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Sunbrella Outdoor Fabric Furniture

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Introducing the Sunbrella range of furniture

When looking at the various options for furniture on Desser, you’ll find a good variety of natural rattan furniture. But as well as our wicker selection, we also have Sunbrella outdoor furniture. This is something that you may not be familiar with but if you are looking for stylish outdoor furniture, it’s a range worth considering. All of our outdoor fabric furniture such as the Aruba range is made from the Sunbrella fabric which contains weatherproof material, allowing you to leave your garden patio furniture outside all year round.

Stylish and functional

During the summertime, you will almost certainly be tempted to spend some time in your garden. This could be to enjoy the morning sun or to dine al fresco.

Like all of our outdoor furniture, Sunbrella is specifically designed for outdoor use. Whether you’ll be sitting on your own, having a meal with your family, or even inviting people around for a party, items from this range will turn your garden into a relaxing space which can allow you to enjoy the beauty of your garden.

Not only this, but some of our outdoor fabric furniture also comes with a fire pit set, allowing you to entertain and even cook on those colder nights throughout the Autumn and Winter months.

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Aruba Patio Corner Sofa Set with Fire Pit Table

Comfortable

Like the furniture in your home, your choice of outdoor patio furniture needs to be comfortable. That means as well as a strong structure, you want soft, supportive cushions both on the base of the seat and the back.

Without the right cushions, it can feel too hard on your backside but with Sunbrella, these seats provide the same level of comfort that you can expect to find on any indoor furniture.

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Garden Patio Furniture Made to Last

We make sure that every part of an item of outdoor furniture is tough enough to withstand being outdoors. As well as strong structure, you want the upholstery to stand the test of time too.

As well as being shower resistant, it is also mould resistant, a common problem with lower grade upholstery. It’s also UV resistant, helping to prevent the sun from fading the colour

It’s built for family life and entertainment too because the upholstery fabric is also stain resistant, welcome news when you’re welcoming guests for a summer party. Quick drying, it shakes off summer showers without a problem. 

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If you are looking to invest in a great quality piece of outdoor furniture, the our outdoor fabric garden patio furniture made from the unique Sunbrella fabric is ideal. With such a great range, you’ll have trouble deciding which piece to invest in!

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Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Patio Furniture for your Outdoor Space

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The simple addition of great outdoor furniture holds huge power to transform an unused area into a plush, enjoyable and pragmatic space. Adding a large statement table with big, comfy chairs can turn a drab and dreary patio space into a luxurious alfresco dining experience. With the following top tips, you will be able to turn your garden into a lounging, dining and entertaining destination. 

Write a list of your outdoor furniture needs 

Grab yourself a note pad and pen, and think of how you would like to use your outdoor space, ask yourself the following questions: 

  1. What function will it serve to you and your family?  
  1. Do you want to create a casual dining area? 
  1. Will you use the space for hosting parties? 
  1. Do you want to create a peaceful space for relaxing and reading? 

Making a list of all the activities for this space will help determine what type of outdoor furniture is necessary. For example, if the main function of your 14×16-foot patio space is to create a casual dining area – you will need a dining table and enough chairs to accommodate your family and friends. 

Try outdoor seating before you buy 

As you are likely to use your outdoor furniture regularly, and for years to come, it’s essential to find a good quality set with comfortable seating. Firstly, shop around online to find a set that is perfect for its function, then visit a showroom, try out a few sets, and quality-check the furniture before you buy. Look for outdoor sets with water, mould and, UV-resistant qualities to prevent fading and the growth of mildew. 

And remember, low-price usually means low-quality, these sets are likely to only last one summer. If you can’t make it to a showroom, check out the retailer’s reviews to ensure they’re a trusted company. 

Go for easy-care garden furniture 

Your outdoor time is precious, use this for relaxing in the sun and getting the barbie out, not hours spent maintaining your furniture! Look for easy-care outdoor furniture to reduce the need for upkeep – most metal, cedar, and all-weather PE rattan furniture will withstand whatever the British summer throws at it and will minimise cleaning. With our guide to cleaning your outdoor furniture, you will spend more time enjoying your garden and less time scrubbing your set. You can also accessorise your furniture with waterproof outdoor cushions for additional comfort. 

Consider storage for your garden set 

Placing your furniture into storage throughout autumn and winter will ensure it lasts for many years to come. Moving your furniture from the garden into a garage or shed will prevent damage caused by the harsh winter elements. If your storage space is limited, look for an upholstered outdoor set that is made from durable, waterproof material like our Aruba Collection – this ultra-modern outdoor furniture is built for year-round use with waterproof, mould, UV, and stain-resistant fabric. All sets also come with a waterproof cover for additional protection. 

Invest in quality outdoor furniture 

The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is typically true when it comes to buying outdoor furniture. Before you make a pricey purchase check consumer reports, as well as a range of different customer review boards, to ensure you are getting the best quality possible for your budget.

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Colorado Grey 4pc Rattan Outdoor Lounge Set with a Glass Top Table 

Looking for the perfect outdoor lounge or dining set? We have a range of modern all-weather furniture as well as more traditional PE rattan sets to choose from.  

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4 Top Tips on How to Clean your Outdoor Rattan Furniture

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There are many benefits for choosing artificial rattan garden furniture for your outdoor space, including its durability and long lifespan. However, this furniture still needs to be maintained and cared for to extend its lifespan further.  In this blog, we’re going to look at the four top tips that will keep your PE rattan furniture looking great for years to come.  

How often should I clean my outdoor PE rattan furniture? 

To keep your PE rattan furniture looking great we recommend cleaning your set at least twice a year. Once before you store the furniture away for the winter months and then again when you get your set out for spring/summer. You could also give your set a good wipe down part way through the summer to just keep it fresh!  

How do I clean my outdoor PE rattan furniture? 

  1. Prepare your furniture 

Firstly, remove all cushions and either wipe these down with a damp soapy cloth or dry cleaning is a great option for more stubborn marks. Then place the furniture in a sunny space in the garden, that you don’t mind getting wet. 

  1. Remove any dirt or dust 

Using the soft bristle brush or cloth wipe over the furniture to remove or dislodge any dirt or dust – concentrating on corners and any hidden spots.  However, try not to be too aggressive, as this could damage the finish of the furniture. 

  1. Get cleaning 

Next, fill a clean bucket with two litres of warm water and ¼ cup of washing up liquid, using a soft cloth, wipe over the sofa frame, chairs and table – you can be very generous here and give your furniture a real soaking. If you spot any mould, simply add a small amount of white vinegar to the warm water solution and it will be gone in a jiffy.  

  1. Drying time 

Lastly, allow the furniture to fully dry out in the sun or a slightly breezy day will do! This should only take a few hours then you can replace the cushions and look forward to the summer.  

Care tips 

PE Rattan may be tough and durable, but it also needs to be treated with care: 

  • Never use a jet wash to clean your outdoor furniture the pressure of the water will weaken the material, and holes may appear. 
  • For stubborn stains or marks, try using a steam cleaner – test it on a small, unseen piece of the furniture first and don’t hold the steamer over the same spot for too long. 
  • Don’t be too vigorous when rubbing on the slats as this will damage the rattan. 

Can I keep my PE rattan garden set outside all year? 

As a fabulous material, PE rattan furniture can withstand most things the British weather can throw at it. However, to keep your outdoor set at its best, use a waterproof cover during the colder months to protect it from autumn gales and winter rain. This will reduce the need for a deep clean once spring arrives.  

How should I care for my outdoor cushions? 

Most outdoor sets are designed with waterproof and UV resistant fabrics, meaning they can cope with a summer shower or two. To keep the water repellent properties of the cushions, occasionally wipe over the material with a damp cloth to lift off any dirt or dust, avoid scrubbing the fabric and do not use any harsh cleaning chemicals.  

When the upholstery needs a deep clean, use professional dry-cleaning services. Once cleaned, the fabric can be re-proofed offering the same water repellent properties.  

Looking to upgrade your garden furniture? Check out our range of luxury garden patio furniture.