Best rattan garden furniture UK 2022: outdoor rattan sets from Maze Rattan, Amazon, B&Q, VonHaus, Cox & Cox

The range of rattan garden furniture is overwhelming: from cube sets to corner sofas, bistro sets to sun loungers. Here are our favourites to furnish your outdoor space

<p>Best rattan garden furniture: sets from Maze Rattan, B&Q, VonHaus</p>

Best rattan garden furniture: sets from Maze Rattan, B&Q, VonHaus

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Rattan is the quintessential material for garden furniture: it’s hardwearing, stylish and natural-looking. Coming in pleasing shades of grey, tan, brown or black, rattan outdoor furniture will never go out of style.

Best rattan furniture at a glance:

What sort of rattan furniture should I opt for?

Before buying your rattan furniture this summer, it’s worth doing a bit of advance planning. Think about who will be using your furniture. Are you after a garden set, or a sun lounger for solo relaxation? On on-trend egg chair (so comfy!) or a sofa for your kiddies?

If you have a big family or are likely to have a lot of guests, friends and family, you might want to opt for a 10-seater or 12-seater dining set. Rattan cube furniture can be a great option if you’re short on space, with all the pieces neatly folding together into a compact cube that’s unobtrusive when you’re not using it.

If you have a smaller household, you could go for a four-seater or six-seater dining set, a hanging rattan egg chair, or a set of sun loungers instead.

It’s also worth thinking about whether you will be mainly eating outdoors, necessitating a table and chairs, or whether you’ll be relaxing, reading and drinking, in which case you might prefer a lounger or sofa set.

What is rattan garden furniture?

Rattan outdoor furniture is having a ‘moment’ in the UK now, proving a hugely popular option for people seeking outdoor furniture. You’ll know the look: woven and a touch boho. But what is it?

Firstly - it’s not wicker, which is a style of weave. Rattan, instead, is the material used to make the weave. That means rattan furniture is more often than not not actually rattan, but rather a synthetic material designed to mimic rattan.

The synthetic version is quite often less expensive, and it wears well, so it’s a savvy option if you really like the look.

In terms of the stores that do it best - Made.com, Amara, Cox & Cox and good ol’ Marks and Spencers impress us.

How can I keep my rattan garden furniture safe and long-lasting?

The best way to maintain rattan garden furniture is to cover it when not in use. To freshen it up, you can wipe the furniture with water with a small amount of dishwashing detergent.

To get into the small cracks, use a (old!) toothbrush. When it comes to how to repair it, you should contact your original manufacturer to see what they recommend.

Most rattan garden furniture is synthetic, making it robust enough to cope with weather year-round, making it more hardwearing. It’s not invincible though, so stay on top of it by cleaning it at regular intervals.

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Our favourite rattan garden furniture UK 2022

Maze Rattan Chelsea Lifestyle Suite with Glass Table

Maze Rattan Chelsea Lifestyle Suite with Glass Table
5/5

Key Specs: Material: Polyurethane rattan Size: H83cm x W179cm x D87cm

Set Includes 2 x rattan sofa pieces, 1 x rising table (glass top) and 2 x rattan benches

To bring an Ibiza pool party vibe to your home, you need this Maze Rattan Chelsea Lifestyle Suite with Glass Table from Cuckooland.

The super cool set is really adaptable to transform into whatever you need from your garden furniture, with options to create a lounge bed, lounge set with a coffee table or a dining set.

Available in brown, grey or natural, the suite even comes with a rising table to enable comfortable eating and drinking.

This is a sofa set you’ll never want to drag yourself away from.

As a side note, Cuckooland are fantastic to deal with, with superlative after service and free delivery (post code dependent). Thoroughly recommended.

Corfu Outdoor 4 Seater Rattan Sofa Furniture Set with Accent Table

Corfu Outdoor 4 Seater Rattan Sofa Furniture Set with Accent Table
4/5

Key Specs: Material: Rattan effect PE weaves, powder-coated steel frame, UKFR polyester cushion, toughened glass

Size: 2-Seater sofa size:‎ 128cm x 70cm x 79cm Armchair size: 75cm x 70cm x 79cm. Coffee table size: 77cm x 57cm x 42cm

If you’re looking for an attractive furniture set without blowing the budget, this four-piece garden suite from affordable homeware brand Keter is a brilliant option.

This is sleek, sophisticated garden furniture in the rattan style. It’s durable, weather resistant and low maintenance.

The set includes a two-seater sofa, two comfortable armchairs and a coffee table, and comes with comfy cushions too.

Made from handwoven rattan effect PE weaves, the set looks far more expensive than it really is: what a bargain.

Cox & Cox Cabo Lounger

Cox & Cox Cabo Lounger
5/5

Key Specs: Material: Steel and faux wicker Size: H 82 x W 70 x D 210cm

Want to close your eyes and pretend you’re far, far away on a beach in Mexico?

Then invest in this stunning Cabo Lounger from Cox & Cox, which looks like it belongs in a luxury hotel.

The faux wicker base is timeless and chic, while the adjustable backrest with five positions ensures you won’t just catch some rays, but will probably catch 40 winks too.

It’s the perfect addition to your backyard for the ultimate indulgent summer afternoons.

10 Seater Rattan Cube Outdoor Dining Set - Black Weave

10 Seater Rattan Cube Outdoor Dining Set - Black Weave
4/5

Key Specs: Material: Aluminium Frame / Polyester Fabric / Poly Rattan / FR Foam / Polyester Fibre Size: Table sizing: 74cm high, 167cm length, 110cm width Chair sizing: 90cm high, 53cm wide, 53cm deep Stool sizing: 36cm high, 45cm wide, 45cm deep

Garden furniture sets often have to perform magic, being comfortable, stylish and available when we need them, and as invisible as possible when we don’t.

This 10 Seater Cube Outdoor Dining Set, offers the performative magic we need. It comes with six dining chairs, four foot stools and a dining table, all in on-trend rattan with waterproof grey cushions for comfort.

The stools all fit under the table when they’re not in use, making this a winning design if you want to keep things neat. Remove the cushions from the footstools and you can use these as coffee tables near the back door when the large table is in use.

It’s worth noting as well the table can serve as a parasol base, if you prefer your al fresco dining in the shade.

Camber Left Hand Facing Corner Dining Set with Fire Pit Table

Camber Left Hand Facing Corner Dining Set with Fire Pit Table
5/5

Key Specs: Material: Powder-coated aluminium frames ,100% PE rattan,

Size: Corner Sofa: Height: 90cm (36 in), Depth: 71cm (29 in), Left Width: 247cm (98 in), Right Width: 191cm (76 in) Small Stool: Height: 43cm (17 in), Depth: 40cm (16 in), Width: 40cm (16 in) Fire Pit table: Height: 70cm (28 in), Depth: 90cm (36 in), Width: 150cm (60 in)

Want all your guests to be open-mouthed as soon as they see your garden furniture? Then you need the Deluxe Rattan Corner Dining Set With Fire Pit Table.

The set comes with a roomy corner sofa, four rattan footstools, and most excitingly, a fire pit table, a stainless steel fire pit system that’s guarded from the wind with a glass case.

You can use it to cook or simply to bring the Love Island fire pit experience to your own garden.

This garden furniture can be left outside all year long, excluding the cushions.

B&Q GoodHome Apolima Brown & Ebony Black Rattan Effect Hanging Egg Chair

B&Q GoodHome Apolima Brown & Ebony Black Rattan Effect Hanging Egg Chair
4/5

Key Specs: Material: Steel and synthetic rattan Size: Product height 1960mm

Pros: Good looking; Durable

Cons: Takes up quite a bit of space

Every year, as soon as there’s a bit of sun, there’s a mad rush to buy a hanging egg chair before they eventually all sell out.

The on-trend design is showing no signs of waning in popularity, so get yours soon before the rush.

The GoodHome Apolima Brown & Ebony Black Rattan Effect Hanging Egg Chair, from B&Q, is an attractive and affordable option, with a low-maintenance synthetic rattan frame, removable and washable covers and a sturdy build.

Alexandria 4 Seater Grey Rattan Garden Corner Sofa Set

Alexandria 4 Seater Grey Rattan Garden Corner Sofa Set
5/5

KEY SPECS Type: Corner sofa; Material: Rattan effect plastic; Seats: 4; Full width: 211cm; Colours: Dark grey

PROS

Great price; Comfortable; Weatherproof; Includes table

CONS

There’s a lot of plastic; Cushions should be stored when not in use

Comprised of two upright sofa seats and a 1.4-metre chaise longue-style lounger, this is a great-value four-seater sofa set for outdoor relaxation.

Combined with the chaise longue section, the Alexandria measures 2.11 metres in width and is constructed out of a rattan-effect woven plastic of sorts for outdoor durability.

Its rectangular two-seat module, meanwhile, can be positioned in a left or right configuration for added convenience. It also comes with a low glass-topped table (D45 x W45 x H31cm) for your G&T, olives and bowl of San Nicasio crisps.

The Alexandria’s grey-coloured cushions provide great outdoor comfort and they’re weather, and to some degree, bird dropping resistant, too, though we would advise storing them in the dry during inclement weather and especially over winter.

If you’re a little strapped for cash but are desperate to get out of the house and into the sunshine, then this excellent-value three-piece four-seater will do the trick and do it nicely.

VonHaus Luxury Rattan Bistro Set

VonHaus Luxury Rattan Bistro Set
4/5

Key Specs: Material: PE Rattan, polyester cushion covers Size: H76cm x W56cm x D51cm

If you want the rattan look for your garden, terrace or patio but don’t have space for a larger cube or modular furniture set, this Luxury Rattan Bistro Set from affordable brand VonHaus is a great idea.

Compact but stylish, the set includes two armchairs, two removable, washable cushions and a small table, and comes in a traditional basket weave style and a grey colourway. It’s low-maintenance, discreet and affordable too.

Dawsons Living Faux Rattan Bistro Set

Dawsons Living Faux Rattan Bistro Set
3/5

Key Specs: Materials: synthetic rattan weave. Size: Outdoor chairs measure; 85cm Height and 75cm Width. The table measures; 41cm tall and 50cm wide.

This nifty foldable bistro set has much to recommend it.

The low faux-rattan chairs are comfy to sink into (though not ideal for those with dodgy knees or mobility issues), while the accompanying table has tempered glass atop to keep it level for perching your sun-downer on, or morning coffee.

The chairs are easy to move and foldable, so you can prop this set up when the sun shines and easily store it away on gloomier days.

Julietta Sun Lounger with Cushion and Table

Julietta Sun Lounger with Cushion and Table
4.5/5

Key Specs: 35cm H x 38cm W x 74cm L

It’s the dream, isn’t it? Stretched out on plush cushions in the blazing sun, sipping a cocktail. This sun lounger set will provide the perfect summer moments.

Whether you’re poolside or just on your terrace, the side table will allow you to idle away the days in the sunshine, with all your provisions near by.

In conclusion

The trend for rattan garden furniture shows no sign of abating, and the hard-wearing, good-looking outdoor option is a wise purchase for your patio.

The VonHaus Luxury Rattan Bistro Set represents particular value and is great for those with limited garden space, but if you’ve a decent sized garden, you absolutely can go wrong with the Julietta Sun Loungers - ideal for relaxing in evening sun after a difficult day’s work. And if you dream of dining al fresco every night, you’re best served by the 10 Seater Rattan Cube Outdoor Dining Set.

For more garden furniture inspiration, read our guides to the best garden furniture 2022, where we review everything from garden swing chairs to dining sets, deck chairs to sun loungers.

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