The best outdoor furniture covers will keep your garden furniture in top condition whatever the weather. Whether you're looking to protect your expensive dining set from the rain, or are concerned about discolouration from UV light, the covers on our list will keep your garden furniture looking as though you've just bought it. We've chosen the best covers for every shape and type of outdoor furniture – browse them all below.
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The best outdoor furniture covers
Have a large outdoor dining set? This durable and strong furniture cover from John Lewis will protect a large table and up to eight chairs, making it a great option for larger gardens.
It's secured with a handy toggle, so you won't get water getting in, and is made from a breathable synthetic material that prevents mildew and mould.
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One thing to bear in mind is that during very wet weather, it's likely you'll have water pooling at the sides of the cover.
Buy the John Lewis & Partners 6-8 Seater Outdoor Round Furniture Set Cover
Protects from more than just water
This bistro cover set is so much more than waterproof covering for your metal or wooden furniture. It's guaranteed to keep out bird droppings, tree sap, UV radiation, and dust, and keep your bistro set in pristine condition.
It also won't get blown away by the wind thanks to cord and lock fixings made from brass. When it gets dirty, simply wipe clean.
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Just bear in mind that it is quite small, so don't expect anything to fit underneath apart from your bistro set.
Buy the Bosmere bistro set cover
This furniture cover from Argos is specifically designed to protect rattan seating –sofas, benches, or chairs. It is completely waterproof and has a drawstring to make sure no moisture gets in.
Green colour blends in
We also like the green colour, as it blends in better with the garden. Made from durable plastic, it's unlikely to need to throw these away any time soon.
Buy Argos Home Rattan Garden Chair Cover - Set of 2
This is a premium quality furniture cover at a very affordable price. It's not made from plastic, but from high-density woven polyester that will keep water and even snow out, while letting your table breathe.
We also like the design and the attractive cream colour, although you might need to wipe it clean every once in a while. The only drawback to this cover is that it's designed for securing around a four-leg table design; if you have a pedestal garden table, you'll need to secure the cover with pegs.
Buy the Amazon Basics Round Dining Table Cover
What is the best outdoor furniture cover?
The best outdoor furniture cover is the John Lewis & Partners 6-8 Seater Outdoor Round Furniture Set Cover. Made from high quality material, this cover will hold even a huge dining set with lots of chairs, protecting them from the elements without developing mildew or mould.
How to buy the best furniture cover
This is an obvious one, but always check the dimensions to see whether your chosen furniture cover will actually fit your furniture set. A bit of give is fine, but if it's too large, it might not be as effective at keeping water out.
Look out for furniture covers that are made from breathable materials such as polyester, Oxford cloth, or other synthetic weaves. A non-breathable material may end up growing mildew inside.
Can it be secured?
A furniture cover should have loops and ties to fasten it tightly round your furniture, ensuring the cover doesn't get blown away by strong winds.
Protecting your furniture from UV light is important to prevent it from fading or discolouring. The best furniture covers will also be effective against plant pollen and bird droppings.