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Compact Garden Styling Tips
April 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm 0

Summer is well on its way, so now is the time to get your garden summer ready!

Grey Koko and Mustard Edie Garden Dining Set

If you have a smaller, more compact garden or patio, you may feel like there's not a great deal you can do with it. That's where you'd be wrong. Take a look at our top tips for creating your dream space no matter how small.

Small Gardens

Say you have a small garden with a paved or decked area and a lawn. You may think that there is not enough space for an outdoor dining set, but there is a wide variety of different garden furniture to fit your space and create the spot to spend your summer!

White Koko and Aqua Lola Garden Dining Set

  • Folding Dining Set's are great for small spaces, as you can easily pack down and store, making the most of your compact space.
  • Stackable Dining Chairs are another ideal choice for small spaces. This allows you to keep your area clear but easily unstack and place around your table when entertaining.
  • Round Dining Tables take up slightly less space than rectangular tables and give you that bit more flexibility with seating options.

All our garden chairs are stackable, making for easy storage and space saving.

If you have that little bit more space, you may want to keep your garden furniture out all summer long. By choosing a round table with stackable chairs, you can create many dining situations, depending on the time of day or event you're hosting.

Garden Parties

If you're hosting a garden party, push your table into a corner and use this to display the food and drinks. Positions your chairs around your patio so your guests can socialise and have fun, without the formality of sitting around a table.

If you really want to focus on entertaining, see if you could squeeze in a corner bench and coffee table like our Palermo range.

Weekend BBQ's

For a relaxed day time situation, pair your table and chairs together. Your guests can relax around the table with a glass of Pimms, while the husbands gather around the BBQ exclaiming "when it's black, it's done!".

Porto and Alma Dining Set

With a round dining table, you have the flexibility of squeezing a few extra places if needed. Our Koko and Porto Dining Tables are 4 seaters, but you can easily squeeze up to 6 if needed.

Porto and Alma 4 Seater Set Increased to 6 Seats.

Small Patios

If you've got a tiny garden, consisting of a small patio, you can still make the most of your space.

Have a look at a small 2-4 seater garden table, like our Palermo, as you can still create a lovely area to dine, without taking up all your usable space.

White Palermo 2-4 Seater and Lola Dining Set

If you have a mini sun trap in your garden and favour relaxing over dining, think about a super chic day bed. The Willow 2 seater garden sofa is great for relaxing, and the contemporary coffee table comes with a handy cushion, allowing you to turn your casual seating into a garden day bed.

Willow 2 Seater Sofa plus Coffee Table, Creating a Cosy Day Bed

The aluminium powder-coated frame is inherently anti-rust, meaning you can store the frames outside all year long. Pop the cushions inside to protect them, and for extra protection, keep your outdoor furniture covered.

Apartment Balconies

If you live in a flat or apartment with a small balcony, why not choose a couple of stackable armchairs. Dining armchairs are more comfortable due to their supporting nature. Treat yourself to a stylish seat cushion and soak up that vitamin D out on your balcony.

Grey Alma Dining Chairs

Small Garden Styling

Now you have your furniture sorted, have fun with your styling! With gardens, there are so many different styles to look at. From classic English country gardens to sleek, minimal and structured Ibizan inspired terraces, take a look at these styles.

Modest and Modern

Looking for the modern style with a bit more of a personal touch? Think about combining sleek shapes with free growing plants. Be clever with how you use the space and create wall potters to add interest and satisfy your green fingers.

White furniture looks great against dark painted garden walls or raw wooden fences. Stick to natural textures and elements to give your garden an organic and modern feel.

When the evening starts to draw in, hang festoon lights to create a cosy outdoor space.

Images via Pinterest

Get The Look

Grey Koko Dining Table

Mustard Edie Armchair

Cool and Colourful

If you want to add colour to your garden the easiest way is to introduce colourful garden chairs. Our mustard and aqua stackable plastic garden chairs bring that much-needed pop to your space.

If you're feeling creative, why not paint rendered walls a bright colour! Yellows or Pinks will bring a really fun feel and balance modern white garden furniture.

Play with fun prints and textures and be sure to bring in the most colourful plants you can find! Eclectic gardens at their finest.

Images Via Pinterest

Get The Look

White Palermo 2-4 Seater Table

Lola Garden Dining Chair

The most important element to small gardens is clever, multifunctional furniture with space-saving qualities. A coffee table that doubles as a footstool. Stackable dining chairs. Tables where you can increase numbers as required.

Show us your garden style by using #mydanetti on Facebook and Instagram, and if you have any tips for us on how you've styled your compact garden, let us know in the comments below!

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Outdoor
Danetti Garden Range 2019- Explore The Collection
March 8, 2019 at 2:43 pm 0

The 2019 Garden Collection is finally here!

Last year we launched our first ever collection of garden furniture for contemporary homes (you can see that right here). After such a phenomenal response, this year we're back and bigger than ever.

Verano Garden Lounge Chair
Sit back and relax in the new Verano Garden Lounge Chair

We've developed 2 new ranges of Modular Garden Sofas, some beautiful day beds and some of last years favourites in new colourways. So keep on scrolling to take a look at this year's modern garden furniture.

Modular Garden Benches

Savannah

The new Savannah modular garden unit allows total garden flexibility. Modular units are available in a single, double, corner, double with side tables, so you can pick and mix the units to suit your garden, regardless of its size.

Savannah Corner Modular Bench

For extra versitility, we have shown you how to take your dining set and turn it into 2 smaller areas to make the most of your garden.

Garden Modular Unit
Split up your corner unit to create a cosy garden hangout zone.

Grey Modular Garden Furniture
Add 2 extra single units and take your cosy corner set into a social hub perfect for parties!

The Savannah modular units are made from a seamless lightweight powder coated aluminium frame. They require no assembly at all- simply unpack and position in your garden, ready to enjoy the summer sun.

Savannah Day Bed
Push the cushioned Savannah Coffee Table up into the corner for a "never leaving this spot again" day bed.

Whats more, the Savannah Coffee Table comes with a removable cushion. This allows you to use it as a coffee table, or attach the cushion for a foot rest or, better yet, a luxurious day bed!

Bali Modular Unit

Also new for 2019 is the Bali Modular Garden Furniture. This set is super luxurious and is ideal for modern, minimal gardens. As with the Savannah range, the Bali comes in a variety of indivudual modular pieces so you can create a look perfect for your garden.

Bali Modular Corner Bench

Unlike our previous corner garden sofas, the Bali range has a tempered frosted glass side table, whereas the Palermo and Savannah both had polywood side tables. The tempered glass brings a level of luxury unlike any other.

Bali Garden Dining Set

Garden Dining Benches

Palermo Outdoor Benches

Back due to popular demand is the Palermo Corner Benches, but this year they've had a bit of a makeover...

Teal Garden Corner Sofa
The Ocean Palermo Range works great with the Dark Grey Palermo Dining Table

We've introduced not only a new Ocean Teal colour but also 3 seater garden benches with backrest. This gives you the freedom to use as outdoor dining furniture, or separate for the evening to create an intimate, comfortable setting.

Palermo and Skye Dining Set for Gardens
Mix and match to create your own personal outdoor dining set up

Mix and match your outdoor dining bench with our stackable plastic garden chairs. We've brought back the same best selling styles from last year and introduced more colours and styles, giving you optimum options for your garden style.

Palermo 3 Seater Dining Bench
Make the most of the summer evenings with the Palermo benches, giving extra comfort for long, lazy mealtimes.

Pair up 2 of the new 3 seater Palermo benches to take your garden dining set from day to night. These benches offer the comfort of a garden sofa with the practicality of dining chairs.

One small change we have also made this year is that we have removed any fittings to hold the corner units together, and replaced this with velcro straps, allowing you to keep as a corner sofa, or separate to create a more social, relaxed feel.

Willow Corner Bench and Day Bed

The Willow range has been designed in house and consists of a beautiful hand wrapped rope back. The simple grey colour palette brings depth and style to green gardens and offers the most appealing place to relax.

Rope Back Corner Sofa
The Willow Garden Corner Sofa is perfect for summer lounging.

The corner sofa is perfect for parties, while the love seat / day bed is perfect for first time buyers.

Willow 2 Seater Sofa with Coffee Table
Use your Willow Love Seat as a sofa and coffee table...
Willow 2 Seater Garden Sofa and Foot Rest
...a sofa and foot rest...
Willow Day Bed
...or as a super cosy daybed. Perfect for sunbathing (just make sure you slap on the SPF)

The cushions on these and all of our garden furniture are showerproof, meaning you can leave them out in a light summer shower and they will be absolutely fine. For heavier downpours we recommend taking them inside, just to be on the safe side.

Verano Lounge Chairs

We did some digging last year and it seems that if you don't have a huge amount of space in your garden, you'll go for lounge furniture over dining furniture.

Verano Lounger Set

We don't blame you. Even if you have a BBQ on the go, you'll spend more time sitting around and lounging than eating, which is exaclty why we've designed the new Verano Lounge Chair.

Verano Headrest

With a perfectly positioned head rest and matching foot rest if you only have limited space in your garden, make sure you make room for these.

All of our garden furniture is UV protected and designed to be left outside, meaning the colour will not fade in the sun and you're fine to leave it out all year long.

We would recommend a garden furniture cover to keep off any grit and grime, but should you choose to leave out, they're easily cleaned with a spray from the home and a wipe down with a clean cloth.

Dining Tables

Rio dining table with removable ice bucket

We have also introduced 2 new dining tables and new colour options of last years favourites such as the Koko and Palermo. This year, we've listened to your feedback and included an ice bucket to our new Rio table- making those long summer evening even more enjoyable!

Porto

Porto garden dining table

The Porto is a generous 4 seater outdoor dining table, but will easily seat 6-8 comfortably. We have new dining sets including our new Alma dining chairs, and the Ivy outdoor dining chairs (keep reading to check them out!) to suit all garden styles, from family orientated to sleek and modern.

U-shaped garden corner dining set

The beauty of the Porto Table is that it's hand size means it's suitable for small townhouse gardens or your larger country gardens. Pair with a with a U-shaped bench for all-day comfort!

Rio

Rio garden dining table with ice bucket

We love the Rio dining table. With it's handy removable ice bucket you really can take the party from day to night while maintaining all the garden style you're after.

Rio White Garden Table with Ice Bucket

When not needed, you can remove the bucket and cover the hole for a classic garden dining table. However, when you want to get the party started, simply fill with ice and your favourite beverages and keep them cool all night!

Ice Bucket

Ice bucket being removed

Ice bucket removed fully

Available in white or dark grey you're sure to find the perfect addition to your garden.

Garden Dining Tables

The Koko Dining table was first launched last year, however after so many of you were trying to get your hands on it once it sold out, we knew we had to bring it back for 2019. But this year it's had a bit of a makeover.

Koko white garden dining table

Still made from powder-coated aluminium and a frosted tempered glass top, it now also comes in white! Channel those Ibizan terrace vibes in the Surrey hills!

We have also updates the small 2-4 seater Palermo Garden Dining Table to white, making sure you have plenty of style options regardless of the size of your garden.

Garden Dining Chairs

Ivy and Porto dining garden set

I gave you a little preview earlier on, but we're super excited to share with your the new Ivy Garden Dining Chairs.

Made from a sleek powder-coated aluminium frame, the also boasts a beautifully handwrapped rope back and cushioned seat.

Rope back dining garden chair

The modern styling brings all the style and detail from your interiors to your garden, proving that garden furniture is an extension of your home.

Have a look at the new Alma stackable garden dining chairs too. They are made from the same polypropylene as all of our garden chairs from the first collection, but with an updated armchair shape.

Alma garden stackable dining chair

Alma has been designed with long summer evening in mind. The curvaceous back holds you for extra comfort while packing a style punch.

Tell us What You Think!

Now you've seen the new collection, let us know your favourite pieces and how you'll be spending the summer.

Don't forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging us and using #mydanetti!

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7 Outdoor Furniture Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid!
April 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm 0
7 Outdoor Furniture Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid! Image: Palermo Grey Pedestal Table and Lola Small Dining Set When browsing for garden furniture, it’s so easy to get carried away with all the different shapes, sizes and styling possibilities. But have no fear, we are here to help. Stay away from these 7 Outdoor Furniture Buying Mistakes and you’ll have created your dream garden setting in no time!  

Mistake 1: Not Thinking About Your Outdoor Space

The outdoor dining set in that glossy magazine may look a dream styled alongside acres of grass and a 30ft pool. But unfortunately, we don’t all have the same luxurious space to fill! Before you start your search, consider your own garden area and what furniture you think will work (and fit) in the setting. Have you got a little alcove that’s ideal for a dining bench?
Palermo Grey Pedestal Table and Lola Small Dining Set

The Palermo White 2 Seater Bench is the perfect fit in a corner or by the side of your patio. Featured set: Palermo Grey Pedestal Table and Lola Small Dining Set

How about a square decked area that would suit around dining set? If you shop for the space you have, you can either maximise it with space-saving features or decide what portion of your garden you want to utilise with furniture. If you have a large decked space, you don't have to completely fill it with furniture. You could choose a dining set that will fill only part of the space to section off a dining area and leave the rest open, ideal if you'd like have a clear view out of your patios doors.   It’s also a good idea to think about usage. Do you entertain regularly? Make sure you have enough seats for friends and family. Are you looking to create an alfresco dining spot or more of a lounge area? You’ll need to think about what you want to use the space for so you can choose the furniture to match.

Mistake 2: Not Measuring Before You Buy

We talk about this a lot in each of our buying guides (which you can read here if you’re interested), but we can’t stress enough how important it is to measure before you buy. Measure the space, mark it out using a cardboard cut out or bedsheet before you buy so you know the furniture will fit. In a garden space, you are a little less restricted than you are indoors, but it’s always best practice to check first.

Mistake 3: Not Researching The Materials Or Quality 

Some materials would look stunning in a garden space, but they may not be fit for purpose. Others will stand the test of time, but then have the bulky and boring look of traditional garden furniture. Thankfully, there are materials that are as practical as they are good looking! If you’re opting for fabric outdoor furniture, two key features to look for are Shower Proofing and UV protection. Showerproof fabrics are okay to be left out during those light summer showers (though it’s best to store them inside when heavier rain starts to fall). Fabrics with a UV protection are far less likely to be subject to fading as the coating is designed to prevent this.   An aluminium frame is also something to keep on your radar. The great thing about aluminium is that it’s anti-rust and can, therefore, withstand the rain. It’s also lightweight so you can easily move, reposition and manoeuver your garden furniture. Our range of aluminium garden furniture has a sleek powder coat so you have the option of a dark or lighter finish to style in your space.

Mistake 4: Forgetting About Function And Relying On Aesthetics

It’s easy to get drawn in by trendy colours and finishes. But if you don’t also consider the quality and function of the furniture alongside its looks, then it’s very unlikely to be fit for use or stand the test of time. This is why you need to consider both function and form. Our frosted glass table tops, for example, not only look effortlessly sleek, but they are also functional too. The glass is easy to wipe clean and weather resistant, while the frosted top stops you getting a glaring reflection in the sun. Our range of dining benches has also been designed with style and practicality in mind. The bench cushions are showerproof and can be removed for cleaning making them perfect for garden seating. However, they also have the comfort, look and style of indoor seating, ticking all of the right boxes!    

Mistake 5: Forgetting About The Finer Details

Not essential but they can make all the difference. Those finer details and finishing touches can be what really makes your garden area stand out from the rest! Adjustable floor guides, for example, may seem like a small feature. However, when you consider how annoying a wobbly garden table or chair can be on an uneven floor, the floor guides soon become a great addition.  Having chairs that are stackable are also ideal as they not only save space, but it also means you can have a couple of extra seats and pull them out when needed. This will make your garden space even more versatile. We’ve mentioned how useful it is to have removable cushions for cleaning and storage. But how about having the space double up as an extra side table? This considered feature is part of our Palermo corner bench range, where the end cushions can be removed to reveal and sleek wooden table, perfect for your drinks and snacks when not being used as a seat.

Mistake 6: Not Considering Storage

So you’ve got your dining bench and table all set up and it looks great sitting there in the sunshine. But what about when the warmer weather starts to fade? Although designed for outdoor use, you’ll want to protect your furniture in the winter months to keep it looking its best for longer. Consider whether you have room to store your garden furniture indoors, such as in a garage or garden shed. If you don’t have space to store the furniture indoors, invest in a garden cover to give the pieces an added layer of protection. It’s also a good idea to remove any fabrics and to stack you dining chairs for added stability when the wind picks up!  

Mistake 7: Ignoring Existing Colours And Finishes

This one’s more a styling preference but it’s one to consider if you’re keen on creating a considered and coordinated look. Unlike indoors, you’re not matching your furniture with a sofa colour or feature wall. Instead, you’ve got your green lawn, flower beds and pebbled patio to contend with. With such an earthy palette to work with, try to choose furniture that can be tied in with the rest of the space. Matcha green and light greys are perfect for creating an earthy outdoor look. This look also works really well in a smaller garden as the green will blend rather than overwhelm. That’s not to say you can’t go bold though. Our Edie chair in Ginger works a treat in a garden area as the bright colour just radiates the look and feel of summer sunshine.   So there you have it, the 7 Outdoor Furniture Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid. Just recap, here’s what we’ve covered:
  1. Not thinking about your garden space
  2. Forgetting to measure before you buy
  3. Not researching the materials or the quality of the furniture
  4. Forgetting about function and relying only on aesthetics
  5. Forgetting about the finer details
  6. Not considering storage
  7. Ignoring Existing Colours and Finishes
 

 Show Us Your Style!

Already have some Danetti garden furniture in your home? We’d love to see how you’ve styled your space. Post a picture on social with the #mydanetti for your chance to be featured on our page.
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Ideas and Inspiration, Outdoor
Inspiring Garden Ideas – 3 Steps to an Ibiza Style Garden
April 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm 0
It is finally starting to feel like spring! There's no time like the present to get your garden sorted for summer, so you can really make the most of every second of sunshine. But with so many different variations of garden style, how do you know what you want? We're here to help guide you to your dream contemporary garden with a mini-series of inspiring garden ideas. Starting with Ibiza Style.  

Palermo Corner Bench and Coffee Table

  When you think of Ibiza Gardens, you think crisp, white render, azure blue oceans and cloudless skies. Safe to say good old Blighty is not that. Although, with a bit of creativity and know-how, creating your own modern, white Ibiza Style garden is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  

1. Colour

The key to creating a modern Ibiza garden is the minimal colour palette. Based in predominantly white settings and with a simple palette of natural woods, fresh greenery and blue skies, this look is surprisingly easy to recreate in the UK. However, put your own spin on things by playing with the levels of colour.  

Ibiza Style - Pinterest

 

Palermo Corner Bench, Fresco 6 Seater Garden Dining Table and Edie Garden Chair, all in White.

  For example, Ibiza villas tend to have courtyards covered in white render, balanced with natural wood furniture and potted plants. On the other hand, we tend to have luscious green gardens with wooden decking the occasional white wall or fence. Same colour palette, just different quantities.  

Palermo 6 Seater White Garden Dining Table and Skye Dining Chairs in Aqua, Slate Grey and White

  If you wanted to create an Ibiza style in your garden, be sure to choose white garden furniture. The Palermo and Skye 6 seater garden dining set is perfect for this, as the all-white colour palette works well with your existing green gardens. In turn, this creates that effortless Ibiza look.  

Palermo 2-4 Seater Garden Dining Table with Aqua Lola Garden Dining Chair

  Alternatively, for contemporary garden ideas for small gardens, take a look at the Palermo 2-4 Seater with Aqua Lola Dining Chairs. The same effect will be created, just on a smaller scale. What's more, the rich blue of the Lola garden chair mimics the colour of the Mediterranean sea, reaffirming that cool, Ibiza style.  

2. Mood

It is no secret that Ibiza is the party capital of the world. But did you know Ibiza also has some of the best chill-out zones, too? This is why creating that Ibiza feel in your garden will make it or break it. You can achieve this simply by zoning your garden space. If you have the luxury of a large garden, you can create a garden dining area as well as a relaxing chill-out space. To create that informal style, play around with your seating options.  

Palermo 6 Seater Garden Dining Table with 3 Seater Palermo Garden Benches

  Rather than choosing garden dining chairs, opt for a garden dining bench to allow for more flexibility with your seating options. This also gives the freedom to squeeze a few extra bums on the seats if needed. By doubling up on your benches this also creates a relaxed vibe, idea for those Ibiza nights. For the chill-out zone, our Palermo Corner Bench with coordinating coffee table is the ideal setting for chilled summer evenings.  

Palermo Corner Bench with Coffee Table

 

Ibiza Chill-Out Space - Pinterest

  If you've not got the space to have 2 separate zones, no problem! Our garden range is crafted with an aluminium base, making it very light and easy to move around. For meal times, sit your table up against your corner bench. Then, when you want to relax in the sun, simply move your table aside and enjoy the space.  

3. Personality

The final ingredient to Ibiza Style Gardens is personality. Although the colour palette may be seen as clinical and modern, you will never see an Ibiza garden looking cold and stark.  

White Palermo Corner Garden Bench

  Play around with texture by adding cushions, rugs, and your favourite tableware to stamp your garden with your own, personal style. Stick to a complementary colour palette, by introducing pops of green and extra white highlights for a true party feel. Add candles and festoon lighting to keep the evenings cosy. And give your guests chunky throws for when the temperature drops.  

Ibiza Evening via Pinterest

 

Palermo Dining Bench and Table Detail

  It's all of these little details that will really bring our outdoor space to life. Show us you Garden Style by tagging us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram, and don't forget to check out our full range of contemporary garden furniture over at danetti.com.
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Buying Guides, Outdoor
Garden Furniture Buying Guide: Everything You Need To Know
April 4, 2018 at 11:06 am 0
If you're looking to revitalise your garden with looks that were made for lounging, you've come to the right place. In this Garden Furniture Buying Guide, we'll talk you through sizing, care and cleaning, so you can make the most of your outdoor space this summertime. Whether you use your garden for dining, lounging or big get-togethers, there is sure to be a setting that's perfect for your space.  

 5 Things To Consider...

  1. What’s your budget? As with any furniture, you can spend a little or spend a lot. But if you’re smart with your options, you’ll really get the most for your money. Check what materials the garden furniture is made from, consider how versatile it is and how often you’ll use it to really make your budget stretch further.   2. How will you use your garden furniture? Will it be for relaxing, dining or both? Do you have lots to seat or only have room for a few? How about the option to add some extra seats? This will help you choose whether you need garden chairs or benches, coffee or dining tables, or all of the above!   3. Where will the garden furniture be stored? Stackable outdoor dining chairs are a great feature when it comes to storage as they’ll take up far less space than if stored individually. Tables that are sturdy yet lightweight are ideal as they make for easy storage. If indoor storage isn’t an option, opt for a garden cover to keep your furniture protected through the winter months.   4. Does the garden furniture require much maintenance? It’s best to check the level of UV protection and shower proofing on fabrics, and the anti-rust features of metal frames. This is so you know the furniture is fit for outdoor use. Removable cushions and seat covers are also important for easy cleaning and storage.   5. Have you thought about comfort? We truly believe that your garden seating should be an extension of your home. We have comfy sofas and seats inside, so why shouldn’t we have this luxury outdoors! This means checking not only the materials, fabrics and cushion construction but also making sure the size and shape of the future are right for your space.  

Garden Furniture:  Sizing & Materials

It’s likely you’ll sit in your garden differently to the way you sit around a table inside. For example, it's normal outside to sit 8 round a 4 seater table, as you don’t tend to sit elbow to elbow in the same way. Your garden is a more relaxed, informal setting, so you can be more generous with your seating and spacing options.  

Garden Chairs

Similar to a dining chair, if you are after a garden chair with lumbar support, a back height between 30cm and 40cm is ideal.   The optimum seat height for an average dining chair is when there is 26cm to 30cm between the top of the seat and the top of the dining table. If your chair is 46cm to 51cm from the floor to the top of the seat, it will fit well under a standard height table while allowing plenty of legroom.   If you opt for garden armchairs you may need to double check the spacing. The thickness of the table top will eat into your space available for the arm of the chair so you’ll want to make sure it can be tucked in (if this is the look you’re after).   Remember to check the width of the footprint of the chairs you are considering. It’s where the feet will go that defines if they’ll alongside the table or not.   Material - check the material of your dining chairs is suitable for outdoor use. For example, you’ll want to check the level of UV protection and showing proofing of bench cushions and fabrics, and the anti-rust features of metal frames. Shape - dining chairs with arms will offer more support when seated while a slightly curved back will allow you to sit back a really relax.  Storage - can the chairs be stacked or folded? These space-saving qualities will be greatly beneficial when it comes to storage. The weight of the stacked chairs will also stop them flying around the garden in these British summers!  

Care and Cleaning: Plastic Dining Chairs

What are they made of? The chairs in our outdoor garden range are made from moulded polypropylene which is a hard wearing and durable plastic.
  • Wash over the surface with warm soapy water to remove any surface marks.
  • If you want to take your cleaning a step further,  you can use a mild household cleaning spray or furniture wipes. Baby wipes are also a quick fix if you need to wipe a minor spill.
  • Because the chairs are made from polypropylene, it’s fine to use an antibacterial spray on the surface.
  • You can also spray with a hose to clean making the chairs even more low maintenance.
 

Garden Tables

The length measurement of a table refers to the length of the table top, not from where you can fit your chairs tucked in underneath. Generally speaking, the description of the table will include how many it can seat. However, if you are hoping to squeeze in a few more or use other chairs, make sure you check.   To help this, measure between the table legs from the narrowest point to ensure your chairs will fit neatly under your table.   Indoors we suggest leaving around 70-90cm between the edge of your table and each wall or between other pieces of furniture in the room. However, as mentioned previously, you can be a bit more flexible with this in an outdoor space. Just keep in mind that the chairs need to be able to be pulled in and out, leaving enough room for people to pass through.   Top Tip: If you want a better idea of how much space the table will take up, mark out the space on a sheet or piece of card.    

What Shape Dining Table?

A round dining table is perfect if you have a small garden or patio but still want to create a sleek outdoor dining setting. They typically have a pedestal style base which allows you to pull up a couple of extra seats when needed as you’re not restricted by table legs or corners.   A square or rectangular dining table will allow plenty of room for all of your BBQ spreads and tasty treats. Mirroring that of your dining area indoors, a larger dining table will create more of a presence in your garden space. Pair a rectangular or square dining table with corner dining bench and some dining chairs for a really stylised and statement look.    

Care and Cleaning: Garden Tables  

Powder Coated Aluminium

What are they made of? When aluminium is exposed to the elements, it’s material qualities mean that it develops a microscopic layer of oxide on its exterior. It’s this oxide layer that acts as a barrier to protect the metal from further damage and prevent it from corroding!
  • To clean the powder coated leg frame, first, remove any decorative cushions or furniture accessories. Then, simply wash or hose the surface with soapy water or with a mild household acid such as vinegar or lemon juice.
  • To further protect the surface after cleaning, wipe the surface with a little car wax or baby oil on a dry cloth as this will help give the surface a wonderful shine.
  • Avoid using a pressure washer or a strong setting on a garden hose nozzle as such a strong and focused stream of water could damage the furniture finish. A normal garden hose will do just the trick.
 

Etched Tempered Glass Table Tops

What are the made of? Acid etched tempered glass with a film colouring applied on the back. Because acid etched glass isn’t an applied finish that can chip or peel off, it really becomes an integral feature of the glass.
  • To clean acid etched glass, spray the glass lightly with a good quality, non-streaking window cleaner.  Then wipe the table top over with a clean, soft lint-free towel.
  • After cleaning, move the cloth in a circular motion to dry the glass. This will help to prevent water marks and spots.
  • Never use anything abrasive as this will scratch the beautifully smooth surface.
  • We advise not to place hot utensils straight onto the table's surface. Instead, use something such as a table matt or wicker coaster. This will prevent the glass surface becoming marked or slightly damaged over time from the heat.
 

Garden Benches

Garden benches are perfect for creating convivial seating areas that will allow everyone to enjoy meals outdoors. If you're after benches for your outdoor space, here are a few tips and things to consider:   Allow enough space so that the front of the bench is in line with the front of the table. This applies whether you have your bench tucked in or at the full length of your table.   A full-length outdoor bench works especially well with a pedestal-style table. You can neatly tuck the bench in while still maximising the space you have available.    A backless bench will be narrower than a bench with a backrest. This means you’ll have all the seat comfort without the extra depth of the back. Backless benches are also lightweight and easy to move in and out. This makes them ideal for versatile garden seating.   A garden corner bench is a great alternative to dining chairs. It can instantly create a cosy seating area in the corner of your garden or patio. It also does the job of an outdoor sofa as you can sit back and get unashamedly comfortable just as you would indoors.  

Care and Cleaning: Garden Benches

What are the cushion covers made of? The cushion covers for our garden range are made from 100% polyester. A synthetic polymer,  polyester is a very smart material choice for an outdoor cushion covers as it’s resistant to stretching and shrinking, it’s quick drying, moisture resistant and easy to clean. All of our garden benches have removable cushions with removable covers. This means they can be machine washed if needed. However, we recommend keeping this to a minim as this will hinder the effectiveness washed, however, we don't recommend as it can affect the showerproof / anti UV coating.
  • Polyester is showerproof due to its coating. The cover isn’t indestructible though. We suggest that you don’t leave your cushions out in the rain or bad weather. Also, make sure they’re thoroughly dried before storage.
  • For regular, light cleaning, you can lightly brush off any loose dirt or grime and then vacuum the surface.
  • We strongly advise against using any harsh detergents as this can damage the material. Instead, stick to water-based cleaning agents.
  • Never clean outdoor cushions with a pressure washer as any excessive pressure can tear through the material.
 

Phew!

We’ve covered a lot. Don’t feel overwhelmed though. Here’s a final run through of what sizes you need to keep in mind and the top tips from this post. You’ll be sat lapping up the sunshine in your lovely garden in no time!  
  1. Measure your space so you know what you have to work with.
  2. Check the table, chair and/or bench height so you know you’ll be sitting comfortably.
  3. If you want to use the table ends, it’s a good idea to measure the table width.
  4. Knowing your table length will help you decide how many chairs you can have. You’ll also know what bench length and size to go for.
  5. Remember to check the table measurement from in-between the legs, not just the table top.
  6. Check your materials, both for comfort and durability.
  7. Outdoor seating is far more flexible than indoor, so have some fun with your styling.
  8. Consider storage, whether that’s indoors or in another area of your garden space.
  If you'd like to read some more of our Danetti guides, you're in luck. We've covered everything from how to style your living room to sizing for dining benches. To find out more, have a look at the Danetti Guides section on our blog.   Keep your eyes peeled for our garden styling tips blog post which will be coming soon...

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