The best rattan furniture for your garden party

Enjoy a garden soiree with friends and family in chic comfort and style.

Rattan garden furniture

by Eleanor Weaver |
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If you’re looking for stylish furniture for your garden, patio, conservatory or balcony that’s durable, weatherproof and still gives a cosy, natural feel, rattan garden furniture is definitely the way to go. It’s surged in popularity over the past year as an on-trend and timeless style that offers sophistication throughout the home.

Rattan garden furniture is made of woven natural or synthetic materials which guarantee comfort as you dine al fresco in your garden, soak up the sun or catch up with friends over drinks and nibbles.

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We’ve done the hard work for you and found the best rattan furniture sets no matter your space, requirements or budget. We’ve also rounded up the best rattan garden furniture deals available right now on Wowcher that you won’t want to miss!

The best rattan garden furniture

Best rattan furniture for large space

A top seller for ALDI this six-seater lounge and dining set comes in a modern grey wicker rattan effect with cosy cream cushions. It has a powder-coated finish along with an innovative rising coffee table. Guests can get comfortable on the corner sofa or ottoman stools to soak up the outdoor atmosphere.

Includes: Corner Sofa: 157 x 89 x 82cm, One Arm Sofas: 131 x 77 x 82cm, Ottoman: 37.5 x 45 x 45 cm, Table: H 44.5/68 x W 84 x D 103.5cm (approx.)
Material: Steel, Polyester, PE, Glass, Foam

Review: "Ordered for my conservatory and very happy. It comes in a huge heavy box so we had to unload it and carry it to the conservatory (which is upstairs) but it wasn’t an issue for us as our son and husband helped. Putting it together is mostly adding 13 legs and a couple of screws here and there. Did take a while as it was an Allen key and a bit fiddly as some screws are harder to get in than others. Probably an hour or so. It’s very big and comfortable. I’m very happy with it for the price. The weave is quite big and the table is not that easy to move up and down but minor points. It came with one too many legs which were confusing but overall a great buy and I love it."

Best rattan coffee table set

This coffee table set is extra comfortable with thick cushioning that can be easily removed and washed. In a mixed brown rattan colour, it'll fit naturally in your garden and is a perfect setting for entertaining friends with drinks and snacks.

Set includes: Two single chairs, two-seater sofa and coffee table

Material: High-quality PE rattan with tempered safety glass on the coffee table

Review: “The garden furniture is really nice and comfy. Great to entertain friends. Assembly was a bit fiddly, but after reading instructions again it is better to construct when screws are loose. Then tighten at the end when all parts are in and you’re happy with it.”

Best large rattan dining set

If you've got a large family or lots of friends you're looking forward to dining in the sunshine, this set will give you all the space to sit with room for nine. With a stunning high gloss tabletop, there's room to tuck your legs beneath and washable cushions will keep you comfy all day long.

Set includes: Three ottoman seats, a dining table and two sofas

Material: High-quality PE rattan with high gloss glass on the dining table

Review: “I was drawn to this over other items on Amazon and elsewhere online by the number of five-star reviews that it’s been be given. I have to say I am thrilled with the sofa set, and I hadn’t anticipated how comfy it would be! I was looking for a place that myself and my family could eat outside on a sunny day, or go out there with the colouring pens etc. with the kids… This ticks all the boxes. Really sturdy, really easy to assemble, with the cover sector it will last well and be enjoyed for many sunny days to come. We bought ourselves some bright outdoor cushions just to brighten it up a little, and are well pleased with the result.”

Best rattan corner sofa set

Sit back and relax in this corner sofa set, either lounging with friends or reclining back in luxury with the clever adjustable seat that leans up. This stylish number hits all the design trends with the gorgeous rattan and splayed legs. It also comes with handy storage under the table, great for keeping garden games, outdoor utensils or a back-up blanket.

Set includes: Garden table, seven cushions, two side stools and corner sofa recliner

Material: Rattan effect with glass tabletop and polyester cushions

Reviews: “Love my garden furniture, really nice and l love the colour” and “I love it. Really easy to put together. Very comfortable and looks lovely. Very impressed.”

Best rattan sun lounger set
Berkhamsted Reclining Sun Lounger Set
Price: £409.99 (Was £429.99)

Soak up the sun and recline and relax with this set of reclining lounge chairs. They come with five adjustable positions for ultimate comfort and wheels for easy positioning. We think this is really handy if you need to move them out the way of your garden space for other activities or want to rotate them to face to or away from, the sun. Available in grey or black and white.

Set includes: Two sun loungers, table and cushions

Material: PE rattan with tempered glass tabletop

Review: “I wasn't 100 per cent sure about having a wheeled set of loungers but having deployed them in the garden I completely get it (doh!) Having the choice about where to park and point them is so versatile and they are REALLY comfortable - I could sleep on these easily - they're great. Building them is a lot easier with another pair of hands to help and took a couple of hours to do everything and properly (but that's a couple of hours of effort for a summer of enjoyment). We are VERY pleased with these and they are great value for money.”

Best rattan bistro set

This gorgeous natural rattan set from Habitat is perfect for your patio or balcony. Lightweight and stackable for easy moving, you can sit back in comfort in the two deep chairs and use the matching table to rest your drink as you relax. A bistro garden furniture set like this will be perfect for a garden brunch, lunch or as a place to enjoy a cuppa in the sun.

Set includes: Two rattan chairs and side table

Material: Synthetic rattan

Review: "We bought this Tara rattan set late summer and are so pleased we did. It’s really stunning to look at, very realistic ‘rattan’ whilst also being weather repellent, super comfy and excellent value. Would highly recommend."

Best luxe rattan hanging chair

This luxe hanging rattan chair from will have you feeling like you're sunning in the Mediterranean! With generous sink-in cushions and a gorgeous open weave frame, this hanging chair will be your perfect oasis in the summer months.

Set includes: Corner lounge sofa with cushions and table

Material: Aluminium and poly-wicker

Review: "Good set, weather-resistant so stay outside all the time. High backed but see through so doesn't feel blocky or too big for a smallish garden. Bit slippy when sat on. Comfy as no metal bar close under the seat."

Best stylish rattan lounge set

This vintage but trendy lounge set will create a beautiful statement in your garden with intricate weaving and natural appeal. Sit back in comfort for a long afternoon in the sun and easily move this lightweight furniture around to escape the shade. The high backs and seat width are great for slouching in and would look even better paired with colourful cushions.

Set includes: Two chairs and small table

Material: Polyrattan, steel legs and glass tabletop

Review: "This set, along with the matching sofa, has totally changed the way we use our outside space. As it's a courtyard I wasn't sure if a low seating/ sofa armchair combination would work but we have had SO much use out of this sofa and chairs matching set... We pile it high with sheepskins and cushions and spend hours sat chatting on it! Everyone comments on it! It looks effortlessly stylish!"

Best rattan furniture loveseat

Boasting a sleek chevron design made of handwoven rattan, this unique love seat is a beautiful addition to your outside space, whether it's a patio or garden.

Material: Rattan, polyester

Review: "As described, sturdy with deep seating and looks great, arrives in car size box. Recommended."

Best rattan beach bar
Habitat Beach Bar Gazebo with Stools
Price: £270 (was £500)

We love this rattan garden beach bar which is perfect for bringing the tropical holiday vibes into your backyard to party with family and friends. Serving us all the summer inspiration, you can perch at the bar with a Pina Colada in hand, or enjoy another drink from the available storage space. Stylish and fun, this bar is a blend of rattan, bamboo detailing and a grass-style roof all that's missing is the beach!

Set includes: Two rattan chairs and garden bar table

Material: Rattan chairs with steel garden bar and glass table top

Review: "This is an amazing little bar and great quality piece. It got a lot of comments from friends, a few of whom bought one also after seeing mine. I didn’t build it myself so can’t comment on that aspect but it seemed easy enough for the person who did. The chairs are of good quality and have a black cushion pad. All in all a great purchase. Would have liked it if I was able to purchase a cover for it for storage over winter."

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The best rattan garden furniture deals

Wowcher is packed with some great deals to save you money, and the same goes for garden furniture and accessories. If you’re looking for a large rattan furniture set at an amazing price, these are the best picks for you.

However, these deals are limited so make sure to order yours before they sell out!

4-Piece Rattan Garden Furniture Set
Price: £99, was £489.99

8-Seater Rattan Dining Set with Optional Cover
Price: £124, was £555.99

Looking for more Wowcher deals for holidays, staycations or garden accessories? We’ve brought together a list of the best deals available now to save you time searching.

Rattan garden furniture FAQs

How to pick the best rattan garden furniture

When choosing your rattan garden furniture, you have to make sure it is fit for your purpose and suits the size and shape of your garden. As it will likely stay outside all year round, you need to make sure you’re going to get good use from it and the chosen size won’t make your garden inoperable for other purposes.

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How to care for rattan garden furniture

There are two main types of rattan, the natural wooden cane of the polyethylene blend known as polyrattan.

Polyrattan is best for longevity – it’s waterproof, UV-resistant (it won’t fade in the sun) and rust-resistant, making it a great alternative to wooden or metal garden furniture. It can stay outside come rain or shine.

The natural wooden rattan is great for outdoor use too, however, you’ll need to make sure it’s covered and/or stored inside when wetter weather is forecast. This’ll help keep it dry and make sure it remains as durable as possible.

How to clean rattan garden furniture

Both rattan and polyrattan garden furniture can be cleaned with a simple mixture of washing up liquid and warm water, using a soft cloth to wipe away any dirt. To get into smaller gaps in the weave where crumbs may have slipped from your picnic, you can use a handheld vacuum to suck out any debris or use a toothbrush to lightly knock trapped dirt or stains out of place.

Do I need a cover for my rattan furniture?

While polyrattan is designed to stand the elements, it is advisable to still use a cover over your rattan furniture to keep it in tip-top condition and stop your furniture from attracting mould or mildew in the winter months.

Where possible, natural rattan should be taken indoors in the wet seasons or stored under a shelter and covered to help it last as long as possible.

Before buying, make sure to make note of your furniture measurements so your cover will fit perfectly!

Eleanor Weaver is a Commercial Content Writer for titles such as Yours, What’s The Best and Mother&Baby.

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