The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Garden Furniture from Lifestyle Garden

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At Shackletons Home and Garden, we proudly present Lifestyle Garden’s exquisite range of garden furniture, designed to suit various tastes and spaces. This guide will assist you in selecting the best furniture for your outdoor area, focusing on the incredible ranges available at Shackletons.

Understanding Space and Furniture Fit

Small Gardens and Balconies: Maximising Space with Smart Furniture Choices

In smaller outdoor spaces, selecting the right furniture is key to creating functional and inviting outdoor areas. Here are some ideal options for these compact spaces:

If your outdoor space is limited, such as a small garden or balcony, bistro sets are an excellent choice. For example, the Nassau collection offers some great pieces, these compact yet stylish sets include a small table and two chairs in a range of colours. They are perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an intimate dinner under the stars. They are designed to maximise space without sacrificing comfort and style.

For those who want the flexibility of dining in their outdoor space, stacking dining sets are a great option. The Panama collection offers a 4 seat-stacking dining set, which includes chairs that can be neatly stacked and a table that can be easily stored when not in use. This makes them ideal for those who occasionally entertain guests, but don’t have the space for a permanent large dining set. The Panama dining set also offers weather-resistant materials and designs that will complement any outdoor aesthetic.

Storage boxes are an addition that can’t be overlooked when furnishing a smaller space, they offer a practical solution for storing cushions, gardening tools, and other outdoor accessories, keeping your space tidy and organised. Lifestyle Garden offers an array of different sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs.

Large Gardens and Patios: Embracing Space with Versatile Furniture

When it comes to large gardens and patios, the possibilities for furnishing are almost endless. The key is to choose furniture that not only complements the space but also offers practicality.

Lounge sets are the go-to choice for large gardens and patios. The Lifestyle Garden Haiti Deluxe Corner Set with Armchairs includes sofas, armchairs, and a central coffee table, offering a comfortable and stylish area for relaxation and socialising. They are perfect for hosting gatherings, family get-togethers, or simply enjoying a quiet afternoon outdoors.

In addition to lounge sets, incorporating a dining set can significantly boost the functionality of your garden or patio. Lifestyle Garden offers a wide range of dining sets, a standout in our opinion is the Samoa 6 Seat Oval Dining Set. The rattan material offers durability and easy maintenance, whilst the cushioned chairs add a touch of luxury. Whether it’s a sunny brunch or a starlit dinner, this dining set transforms your outdoor dining into an occasion of comfort and style.

Beyond the essentials, consider adding other versatile pieces like parasols which can provide essential shade and improve the aesthetics of your garden. Sun loungers are also a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of luxury and relaxation to their garden. Perfect for sunbathing or lounging with a book, these comfortable pieces allow you to make the most of sunny days.

Maintenance and Durability

Maintenance is also something you should consider when choosing the right garden furniture for you; consider the amount of maintenance you are willing to do. Aluminium garden furniture is a popular choice for its low maintenance qualities. Resistant to rust and corrosion, it requires minimal upkeep. Another material utilised in Lifestyle Garden’s ranges is Teak, this wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage, thanks to its high oil content, and to keep it clean, a simple wash with soapy water is sufficient.


Selecting the right garden furniture for your outdoor space is about balancing functionality, style, and maintenance. Whether it’s a charming bistro set for your balcony, or a comfortable lounge set for your garden the right choice can transform your outdoor area into a personal haven. Remember to prioritise durability and choose pieces that reflect your style and the way you want to enjoy your outdoor space.

Embark on a journey to a beautiful garden today. Visit Shackletons Home and Garden or browse our website to discover the full Lifestyle Garden range. If you have an enquiry, contact us via email at or call us on 01200 444488 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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