Why do we use Rattan?
Rattan has the luxury of both being a great material to work with, and look stunning. Rattan has been used for furniture both inside and outside the home, and has links to the early days of modern humans. Made up of 600 species under 13 genera of climbing palms, most rattan was grown in Indonesia, in South East Asia. The UK has a bit of a reputation for pretty wet weather, and the winters can be particularly harsh on outdoor furniture. PE rattan is a synthetic material that is made into malleable resin strands and woven just like palm rattan, but is much better at dealing with the elements. PE rattan will give you a more durable and comfortable experience, which means you won’t need to replace it as often!
What types of Rattan Furniture are there?
The major benefit of rattan furniture is how easy to use it can be. It can be weaved into so many different shapes and designs, so you can easily find what you are looking for. Here are just some stand out options to choose from.
Half Moon Garden Set
A rather striking piece of furniture, this U-shaped sofa is perfect with a centralised coffee or dining table. Half-Moon sofa sets usually include the coffee table and with everyone positioned on a common frame of reference, it makes conversations much easier to hold.
Garden Sun Lounger
We all have those days, where we long for hot weather and a beach to lie on. For the times you can’t get to the beach, a Sun longer is a must have investment. Close your eyes and bask in the Sun in the most decedent fashion.
Garden Day Bed
Have you been outside sunbathing for any length of time and found yourself nodding off? Only to wake up and your skin is bright red! The day bed is the perfect way to have a nice relaxing outdoor snooze without the risk of sunburn.
Are you looking to bring a more horticultural touch to your garden? Some plants and trees do better in the ground, others in planters and pots. If you already have rattan sofas and tables then why not go for a rattan planter as well!
Garden Sofa Sets
What furniture do you need for your garden? Are you starting from scratch? A sofa set includes the essentials for any garden. Seating wise you can get sofas in all shapes and sizes, additional chair seating, and poufs. They also can come with coffee or dining tables so you have somewhere for your food and drink.
Garden Coffee Tables
What is the most important addition to your seating area? A good way to judge is to treat the garden area like you would the living room. The coffee table is great for storing things and a place to keep your drink safe from being spilled or even worse, ants getting into it!
Garden Dining Tables
Are you looking to eat outdoors more than lounge? The dining table offers similar benefits to a coffee table but is specifically geared to enhancing your dining experience. Due to the raised surface and larger area. You and the family can enjoy eating outdoors as if you were round the dining table!