Rattan Garden Furniture: 5 Beautiful Options for Summer Parties - Laura James

Rattan Garden Furniture: 5 Beautiful Options for Summer Parties

It’s summer, that wonderful time of the year when you get to enjoy your garden space and the weather while surrounded by your loved ones.

What better way to celebrate this occasion than with the perfect rattan furniture to go along with the mood?

Indeed, having the right garden furniture can bring out the best of your summer experience, but it can get a bit confusing with all the available options.

For instance, should you go for a cosy corner sofa set or a space-saving round rattan dining set? Or maybe a cube set would be better for that large summer BBQ party.

Ultimately, it comes down to what you’re looking to achieve with your garden space. So we’ve put together five stylish rattan furniture options, together with their key features and advantages.

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Option 1: The 8 Seater Rattan Cube Dining Set

An image of an eight-seater rattan cube dining set

This set includes:

  • 4 rattan chairs: 90cm high, 53cm wide, and 53 deep.
  • 4 rattan footstools: 36cm high, 45cm wide, and 45cm deep.
  • 1 glass-topped square dining table with a parasol hole.
  • 1 parasol rain cover with LED lighting (premium bundle).
  • Premium seat cushions: 5cm thick foam with 200g polyester covers.
  • Premium stool cushions: 8cm thick foam with 200g polyester covers.

8 Seater Rattan cube dining set

Its clever and compact design provides maximum capacity and functionality without taking up too much garden space.

For example, the footstools can be used as extra seats or mini tables for your guests when needed (with the cushions off).

Plus, the footstools fit perfectly under the seats, which tuck away nicely under the glass-topped table.

With this space-saving feature, you’ll have more of your garden space to have fun with and explore your creativity.

An image of rattan chairs tucked under a glass-topped table

The premium cube bundle also comes with a LED parasol, so your guests get a cool, shaded garden spot during the day and a well-lit canopy in the evening.

The parasol features 28 LED lights powered by a solar panel fitted at the top. This clever design means you won’t have to worry about power cables getting in the way or causing an accident, which is excellent value for money.

An image of a parasol shade with LED lights

Option 2: The 4 Seater Rattan Corner Sofa Set

An image of a four-seater rattan corner sofa set

Set includes:

  • 3 seater rattan corner sofa: 68cm high, 202cm wide, and 66.5cm deep.
  • 1 footstool: 35cm high, 70cm wide, and 70cm deep.
  • 1 glass-topped coffee table: 5cm high, 60.5cm wide, and 60cm deep.
  • Premium stool & seat cushions: 8cm thick foam with 220g polyester cover.
  • A lean over parasol and a quartered base.

This option gives you greater flexibility with your garden layout.

Depending on your design vision, the footstool can complete the sofa set on the left or right. . This ability allows you to adapt the corner set to your outdoor space (convenient for small patios and gardens).

Additionally, the set comes with a 2.9m lean over parasol and a quartered base. You can fill this base with a 60kg weight or 80kgs of sand for stable anchoring, so you’re sure it will withstand the outdoor elements.

Enjoy your summer with this comfortable rattan corner sofa set that fits into any garden space.

Option 3: The 2 Seater Rattan Bistro Set

An image of a two-seater rattan bistro set

Set includes:

  • 2 chairs: 60cm high, 70cm wide, and 70cm in diameter.
  • 1 glass-topped table: 50cm high, 50cm wide, and 50cm in diameter.
  • Premium seat cushions: 8cm thick foam with 220g polyester covers.
  • 5mm of tempered safety glass.

This option ticks all the boxes for durability, low maintenance, and minimalism. It’s also ideal for creating that intimate style for your garden or outdoor space.

This bistro set features weather-resistant polyethene wicker, making it easy to maintain and use throughout the year. Polyethene wicker resists rain, moisture, staining, and fading.

Its structures consist of powder-coated steel frames, which add to its durability and sturdiness. The powder coating resists peeling, cracking, chipping, abrasion, rust, and damage due to chemical exposure.

What’s more, bistro sets are easy to pack and store. They can fit neatly together to form an egg shape that’s attractive and space-saving. Your garden is sure to take on a classy look with this option.

 An image of a bistro set stacked together in an egg shape

Option 4: The 4 Seater Rattan Round Dining Set

An image of a four-seater rattan round dining set

Set includes:

  • 4 armchairs: 59cm wide, 61cm deep, and 85cm high.
  • 1 glass-topped table with a parasol hole: 5cm high and 100cm in diameter.
  • 2.5m round parasol and 25kg polyconcrete parasol base.
  • Removable cushion covers.

As the name implies, the rattan round dining set is ideal for outdoor dinners, lunches, or drinks. This concept makes it perfect for the warm summer months.

Its round table makes it easier for guests to get in and out of their seats, creating that feeling of spaciousness and fluidity. With this option, you can make a small outdoor space or garden appear larger.

The round table also creates a better personal interaction environment for your guests because everyone faces the centre. This sitting arrangement makes it easier to catch someone’s attention and encourages conversations among your guests.

So if you’re interested in a summer party full of storytelling and memories, this is the right option for you.

Option 5: The Wick Rattan Sofa Set

An image of a wick rattan sofa set.

Set includes:

  • 2 rattan chairs: 79cm high, 67cm wide, and 75cm in diameter.
  • 1 rattan sofa: 79cm high, 129cm wide, and 75cm in diameter.
  • 1 glass-topped table: 4cm high, 100cm wide, and 55cm in diameter.
  • Polyester foam-filled cushions with removable covers.

Sometimes all you need to enjoy the warmer days is a cold drink or two, a small gathering of your loved ones, and a hearty conversation to go with it.

This wick rattan sofa set is an excellent option for conversational-style parties and small garden gatherings—the kinds you host to catch up with old friends and family.

It’s designed with simplicity in mind, so it’s easy to maintain. All you need to clean are the cushion covers, which are removable and machine washable. The frames are made of PE (polyethylene) rattan which is weatherproof.

Plus, wick sofas are light and easy to move around. As such, you can use them indoors during the cold months as a conservatory sofa set.

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In each case, we’ve got something for you.

At Laura James, our mission is to help our customers create their ideal homes. We’re constantly searching for functional features, trendy pieces, and popular colours to add to our collection.

Let’s work together on your next furnishing project to make your vision a reality. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Different Types of Synthetic Rattan?

Yes. PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PU (polyurethane), and PE (polyethylene) are among the many varieties of rattan materials available.

PVC and PU rattan are cheaper but less weatherproof than PE rattan; they crack or become brittle in cold weather and sag when exposed to heat.

Is Synthetic Rattan Eco-Friendly?

PE rattan is fully recyclable and therefore eco-friendly. It consists of a thermoplastic resin that can be melted and remoulded into new shapes.

Also, most synthetic rattan items are made from specially treated materials. This treatment ensures that they don't harm the environment, for example, by releasing toxins into the air or surrounding soil.

Is PE Rattan a Better Material than Natural Rattan?

Compared to traditional rattan, PE rattan provides more strength, durability and requires no maintenance. As a result, PE rattan is one of the best materials for outdoor furniture.

Natural rattan furniture needs regular care to remain in good shape; for instance, watch out for sun damage, water damage, and loosening fibres. This trait makes the material less desirable.

How Do You Clean Synthetic Rattan?

How do you clean synthetic rattan

Synthetic rattan requires minimal cleaning; all you have to do is wash it down with warm soapy water and rinse it off with a garden hose.

Don’t use any scouring or bleaching agents as they can damage the material or cause discolouration.

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