Month: December 2016

Summer is only around the corner and it now won’t be long till we are enjoying the sun. Last year we started to see outdoor living area’s being introduced into the UK. With people wanting to relax and take full advantage of the weather from dawn til dusk, it’s no longer unusual to see dining tables and cane and rattan furniture being dragged outside. A modern scale of outdoor living | desser

The Inside, Outside

The trend that started in 2016 provides an elegant living space outdoors where many people are taking the opportunity to work in, eat a spot of lunch, or just to put their feet up and relax. Its invertible that this year will be a mirror image, and we now expect to see more and more living area’s making their way in to people’s gardens.

Choosing the Right Furniture

With the new 2017 furniture range now released, the collection compliments any outdoor living area. The amazing new range give a feel of elegancy. Below are our top picks that we recommend you take a look at.  

The Madison Range madison-lifestyle

Manufactured from synthetic rattan, the Madison range is an excellent choice for furnishing your outdoor living area. The Madison range offers beautiful elegance, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy company in the perfect setting.

The Boston Range

Boston The Boston range is excellent for pulling into your living space to enjoy a spot of lunch. You can also choose from a number of fabrics, which is great for designing and creating your very own setting.

At this point every year, we all start to think the coming new year and what it will hold for us! When it comes to interiors, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with all the various trends that come in and out of ‘fashion’ year after year, and to predict what will be in style in the coming months! One thing that you can always guarantee will change is colour palettes. In this blog, we’re looking into the colours that we predict are going to be popular in 2017.


dusky bloe Who said feeling blue has to be a bad thing? Dusky blue hues that recall the colours of the seaside will feature heavily in 2017.


sunshine yellow What other colour reminds you of the seaside? Bright, sunshine yellow of course! This daring shade is set to dominate interior spaces in the coming year, adding a little positivity to homes up and down the country.


slate grey A little moodier than the previous options, slate grey is the perfect accompaniment to a bright yellow. Grey in general has been growing in popularity year on year, but 2017 will be the year for darker, duskier hues.


taupe beige Beige often gets a bit of a tough time when it comes to interiors – seen as boring or drab. We however, really disagree with this harsh stereotype. Taupe beige is going to rise is popularity in 2017, because it’s such a versatile and warm shade.


green To balance the taupe, earthy greens will make an appearance in many interior spaces next year. It makes for a wonderful floral feature wall or statement piece of furniture. Luckily, here at Desser we have fabrics in a huge variety of colours, patterns and designs. So, no matter what your style or preferred colour palette, we can provide the furniture choices that will be perfect for you and your home.

If you’ve been neglected your garden furniture set up over the last years, what better time than now to update your outdoor space? Here at Desser, we feel like you deserve to treat yourself so with the new year just around the corner, why not start thinking about refreshing your outdoor furniture? To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together some of the rattan garden furniture trends so you’ve got an idea of what to buy in 2017.

Better Materials

Expect to see an uplift in new garden furniture materials such as resin weave, that will once again prove to be popular next year due to their low maintain USP. The weaves themselves will still boast that classic style and look of natural, organic wicker but the material is specially designed to cope with varying weather. The lightweight aluminium frames they’re built with not only make the suite robust but always means they’re easy to move around if you’re catering to those extra guests.

Eating Al Fresco 

Today eating Al Fresco is once again as popular as it used to be back in the 60s. Now, people love getting into their garden and treating it as an extension of their indoors. This is something that furniture retailers have acted on, which has led to a new generation of furniture trends to elevate people’s dining experience. In 2017, it will be more than just the simple eating outside that we’re used to. Now it’ll be about creating that special place where you can entertain as well as eat. A space that will double up as a dining table as a place to relax and lounge about on. Therefore, you should expect to see furniture that meets the demands of practically but also offers a high level of style, design and flexibility to your needs – exactly what you can see in our fantastic new Atlanta range.Atlanta with lavastone table combo | Desser

Furniture Delivery

After finding that ideal piece that is perfect for your home you’ll want to have it home as soon as its ready. When you buy anything, everyone knows you want it at the first possible chance so that’s why here at Desser, our efficient delivery team are on hand to get your suite to you at the first possible opportunity. All you have to do is sit and relax until your range arrives.

Rattan Garden Furniture Accessories

Now like any interior or exterior big purchase you make, they’ll always be little accessories you can buy that compliment and take your purchase to the next level. Next year expect to see people indulging on those finishing touches, adding lanterns, rugs and cushions to match their new outdoor room aesthetic. Whether they’re accented colour additions or an extra table or foot rest, the general theme will be once again about creating this safe haven environment so you can enjoy the weather as well as time with family all in one place.

It’s typical around this time of the year before the new year kicks in that we all start to look back on the year we’ve had. With only a few weeks left now of 2016, we thought we’d review the year and take a look at what our most popular ranges have been in 2016. From the Windsor to the Vale, we’ve listed the top 5 best-selling suites here, so take a look!  
  1. The WindsorDesser Windsor Rattan Furniture Suite

In at 5, we have the classic, quintessentially British Windsor suite. With effortless beauty, this range is a lightweight and versatile option that is perfect for your conservatory. With added comfort and extra support, it is no wonder why it is a tried and test favourite.  
  1. The Vale

Desser Vale Rattan Furniture RangeMore of a luxury suite, this is the space effective solution to your orangery or conservatory living space. Built with size as its main focus, it’s narrower than our normal suites, meaning that it can accommodate to those with limited space. With delicate cane detailing and a classic rattan Desser weave, this suite ticks all the boxes which is why it’s been so popular this year and we only continue to be.  
  1. The Corsica

Desser Corsica Rattan Range One that we’ve featured several times on the blog, the Corsica is a modular suite that gives you the ability to create your very own one of a kind suite. One of the main reasons why this range has been loved this year is because of its versatility. It comes in a combination of shapes and you can change your arrangement as frequently as you like to accommodate for your plans, redecoration or for those extra guests!  
  1. The Dijon

Desser Dijon Rattan Furniture Range One of our more modern ranges, the understated Dijon is a stunning range that offers class in its minimalism. With a classic core, soft lines and sweeping arms, this contemporary design look perfect in a new build or modern orangery. The Dijon has always been a top performer for us as it beautifully illustrates how a classic rattan can be reinvented and infused into a modern household.  
  1. The CliftonDesser Clifton Suite lifestyle image in a conservatory

If you read our ‘Why the Clifton Will Always Be a Classic’ post, you’ll know we have a soft spot for this range. Our top performer for two years on the run now, this traditional but uniquely crafted rattan weave is simply stunning. An ideal suite to unwind on after a long day, this range epitomises who we are a company, offering quality and reliable products to meet your interior needs.  

In 2016, rattan furniture reached its fashionable height, with retailers and interior and exterior lifestyle websites flocking to show off the latest ranges that echo those 50s & 60s styles. It was the year that was deemed the rattan renaissance, with this tough and versatile material making its full comeback with one dominant swoop. Rattan traditionally was imported from British colonies in the Far East during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Typically used in conservatories and back rooms as decorative additional side chairs or even an occasional table. Despite, how adored it was in its early days, it was clear that it wouldn’t last long if it was subjected to unpleasant conditions. This is why, in the last decade, outdoor garden furniture manufacturers looked began to weave garden suites and chairs in synthetic fibres as opposed to using just wood. By doing this, the furniture then would still offer that high level of comfort but could now stand the trials and tribulations of the outdoors. As we’ve discussed the difference previously, you should now know that synthetic rattan is a worldwide best seller. Most of the modern designs echo shapes of the standard living room, modular type sofas, or rounded chairs you’d expect to see within a home. Here at Desser, we’re proud of our synthetic sets and especially our newest lines with the 2017 modular Hampton and Atlanta ranges, which have been arranged into L-Shapes already flying out of our showroom. Perfect for your patios and terraces, these good-value, high in comfort suites are ideal for that well-needed garden retreat. Hampton with tan lavastone table | Desser To get the arrangement right for your right think about the group as a collective! Position the sofas and chairs in a conversational manner all facing each other in a square. This is the ideal setup for terrace just like it is in any sitting room. Complete the look with low central table for drinks or food and if you really want to add a designer’s touch of finesse, look to incorporate some subtle lighting or a central fire pit. Minimal maintenance is really what synthetic rattan’s biggest selling point is and when a quick spray with a garden hose is all that is needed to keep most pieces clean, it’s no wonder why. Quality manufacturers will now offer cushions made from quick-dry, waterproof covers just like our Aquaclean fabrics. Most standard cushions come in browns, neutrals and off-whites to complement the rattan, although we offer more colourful, waterproof, patterns and designs that give your more freedom and choice. When it comes to picking which colour of rattan that will ideally compliment the textures and tones of your terrace, don’t rush your decision. A grey or natural weave colour works well in traditional gardens and looks good on a wooden deck or York stone/chipped granite terrace. If it’s a roof top garden you have, spaghetti black weaves look great on a patio of brick or terracotta tiles background.

The Tips to Follow When Choosing the Right Rattan Piece

  • Always look for a tight weave that doesn’t have any rough corners or loose strands.
  • A strong frame is essential for strength and durability – aluminium typically works best.
  • Look for weaves and suites that come with UV protection.
  • When it comes to natural-coloured rattans, look for ones that have a variegation of colour along the length of each strand. They should also come with an irregular scraped surface which will give it a lifelike, duller but more natural look opposed to a shiny plastic appearance.