Bramblecrest Rattan Dining Set

Make the most of your garden this summer…Warm, sunny days and leisurely, light evenings are almost here and now is the time start thinking about readying your garden for summer.

Whether preparing for a season of outdoor parties or simply looking forward to time away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, garden-furniture expert Bramblecrest has shared its top tips for making the most of your outdoor space…

Don’t scrimp on comfort…

Your garden should be an extension of your home so don’t subject yourself to uncomfortable plastic furniture or sadly sagging sun loungers. Investing in comfortable and weatherproof garden furniture such as the Patagonia collection from Bramblecrest will instantly transform your garden into an additional room in which to relax and escape. Constructed from an innovative, weatherproof wicker, every piece in the Patagonia collection can withstand rain, wind, harsh UV rays and even frost meaning it can be left outdoors all year round. When you want to enjoy your garden, simply pop on the furniture’s comfortable cushions and you are ready to go! Forget lugging your furniture to and from the shed, opting for a weather-proof dining set will save you lots of hassle in the long run. The type of furniture you choose will also depend on the size and shape of your garden; large oval and round tables look lovely on a spacious terrace while a large, rectangular table is a great way to break up long, narrow gardens

Make entertaining effortless…

Whether enjoying a relaxed al fresco meal with family or a fun-packed barbecue with friends, garden parties can be a great way to entertain your loved ones and make the most of the warm weather. To ensure you maximise your enjoyment of the event, always plan ahead. If you are hosting a large event with different age groups or multiple circles of friends, consider creating different zones within your garden.

This gives the guests opportunity to roam between different spaces and can help prevent people from feeling intimidated. For example, a relaxed sofa area is perfect for chilling out away from the main party’s hubbub and you might also like to create a welcoming environment for kids by setting up a space with toys or activities. If you aren’t sure how many individuals to expect, extendable tables like our Kempton Oval Extending Table make it easy to be flexible on the number of guests.

Create an area just for you…

Gardens take year round dedication and effort.  Relaxing outdoors during the summer months is your reward for all that hard work. Make the most of the time you spend in the garden by creating a small area specifically for your relaxation… whether this is as simple as a blanket or large outdoor cushion on the ground or something more permanent like one of our luxurious Cotswold Cocoons…make sure you pick a sunny and sheltered spot free from disturbances.Perfect for curling up with a good book, the Cotswold Cocoon gently swings from a durable steel frame and comes complete with sumptuous cushions. The Cocoon’s high sides help block out unwanted attention and it is available in both single and double versions, allowing you to choose whether to enjoy your peace and quiet in private or have a lazy afternoon with a loved one.

Accessorise for an instant update…

When picking your garden furniture, consider choosing a classic and timeless style that won’t date. Whether you pick something traditional such as our Oakridge furniture or go minimalist with a Rio set, choosing a classic design means you can easily update your garden’s look by adding different accessories. Scatter cushions and cosy blankets not only add comfort but are an easy way to incorporate this year’s trends. Alternatively, add large bowl of fruit and flowers to liven up your table and instantly transform your outdoor space. For country-styled gardens or shabby chic fans, try finishing off your garden by hanging pretty bunting or placing tea lights in jam jars for gorgeous flickering candlelight when the sun fades.

Don’t forget to care for your furniture…

Just like your possessions inside, your garden furniture will thank you for a little TLC each spring and autumn. Regular cleaning with either warm water or a hose-pipe can help counteract the wear and tear of winter, while simultaneously removing the season’s build-up of grime and debris. If you have opted for teak furniture, a protective treatment like Bramblecrest’s Teak Shield or Teak Protector will help to protect the wood from stains and slow down the weathering process. We always recommend that if you are covering teak furniture for the winter, ensure you choose a breathable material to reduce the risk of mouldy or mildewed furniture the next time it is used.

With an extensive range of high-quality garden furniture including teak, woven and cast aluminium pieces, British garden furniture expert Bramblecrest has everything you could need to update your garden this summer.

View the complete collection at www.bramblecrest.com.