Rattan Lounge Set on patio
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Top Tips For Choosing The Perfect Outdoor Furniture For Your Garden

5 Tips For Buying Garden Furniture

Garden Sun Lounger

Garden furniture is a great addition to any outdoor space. Not only does it provide a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the fresh air, but it also enhances the overall look and feel of your garden. In this blog post, we'll explore the various types of garden furniture and provide tips on how to choose the best pieces for your space.

Women relaxing sitting on Outdoor Sofa Set


Choosing the Right Garden Furniture

When choosing garden furniture, there are a few key factors to consider:

  1. Size: Make sure to measure your space before purchasing any furniture. You don't want to end up with furniture that is too big or too small for your garden.

  2. Material: Consider the material of your furniture, as it can affect its durability and maintenance. Wooden furniture requires more upkeep than metal or wicker, for example. Choose pieces that are weather-resistant and durable to ensure that they last for many seasons to come.

  3. Style: Choose garden furniture that complements the style of your home and garden. If you have a traditional home, consider metal or wicker designs. If you have a modern home, sleek furniture may be a better fit.

  4. Comfort: Look for furniture that is comfortable to sit on and use. Consider adding cushions or pillows for added comfort.

  5. Durability: Make sure to choose garden furniture that is weather-resistant and durable. Look for furniture that is made from high-quality materials, like aluminiumpremium grade synthetic polyethylene wicker,  and has a sturdy construction.

Parasol with Outdoor Dining Set

Types of Garden Furniture

  1. Patio Sets: Patio sets are a popular choice for outdoor dining and entertaining. They typically include a table and chairs, and come in a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and wicker. When choosing a patio set, consider the size of your space and the number of guests you'll be entertaining. At McD's Garden and Home, we stock a huge range of patio sets, from two-seaters to eight seaters. Shop online or in one of our three locations in Cork, Galway, and Loughrea.

    Garden Furniture Dining Sets
  2. Lounge Chairs: Lounge chairs are perfect for relaxing in the sun or reading a book. They come in various styles, from traditional wooden chairs to modern wicker designs. Look for chairs that are comfortable and easy to move around your garden. Aluminium is a great choice as it is both extremely durable and light.

    Garden Sun Lounger


  3. Benches: Benches are a classic choice for outdoor seating. They come in many styles, including wooden, metal, and concrete. Benches are a great option for smaller spaces, as they can be tucked into corners or placed against walls.

    Outdoor Bench
  4. Hammocks: Hammocks are a fun and relaxing addition to any garden. They come in various materials, including cotton, polyester, and rope. Hammocks are perfect for napping or enjoying the breeze on a warm day.

    Garden Sun Lounger


  5. Outdoor Sofas: Outdoor sofas are a comfortable and stylish way to add seating to your garden. They come in a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and wicker. Look for outdoor sofas that are weather-resistant and easy to clean. 

  6. Egg Chairs: Egg chairs are a trendy and comfortable option for outdoor seating. They have a unique shape that cradles the sitter, making them perfect for reading or relaxing. Egg chairs come in a variety of materials, including wicker and metal, and can be hung from a tree or a sturdy frame. 

    Shop Egg Chairs
  7. Bistro Sets: Bistro sets are a great option for small outdoor spaces. They typically include a small table and two chairs and are perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening drink. Bistro sets come in a variety of materials, including metal, wood, and wicker.Patio Sets

  8. Rattan Furniture: Rattan furniture is a great option for a natural and rustic look in your garden. It is made from the stems of the rattan palm and is durable and weather-resistant. Rattan furniture comes in a variety of styles, including dining sets, sofa sets, and lounge chairs.

    Detail of Rattan Garden Furniture
  9. Parasols: Parasols are a must-have for sunny days in the garden. They provide shade and protection from the sun's harmful rays. Parasols come in various sizes and styles, including cantilever, garden, and beach umbrellas. 




In conclusion, garden furniture comes in a variety of styles and materials, making it easy to find pieces that fit your needs and taste. Whether you choose patio sets, lounge chairs, benches, hammocks, outdoor sofas, rattan furniture, egg chairs, parasols, or bistro sets, make sure to consider the factors discussed ensuring that you choose durable, comfortable, and stylish pieces that enhance your outdoor experience. And provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor experience for years to come.


Detail Of Rattan Garden Furniture

Why You Need To Shop In McD's

If you're looking for high-quality garden furniture that won't break the bank, then look no further than McD's Garden & Home. We understand that garden furniture can be a significant investment, which is why we work hard to offer our customers the best prices possible. Whether you're on a tight budget or looking for a great deal, you can trust us to provide you with the best value for your money.

With our wide selection of stylish and durable furniture, competitive prices, and exceptional customer service, we're your one-stop-shop for all your outdoor furniture needs. Browse our collection today and transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and comfortable oasis.

We're Here to Help! 

At McD's, we also prioritize customer satisfaction. We believe that great customer service is just as important as great products, which is why we offer fast and reliable shipping, easy returns, and exceptional customer support 7 days a week. Our team is always on hand to answer your questions and help you find the perfect garden furniture for your space.

Outdoor Garden Furniture with Parasol Aluminium

Whether you choose patio sets, lounge chairs, benches, hammocks, outdoor sofas, rattan furniture, egg chairs, parasols, or bistro sets, there are many factors to consider ensuring that you choose durable, comfortable, and stylish pieces that enhance your outdoor experience. By taking into account the size of your space, the material of the furniture, the style of your garden and home, and the comfort and durability of the pieces, you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come.

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