As the British weather starts to warm up, it’s time to think about making the most of your garden this summer. But what do you need to think about when it comes to hiring furniture for your back garden party?
Choose items best suited to your lifestyle
If you’re looking to turn your garden into a hot entertaining spot then tables and chairs are a basic essential. Make sure that you get pieces large enough for the number of people you want to invite and remember that comfort is key through those long, lazy summer lunches and drinks parties. You might also want to consider recliners and big, comfortable garden chairs for enjoying the sunshine, as well as sun beds and smaller tables for convenience.
Find furniture that actually fits your space
It’s important to measure up the space that you have available and then to choose furniture that fits it. If you opt for pieces that are too large then your garden could end up feeling overcrowded and cramped. Where space is especially limited, anything that can be folded up or stacked can help to create essential extra room. Benches are also useful as they can seat a lot of people but don’t take up that much space.
Opt for quality
High quality garden furniture not only looks great but is more comfortable and effortlessly functional than pieces that haven’t been made to the same standard. This is essential if you’re hoping to get plenty of use from the pieces that you hire for the summer. Opting for quality also enables you to create a more high end aesthetic and to design a space in your garden that feels luxurious. One of the advantages of hiring furniture is that you may be able to rent pieces that would be out of your budget if you were going to buy. So, you can (for the summer) own more aspirational designs.
Textures and materials are important
Outside furniture needs to be durable and able to withstand the weather of a typical British summer – which is not always bright sunshine and warm, dry days. It’s also important to pick materials and textures that fit with the natural surroundings and that won’t degrade as a result of being placed outside. Low maintenance wood tends to be a solid choice.
Create your own aesthetic
With rented furniture for your garden you have much more freedom when it comes to creating the aesthetic. Considerations might include whether you want to have an eclectic mix or a consistent range of pieces, the colours you want to use and whether modular furniture could help to make the most of unusual or limited space.
Summer is coming and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to enjoy your garden this year – contact us to find the ideal rental pieces for you for summer 2019.