Metal garden furniture: how to choose and clean it

Garden Bistro Set

Just like in the home, there are trends for garden furniture too. If you are seeking out comfortable, affordable and stylish garden furniture then the first thing to do is read our guide to metal garden furniture.

Trends for the Coming Year

If there is one word that sums up trends in metal garden furniture for the coming summer season it is this: bold.

Bold in colour and in shape, opt for garden furniture that makes a statement. And rather than just thinking dining sets, consider adding a slouchy day bed to the garden or an informal, yet stylish hammock.

Garden Bistro Set

Top of the list is a quaint and bijou garden bistro set. Perfect for keeping on the patio or close by the house, a bistro set is ideal for summer morning breakfasts and brunches.

outdoor Small Round Table and 2 Chairs Bistro Set in Blue

By nature, they are slimline and compact, a form of informal al fresco dining. This metal garden furniture comes as a two-seater set or a four-seater dining set.


The garden can be awash with colour and that’s no bad thing. Pretty blooms, their colourful heads bobbing in the summer breeze is the perfect backdrop for the al fresco small round table and chairs.

In terms of colour for metal furniture, you may want to consider your choice carefully…

  • Stand our colours – if you want your garden set to stand out, choose white or even this clay coloured garden bistro set. Surrounded by colour, especially green, lighter coloured garden furniture can really stand out.
  • Meld into the garden – if you don’t want ‘stand out’ colours, opt for colours that blend or complement the green of the garden. Darker colours work well, with black being a favourite.

Convenience, versatility and ease of storage

It sounds a great idea having an al fresco dining set, perfect for all the family. Great for entertaining, there is no denying that well-chosen and stylish garden furniture is ideal.

But, it comes at a price – space. No matter how big or small your garden, then is no denying that at times, garden furniture gets in the way. Also, when the colder months of winter come around, protecting garden sets and furniture from the weather and sub-zero temperatures can prove problematic.

Zinc Top Aldsworth Outdoor Storage Box for furniture storage

Not with metal garden furniture. All our metal garden bistro sets are lightweight, ideal as they are prime examples of the versatility that is folding furniture, allowing you to put them in an outdoor storage box of some sort. When not in use, fold away and either store in the garden, the garden shed, the garage, the garden storage box or pop it in the boot of the car to enjoy a picnic on your next day out.

Add Style

As well as furniture, there are also all kinds of accessories you can add to your garden to give it an extra zing of style.

Aldsworth Small Wooden Shelf Ladder

Create a pretty dining area al fresco with sweet-scented climbing plants, as well as potted plants adorning a wooden shelving ladder. Leant against a wall, it can be used to show off tea lights as well as a place to store other outdoor items and equipment.

Keeping Metal Garden Furniture in Great Shape

Storing through the winter months ensures that the weather doesn’t corrode or damage your metal furniture. Maintenance is simple and straightforward – all you need is a few spare minutes and a bucket of warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.

Wash the chairs of debris and grime and leave to dry in the sun… they really need nothing more.