By mid-April last year, having been confined to our homes and gardens for nearly a month, garden-related buys – from gardening kit and lawnmowers, to outdoor furniture and even trampolines – were top of everyone's shopping lists. Of course, the main thing we were all after was the best garden furniture for those summer staycations.
Launching just before the UK's first lockdown last year, Sofa.com's first foray into garden furniture couldn't have been better timed.
'We debuted Sofa.com’s garden collection in March last year and it had such a sudden increase in demand around the first lockdown that we were completely sold out by May!' recalls Patricia Gibbons, from the Sofa.com design team.
Fast forward to 2021 and Sofa.com's garden furniture range for this summer has brought back some of last year's sold out models, with the addition of a brand new design, called Skala.
'To avoid last year’s rather short-lived launch, we are better prepared for it and have lots of pieces to cater for all the garden parties and outdoor lounging that will no doubt be a core activity for the rest of the year,' says Patricia.
Comprising of four outdoor designs all in muted, neutral shades, the Sofa.com garden furniture collection oozes quality, with a timeless elegance that won't date. All of the cushions are showerproof – so can be left out in light rain, but the brand recommends that you store them indoors in harsh weather.
Same goes for the furniture – made from all-weather rattan or wood, they'll keep looking their best if covered up at the end of summer.
Read on to discover the complete collection of Sofa.com garden furniture and when you're done, take a look at our garden furniture deals page for more great offers on outdoor sofas, loungers and more, from a wide range of top brands.
1. Skala sofa set
Sofa.com Skala sofa set | £2,900
Effortlessly chic, this roomy sofa will seat four to six very comfortably and with the addition of a chaise on one end, also doubles as a lounger for one lucky person.
Made from all-weather rattan and it comes with a stylish matching footstool which you can use to kick back and relax, or remove the cushion to use it as a handy coffee table.
2. Amberley sofa set
Sofa.com Amberley sofa set | £2,300
One for contemporary or urban gardens, the super smart Amberley corner set features a teak base and powder-coated steel legs with a total of ten pillow sofa cushions to add comfort.
The teak base extends out either side of the sofa to create two handy side tables for drinks and nibbles, and it comes with an matching coffee table for those seated in the middle to perch their cocktails.
3. Selbourne double lounger set
Sofa.com Selbourne double lounger set | £1,250
The ideal choice for a smaller garden, the all-weather rattan Selbourne set features two armchairs, two ottomans and a coffee table topped with tempered glass.
Its modular build can be configured any way to please, from a sofa with matching bench seating, two separate loungers or a roomy sofa bed.
4. Colwell sofa set
Sofa.com Colwell sofa set | £2,100
Made using an aluminium frame wrapped in all-weather polyrope with an acacia wood table top, this gorgeous set takes its nautical name from a seaside bay on the Isle of Wight.
Comprising a three-seater sofa, two large armchairs and a Scandi-style curved coffee table, this set will add instant elegance to any garden setting.
- Shop the entire Sofa.com garden furniture range yourself
What are Sofa.com's plans for next year?
Now in its second year of producing garden furniture, we asked Sofa.com if the brands plans to expand on the range in the future.
Patricia Gibbons, from the Sofa.com design team says: 'Spring Summer 2022 will be an even bigger season for us! We will be launching bespoke outdoor living sets from various outdoor seating pieces and garden loungers through to our debut in garden dining sets.'
'The collection will combine beautiful, ergonomic design and functionality with clever technical foams and fabrics – to provide optimal comfort with weatherproof style.'
We can't wait!
Ginevra is the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine but also writes for Gardeningetc whenever possible, as she loves everything about the outdoors. Over the years, she's worked for the majority of Britain’s monthly interiors magazines and their websites, including Homes & Gardens, Livingetc and Country Homes & Interiors. She's written about every area of the home, indoors and out, from shopping and decorating, appliances and home tech, wallpaper and fabric, kitchens and bathrooms, even extensions and conversions.
Take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2023 to save our feathered friends
Gardens Watching garden visitors for just one hour in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2023 could help provide vital data to protect birds from the effects of climate change
By Jayne Dowle Published
Do you need to chit potatoes? Find out what the experts say
Grow Your Own Learn how to chit potatoes before planting them in the ground and you’ll be on your way to getting an earlier and bigger harvest
By Drew Swainston Published