Can you put wicker furniture in the garden?

Can you put wicker furniture in your garden? Or is it better left indoors, such as in a conservatory or summer room? In this article, we're taking a closer look and discussing how it reacts to the sun, rain, and wind...

Are you looking for the perfect piece of outdoor furniture to spruce up your garden? Wicker furniture is a popular choice — and it may be right for you. It looks great, doesn’t have to be too expensive and is hard to damage.

But can you put wicker furniture in your garden? Or is it better left indoors, such as in conservatories? How does it react to the sunshine, the rain, and the wind? 

These are all great questions that Lazy Susan will answer in today’s blog post. We’ll also touch on how to care for it properly so that your investment continues to give years of enjoyment. 

Let’s get started.

Things to consider when putting wicker furniture in the garden

The good news is that you can put wicker furniture in your garden. It’s stylish, elegant and fairly easy to move around. And for many UK customers, it complements their garden perfectly. 

First, you need to consider the material it is made from. Here’s why: 

Wicker comes in different materials

Wicker furniture can be made from either natural or synthetic materials. Let's take a look at the difference:

Natural Materials

Wicker furniture can be made from natural materials like bamboo, rattan, and willow. It's always a good idea to bring natural wicker furniture indoors during extreme weather conditions — or cover it with a protective layer to keep it looking great for years to come.

That’s because outdoor furniture made from natural wicker rots easily and can be expensive too. Additionally, it requires regular maintenance to ensure its longevity. 

Synthetic Materials

Synthetic wicker, made from materials like PVC, polyethylene, and nylon, is highly durable. And since it can withstand exposure to sunlight, rain, and high humidity — it’s a better choice for outdoor furniture than natural wicker. 

Additionally, synthetic wicker can be designed to mimic the texture and appearance of natural wicker. This allows homeowners to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of this traditional weaving technique without compromising on quality.

Synthetic wicker is also easy to clean and doesn’t require much maintenance — making it an ideal option for those who don’t want a lot of work to keep their outdoor furniture looking good.

Additional benefits of wicker garden furniture 

It’s lightweight. Wicker furniture is ideal for the garden since it’s light enough to move around. Rattan, PVC, and, cane, for example, are all lightweight materials that allow you to rearrange your garden easily. 

You’ve got lots of options. Wicker furniture comes in different materials, styles, and colors. However you want your outdoor space to look, you have got a good chance of making it happen with wicker furniture. 

It’s timeless. Wicker furniture has long been a staple of UK gardens. It’s timeless and never goes out of style and there are fewer pleasant sights on a sunny English morning when you want to sit outside and relax.

Maintenance tips to keep your wicker furniture in good condition 

As previously mentioned, wicker furniture is a beautiful addition to any home or outdoor space, but keeping it in great condition can require some attention and care.

One of the best ways to maintain your wicker furniture is to clean it regularly with a soft brush or vacuum to remove dirt and dust. If your furniture is placed outdoors during harsh weather conditions, it’s important to protect it from the elements by covering it during rain or intense sunlight.

Another key tip is to avoid excess moisture, which can cause the wicker to warp or become brittle over time. By following these maintenance tips, you’ll ensure your wicker furniture stays in good condition and looks beautiful for years to come.

Lazy Susan's Final Thoughts...
Final Thoughts...

Wicker furniture can be a great investment. It looks stylish and is easy to move around — and if you invest in synthetic wicker furniture, you can leave it outdoors without any worries. 

Alternatively, you could shop around and explore other outdoor furniture options, including the high-grade cast aluminium furniture made and sold by Lazy Susan, which is weather-resistant, UV-resistant and also comes in a variety of styles that are perfect for your patio. 

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