A garden, terrace or balcony is the perfect place for enjoying a homemade lunch, relaxing after a long day of gardening or working at the office. Invite your friends over for drinks and share ideas in the comfort of your own home. The light from an outdoor fire pit glowing and bouncing off your L-shaped sofa or string armchairs creates a certain ambience that can only be fully captured in an outdoor setting.
Whether you are starting from scratch or are looking for specific pieces to complete your terrace or balcony, Alice’s Garden has everything you need from a garden table and chairs to pergolas and gazebos. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right garden furniture, accessories or heating solutions for your outdoor living area. Considering the weather conditions your furniture such as a garden sofa or loungers will be exposed to should help determine the kind of material you need. For example, polyrattan is a durable, UV-resistant material designed to withstand harsh weather conditions.
CHOOSING THE BEST MATERIAL FOR YOUR GARDEN FURNITURE
Sun loungers, garden chairs and armchairs are exposed to the weather on a daily basis. It is essential to select your garden furniture based on weather conditions and the susceptibility of different materials to the damaging effects of rust and corrosion. Our products are designed to last and are extremely durable, however, as is to be expected, some materials are more resistant than others.
Aluminium and polyrattan are used with longevity in mind. They are UV-resistant and weather-resistant materials. Many of our products such as our garden sofas are made using these materials. Polyrattan outdoor sofas are set in a strong, aluminium frame guaranteeing a reinforced piece of garden furniture.
Metals and polyrattan are easy to maintain. Opting for a wooden material for your sun loungers or foldable garden chairs is a great choice because it is a natural material which brings a certain softness to a garden or balcony. Our garden furniture is also made using materials such as string, and woven rattan is used to create a bamboo effect. String chairs are made with PVC making it durable and removing the demands of regular maintenance.
PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO CONSIDER
It is worth thinking about the number of people you will want to be able to seat. Distribution is also a factor to consider as it is always freeing to have the ability, and space, to reposition your garden furniture if you want to change the flow or aspect of your al fresco setup.
A modular sofa set is the ideal combination of style and functionality. Being able to move your corner seats or connect seats in new ways is a design feature worth having if you have a lot of space to fill. You can always change your mind and change it back again.
Our extendable tables means that your outdoor dining tables can double as a fixed, compact set used for display or when it is only being used by you and your family, and instantly extend it into a longer garden table for guests. The mechanism is easy to use and is a practical feature to have in your garden furniture.
If you are furnishing a small terrace or balcony, we have numerous design solutions for you. Our foldable tables and chairs streamline the way you use your outdoor furniture. Stackable products save a lot of space. They are made using lightweight materials so they can be moved easily. Your balcony or terrace may be in a location that receives a lot of sunlight. If this is the case, a rattan sun lounger, or recliner chairs made using textilene, are UV-resistant.
There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy your terrace or garden during the colder months. Our range of fire pits, wood-burning fireplaces, and electric patio heaters provides you with the opportunity to sit fireside or feel the warmth of a heat lamp, while you relax and breathe in the fresh air.
Nothing compares to the sight of an open flame. Our cast iron fire pits are the perfect solution to your outdoor heating needs. They are available in different sizes and are cleverly mounted on steel legs to reduce the impact of the heat reaching the ground. Fire pits are unimposing and their black, understated appearance emphasises the romantic sight of the fire’s flames.
An outdoor electric heater is a practical choice when deciding which heat source to use. Choose from our hanging, wall, and freestanding electric heaters. They are all fitted with a quality lamp that emits a warm, orange light. In comparison to fire pits, it is easy to maintain patio heaters. Once you plug them in, they provide instant heat.
SHADE FOR YOUR TERRACE OR BALCONY
There are a number of options you can choose from, such as parasols, gazebos and pergolas, to shelter or shade your outdoor space. The most suitable one for you will depend on the size of the space available to you.
A parasol is perfect to position beside your garden table, sun loungers, or sofa. Our parasols will protect you from the sun as well as adding a stylish touch to your garden. They come in several colours and models.
Hailing from Egyptian gardens, gazebos bring a sense of tradition and luxury to your garden. They are dignified, elegant structures made practical by our contemporary design. When there is a cool breeze during the summer, simply close the curtains using their zips and stay warm while you enjoy an outdoor meal.
A pergola is the ultimate modern design statement. Their popularity has grown, and the sleek aesthetic of their frame is undeniable. They are a functional form of shelter or shade to have in your garden thanks to their adjustable slats and natural ventilation.
If you have a busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to find time to relax. Garden furniture provides you with the perfect place to take a break and unwind in your own private space. Our wide selection of garden furniture and accessories allows you to personalise your garden or terrace in an enjoyable way. Furnishing your outdoor living space is made easier by free delivery within mainland UK. If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to contact our Customer Service team.