Buying Garden Furniture Sets

What is Included When Buying Garden Furniture Sets?

It’s nearly the end of May and summer will soon be in full swing, but there’s still time to upgrade your outdoor space to take advantage of longer days and warmer weather. There are lots of options for garden furniture depending on the outdoor space you have to furnish, from a compact balcony, to a sprawling yard, to a stylish patio. 

If you’re limited by a compact garden, you might opt for a swing or egg chair to get the most bang for your buck and create a simple but cosy space to sit out and relax on a sunny day. However, if you have more space, you will probably want to consider garden furniture sets to turn your patio or yard into an outdoor dining area, entertaining space, or simply a place to relax with a high-quality, elegant set of furniture that is suited for outside use. 

But what do sets of garden furniture in Ireland consist of? And how do you choose the best garden dining set for your home? Read on for our look at the best garden furniture sets Corcoran’s has to offer. 

What seating do garden furniture sets include? 

Generally, an outdoor furniture set is designed for dining. Therefore, a typical set of garden furniture will consist of, at minimum, a table and two chairs, often called a bistro set. While this type of garden dining set doesn’t necessarily lend itself to enjoying a full meal al fresco, it can be the perfect spot to sit out for a small snack or cup of tea. 

When it comes to larger dining sets, there are a host of options as far as seating. Just as with your indoor setup, the most common configuration is a set of matching chairs, in numbers ranging from four to eight. The size of your outdoor space and the number of guests you would like to seat will obviously factor into your decisions here. 

You might also want to consider garden sets with corner seats or other larger chair options that can double as sofa style seating. Even when you’re not dining, you’ll love to lounge on these large and comfy seaters. 

Finally, some garden furniture sets come with compact, stool-style seating that can not only let you put additional guests around the table, but can double as small side tables when needed. 

What other features does garden furniture in Ireland have to offer? 

In addition to the table and chairs, some garden dining sets have additional elements that will enhance your outdoor setup even further. If you are planning to spend as much time as possible out-of-doors this summer, you will definitely want to consider a garden set with extra features to really make the most of your space. 

Two additional details you might find with an outdoor dining table are a lazy susan and a built-in firepit. A lazy susan is a centrepiece panel that sits on the tabletop, attached with a swivel mechanism that lets you turn it. This is a great inclusion if you intend to use your garden table set for barbecues or parties, as it allows you to pass drinks, appetisers, condiments, or other items around with ease. 

A built-in firepit is another favourite for your outdoor space. Adding light and heat to your table will let you enjoy your garden setup well into the evening. While naturally you can add a separate firepit or outdoor space heater to any patio table and chairs set, having a built-in element adds extra convenience that will make it easy to utilise. 

How do you choose the best garden furniture sets? 

There are a number of things you can think about when you are picking the best outdoor dining set for your space. Size and budget are key considerations, of course, as you need to make sure that the pieces you choose will fit into the garden, patio, balcony, or yard you have available. 

You’ll also want to think about how often you plan to use the space — if you’re hoping to spend as much time as possible outdoors this summer, it’s well worth making a bigger investment into high-quality, long-lasting, and comfortable garden furniture. 

Finally, you’ll want to decide what type of seating you prefer, what additional elements you may want the set to include, and what style of set you like. With the fabulous array of options available at Corcoran’s, you can find garden furniture to match a wide range of requirements and create an outdoor setup that is as functional and stylish as your indoor dining, entertaining, or relaxation space.

Shop garden furniture sets online now or visit us in store to shop outdoor tables, chairs, and more, as well as flooring and accessory options that are suited for outdoor use. Plus, if you have any questions, our furniture and flooring experts will be glad to help you choose the right pieces for your outdoor space. 

There’s still time to turn your patio or yard into a space where you’ll love to spend your time this summer, so shop now and create a gorgeous garden with the help of these stylish sets. 

Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer

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