes and the colors to blend nicely. Of course bold colored garden furniture is an easy way to update your look. Even if it is not bright, choosing a color like blue will allow for versatility in future decorating.


Choosing the right pillows to accompany your wicker or rattan is an important step. Most rattan garden furniture sets will come with pillows; they will more than likely be a light color. You want to take precautions up front to be sure they will not get stained. Ask the manufacturers or sales clerk if the pillow fabric has been waterproofed. If it has not been, go ahead and invest in some Scotchgaurd and waterproof your pillows. You will be delighted about this when they withstand the elements and spills.

Easy to Care For

Rattan will also allow you to leave your furniture outside all year round. It is easy to clean and can withstand most weather extremes. Plus if there is ever a time when you must bring it in, it is light and easy to carry. You will be able to find a place to store it easily and it dries quickly. If you become really desperate, it also blends in great with indoor furniture.

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